Upcoming Concerts



<h2><em>Kansas City Symphony Pops Series</em></h2>
GLORIOUS GERSHWIN featuring PATTI AUSTIN
October 25-27, 2018

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

 

We’re celebrating the genius of George Gershwin! From irresistible musicals to iconic works for piano and orchestra, Gershwin endures as one of America’s most beloved composers. You’ll enjoy the exuberant An American in Paris as well as Grammy® Award-winner Patti Austin singing “The Man I Love,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “I Got Rhythm/Fascinating Rhythm,” plus “Summertime” and “It Ain’t Necessarily So” from Porgy and Bess. We also welcome Park University graduate student and 2017 Van Cliburn silver medalist Kenny Broberg to perform Gershwin’s groundbreaking favorite, Rhapsody in Blue.

 

Thu 10/25/18 7:00PM
Fri 10/26/18 8:00PM
Sat 10/27/18 8:00PM


<h2><em>Kansas City Symphony Pops Series</em></h2>
AN EVENING with LYLE LOVETT and the KANSAS CITY SYMPHONY
January 18-20, 2019

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

 

A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums over three decades. With his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of Americana, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a way that breaks down barriers. Lovett’s eclectic performance style guarantees a compelling and captivating experience in his first-ever Helzberg Hall performance with his Small Band and your Kansas City Symphony.

 

Fri 1/18/19 8:00PM
Sat 1/19/19 8:00PM
Sun 1/20/19 7:00PM


<h2><em>Film + Live Orchestra</em></h2>
CASABLANCA in CONCERT
February 14-16, 2019

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

 

Don’t miss your chance to experience this classic, widely regarded as a landmark in American cinema, in a completely new way on Valentine’s weekend. Watch all of the drama unfold on the huge screen in Helzberg Hall as your Kansas City Symphony performs Max Steiner’s moving score live. Winner of the Academy Award® for Best Picture and lauded as one of the greatest movies of all times by the American Film Institute, get swept up in the romance and struggle between Rick (Humphrey Bogart) and his long-lost love Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman).

 

Thu 2/14/19 7:00PM
Fri 2/15/19 8:00PM
Sat 2/16/19 8:00PM


<h2><em>Kansas City Symphony Pops Series</em></h2>
PINK MARTINI with the KANSAS CITY SYMPHONY
April 5-7, 2019

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

 

Brimming with “fizzy spirit and breezy sophistication” (Chicago Sun-Times), the sensational Pink Martini joins your Kansas City Symphony for an evening of glitz and glamor, led by pianist Thomas Lauderdale and featuring vocalist China Forbes. Experience an alluring mix of Brazilian samba, ’30s Cuban dance, and Parisian café music as “one of the world’s most elegant live bands” (The Times UK) mingles with your Symphony for an unforgettable party.

 

Fri 4/5/19 8:00PM
Sat 4/6/19 8:00PM
Sun 4/7/19 2:00PM