Sedalia Symphony Season Events Coming soon. First, the annual presentation of The Messiah will be held on Sunday, December 2nd, 3:00 p.m. at Broadway Presbyterian Church, 209 W. Broadway. The Community Choir, directed by Mrs. Sandy Cordes, accompanied by Cheryl McCollester, Debbie Mueller, and the Symphony Ensemble will present this special event you will not want to miss. This is the Sedalia Symphony's gift to the community and there is no admission charge. Just come and enjoy. The second special event is the Christmas POPS Concert to be held on Monday, December 3rd, 7:30 p.m. at the Celebration Center, 1701 West 32nd Street. The Sedalia Symphony Orchestra will perform and welcome special guests, members of the Smith-Cotton Junior High School Sound Effects. Adult tickets are $10 and will be available at the door. Students K-12 and students with college ID admitted free. We are pleased to partner with Open Door and offer the opportunity for you to bring canned goods to help stock the shelves at Open Door during this special time of the year. For information on these events go to www.SedaliaSymphonyOrchestra.com. ... See MoreSee Less
Here is a sneak peak into the first rehearsal of this year's Christmas Pops concert! The orchestra was full of cheer as we read through all of your Christmas favorites. Don't be a Grinch and miss out on the fun! Grab some hot chocolate, find your holiday cheer, and order your Pops tickets before they sell out!
Opening Night of the 84th Season of The Sedalia Symphony with Special Guest Cornet Chop Suey from St. Louis.Symphony goers was treated last night to meeting their 4th Symphony Director. Gwen Kappelman retired last year after being Conductor for 9 years. This year the torch was passed to Springfield, Missourian Luke Lyons. Mr. Lyons earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Masters in Music on Orchestral Conducting from MSU in Springfield, MO. Mr. Lyons is founder and co-conductor of the MSU Repertory Ensembel and is assistand conductor of the Kansas City Civic Orchestra. He hosted a meet and greet before the concert tonight for season ticket holders.
Then Cheryl McCollester played, George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" on the grand piano with the symphony accompanying her. To which she received a standing ovation. It was amazing to watch her hands glide effortlessly across the keyboards.
Then the Special Guest of the night were from St. Louis, Cornet Chop Suey. They have enjoyed a rapid rise since 2001 when they performed for the first time at the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee. The band is named after an obscure Louis Armstrong composition, but are best known for a wide variety of styles. Chop Suey applies its own exciting style to traditional jazz,swing, blues and big production numbers. They have traveled the world sharing their style of music and we were very pleased to have had them perform for us last night (10/15). ... See MoreSee Less
Tonight is the night! Opening night of the 84th season of the Sedalia Symphony Orchestra, 7:30pm, Heckart Performing Arts Center! We are thrilled to be bringing new music to the community and look forward to welcoming many new faces to the audience tonight! We will see you at the symphony! ... See MoreSee Less