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LA VALSE AND STRAUSS
November 21 – 23, 2014
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Though Ravel denied it, his ever-popular and vigorous La valse has been described as depicting the birth, decay and destruction of a musical genre: the waltz. Award-winning American violinist Philippe Quint takes the stage with what Gramophone magazine calls “a radiant tone and brilliant technique” to perform Bernstein’s Serenade. The program closes with the dramatic “Dance of the Seven Veils” from Strauss’ opera Salome. Ovation & Masterworks Series
Fri 11/21/14 8:00PM
Sat 11/22/14 8:00PM
Sun 11/23/14 2:00PM


Violin Master Class with Philippe Quint
Saturday, November 22 at 11:00 a.m.
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Award-winning American violinist Philippe Quint shares his musical insights in a master class on stage in Helzberg Hall. Two young violinists will be given the opportunity to perform for a live audience while being coached by this Grammy® nominated artist. Students interested in performing should submit a nomination form no later than Monday, November 3. 

This event is general admission, and reservations are required. Parking in the Arts District Garage is $8 at the gate. Reservations can be made after July 21, 2014.
Sat 11/22/14 11:00AM


THE PLANETS AND THE MOON
November 28 - 30, 2014
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Clair de lune, one of the most famous piano works, comes to life in this orchestral transcription. Then, American pianist Orion Weiss performs Mozart in his effortless style. Exploring the cosmos, perhaps no other classical work takes us deeper into our solar system than The Planets. You’ll leave feeling suspended in space after “Neptune,” as the Kansas City Symphony Chorus women send you off into the dark and mystic unknown. Bravo & Masterworks Series

Concert weekend sponsored by Bill and Peggy Lyons

Fri 11/28/14 8:00PM
Sat 11/29/14 8:00PM
Sun 11/30/14 2:00PM


TubaChristmas 2014
December 5 & 8 | 12:00 p.m.

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Registration is at 9:30 a.m. and rehearsal at 10:30 a.m.

Hosted by the Kansas City Symphony for the past seven years, we invite all area tuba and euphonium players to join in the TubaChristmas festivities. Family, friends and the general public areencouraged to attend the FREE lunch hour concert for sounds of the season,tuba-style! Advance registration is required to perform.

Handel's "Messiah"
December 5-7, 2014
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Aram Demirjian, associate conductor
Kansas City Symphony Chorus
Charles Bruffy, chorus director
Independence Messiah Choir

Yulia van Doren, soprano
David Portillo, tenor
Liam Moran, bass

The Messiah performance of the year! More than 250 powerful voices brings Handel’s choral masterpiece to life. The Independence Messiah Choir joins with the Symphony and Symphony Chorus to continue the 98-year tradition of performing Handel’s glorious Messiah, bigger and better than ever in the acoustically marvelous Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center. From “The Passion of the Christ” to the “Hallelujah” chorus, this is the perfect way to kick off your holiday season.
Fri 12/5/14 8:00PM
Sat 12/6/14 8:00PM
Sun 12/7/14 2:00PM


Classics Uncorked: Waltzing in a Winter Wonderland
Wednesday, December 10 at 7 p.m.

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Why walk when you could waltz? Start off the most wonderful time of the year with a program of joyful, elegant and lively dance music inspired by the holiday season! You will be swaying in your seats to classic waltzes like Tchaikovsky’s “Waltz of the Flowers” from The Nutcracker, Waldteufel’s Skater’s Waltz and Strauss’ Snowdrop Waltzes. Let your heart be warmed in this season of peace and love with Bach’s Sheep May Safely Graze and marvel as the bows and fingers of two of the KCS’s phenomenal violinists dance across the strings in Torelli’s Christmas Concerto. All tickets are only $25 each and include a glass of wine or champagne after the concert, when you can mingle with Symphony musicians in the Kauffman Center’s Brandmeyer Great Hall lobby. Sponsored by BMO Private Bank.
Wed 12/10/14 7:00PM


A SPECIAL BENEFIT CONCERT:
  CHRIS MANN AND OLETA ADAMS WITH THE
  KANSAS CITY SYMPHONY
Friday, December 12, 2014 at 8 p.m.

