2012 Hot Summer Nights, Sizzlin’ Sounds of Summer
June 7, 2012
Thursday @ 7:00pm
July 14, 2012
Saturday @ 7:00pm
2012 Hot Summer Nights, Sizzlin’ Sounds of Summer
Come and enjoy the energy, activity and variety of performances coming for the hottest event of the year, the 2012 Hot Summer Nights Festival with resident Missouri Symphony Orchestra and a host of wonderful guests. In fact the whole Sizzlin’ Sounds of Summer 2012, will be entertainment at its best, from the music of the Beatles and George Gershwin to the mighty “Organ Symphony” and Bolero. Get tickets for your favorite kind of music, we have them all; and the beautiful Missouri Theatre is ready to welcome you to the most dazzling six weeks of Hot Summer Nights ever.
Single tickets go on sale May 14th
Purchase tickets online or through the Concert Series Box Office, located at the Missouri Theatre. For Series Package information, please call the box office at 573-882-3781, or come by during regular business hours (Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm).
For a full festival listing, including free and community events, visit motheatre.org.
To contact the Missouri Symphony Society, call 573-875-0600.
Classical Series Events
Saint-Saёns “Organ Symphony”
Saturday, June 16th, 7:30 p.m. at the Missouri Theatre
Saint- Saёns might “Organ Symphony,” featuring the beautiful Morton organ in the Missouri Theatre. La Muse et le Poete for violin, cello and orchestra and Smetana’s stirring tribute to the Czech people and their great river “The Moldau” are also on the program.
Amelia Piano Trio
Monday, June 25th, 7:30 p.m. at the Missouri Theatre
One of this country’s emerging young chamber music ensembles performs a recital of Beethoven, Mozart and Shostakovich. Acclaimed for their passion, energy and extraordinary musical unity.
100 Of the Best – CD Release Party and Concert
Thursday, July 5th, Party at 6:30 p.m., Concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Missouri Theatre
Maestro Trevor celebrates the release of his 100th CD with repertoire from the album. Joshua Pierce, internationally-acclaimed pianist appearing on the album, will play concertos by Bach and Bloch, and the orchestra plays Dvorak.
Dance With Me – Bolero & La Valse
Saturday, July 14th, 7:30 p.m. at the Missouri Theatre
A program inspired by dance including Weber’s Invitation to the Dance and two masterpieces by Ravel, La Valse and the red hot Bolero. Irina Muresanu, the brilliant Romanian violinist, is welcomed to Columbia to perform the Sibelius Violin Concerto.
Pops Series Events
(Pops Events at the Missouri Theatre at 7:30 p.m.)
Saturday, June 9th, 7:30 p.m. at the Missouri Theatre
Highlights from Gershwin’s iconic opera, Porgy and Bess, featuring soprano Angelique Clay and baritone Thomas Beard. Pianist Peter Miyamoto performs Rhapsody in Blue.
Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles
Performing with the Missouri Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, June 23rd, 7:30 p.m. at the Missouri Theatre
Music of the Beatles by the world’s most famous tribute band, back by popular demand.
Mithril Celtic Band with The Missouri Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, July 7th, 7:30 p.m. at the Missouri Theatre
Fast becoming one of the most sought after Celtic/world music groups on the concert scene. The band’s unique progressive style has its roots in traditional Celtic music but moves beyond that to the sounds of Appalachia and Bluegrass.
SymFunny Family Series Events
(All Family Series events at Missouri Theatre at 3 p.m.)
Sunday, June 10th, 3 p.m. at the Missouri Theatre
Featuring a look at how the orchestra is composed and how to compose it with 16-year-old composer Daphne Yu, plus our ever-popular “instrumental petting zoo” and “how to be a semiconductor.”
Peter and the Wolf
Sunday, June 24th, 3 p.m. at the Missouri Theatre
Paul Pepper narrates Peter and the Wolf as the Missouri Symphony Orchestra welcomes Ronald McDonald® and performs works by all the big “Macs” – McDowell, McBride and Maxwell Davies.
This Land Is Your Land
Sunday, July 1st, 3:00 p.m. at the Missouri Theatre
A concert celebrating our youth and our heritage. Young musicians from the Missouri Symphony Conservatory Strings ‘n Things Camp perform the best of music that salutes the flag side-by-side with the Missouri Symphony Orchestra.
Chamber Series Events
(All Chamber Recitals at Broadway Christian Church, 2601 W. Broadway, Columbia at 7:00 p.m.)
Monday, June 18, 7:00 p.m. at the Broadway Christian Church
Monday, July 2nd, 7:00 p.m. at the Broadway Christian Church
Monday, July 9th, 7:00 p.m. at the Broadway Christian Church
Saturday, June 30th, 7:30 p.m. at the Missouri Theatre
(This is a stand-alone concert and is not included in the POPS Series)
A beloved tradition in Columbia, The Missouri Symphony Orchestra performs the best of Americana with anthems, old-time medleys, themes from musicals and a salute to our Armed Forces. Featuring saxophone soloist Leo Saguiguit.
Those purchasing both the Classical Series Package and the Pops Series Package will receive ticket to this concert as a bonus. For Series Package information call the Concert Series Box Office at Missouri Theatre at 573-882-3781, or come by Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Bonus Concert:
Bluff Your Way Into Classical Music
Sunday, June 17th, 3 p.m. at the Missouri Theatre
A casual event for those who would go to concerts if the pieces weren’t so darn long. The Missouri Symphony Orchestra performs the best classics reduced to five minutes each. For the multi-tasker, there will be a sports trivia quiz during the concert.
Those purchasing any Series Package will receive tickets to this concert as a bonus. For Series Package information, call the Concert Series Box Office at Missouri Theatre at 573-882-3781, or come by Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.