Musicians of the Missouri-based Lee’s Summit Symphony in a recent concert. Photo courtesy of Lee’s Summit Symphony.

In Wednesday’s (3/6) Kansas City Star (Missouri), Janice Phelan writes, “Lee’s Summit Symphony’s spring concert will feature a powerful and emotional program with the performance scheduled for March 16 at the John Knox Village Pavilion. The theme for the concert is ‘Feel the Power: Monumental Music’ with the event also recognizing music educators as part of Music in Our Schools Month. Kirt Mosier, the Symphony’s music director, said the concert will be a crowd-pleaser…. Gary Good, Lee’s Summit Symphony’s executive director, said, ‘The repertoire calls for additional brass and includes some of the best known big finales in classical music’ … The March concert will feature two vocal soloists: local music teachers Lauren Braton and Andrea Hupman. Good and Mosier emphasized the importance of the Symphony’s connection to local educators and music education. ‘The LSSO would not exist if it were not for our educators and former students,’ said Mosier, who taught music in the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District from 1995 through 2017. Thirty-eight musicians in the Lee’s Summit Symphony now teach in the public schools or universities throughout the area … Good added … ‘We have invited all music teachers from the local public and private schools to be our guests for the March 16 concert, and we will acknowledge them during the program.’ ”