Lee’s Summit Symphony will present its popular Spring Classic Concert at 7:30 p.m. March 8 at Lee’s Summit High School. Tickets are now on sale at both Lee’s Summit Hy-Vee Stores and at www.lssymphony.org.
The event will feature a pre-concert lecture by Dr. Les Brothers, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the school’s lecture hall. Dr. Brothers will point out important features of each piece and help audience members know what to listen for in order to make the pieces come alive.
Music will include “Slavonic Dance No. 8” by Antonin Dvorak, “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun” by Claude DeBussy, “English Folk Song Suite” by R. Vaughan Williams, “The Beautiful Helen Overture” by Jacques Offenbach, “Irish Tune from Country Derry” by Percy Aldridge Grainger and “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Modest Mussorgsky.
The Lee’s Summit Symphony is in its 11th year and is conducted by Russell E. Berlin.
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.
As part of a special promotion, all fourth- and fifth-graders will be admitted free to the Spring Classic 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 on each concert date.
Lee’s Summit Symphony officials recently announced the cancellation of this year’s Family Pops Spectacular, originally scheduled during April.
The Symphony’s 2014-15 season will conclude with a special concert involving students from throughout the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District. 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.