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WAR <em>and</em> REMEMBRANCE <em>with</em> BRITTEN
May 5-7, 2017
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

In Britten’s War Requiem, the English composer combines musical settings of the traditional Latin Mass for the Dead with searing, graphic World War I poems by Wilfred Owen. Britten’s condemnation of the horrors of war leaves an impact long after the haunting final notes have sounded. Michael Stern, the Kansas City Symphony, Chorus and a trio of superb international vocal soloists join together for this unforgettable concert experience.

 

G. KENNETH & ANN BAUM CONCERT COMMENTS will not be presented in Helzberg Hall prior to performances with the Kansas City Symphony Chorus


Masterworks and Bravo Series


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Fri 5/5/17 8:00PM
Sat 5/6/17 8:00PM
Sun 5/7/17 2:00PM


AX <em>plays</em> MOZART<br />
<em>and</em> STRAUSS’ MERRY PRANKS
June 2-4, 2017
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Legendary pianist Emanuel Ax performs two superb Mozart works — the intricate Piano Concerto No. 16 and his 19th piano concerto, which was played at the coronation of the Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II in 1790. Strauss’ Till Eulenspiegels Merry Pranks, a composition recounting the tomfoolery and mischief of a famous German folklore rascal, is an orchestral tour-de-force from start to finish.

 

The G. Kenneth and Ann Baum Concert Comments will begin one hour prior to the concert. Concert Comments is a lively and informative discussion about the music being presented, frequently hosted by Music Director Michael Stern, Executive Director Frank Byrne and the featured soloist of the concert weekend.

Masterworks and Bravo Series

 


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Fri 6/2/17 8:00PM
Sat 6/3/17 8:00PM
Sun 6/4/17 2:00PM


SEASON FINALE: RACHMANINOFF’S SECOND<br />
<em>and</em> BARBER’S VIOLIN CONCERTO
June 16-18, 2017
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

A sizzling season finale! Let the passionate melodies and lush orchestration of Rachmaninoff wash over you as Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony bring the 2016-17 season to a glorious close with the Russian composer’s Second Symphony. Witness Philippe Quint soar as he delivers technical fireworks and melodies in Barber’s Violin Concerto. Phenomenon, by Thai composer Narong Prangcharoen, “was inspired by mysterious and unexplainable natural phenomena, such as the Aurora Borealis, the Bolides, and, especially, the Naga Fireballs.”

Masterworks and Ovation Series

 

The G. Kenneth and Ann Baum Concert Comments will begin one hour prior to the concert. Concert Comments is a lively and informative discussion about the music being presented, frequently hosted by Music Director Michael Stern, Executive Director Frank Byrne and the featured soloist of the concert weekend.


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Fri 6/16/17 8:00PM
Sat 6/17/17 8:00PM
Sun 6/18/17 2:00PM