Joplin Arts News (Mar. 27–Apr. 2)

Post Art Library’s Seeks Art for New Library

A sneak peek at inside the new Joplin Public Library at 32nd & Connecticut

Post Art Library’s Exhibitions Committee seeks to fill the exhibition schedule for the new, state-of-the-art Joplin Public Library building, which will open this Spring.

All forms and mediums welcome. Applications accepted on an ongoing basis, though the DEADLINE for the OPENING SHOW is April 15th. The Committee will respond beginning May 1st.

Apply online at using the “Display Your Work” tab. For more information contact Post Art Library Director, Jill Sullivan, at 417-782-7678 or

The Latest with MSSU’s Southern Symphony Orchestra

The Southern Symphony Orchestra (SSO) is the region’s college/community orchestra hosted by Missouri Southern State University.  The SSO is dedicated to bringing the best in classical orchestral music to Joplin and the Four-States. The orchestra is comprised of talented and dedicated musicians who love to prepare and perform great music and is completed by student musicians from Missouri Southern State University, who share that belief. Consistent with the policy of the MSSU Department of Music, the SSO performances are free and open to the public. Any who have orchestral experience (and enjoy making music and new friends) should consider joining them.

Upcoming SSO Performances include two with guest soloist, Los Angeles-based concert pianist Roger Wright:

April 13, 2017 at 4:00pm, in Corley Auditorium, MSSU: Mr. Wright will present a Master Class in piano performance to both university and pre-college piano students. This event is free and open to the public; no tickets required.

April 14, 2017 at 7:30pm, in Taylor Auditorium, MSSU:  Mr. Wright will be the featured performer in “Rhapsodies with Roger!” – a concert with the SSO, Jeffrey Macomber, conducting. This concert is also free and open to the public; no tickets required.

Both events enjoy the sponsorship and continuing support of the Vivian Leon Music Fund and the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, the Missouri Southern Music Department, and those individuals who have generously expressed their support for the SSO through the Missouri Southern Foundation.

Joplin House Concert Series Returns with Lowland Hum

After somewhat of a hiatus (due to moving and settling into their new home), the Joplin House Concert Series returns with an encore performance of Lowland Hum on Wednesday, April 19th at 7:00pm. Lowland Hum is the multi-sensory artistic collaboration of Daniel and Lauren Goans. What began as North Carolina folk music has evolved into so much more. Though folk music is their primary medium, they have seamlessly added visual art, print and even smells to create an entirely new live music experience. This will truly be an artistic experience. Lowland Hum has even appeared as a guest on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts at the NPR headquarters in DC. This duo from Charlottesville, VA, is currently touring the country promoting their new album, Thin.

Reservations are $15 per person and all money goes to the artists. Want details on how to reserve your spot? Click here.

The Joplin House Concert Series offers an intimate setting to experience unique, alternative, and inspirational music. This Joplin couple (Reed and Lee Ann Dunn) transforms their living room into a music venue and opens their home to music lovers and musical groups that would otherwise overlook Joplin. This small concert community has become a wonderful way to meet new people and experience something extraordinary in Joplin.

Midwest Regional Ballet’s Le Cabaret du Moulin

Truth. Beauty. Freedom. LOVE. Tickets are available now for Midwest Regional Ballet’s newest production, “Le Cabaret du Moulin!” For tickets, call (620)-231-7827 or visit

Where: Memorial Auditiorium & Convention Center
When: April 6, 7, 8 at 7:30pm
April 8 & 9 at 2:30pm
$15 – Adult
$12- Seniors
$12 – Students (Under 13)
$10 – General (Balcony)

The St. Louis Children’s Choir to Perform at TJ Concert Hall

The St. Louis Children’s Choirs includes over 450 young singers, ages 6-18, representing more than 200 schools in Missouri and Illinois. The Concert Choir is comprised of students from 12 to 18 years old. The St. Louis Children’s Choirs has performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York City, at the White House in Washington, D.C., at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California, and serves as the official young treble choir of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. As musical ambassadors, the singers have toured to Austria, Australia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Germany, Japan, Norway, Russia, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland, and Wales.

The Choir will perform at the TJ Concert Hall in Joplin on Friday, April 7th at 7:00pm. Tickets: Adult $11, Children $7, Seniors $10. Reserve your seats at

C2C’s Speed Networking Success

Over 30 representatives from local arts and cultural organizations attended Connect2Culture’s most recent Arts Roundtable – Speed Networking with Joplin’s Arts & Cultural Community. C2C aims to bring the #JoplinArts community together…and this event did just that! We look forward to making this an annual event. C2C’s next Arts Roundtable will be held on Monday, June 5, 11:30am–1:00pm. Save the date! Location and topic to be revealed very soon. Keep your eyes on C2C’s Facebook page.

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