We will finish our season of dance music with a Spanish flourish! Join us for a thrilling performance of Flamenco music with Kansas City’s own Flamenco group - Ensemble Iberica. Hear the rhythms and melodies of Spain as the orchestra is joined by guitar, percussion, and vocals. Watch as the drama of the Flamenco dance is brought to life on stage at Hammons Hall. It will be a great way to cap a season of our Dance Mix!

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At our final Classical masterworks concert of the year, we bring Europe’s many dance traditions together. You will hear a traditional, elegant, and swirling Viennese waltz by Johann Strauss, Jr., the “Waltz King.” You will enjoy the stately and classical Rococo Variations with Hellam Competition Winner Bryan Cheng on the cello. We conclude our concert with Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, which includes foot-stomping dances and yodeling from one of Mahler’s early songs, Hans und Grete. "Dance around, around!" the song goes. "Let whoever is happy weave in and out! Let whoever has cares find his way home."

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Hear the orchestra dance in this night of catchy rhythms and toe-tapping melodies. We open with the evocative, jazzy, and nostalgic Dances in the Canebrakes by Florence Price, the first African-American woman composer to have her work performed by major orchestras. We will also play Rachmaninoff’s fascinating Symphonic Dances, which was originally intended to be a ballet score, but eventually became a meditation on ecclesiastical chant motifs.

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The Pas de Deux is a grand duet - a love story in ballet form - and at this concert we present the epic love story of Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloe. Gorgeous and lush, this orchestral masterpiece also features our local university choirs. Additionally, we are delighted to present American composer Amy Beach’s courtly and elegant Bal Masque for the first time in Springfield, Missouri.

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As Springfield Contemporary Theatre heads back indoors, the organization is excited to announce its 2021 Gala. Together, Wherever We Go: An SCT Celebration with Broadway’s Tari Kelly will take place Friday, November 12th, 2021 at The Old Glass Place in Springfield, MO. The evening will start with a cocktail reception at 6:30pm CST followed by dinner and an hour long performance from guest artist Tari Kelly. Backed by a full orchestra, Tari will thrill audiences with an evening of song put together and conducted by SCT Resident Music Director Alex Huff.
Springfield Contemporary Theatre is celebrating the next step in its re-emergence from the pandemic and a return to live indoor theatre. As the organization embarks on a new collaboration with the Springfield Art Museum, SCT is rallying towards a strong end of 2021 and an even stronger 2022. All proceeds generated from Together, Wherever We Go will help support the organization’s continued COVID recovery and the remainder of our Season 26, and drive excitement towards the organization's continued efforts to find a permanent downtown location. SCT’s annual fall gala is always an exclusive celebration that is unique to Southwest Missouri and highlights premiere talent in an intimate setting for its grown-up audience.

Tari Kelly has more recently been seen traveling the country and stopping the show nightly as Countess Lily in the First National Tour of Anastasia. She is honored to have been featured in 6 Broadway shows: Groundhog Day (Original Broadway Cast); Something Rotten!; Anything Goes (OBC Roundabout Revival - Reno Sweeney u.s./replacement); The Boy from Oz (OBC); How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Mama Who); Show Boat (OBC Revival). National Tours: Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey); Cabaret (Sally Bowles); Show Boat (Ellie); and Beauty and the Beast (Silly Girl). Regional Faves: End of the Rainbow (Judy Garland - Henry Award) Arvada Center; Thoroughly Modern Millie (Millie) Marriott Lincolnshire (Jeff Nomination), Fulton, and St. Louis MUNY; Anything Goes (Reno Sweeney - Carbonell Award) Maltz Jupiter; Oklahoma! (Ado Annie) Lyric Opera Chicago; Damn Yankees (Lola) Ordway; The Drowsy Chaperone (Janet) Stages St. Louis and Marriott Lincolnshire; White Christmas (Judy Haynes) 5th Avenue and TUTS.

Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, October 12th, 2021. Individual tickets start at $126 to celebrate SCT’s 26th season resolution. Tables can be purchased at $250 for two, $500 for four, $750 for six, and $1000 for eight. For individuals who cannot attend dinner, show only tickets will be available for $40, and SCT is offering show only student rush for $25 tickets at the door with a valid student ID. Seating for show only tickets at 8:00pm. This event will adhere to SCT’s revised indoor safety guidelines.

In addition to the evening’s festivities, on Saturday, November 13 at 10:00am SCT and Ms. Kelly will offer a Masterclass workshop on ‘Acting and Interpreting the Song’ at SCT’s Operation Center, 2025 E Chestnut Expressway Suite D. Performers, pre-selected by audition submission, will receive coaching from one of the busiest actresses working on Broadway. Performers of all ages are encouraged to submit auditions to be considered. For more information, visit SGFTheatre.org or email sctsings@gmail.com

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