More than 1,300 people attended the Lee’s Summit Symphony’s two Holiday Magic concerts, performed Dec. 7 at Lee’s Summit High School.
The concerts are a popular tradition in Lee’s Summit. This year’s performances included the Lee’s Summit Youth Chorale, conducted by Dr. Verna Brummett, and dancers from Steppin’ Out – The Studio, directed by Phyllis Balagna. The Symphony’s conductor, Russell E. Berlin, was joined by Santa Claus during one number.
The 2013-14 Lee’s Summit Symphony season also includes the Spring Classic at 7:30 p.m. March 8 and the Family Pops Spectacular at 7 p.m. April 26, also at Lee’s Summit High School.
The Symphony’s 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.
Additional funding for the Lee’s Summit Symphony Showcase has been provided by the Truman-Heartland Community Foundation. Missouri Arts Council, Lee’s Summit Arts Council and the Martha Lee Cain Tranby Enrichment Foundation have also provided funding for special projects this season.
Tickets are available for purchase at both Lee’s Summit Hy-Vee stores and online at www.lssymphony.org. Advance tickets for the Spring Classic and Family Pops Spectacular 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. As part of a special promotion, all fourth- and fifth-graders will be admitted free to the Spring Classic and Family Pops Spectacular with one paid adult admission. Each fourth- and fifth-grader 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 for these concerts. Ticket prices and information about the Lee’s Summit Symphony Showcase at Kauffman Center will be available soon.