The Missouri Symphony Society

In 1993, MOSS produced its first compact disc featuring the works of Mozart performed by the Missouri Symphony Orchestra in the Missouri Theatre under the direction of Conductor Laureate Hugo Vianello. Its second CD featured the works of Haydn and was produced in 1998, also under the direction of Maestro Vianello. The recording of both CDs was made possible through the generosity of Dr. Harry H. and Lina M. Berrier.

Most recently, the Missouri Symphony Society, in partnership with the Boone Hospital Foundation and under the direction of Maestro Kirk Trevor with the Missouri Symphony Orchestra, produced two more compact discs entitled Soothing Sounds of the Classics and Sounds of the Classics in 2003 and 2004, respectively.

The Missouri Theatre has welcomed many world-class artists to its stage, including the following:

  • Frederica Von Stade
  • Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
  • Leontyne Price
  • Christopher Parkening
  • The King’s Singers
  • Alicia de Larrocha
  • Franco Gulli
  • Beaux Arts Trio
  • Samuel Ramey
  • Ruth Slenczynska
  • Shura Cherkassky
  • Elmar Oliveira
  • Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg
  • Chick Corea
  • Branford Marsalis
  • Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg
  • Thomas Hampson

After much success in the last several years, the Missouri Symphony Society continues to produce special events and bring movies to the Missouri Theatre big screen year-round at the historic downtown theater. During June and July, the Missouri Symphony Society presents its Hot Summer Nights Music Festival featuring the professional musicians of the Missouri Symphony Orchestra. MOSS continues the tradition of presenting the best in classical music with the very popular Classical & Pops Series concerts on Friday and Saturday evenings, the Family Concert Series which is perfect for all members of the family, and the widely acclaimed Chamber Recital Series.