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Aram Demirjian, associate conductor

You might know Wichita native Chris Mann from NBC’s “The Voice,” but Mann also has been recording bold chart-topping classical-pop albums and playing to sold-out crowds across the U.S., in addition to his PBS concerts and appearances on Fox’s “Glee.” Kansas City’s very own Oleta Adams toured the world with the band Tears for Fears after being discovered in a KC nightclub, then recorded smash albums and released her signature hit “Get Here.” Together, Mann and Adams promise a soulful and uplifting evening of memorable music. Tickets start at $52. A limited number of Gold Circle tickets are available for $125 each, which include a special reception and exclusive meet-and-greet on stage.
Fri 12/12/14 8:00PM


Christmas Festival
December 21, 2014 | 2:30 p.m.
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Delight in this festive holiday concert, as unique arrangements of cherished Christmas carols and songs of the season are presented. We welcome many exciting special guests, including Santa, for a healthy dose of Christmas cheer! Family Series audiences will enjoy the full-length version of this concert as part of their subscription package, making this family outing an even better value.
Thu 12/18/14 7:00PM
Fri 12/19/14 8:00PM
Sat 12/20/14 1:00PM
Sat 12/20/14 8:00PM
Sun 12/21/14 2:30PM
Sun 12/21/14 7:00PM


THE RITE OF SPRING, PLUS BRONFMAN PLAYS BRAHMS
January 9-11, 2015
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

This concert opens with the familiar Debussy favorite, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, a serene mythological work. Next, the Symphony welcomes back Yefim Bronfman to perform Brahms’ sweeping Second Piano Concerto. In the second half, hear the work that nearly caused a riot after its premiere just more than 100 years ago, Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. Ovation & Masterworks Series
Fri 1/9/15 8:00PM
Sat 1/10/15 8:00PM
Sun 1/11/15 2:00PM


STERN CONDUCTS MOZART AND BRAHMS
January 16 - 18, 2015
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Brahms waited longer than most composers to write his first symphony but many would agree that the work is nothing but pure beauty and intensity. Longtime colleagues Jaime Laredo and Sharon Robinson come together to tackle André Previn’s newest work, a double concerto that Kansas City Symphony co-commissioned. Mozart’s 35th Symphony has a majestic opening and closes with a finale to be played, according to the composer’s own words, “as fast as possible.” Bravo & Masterworks Series
Fri 1/16/15 8:00PM
Sat 1/17/15 8:00PM
Sun 1/18/15 2:00PM


LA MER, AND YANG PLAYS RACHMANINOFF
January 23-25, 2015
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Associate Conductor Aram Demirjian opens the concert with Ravel’s Rapsodie espagnole, feauturing seductive dances that progress to pulsating rhythms and competing melodies. Then hear Debussy’s incandescent seascape, La mer, which speaks to man’s irresistible attraction to the vast seas. Finally, pianist Joyce Yang tackles Rachmaninoff’s technically demanding and emotional Third Piano Concerto. Ovation & Masterworks Series
Fri 1/23/15 8:00PM
Sat 1/24/15 8:00PM
Sun 1/25/15 2:00PM


Piano Master Class with Joyce Yang
Saturday, January 24 at 11 a.m.
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

At just 26, pianist Joyce Yang has established herself as one of the leading artists of her generation. On Saturday, January 24, she will share her virtuosity and musical sensitivity with two young pianists in a master class on stage in Helzberg Hall. This event is free and open to the public. Students interested in performing should submit a nomination form no later than Monday, January 5. 

This event is general admission, and reservations are required. Parking in the Arts District Garage is $8 at the gate. Reservations can be made after July 21, 2014.
Sat 1/24/15 11:00AM


RECORDING PREVIEW CONCERT: Holst’s The Perfect Fool and The Planets

RECORDING PREVIEW CONCERT:

Holst’s Ballet Music from The Perfect Fool and The Planets

 

January, 29, 2015 | 7 p.m.

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

 

Michael Stern, music director

 

This exciting recording session preview concert spotlights the masterful works of Gustav Holst to be featured on the Kansas City Symphony’s next CD release. We’ll explore Holst’s jovial ballet music from his opera The Perfect Fool, and the celestial celebration that is The Planets. Share a heavenly musical experience with your family and friends at the Symphony. All seats are only $10 each, inclusive of service charges.


