April 12, 2021

You are invited to attend the first live concerts presented by the Saint Joseph Symphony at the Missouri Theater in more than a year!

Each of three Music Conductor/Director finalists have designed a show for their audition concert featuring members of the Saint Joseph Symphony Orchestra. This is the final step in the selection process resulting in the hire of a new music director for the Saint Joseph Symphony, to be announced in June.

Each show features a brief pre-show talk by each candidate at 7:15 pm followed by the concert at 7:30 pm. Tickets for each performance are available for in-person or virtual viewing.

Pandemic precautions are top-of-mind while planning these shows. Concerts will last no more than 60 minutes. There is no intermission. Seats are socially-distanced and masks are required. Once seated, patrons are asked to keep their seats until dismissed at the conclusion of the performance. “Needless to say, we appreciate the patience and cooperation of all attending to create a safe environment for our artists and volunteers,” said Lori McAlister, Managing Director of the Saint Joseph Symphony. “We are making every reasonable effort to mitigate the risk of infection for audience and artists alike.”

For each show, whether virtual or in-person, tickets will be refunded in case of a pandemic-related cancellation. (Individual tickets are non-refundable.) Once each recording premieres online, it will remain available to view through June 15.

Audition Concert #1

Music Director/Conductor candidate, Maestro Silas Huff. (www.silashuff.com). The program of music: Jessie Montgomery – Starburst / Vaughan Williams – Concerto Grosso for String Orchestra / Beethoven – String Quartet No. 16.

Audition Concert #2

Music Director/Conductor candidate, Maestra Carolyn Watson. (www.carolyn-watson.com). The program of music: Kats-Chernin  – Moon Feather Magic / Corigliano  – Voyage / Grant Still  – Danzas de Panama / Piazzola  – Adios Nonino / Palmer  – Ruritanian Dances.

Audition Concert #3

Music Director/Conductor candidate, Maestro Christopher Kelts. (https://www.missouristate.edu/music/ChristopherKelts.aspx). The program of music: Wagner – Siegried Idyll and Dvorak – Serenade for Winds.


Tickets for in-person or for on-line viewing are available now at www.saintjosephsymphony.org. For more information, call 816-233-7701 or email info@saintjosephsymphony.org.


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