Missouri Symphony

The Missouri Symphony Orchestra is an American symphony orchestra based in Columbia, Missouri. Founded in 1970 as the Missouri Symphony Society the professional orchestra brings symphonic classics, pops, and guest artist to Mid-Missouri.[1] The orchestra is best known for its "Hot Summer Nights" music series. Other annual events include the Symphony of Toys, Young People's Concert, and Joy of Music Summer camp.[2] The Symphony also performs around Missouri including the Lake of the Ozarks.[3]

Missouri Symphony Orchestra
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Missouri Theatre home of the Missouri Symphony
Former name
  • Missouri Symphony Society
Concert hallMissouri Theatre
Principal conductorKirk Trevor


From its founding in 1970 to 1998 the orchestra was conducted by Hugo Vianello. In 2000, Kirk Trevor became music director. Trevor's final season is 2021, as of July 2021 a successor has not been announced.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Our History". themosy.org. Missouri Symphony Society. Retrieved July 6, 2021.
  2. ^ "Missouri Symphony Society". como.gov. City of Columbia. Retrieved July 6, 2021.
  3. ^ "Missouri Symphony Returns to Ozark Amphitheater". lakenewsonline.com. June 16, 2021. Retrieved July 6, 2021.
  4. ^ Schloesser, Paul (February 9, 2021). "Missouri Symphony director to step down after 21 years, effective July 31". Columbia Missourian. Retrieved July 6, 2021.
  5. ^ Mazur, Joy (July 8, 2022). "Missouri Symphony director to step down after 21 years as conductor". Columbia Missourian. Columbia, Missouri. Retrieved July 10, 2021.

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