Thu 1/29/15 7:00PM


MAHLER AND HAYDN
February 6-8, 2015
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Mahler’s epic Fifth Symphony ranges from darkly sonorous and lamenting to the enduring brightness and complete triumph of the human spirit. Nestled between movements is the indescribably beautiful “Adagietto.” Some say this was Mahler’s declaration of love for his wife Alma, presented to her without a word of explanation. Also, hear one of Haydn’s most popular early symphonies, “The Philosopher.” The nickname is thought to have been inspired by a musical question and answer within the first movement. Bravo & Masterworks Series
Fri 2/6/15 8:00PM
Sat 2/7/15 8:00PM
Sun 2/8/15 2:00PM


Woman's City Club Charitable Foundation Young Artist Competition - Final Round
Saturday, February 7 at 11 a.m.
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

The final round of this year’s Young Artist Competition will take place on Saturday, February 7 at 11 a.m. in Helzberg Hall. Finalists from the preliminary round will compete for nearly $2,000 in prize money and the opportunity to perform with the Kansas City Symphony. This event is free and open to the public, however reservations are required.

This event is general admission, and reservations are required. Parking in the Arts District Garage is $8 at the gate. Reservations can be made after July 21, 2014.
Sat 2/7/15 11:00AM


Chamber Music of the Early 20th Century
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 6 p.m.

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

A great way to begin your date night! Join us in the beautiful Kauffman Center lobby for a drink after work, followed by a delightful one-hour casual chamber music concert featuring musicians of the Kansas City Symphony. The program includes Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro, Erwin Schulhoff’s Concertino, Richard Strauss’ String Sextet from Capriccio and selections from Ma mére l’oye. Bars open at 5 p.m. and the concert begins at 6 p.m.

Seats for KC Symphony Happy Hour concerts can only be reserved 90 days prior to concert date.
Wed 2/11/15 6:00PM


JIM BRICKMAN WITH THE KANSAS CITY SYMPHONY
February 13 – 14, 2015
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling pianist and songwriter Jim Brickman brings entertaining and romantic music to Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for Valentine’s Day. In a spectacular concert, Brickman and the Kansas City Symphony will perform chart-toppers including “Valentine,” “The Gift,” “Love of My Life,” “Simple Things” and “Peace.”
Fri 2/13/15 8:00PM
Sat 2/14/15 8:00PM


PETER AND THE WOLF, LIVE!
February 22, 2015 | 2:30 p.m.
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Prokofiev’s timeless musical tale of boy vs. wolf comes to life through music and comedy in this unique production featuring mascots from local professional sports teams and universities. Wear your favorite team gear and cheer on your favorite “character” — the wolf, the bird, the tiger!
Sun 2/22/15 2:30PM


Classics Uncorked: Bach to the Future
Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 7 p.m.

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

The music of Johann Sebastian Bach is pure magic — there is no music more timeless, moving and vibrant! Bach lived from 1685 to 1750, but over two and a half centuries later his music remains utterly fresh, stirring and life-affirming, and his legacy echoes throughout history in every piece of music written since. This program celebrates the music of Bach including his Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Concerto for Oboe and Violin and Orchestral Suite No. 4. It also features composers and music Bach inspired, such as Igor Stravinsky’s “Dumbarton Oaks” Concerto and Gustav Mahler’s gorgeous orchestration of Bach’s most famous piece, Air on a G String. All tickets are only $25 each and include a glass of wine or champagne after the concert when you can mingle with Symphony musicians in the Kauffman Center’s Brandmeyer Great Hall lobby. Sponsored by BMO Private Bank.
Thu 2/26/15 7:00PM


BEETHOVEN'S LEONORE, AND SCHUMANN'S "RHENISH"
March 6-8, 2015
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Reminiscent of a symphonic poem, Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3 is a comprehensive drama in its own right and a fitting opening for a concert of energetic and beautiful music. Richard Danielpour’s expressive music comes to light as the Metropolitan Opera’s principal clarinetist makes his Kansas City Symphony debut. Music Director Michael Stern’s passion on the podium shines forth in Schumann’s spirited Third Symphony. Bravo & Masterworks Series
Fri 3/6/15 8:00PM
Sat 3/7/15 8:00PM
Sun 3/8/15 2:00PM


Clarinet Master Class with Anthony McGill
Saturday, March 7 at 11 a.m.
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Acclaimed soloist and teacher, clarinetist Anthony McGill shares his musical insights in a master class on Saturday, March 7. McGill, who serves on the faculty of the Juilliard School, Peabody Institute, Bard College Conservatory and Manhattan School of Music, will coach two area clarinet students on stage in Helzberg Hall. This event is free and open to the public and includes a Q&A with Michael Stern and McGill. Students interested in performing should submit a nomination form no later than Friday, February 13. 

