Springfield Symphony to perform annual free Holiday Matinee for local kids and families

Springfield Symphony Orchestra
Holiday Matinee for local kids and families

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Springfield Symphony Orchestra invites children of all ages and their families to join us for the Annual Holiday Matinee, an abbreviated version of the full subscription concert In Love at Christmas, on Saturday, December 10th at 2:30 p.m. at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. The orchestra will be led by SSO Music Director and Conductor, Kyle Wiley Pickett, and will feature performances of holiday classics like Sleigh Ride and some sing-a-longs.

“The SSO Holiday Concert is one of my favorite ways to get into the Christmas mood. As I always say, this is the only time of year when all of us – from age 5 to 95 – listen to the the same music,” says Maestro Pickett. “I especially love our carol singing, when the audience gets to join with the orchestra!  It always leaves me feeling so happy!”

The concert is free, and tickets are required for entry with assigned seating on a first come, first served basis. Ticket requests can be made between now and December 7th by filling out the form found at the bottom of this page. Accommodations can be made for patrons with disabilities requiring to be seated on main orchestra level or in ADA seating. For every $5 donation made to help offset the cost of the event, donors will be entered in a drawing for box seats. The drawing will take place on the SSO Facebook page live on November 17th.

Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and seating will begin at 2:00 p.m. Springfield Symphony’s In Love at Christmas – Holiday Matinee concert is sponsored by Community Education and Outreach Sponsor Corwin Automotive, as well as Dr. Michael and Krystyna Clarke, Parkcrest Dental Group, and Kids Directory. To reserve your free tickets for Holiday Matinee, visit https://www.springfieldmosymphony.org/family-series/free-matinee/. For more information on the Holiday concerts and other upcoming events, visit www.springfieldmosymphony.org.

The Springfield Symphony Orchestra is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation and an Equal Opportunity Employer. Additional funding for all Springfield Symphony Orchestra programming is provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.  For more information, visit www.springfieldmosymphony.org or www.facebook.com/springfieldsymphony.