June 16-18, 2017
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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