Springfield Symphony breaks single ticket record for third straight year

The Springfield Symphony Orchestra ends its 81st consecutive season, Heroes & Legends, once again with record high single ticket sales for the nine subscription concert season.

The Symphony is pleased to report a 28% increase over budgeted goal in single ticket revenue for the 2015-2016 season and an 8% increase over last season’s single ticket record breaking goal.

“I am so thrilled we broke our single ticket sales record for the third year in a row,” exclaimed Kyle Wiley Pickett, music director/conductor for the Springfield Symphony. “When I got to Springfield three years ago, I made it my goal to build on the solid foundation the Springfield Symphony already had in place by expanding our audiences and making our concerts more than just a night at the symphony. I have tried to make our concerts memorable, thrilling events that would appeal to classical music fans as well to newer audience members. We’ve had actors in our pops concerts, our choral collaborations have brought in enormous crowds, and we continue to perform the masterworks of the classical repertoire with our wonderfully talented and dedicated symphony musicians and world-class soloists.

I’m very proud of the new artistic heights the SSO musicians, staff, and board have worked to achieve, and I think the fact that we just continue selling more and more tickets every year is proof that the community is happy with what we’re doing.”

The Symphony’s 2016-2017 season, Extreme Symphony, begins on Saturday, September 17, 2016. Season tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased by calling the Symphony office at (417) 864-6683 and single tickets will be on sale starting September 1, 2016. For more information and a full calendar of the 2016-2017 concerts please visit www.springfieldmosymphony.org.