Gigs in the Garden: Betsy Nace and Jeremy Chesman

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Gigs in the Garden: Betsy Nace and Jeremy Chesman

May 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Central Bank and Central Trust present Gigs in the Garden, a free concert series at 2:00 p.m. on Sundays in May of 2019 at the Peace through People Pavilion located within the beautiful Dogwood Garden in the Springfield Botanical Gardens, 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield, Mo.

Gigs in the Garden features a variety of local performance groups and offers community members an exciting way to enjoy the extraordinary park. Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chairs and/or blankets for seating. In the case of inclement weather, the concerts will move inside the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center.

Betsy Nace and Jeremy Chesman perform on Sunday, May 19 at 2:00 p.m.

Betsy Nace is a Springfield native with a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance from Missouri State University. She was a member of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra before winning the second flute position with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in Buffalo, N.Y. During her 16-year tenure, she worked with under conductors Maximiano Valdes and JoAnn Falletta.

Nace is passionate about chamber music and has participated in a number of chamber groups including The Amberg Quartet, Ars Nova, The Buffalo Chamber Players, The National Flute Ensemble Flute Choir (with which she performed on seven CDs), and The Reeds/Ali Flute and Guitar Duo (with which she has recorded and toured internationally).

Nace is happy to be living back home in Springfield. She is the third flute/piccolo with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra and the principal flute with the Springfield Regional Opera orchestra. She maintains a thriving private flute studio and performs as a freelance musician in the Springfield area.

Nace is excited to perform this gig with Dr. Jeremy Chesman, a professional harpist and professor of music at Missouri State University.

Gigs in the Garden is organized by Ric Mayer, maintainer of the Kickapoo Edge Prairie, through Friends of the Garden and Springfield Sister Cities Association in cooperation with the Springfield-Greene County Park Board. Funding for the concert series is made possible through Central Bank and Central Trust’s sponsorship of the Dogwood Garden.

Though the concerts are free, donations are accepted to help fund an ADA-compliant pathway through the Kickapoo Edge Prairie. One of more than 40 garden areas at the Springfield Botanical Gardens, the Kickapoo Edge Prairie is an educational demonstration of Missouri’s ecological heritage.

The Peace through People Pavilion was constructed in late 2016 to encourage more cultural performances and community events in the Springfield Botanical Gardens. The Pavilion furthers the Friends of the Garden mission to bring people, nature, and gardens together as well as the Springfield Sister Cities Association mission of Peace through People.

For more information, please call 417-874-2952 or e-mail

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May 19, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Friends of the Garden


Springfield Botanical Gardens
2400 S Scenic Ave
Springfield, MO 65807 United States
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