This event is general admission and reservations are required. Parking in the Arts District Garage is $8 at the gate. Reservations can be made after July 21, 2014.
Sat 3/7/15 11:00AM


Classics Uncorked: From Russia with Love
Wednesday, March 18 at 7 p.m.

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Join the Kansas City Symphony on a musical trip to Moscow and St. Petersburg! With its soaring melodies, pulse-pounding rhythms and lush harmonies, Russian music is the epitome of pure, unbridled emotion. Featuring Russian Romantic hits, including Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty and Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise; and fiery show pieces, like Shostakovich’s Festive Overture and Mussorgsky’s “Gopak,” this program has something for everybody: fervent excitement, deeply heartfelt lyricism and lighthearted fun! All tickets are only $25 each and include a glass of wine or champagne after the concert when you can mingle with Symphony musicians in the Kauffman Center’s Brandmeyer Great Hall lobby. Sponsored by BMO Private Bank.
Wed 3/18/15 7:00PM


KALMAR CONDUCTS DVORÁK AND BEETHOVEN
March 27 - 29, 2015
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Conductor Carlos Kalmar returns to the Helzberg Hall stage to present another impeccably assembled program. The Seventh Symphony of Dvorák reflects the political struggles of the Czech nation in the late 19th century and represents some of the composer’s best work. The refined playing of Russian pianist Yevgeny Sudbin rounds out this program with what Beethoven considered his own breakthrough piece while working to establish his performance career. Tickets start at $25. Ovation & Masterworks Series
Fri 3/27/15 8:00PM
Sat 3/28/15 8:00PM
Sun 3/29/15 2:00PM


Piano Master Class with Yevgeny Sudbin
Saturday, March 28 at 11 a.m.
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Get an inside view of the student/teacher relationship with an exciting master class presented by pianist Yevgeny Sudbin. In town to perform Beethoven’s Second Piano Concerto with the Kansas City Symphony, Mr. Sudbin will also coach two area piano students as part of the Inside Music Series. Students interested in performing should submit a nomination form no later than Monday, March 9. 

This event is general admission, and reservations are required. Parking in the Arts District Garage is $8 at the gate. Reservations can be made after July 21, 2014.
Sat 3/28/15 11:00AM


Symphony's Designers Showhouse
Mid-April through Mid-May

Location TBA

Step inside a magnificent home that has been transformed by top area designers. Kansas City Symphony Alliance (KCSA) auxiliary members coordinate the showhouse each year as a fund raiser for the Symphony. It’s one of the longest running and most successful showhouse projects in the country.
Wed 4/1/15 8:00PM


“SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN”
Friday and Saturday, April 10-11, 2015 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Get ready to twirl your umbrella as legendary Hollywood musical “Singin’ in the Rain” is shown on a huge screen in Helzberg Hall while your Symphony performs the soundtrack live on stage, transforming your visit into pure movie magic. Filled with iconic music it’s no wonder this is the American Film Institute’s No. 1 movie musical to ever grace the silver screen.
Fri 4/10/15 8:00PM
Sat 4/11/15 8:00PM
Sun 4/12/15 2:30PM


Cabaret Concert
Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 7 p.m.

Embassy Suites KCI Hotel
I-29 and Tiffany Springs Parkway, Kansas City, Mo.

Aram Demirjian, associate conductor

Sponsored by the Kansas City Symphony Guild, this event benefitting the Symphony includes an intimate cabaret-style concert featuring the orchestra. Bid on many silent auction items during the cocktail hour prior to dinner.
Sun 4/19/15 7:00PM


The Winds of Spring
Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 6 p.m.

