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Missouri Symphony Continues Firefly Music Festival

By Inside Columbia

The Missouri Symphony Orchestra’s Firefly Music Festival continues this weekend, with two planned concerts at the Missouri Theatre.

The Firefly Music Festival is a reimagined summer experience led by the symphony’s music director, Wilbur Lin.

At 7 p.m. Friday, the symphony will perform Clara: Inspiration & Legacy, featuring recently commissioned work by composer Gabriela Ortiz. The symphony’s principle pianist Emi Kagawa will perform Clara Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A before closing with Symphony No. 3, “Organ Symphony.” Tickets range in price from $29-49.

At 3 p.m. Sunday, the symphony will perform Missouri Finest, America’s Best, which will open with a performance of the Star Spangled Banner led by a community vocalist, before going into a variety of works celebrating America, from John Williams’ Superman’s Theme to Stars and Stripes Forever. Tickets range in price from $39-$59.

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