41st Annual Missouri River Festival of the Arts
August 25-27, 2016
Historic Thespian Hall (522 Main Street Boonville, MO)
Ticket prices: $70 series; $27.50single night
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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 25
Featuring: Dave Para & Cathy Barton, nationally know folk artists (view bio) and artistic directors of the Big Muddy Folk Festival, will be joined by David Halen and members of the St. Louis and Kansas City Symphonies for a unique performance when Folk meets Classical.
Friday, August 26
“Piano Showcase with Steven Lin ”
Pianist Steven Lin (view bio) will make his debut his year. Steven will be joined by David Halen and other Festival favorites to perform Ravel’s Sonta for Violin and Piano and Dvorak’s Piano Quintet.
“ Festival Chamber Orchestra in Concert”
Copeland’s Appalacian Spring
Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue
Conducted by Ward Strare
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. Nora Othic is this year’s featured artist.
Wednesday, August 24 6:00 p.m.
Opening Reception (sponsored by Edward Jones)
Thursday, August 25 6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Friday, August 26 6:00 – 7:15 p.m.
Saturday, August 27 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.