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

A great night out begins here. A FREE one-hour casual concert of inspiring chamber music is the perfect way to kick off your weekend a day early! Selections include Poulenc’s Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano, Crumb’s Black Angels and Stravinsky’s Octet.

Seats for KC Symphony Happy Hour concerts can only be reserved 90 days prior to concert date.
Thu 4/23/15 6:00PM


DON JUAN, PLUS MOZART’S PIANO CONCERTO NO. 20
May 1 – 3, 2015
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Don Juan, a passionate tone poem about the famous fictional libertine, marked Strauss’ discovery of his preferred compositional style. For Nielsen’s WWI-inspired “Inextinguishable,” he wrote that he sought to express “the elemental will to live.” It includes a musical battle between timpanists, and after a tumultuous journey, ends in glorious triumph. Between these two grand works, hear pianist Steven Lin perform a light, refreshing Mozart concerto. Ovation & Masterworks Series
Fri 5/1/15 8:00PM
Sat 5/2/15 8:00PM
Sun 5/3/15 2:00PM


Flute Master Class with Michael Gordon
Saturday, May 2 at 11 a.m.
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Kansas City Symphony’s principal flutist Michael Gordon joins the Inside Music Series to present a master class on Saturday, May 2. Learn about all things flute as two area students perform on stage in Helzberg Hall! The class will conclude with at Q&A session with Music Director Michael Stern and Mr. Gordon. Students interested in performing should submit a nomination form no later than Monday, April 13. 

This event is general admission, and reservations are required. Parking in the Arts District Garage is $8 at the gate. Reservations can be made after July 21, 2014.
Sat 5/2/15 11:00AM


MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER WITH THE KANSAS CITY SYMPHONY
Friday, May 8, 2015 at 8 p.m.

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Vince Mendoza, conductor

Mary Chapin Carpenter joins the Kansas City Symphony for a very special evening of music from her debut orchestral record, “Songs from the Movie.” Collaborating with composer/arranger and producer Vince Mendoza (Sting, Diana Krall, Elvis Costello and Joni Mitchell) and working once again with co-producer Matt Rollings (Keith Urban and Lyle Lovett), Carpenter’s new record harkens to her love of classic film and symphonic music. The result reprises 10 of Carpenter’s songs in Mendoza’s distinctively beautiful and cinematic arrangements, presented as an imaginary film soundtrack. From “Come On Come On” to “On and On It Goes” to “I Am a Town” and “Goodnight America,” this winner of multiple Grammy® Awards and two-time CMA® Female Vocalist of the Year is still breaking new ground, promising a unique, personal and memorable evening in Helzberg Hall. Tickets start at $40.
Fri 5/8/15 8:00PM


Mendelssohn's Octet
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 6 p.m.

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Bring your friends and co-workers to the Symphony for a delightful FREE performance of chamber music programmed by our musicians. This program features Bach’s “Goldberg” Variations for String Trio, O’Connor’s Appalachia Waltz and Mendelssohn’s Octet. Lobby bars open at 5 p.m., followed by the casual one-hour concert at 6 p.m.

Seats for KC Symphony Happy Hour concerts can only be reserved 90 days prior to concert date.
Tue 5/12/15 6:00PM


DISNEY FANTASIA LIVE IN CONCERT WITH THE KANSAS CITY SYMPHONY
Friday and Saturday, May 15-16, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Join us for a thrilling Screenland at the Symphony performance of Disney's groundbreaking marriage of symphonic music and animation, Fantasia. Magnificent repertoire from the original 1940 version and Fantasia 2000, including The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, and Nutcracker Suite, will be performed while Disney's stunning footage is shown on the big screen. Experience iconic moments and childhood favorites as you never have before!
Fri 5/15/15 7:00PM
Sat 5/16/15 7:00PM
Sun 5/17/15 2:30PM


Contributors' Concerts

CONTRIBUTORS' CONCERTS
Wednesday and Thursday, May 20-21, 2015 at 7 p.m.



Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Michael Stern and the Symphony perform a special concert honoring volunteers and contributors to the orchestra’s success. This concert is by invitation only.
Wed 5/20/15 7:00PM
Thu 5/21/15 7:00PM


Kansas City Symphony's Bank of America Celebration at the Station
Sunday, May 24 at 8 p.m.

