Springfield Symphony Presents: African-American Heritage

7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts

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In honor of African-American History Month, we are excited to present the "Afro-American Symphony" by William Grant Still. Still was the first African-American to have a symphony performed by a major symphony orchestra and the first to conduct a major orchestra. We will also play Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess", and welcome Todd Payne back to our stage to sing spirituals and present his very moving interpretation of Martin Luther Kings, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.

Pre-concert Talk - 6:30 PM
Pre-concert music - 7:00 PM
Performance - 7:30 PM

Single Tickets range from $17 - $36 with discounts available for students* and seniors**. To purchase single tickets, call the Juanita K. Hammons Hall Box Office at (417) 836-7678 or go online to or

Hammons Hall Box Office Hours: 10 am to 5 pm | Monday - Friday

Single ticket orders are subject to additional fee charges from Hammons Hall

*Must have a valid student ID
**Senior rates are for adults age 60 and older