Tickets are now available for the Lee's Summit Symphony's Fall Classic kicking off the Symphony's 11th season.
The Oct. 19 concert program includes "Overture to the Bartered Bride" by Bedrich Smetana, "The Surprise Symphony" by Franz Joseph Haydn, "Ride of the Valkyries" by Richard Wagner, "Funeral March of a Marionette" by Charles Gounod and "The Firebird Suite" by Igor Stravinsky. Symphony conductor is Russell E. Berlin, Jr. A free concert lecture by Dr. Les Brothers will be offered at 6:30 p.m. at the LSHS lecture hall. The concert is at 7:30 p.m. Concert goers are also invited to view artwork displayed by Summit Art in the lobby during intermission.
Tickets are available for purchase at both Lee's Summit Hy-Vee stores and online at www.lssymphony.org. Advance tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students 18 and under. Tickets at the door on the evening of the concert are $15 for adults and $7 for students.
Other Symphony performances for 2013-14 include Holiday Magic at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 7, the Spring Classic at 7:30 p.m. March 8 and the Family Pops Spectacular at 7 p.m. April 26, all at Lee's Summit High School.
As part of a special promotion, all fourth- and fifth-graders will be admitted free to the Fall Classic, Holiday Magic, Spring Classic and Family Pops Spectacular with one paid adult admission. The fourth- and fifth-graders must be accompanied by an adult family member who is also attending the concert to qualify for the free admission. Free ticket vouchers for fourth- and fifth-graders may be obtained at the door on each concert date.
The season will conclude with a special concert during late May. Lee's Summit Symphony Showcase will be presented at 3 p.m. May 25 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City. The concert will include student musicians from the Lee's Summit High School, Lee's Summit North High School and Lee's Summit West High School orchestras. Saint Luke's East Hospital in Lee's Summit is the exclusive business sponsor for this event. For more information about the Lee's Summit Symphony, visit www.lssymphony.org.