Musicians of Missouri’s Springfield Symphony Orchestra in concert. Photo courtesy of Springfield Symphony Orchestra.

In Friday’s (7/14) Springfield Daily Citizen (Missouri), Jeff Kessinger writes, “Opening night for the Springfield Symphony Orchestra’s 2023-2024 season is still two months away, but you won’t have to wait until September to get your fix. Springfield’s most talented classical musicians will take the stage with the legendary Ozark Mountain Daredevils at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 19 in Branson. It’s the second consecutive year the Springfield Symphony Orchestra has teamed up with the Daredevils…. Audience members can expect to hear some of the Daredevils’ classics … with a full-orchestra twist…. Jennifer Cotner-Jones, executive director for the symphony, said … ‘The evening will have a vastly different feel than a lot of what we play during our season, so it is a fun opportunity for not only our audiences but our musicians as well.’… The Springfield Symphony Orchestra will kick off its 89th season Sept. 16 at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. This season’s theme is #FOMO … for ‘fear of missing out.’ ‘This season is all about inviting our whole community back to the hall for once-in-a-lifetime concerts,’ Kyle Wiley Pickett, the symphony’s music director, said … ‘Each concert will have something you don’t want to miss out on and that’s why this season is all about #FOMO.’ ”