Juantita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts
  • 525 S. John Q. Hammons Pkwy

  • Springfield, MO 65806

  • Box Office 417-836-7678

SPRINGFIELD SYMPHONY – Does Art Give Life Meaning?

  • January 12, 2019, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

with Graeme Steele Johnson, Clarinet – 2018 Hellam Young Artists Competition Winner

Pre-concert Talk:  6:30 pm

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Tickets:  $10 - $40(plus applicable fees)

The Symphony looks to the life and music of German composer Paul Hindemith to address the meaning of art in our lives. Hindemith was writing during the Nazi regime in Germany and walked a fine line between self-expression and self-preservation. In his Mathis der Maler (Matthew the Painter), he wrote about the life of Renaissance painter Matthias Grünewald and his paintings for the Isenheim altarpiece in the monastery in Alsace. The three-movement symphony moves from angelic to tumultuous as Hindemith “paints” the story in music. The Symphony also welcomes to the stage the 2018 Hellam Young Artists’ Competition Winner Graeme Steele Johnson on Mozart’s ever-popular Clarinet Concerto.

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