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Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra to perform Friday, Feb. 19

For Immediate Release: February 12

Media Contact:
Dr. Christopher Koch
Music Director, Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra
Office: (417) 873-7298

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Feb. 12, 2010 — The Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra will present its second concert of the season on Friday, February 19 at 8:00 p.m. in Drury’s Stone Chapel located at the corner of Benton and Central.

Comprising a combination of students, professional performers, educators, and dedicated enthusiasts, the 90-member SDCO will perform Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherezade˜ (sha-HARE-uh-zod) considered to be one of the most passionate and beloved works in the symphonic repertoire.

The concert will also include Drury Concerto-Aria Competition winners Jenna Penick, clarinet, and Travis Smith, tenor, performing the Mozart Clarinet Concerto and Vision Fugitive (French: vis-EE-ohn FUHJ-i-tay) from Jules Massenet's (MASS-uh-nay’s) opera Herodiade (air-O-dee-ay).

Admission is free. For more information, please call the department of music at (417) 873-7296 or go to the Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra’s website at


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