Featured violinist will fill Lickey Auditorium with romantic sounds for Valentine's Day concert

The Marshall Philharmonic Orchestra will present a special Valentine’s Day performance THIS Sunday, February 14th, under the baton of conductor, Kevin Lines. The concert will be held in the Harold L. Lickey Auditorium of Bueker Middle School in Marshall and will begin at 2:30 p.m. featuring David Hays, violin. The entire concert will include famous music of the Romantic composers of the 1800’s. This free concert is generously underwritten by Community Bank of Marshall and Fitzgibbon Hospital.


Dr. David R. Hays is instructor of violin studies at Missouri State University in Springfield. A former concertmaster of the BUTI young artists’ orchestra at Tanglewood, Dr. Hays has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, and others.

He has competed as a finalist at the Banff International String Quartet Competition as co-principal violinist of the Fry Street Quartet. As a member of the Hawthorne Trio, he has performed throughout the US, in Poland, the Czech Republic and England.

Hays taught violin and chamber music at Northwestern University’s National High School Music Institute for fifteen summers and served on faculty at the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute. Currently, David serves as concertmaster of the Springfield Symphony.

For Sunday’s program, Hays will perform “Romance No. 2 in F Major, op. 50” by Beethoven and “D minor Violin Concerto, Op. 22” by lesser known Polish composer Henryk Wieniawski.

In addition to the romantic music of the violin, conductor Kevin Lines has also chosen great and well-known Romantic works by Strauss, Brahms, Dvorak and Tchaikovsky including “Romeo and Juliet Overture” and “Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Opus 95, From the New World.” MPO organizers ask patrons to “come out and enjoy a sweet, musical treat on this special day of love and romance.”

Next: A Valentine's Day concert

Valentine’s Day is coming, and what better way to celebrate than coming to the Marshall Philharmonic Orchestra’s concert on that special day?

Conductor Kevin Lines has created a program of symphonic pieces that concentrate on the theme of love. Join us Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, 2:30 p.m. at Bueker Middle School in the Harold Lickey Auditorium.

David Hays, violin, will be our guest soloist.

The concert is free.

Let the sleighbells ring: MPO and Marshall Community Chorus offer annual Christmas concert

Attention Music Lovers: LET THE SLEIGHBELLS RING! The Marshall Philharmonic Orchestra and the Marshall Community Chorus will present its annual joint Christmas Concert this Sunday, November 29, in the Harold L. Lickey Auditorium of Bueker Middle School.

The concert will begin at 2:30 p.m. and is free to the public, but concert-goers are asked to bring along non-perishable food items for the local Community Food

Pantry as a gesture of kindness in the true spirit of giving.

New season opens with concert featuring accomplished pianist Jon Hynes

Welcome to the 53rd season of the Marshall Philharmonic Orchestra in Marshall, Missouri.

Our first concert will be at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, at Bueker Middle School, Harold L. Lickey Auditorium, 565 S. Odell Ave., in Marshall.

Our first soloist will be Jon Hynes, pianist.

Trombonist Richard Marshall to be featured soloist, MHS Orchestra to be guest performer at spring concert

The Marshall Philharmonic will close its 52nd Season on Sunday, April 19, featuring some of Marshall's most promising young talent.

Sunday's concert will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the Harold L. Lickey Auditorium of Bueker Middle School, 565 S. Odell Ave.

Soloist for the day will be Marshall High School graduate Richard Marshall, on trombone, and the Marshall High School Orchestra will perform as special guests.

Trumpeter Ron Montgomery to be featured in Feb. 15 concert

The Marshall Philharmonic Orchestra will present its third concert of the 52nd concert season Sunday, Feb. 15, under the baton of Conductor Kevin Lines.

The concert will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the Harold L. Lickey Auditorium of Bueker Middle School in Marshall.

The featured soloist will be Dr. Ron Montgomery, trumpet.

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Fall concert to feature mezzo-soprano Kristee Haney

The Marshall Philharmonic Orchestra will begin its 52nd season Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, with a concert under the baton of conductor Kevin Lines. The featured performer will be Kristee Haney, mezzo-soprano, currently on staff as assistant professor of voice and musical theater at the University of Central Missouri at Warrensburg.

The concert will be held in the Harold L. Lickey Auditorium of Bueker Middle School in Marshall and will begin at 2:30 p.m. This concert is graciously underwritten by Wood & Huston Bank of Marshall.

Spring Concert to feature Marshall musician

The last concert of the Marshall Philharmonic Orchestra’s 51st Season will be held on April 6, 2014, Bueker Middle School, Harold L. Lickey Auditorium, at 2:30 p.m. This concert always features our talented youth; this year the Marshall High School Orchestra will be joining the Philharmonic for the last two selections. In addition, our soloist, Brandon Pace, is one of our own, playing with us throughout his high school and college years.

Chamber Concert

The Marshall Philharmonic Orchestra will present its annual Chamber Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at the First United Methodist Church, 225 E. Arrow St., in Marshall.