September 9, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Sept. 9, 2014 —The Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra kicks off its 10th season with a concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 12 at Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.
The season includes three performances and will feature internationally renowned pianist Anthony Padilla performing the beloved Grieg Piano Concerto, Drury’s own Stephen Bomgardner in the beautiful and rarely performed “On Wenlock Edge,” and a side-by-side performance with the Springfield Youth Symphony of the conclusion of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.
“The SDCO has presented dozens of concerts for more than 18,000 patrons over the last decade and we are thrilled enter a new season this weekend,” says Dr. Christopher Koch, SDCO music director and conductor. “By bringing students from Drury and other schools together with musicians from throughout the community, the SDCO uses the arts to further Drury’s mission of community engagement.”
Tickets for Friday’s concert are available at the Hammons Hall box office by calling (417) 836-7678 or online at: hammonshall.com/ticketservices.htm. Tickets are $12 adults, $10 seniors, $6 students with ID, kids ages 11 and under free.
About the Orchestra
The SDCO is southwest Missouri’s regional community orchestra. Founded in 2005, the 90-plus-member ensemble comprises a combination of Drury students, students from other southwest Missouri regional universities, professional performers and educators, and dedicated community members. The SDCO presents multiple performances of orchestral masterworks each year. SDCO is also in the third year of its Charles R. Hall Young Artist Competition, in which gifted high school musicians from southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas compete for the opportunity to perform with the orchestra.
For more information, visitsdco.drury.eduor find SDCO on Facebookand on YouTube.
SDCO 2014-15 Season Schedule
Friday, Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m. at Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts
- Strauss – “Death and Transfiguration”
- Grieg – Piano Concerto with Anthony Padilla, piano
- Mozart – “Ah chi mi dice mai” from “Don Giovanni” with Sammi Sherron, soprano
Sunday, Nov. 2, 6 p.m. at Drury’s Clara Thompson Hall
- Vaughn Williams – “On Wenlock Edge” with Stephen Bomgardner, tenor
- Mozart – Symphony No. 39
Monday, May 4, 2015, 7:30 p.m. at Hammons Hall
- Charles R. Hall Young Artist Award winner
- Stravinsky – Symphony No. 1
- Mussorgsky – “Pictures at an Exhibition” Finale with the Springfield Youth Symphony