This summer marks the 10th Anniversary of the Hot Summer Nights music festival! For six weeks, two dozen musical performances for all ages will delight audiences at venues all over Columbia. Attendees can choose from a variety of concerts or purchase tickets for an entire series of events. You can check out the full season brochure here, but here are a few can’t-miss highlights of the festival.
White Russian Nights
Saturday, June 8th at Missouri Theatre
The Missouri Symphony performs Tchaikovsky’s beloved Pathetique Symphony. This work is sure to stir your soul from its heroic March to the heart rendering Finale. Audience favorite Chloé Trevor returns to perform her favorite violin concerto.
Grand Night at the Opera
Saturday, June 22nd at the Missouri Theatre
Five of America’s finest young singers join the Missouri Symphony Orchestra for an evening of memorable scenes from the world of opera, including Carmen, La Boheme, Don Giovanni and Der Rosenkavalier.
Jenny Oaks Baker: An American Soundtrack
Saturday, June 29th at the Missouri Theatre
The wildly versatile, and Grammy-nominated violinist Jenny Oaks Baker will join the Missouri Symphony Orchestra for an evening that encapsulates the diversity of American popular music, including rock ‘n roll, great cinema scores and the inspirational favorites that Americans hold dear. Don’t miss this evening with one of the nation’s instrumental superstars.
Wednesday, July 3rd at the Missouri Theatre
The stars will come out in this unforgettable musical tribute to our nation’s heritage. This concert is a beloved tradition in Columbia. the Missouri Symphony Orchestra performs the best of Americana with anthems, gospel and a special salute to our Armed Forces. Soprano Leah Crane back by popular demand joins the orchestra in vocal favorites from the American Songbook.
These are just a few highlights from an outstanding series of concerts that the Missouri Symphony Society will be presenting during this year’s Hot Summer Night music festival. Round up your favorite music lovers and bring them to Columbia!