The Missouri Symphony Orchestra will be at Shawnee Bluff Winery June 22 performing a "Summer Sound Series" will be held Sunday, June 22 at 7 p.m.

The Missouri Symphony Orchestra will be at Shawnee Bluff Winery June 22 performing a "Summer Sound Series" will be held Sunday, June 22 at 7 p.m. This popular symphonic orchestra, based in Columbia, Mo., will present a Pops Concert, under a tent top with the Lake in the background. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for students, 18 years of age and under.

The Missouri Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Kirk Trevor has performed at the School of the Osage for many summers. During the performance last year, Maestro Trevor remarked that the musicians travel to the lake for the concert but never see the water. The Lake Arts Council took that comment seriously and searched for a new venue, settling on Shawnee Bluff Winery (2430 Bagnell Dam Blvd.)

Since its development in 2000 musicians from around the world have come to Columbia for a six-week music festival. In 2005 the festival became known in Columbia as "Hot Summer Nights." The performances in this concert series played in varying venues appeals to a variety of tastes. The June 22 performance at the Lake is the touring portion of that "Hot Summer Nights" series identified as a Pops Concert. The music usually covers light classical, Broadway, patriotic marches and more.

The Missouri Symphony Orchestra has established a reputation for excellence and has been described by the Kansas City Star to be an ensemble that plays with energy as well as secure technique. Past concert audiences in Osage Beach have honored that high energy and technique, as well as the pleasing musical selections, with standing ovations.

Maestro Trevor has been the Music Director and Conductor of the Missouri Symphony Orchestra since 2000. He is also the current Music Director of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra having been accepted into that position in 1988. Widely recognized as one of the leading conducting teachers in the world, he has directed orchestras at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and Ball State University. He has been a master teacher for the American Symphony Orchestra League as well as the Conductor’s Guild. In 1991 Trevor co-founded the International Workshop for Conductors in the Czech Republic, now known as the International Conducting Institute. For more information about the MSO and Kirk Trevor, go to www.missouri symphony orchestra.

The Shawnee Bluff Winery has extensive grounds with a breathtaking view of the Lake. A 40 by 80 foot tent with roll-up sides is being provided for the comfort of the performers and guests. Ample parking is available at the site with curbside drop off. Overflow parking will be available nearby with shuttle service for the vehicle driver. Crystal Bunch, event coordinator for the winery says, "Shawnee Bluff Winery and its staff are very pleased to be working with the Lake Arts Council and the Missouri Symphony Orchestra to bring this musical experience to the Lake area and our residents."

All Lake Arts Council events are partially funded by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

Tickets may be purchased from the Lake Arts Council by calling 573-964-6366 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. (messages may be left on the answering machine) or by e-mail at: Online purchases may be made through Tickets may also be purchased at the event.