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Springfield Symphony opens 76th season with a Beethoven Festival Sept.10-12

The Springfield Symphony kicks off its 76th season the weekend of Sept.10-12 with a Beethoven Festival, featuring a classic film, fine food and two fabulous Beethoven symphonies. The Beethoven Festival opens Friday Sept.10 with a free screening of the Beethoven biopic "Immortal Beloved" starring Gary Oldham--that's in Drury University's Clara Thompson Hall at 7:00pm. Saturday Sept.11 at 7:30pm in the Juanita K. Hammons Hall at Missouri State University, Springfield Symphony Music Director Ron Spigelman will be joined by Boston Symphony Assistant Conductor Sean Newhouse for the first classical concert of the season featuring Beethoven's Symphony No.1 and the "Eroica," No.3. Then on Sunday Sept.12, Springfield Symphony members will join the Springfield/Branson Chefs Association in presenting "Brunch with Beethoven" at 11am at Oasis Inn & Convention Center, with food prepared by some of southwest Missouri's most renowned gourmet chefs. Tickets for the showing of "Immortal Beloved" Friday evening are free--you'll have to pay for the concert Saturday night and the Brunch on Sunday! Call the Symphony office at 864-6683 or visit www.springfieldmosymphony.org.