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Thursday, Friday, and Saturday,

August 25, 26, & 27, 2022

All performances begin at 730pm

Historic Thespian Hall
(522 Main Street Boonville, MO)

Ticket prices: $75 series


 Tickets go on sale July 06, 2022.  Click here to buy tickets or call 1-660-882-7977

The Missouri River Festival of the Arts returns to Thespian all on August 24-27, 2022 when Boonville hosts the 47th year of exciting musical performances.

Artistic Director David Halen has recruited an outstanding group of musicians, selected a wonderful repertoire and a superb conductor to lead the Missouri River Festival Orchestra!

Thursday, August 25: “A Musical Feast” David Halen and friends set the table with the music of Kreisler, Dvorak and Shostakovich. Michael Hawk and Sylvia D’Eramo take the stage in the second half with a stellar selection of Broadway tunes.

Friday, August 26: “Magical and Classical” An evening of musical masterpieces. The Brahms Eb Major Trio featuring Roger Kasa, horn; Xiaoxa Quang, violin; and Mia Hynes, piano; is both a pastoral and majestic work. The Beethoven Septet, Op. 20 is one of his most popular works. It features clarinet, horn, bassoon, violin, viola, cello, and double bass in a brilliant display of chamber ensemble technique. 

Saturday, August 27: “The Missouri River Festival Orchestra Presents!” Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro,” and a Mozart Violin Concerto, featuring Festival Artistic Director David Halen, soloist. The concert will close with Symphony No. 7 by Beethoven. The orchestra will be led by Ms. Stephanie Childress, Assistant Conductor of the St. Louis Symphony. Ms. Childress has conducted orchestras in France, Hungary, Poland, Netherlands, and other cities across Europe and the United States. She is very accomplished for her young age!