42nd Annual Missouri River Festival of the Arts
August 24-26, 2017
Historic Thespian Hall (522 Main Street Boonville, MO)
Ticket prices: $75 series – Tickets for all three nights
$27.50 for Thursday & Friday Nights
$30 for Saturday Night
Click here to buy tickets or call 1-888-588-1477
Patron memberships are available (view more).
A three night classical music festival featuring classically trained artists from around this region as well as nationally recognized solo artists. For over four decades ( Festival began in 1976) the Festival strives to present the highest quality of performing arts to its patrons at the intimate venue of historic Thespian Hall. Since 2005, the Festival has been under the artistic direction of David Halen, concertmaster of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra (view bio). There is no stage in Mid-Missouri that holds as much talent for a three night event. (Click here to learn more about the Festival)
Thursday, August 24
“David Halen and Friends Featuring Harpist, Allegra Lily ”
Allegra Lily is the principle harpist with the St. Louis Symphony. She will be joined by David Halen and other members of a string ensemble.
Friday, August 25
Jazz Great, Peter Martin, “Mixes It Up”
A night of fantastic jazz when Peter Martin and a sting ensemble join together on the stage of Thespian Hall.
Saturday, August 27
” A GRAND EVENING of TCHAIKOVSKY”
A full orchestra, conducted by Ward Stare, features members from both the Saint Louis and Kansas City Symphony, performing pieces from Tchaikovsky.
Visual Art Exhibit
Historic Hain House (c.1836)
412 Fourth Street
In addition to musical performances there is a visual art exhibit featuring local artists held at the historic Hain House. Jerry Thompson is this year’s featured artist.
Wednesday, August 23 6:00 p.m.
Opening Reception (sponsored by Edward Jones)
Thursday, August 24 6:00- 7:15 p.m.
Friday, August 25 6:00 – 7:15 p.m.
Saturday, August 26 Noon – 7:15 p.m.
Review of the 2014 Missouri River Festival of the Arts by Bill Clark (with the Columbia Tribune) 2014 MRFA Review – Columbia Tribune.