The St. Joseph Symphony Trio will perform at the Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center on Sunday afternoon. Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross talk to Area Arts Council Administrator Julie Ashbrook:
“Rico McNeela is an instructor at Missouri Western,” said Ashbrook,” He is also the conductor of the St. Joseph Symphony and he plays the violin. James Kew plays the cello and has performed with many bands that lots of people around heard have heard of. We will also have Anthony Glise who is a world-class classical guitarist.”
Ashbrook encourages families to bring children to this, and all of their events. “The Symphony Trio is a great show for kids,” said Ashbrook,” If they can’t make it through the entire event, just leave early, but I think they’ll enjoy it. To see something live is totally different than to listen to it on an Ipod or watch it on television. It’s just a different experience.”
Doors open at 2:30 and the show will begin at 3:00. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children.
The Chillicothe Area Arts Council will present two shows in October. The first is at 3 p.m., Sunday, October 14, featuring the St. Joseph Symphony Trio, and the second show is at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 16, featuring the St. Louis Metro Children’s Theater performing “Super Cowgirl and Mighty Miracle.”
The Symphony Trio consists of three outstanding musicians: Rico McNeela, violinist, director of orchestral activities at Missouri Western State University and conductor for the St. Joseph Symphony; James Kew, cellist, who has been principal cellist with several symphonies and Anthony Glise, guitarist, who has performed critically acclaimed concerts at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and across Europe. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children.
The award-winning theater program for children, “Super Cowgirl and Mighty Miracle” emphasizes tolerance and compassion and is about a child being raised by her grandmother, and a special dog that comes into their lives. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for students. Season ticket holders will be admitted to both shows with their season ticket.