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SSO Auction 2021

Springfield Symphony Orchestra
May 2021
12:00 PM CDT
June 2021
10:30 PM CDT
GOAL $7,500.00
98.5% To Goal

SSO Auction 2021

This auction, along with our "Comfort Food: Trivia Served" trivia night, are "fill the gap" fundraising events, since we were forced to cancel our annual gala for our last two seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a typical year, our gala provides vital funding to the SSO-- supporting everything from music rental to educational programs and free concerts. Through these programs, we help ensure everyone in our community has the chance to experience the exceptional joy of a live orchestral performance.

Music is a universal language. By supporting the SSO through this auction, you can become a note within a soundtrack that connects and inspires the Southwest Missouri community.

About Springfield Symphony Orchestra

The Springfield Symphony Orchestra (SSO) is Southwest Missouri's largest regional, professional orchestra and is one of two of the oldest arts organizations in Springfield. Each Symphony season includes nine subscription monthly concerts - six classical and three pops concerts; two free community concerts - a Halloween concert and a Holiday concert; and Education & Outreach programming. Symphony musicians are auditioned, hold a lifetime seat and are paid professionals.

The SSO was founded in 1934 after a group of Springfield High School (no known as Central High School) students approached their music teacher, James Robertson, about forming a civic orchestra. With Robertson as the conductor, the orchestra performed its first concert on February 26, 1935, in Clara Thompson Hall, on the campus of then Drury College. In 1936 a Board of Directors was formed and in 1942 the symphony joined 39 other orchestras from across the country in founding the American Symphony Orchestra League. Now known as the League of American Orchestras, it is still the largest and most prestigious international body representing the orchestral industry today. Beginning with James Robertson, the SSO has had a total of eight conductors at the helm, each of whom have brought incredible, individual talents, as well as the shared desire to build a great orchestra for a great city.

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