Springtime at the Symphony

Was there ever a Spring more highly anticipated?

The Lee’s Summit Symphony will evoke thoughts of springtime at their “Symphonic Seasons” concert on March 23rd through a number of compositions composed for that purpose. We can almost imagine the bird songs and the smell of hyacinths by the time we leave the Pavilion at John Knox Village.

Musical director Russ Berlin has chosen “Russian Easter Overture” by Rimsky-Korsakov to open the concert, followed by “Spring” from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Copland’s “Appalachian Spring.” And finally, bird songs will be heard in “On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring” by Delius.

Completing the program will be “A Mighty Fortress” (Nelhybel) and selections from Porgy and Bess and The Greatest Showman.

To further reinforce the springtime mood, Got Art Gallery will exhibit paintings evoking the season. Lee’s Summit is richly blessed with fine performing and visual arts.

Instead of a pre-concert discussion, Dr. Carrie Turner will make comments about some pieces from her place on stage as Principal Viola. She has a talent for helping listeners understand a composition’s context and what to listen for. “Aha moments” are guaranteed!

Tickets for Symphonic Seasons are available at lssymphony.org and at Hy-Vee and Cosentino Price Chopper stores in Lee’s Summit, or at the door. General admission is $20. As always, children in 4th through 6th grade are admitted free with a paid patron and other students are charged $10. The Pavilion is located at 520 N.W. Murray Rd. in Lee’s Summit. Doors open at 6:00 for the 7:00 performance on Saturday, March 23rd.

Welcome spring as you Experience the Sound of Symphonic Seasons!

–Carol Rothwell

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