Springfield Symphony Orchestra Presents: What is the Meaning of Life?

Springfield Symphony Orchestra

Pre-Concert Lecture
6:30 pm

Pre-Concert Music
7:00 pm

Concert Performance
7:30 pm

Who better to ponder the meaning of life with than French poets and philosophers? We kick things off with Bernstein’s rousing and wild Candide Overture from his opera based on Voltaire’s comic philosophical novel, in which he ponders if we are living in the “best of all possible worlds.” We continue with Faure’s very romantic Pavanne and Liszt’s Les Préludes, which was inspired by French poet Alphonse de Lamartine's question, “What is life but a series of preludes to that unknown hymn whose first solemn note is intoned by death?” And to round out our evening of big ideas, we will be joined by the 2017 Van Cliburn Bronze Medalist Daniel Hsu on Rachmaninoff’s enormous and virtuosic Piano Concerto No. 3.

Single Tickets: Call the Hammons Hall box office at 417-836-7678 or online at missouristatetix.com.
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