18-19 SEASON


Happy 100th Birthday Mr. Bernstein!
September 29, 2018 | 7:30 PM
An inspired ambassador for the arts, his musical passions ignited those of generations.
Join the Saint Joseph Symphony as we herald the centennial of Leonard Bernstein with
his dazzling Overture to Candide , riveting West Side Story Symphonic Dances, and Fancy Free: Three Dance Variations! You’ll also enjoy horn soloist William Lane in Mozart’s gregarious Horn Concerto No. 2 and Nino Rota’s lovely Castel del Monte.

Viennese Holiday
December 15, 2018 | 7:00 PM
Join the Saint Joseph Symphony for an elegant party and a rollicking ride! Enjoy Mozart father-
&- son sleigh rides, waltzes of Johann Strauss II, and a side trip to Hungary for a mirthful March
of Liszt. Polkas, gallops, and a rousing sing-along will send you on your Merry Christmas way!

Myths, Monsters, Faeries, & Fantasies
March 16, 2019 | 7:30 PM
The table is set for an extraordinary feast. Who are the honored guests? Mendelssohn’s
enchanted Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Eve. The haunting house spirit of
Anatoly Lyadov’s Kikimora. Zoltán Kodály’s turbulent Háry Jonás Suite. And at the
head of the table, the bedazzling Suite from Stravinsky’s ballet, Petrushka! And
what is on the menu? That would be you.

Fly Me to the Moon
April 27, 2019 | 7:30 PM
Which moon? Take your pick! In our March concert we floated away from physical reality;
in our season finale, we’ll go off planet. Come tour The Planets, Gustav Holst’s solar system
of human existence. Bask in the light of Debussy’s Claire de lune. Groove to lavish lunar
modules of jazz vocalist Kathleen Holeman! And delight in your favorite tunes from “a
galaxy far, far away.”

Our Chamber Music series highlights Saint Joseph Symphony musicians and offers opportunities to enjoy exceptional music in intimate settings.

Chamber Concert I: String Quartet
November 4, 2018 | 3:00 PM
Ashland United Methodist Church
2711 Ashland Ave. St. Joseph, MO 64506

Chamber Concert II: Piano with Strings
January 20, 2019 | 3:00 PM
Ashland United Methodist Church
2711 Ashland Ave. St. Joseph, MO 64506

Chamber Concert III: Brass Quintet
February 17, 2019 | 3:00 PM
Huffman United Methodist Church
2802 Renick St. St. Joseph, MO 64507

Call the Symphony office at 816-233-7701 for Season Ticket information.