Union Station

The best Memorial Day Weekend event in the Midwest returns for its 13th rousing year. Music Director Michael Stern conducts a spectacular patriotic concert by the Kansas City Symphony, presented by Bank of America. This FREE performance is followed by Kansas City’s largest fireworks display. Picnic on the north lawn of the National WWI Museum at Liberty Memorial while enjoying fabulous pre-concert entertainment. Blankets and lawn chairs welcome. The Bush and Jamie Helzberg Instrument Petting Zoo and pre-concert entertainment begin at 3:30 p.m. Media support from KCPT Channel 19, Fox 4 and the Cumulus Radio Group.

ZUKERMAN, GELLER, BEETHOVEN AND BACH
May 29 - 31, 2015
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Israeli-born conductor, violinist and violist Pinchas Zukerman is one of the world’s great musical geniuses. He returns to Helzberg Hall to one of Bach’s most famous works, the Double Concerto, with Concertmaster Noah Geller. Zukerman also performs Hindemith’s Trauermusik, a touching work for viola and string orchestra. The concert concludes with Beethoven’s Second Symphony, one of his most energetic and cheerful works. Bravo & Masterworks Series
Fri 5/29/15 8:00PM
Sat 5/30/15 8:00PM
Sun 5/31/15 2:00PM


Violin/Viola Master Class with Pinchas Zukerman
Saturday, May 30 at 11 a.m.
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Pinchas Zukerman is equally respected as a violinist, violist, conductor, teacher and chamber musician. On Saturday, May 30, he will coach two students on musical technique and artistry as part of the Inside Music master class series. Students interested in performing should submit a nomination form no later than Monday, May 11. 

This event is general admission, and reservations are required. Parking in the Arts District Garage is $8 at the gate. Reservations can be made after July 21, 2014.
Sat 5/30/15 11:00AM


DAPHNIS AND CHLOÉ
June 5-7, 2015
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Music Director Michael Stern is back on the podium to begin these concerts with Wagner’s Prelude to Tristan und Isolde. Then, German violinist Augustin Hadelich takes the stage to perform the popular Bruch concerto. Schoenberg’s strikingly beautiful Verklärte Nacht is a highly tonal reflection of finding redemption, which sets the stage for Ravel’s passionate and flowing music for the ballet Daphnis et Chloé. Ovation & Masterworks Series
Fri 6/5/15 8:00PM
Sat 6/6/15 8:00PM
Sun 6/7/15 2:00PM


Shostakovich and Stravinsky
Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 6 p.m. Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Our final free happy hour concert of the season puts Russian composers in the spotlight. Enjoy Stravinksy's Soldier's Tale Suite and the String Quartet No. 8 by Shostakovich. Lobby bars open at 5 p.m., with our casual one-hour concert at 6 p.m. Reserve your free general admission tickets in advance starting March 16.
Thu 6/11/15 6:00PM


Symphony in the Flint Hills
Saturday, June 13, 2015

Location TBA

Aram Demirjian, associate conductor

Produced by Symphony in the Flint Hills, Inc., the Kansas City Symphony performs classical works against a backdrop of the breathtaking Flint Hills of Kansas. The event begins at 1 p.m. with prairie education activities, guided prairie walks, catered BBQ and horse-drawn covered wagon rides. The concert begins at 6:45 p.m. and concludes at sunset when attendees can dance under the stars to old time acoustic music or star gaze.

Tickets will be available spring 2015.
Sat 6/13/15 6:30PM


SEASON FINALE: A HERO’S LIFE
June 19-21, 2015
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Tchaikovsky’s famous First Piano Concerto has it all: gorgeous melodies and technically demanding piano lines that only Tchaikovsky could write. Aptly matched for this Russian masterpiece is Ukrainian pianist Vadym Kholodenko. Arguably autobiographical in nature, Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben includes quotations from his earlier works. Convinced that French horns best expressed heroism, this masterwork calls for eight to complement the large orchestra. Hear the hero’s theme, his battles, ensuing peace, and finally, his retirement from the mortal world. Bravo & Masterworks Series
Fri 6/19/15 8:00PM
Sat 6/20/15 8:00PM
Sun 6/21/15 2:00PM


Kansas City Symphony Student Season Pass