Current music director and conductor Ron Spigelman will conduct his final classical concert with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra on April 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. This concert pays tribute to the 100th anniversary of the Titanic shipwreck.
In honor of the Titanic, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra will perform Joseph Haydn's "Symphony No. 45: Farewell." This work is unique because during the final movement orchestra members exit the stage one-by-one, until only two muted violins are left on stage.
The concert will also include performances of Bach's "Brandenburg Concerto No. 1," and Brahms's "Piano Concerto No. 1," which will spotlight guest pianist Martina Filjak.
Filjak, a native of Croatia, is the 2009 winner of the Cleveland International Piano Competition. She has played around the world, from Vienna to Shanghai, and Barcelona to New York's Carnegie Hall.
The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m., but for patrons who arrive early, pre-concert music is being provided by the MSU Community Flute Choir.
Tickets for the concert are currently on sale at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall box office and can be purchased by calling 417-836-7678, or online at www.missouristatetix.com. Ticket prices range from $15 - $30, and discounts are available for students and seniors. For more information visit the Symphony website.
The concert is being sponsored by Empire Bank, Central Trust & Investment Company, Titanic Museum Attraction, Creekside and the Manor at Elfindale, William T. White and Mediacom.
April 2012 Concert: Time for... A Sonorous Tribute