Upcoming Concerts

<h2><em>Kansas City Symphony Presents</em></h2>
A soothing evening of meditation and music
October 24, 2017

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center


Prepare to unwind as our certified Relax and Renew® trainer Anita Bailey coaches you through various breathing and meditation techniques. Symphony musicians will perform selections to assist in your relaxation.

Tue 10/24/17 6:00PM

<h2><em>Kansas City Symphony Presents</em></h2>
A side-by-side performance with students<br/>
of the UMKC Conservatory of Music
October 25, 2017

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center


This early evening performance of Mozart's tuneful Serenade in B-flat major, "Gran Partita" written for 13 wind instruments and bass will be a true 'side-by-side' between KCS musicians and UMKC students.


This event is FREE and open to the public.

<em>Screenland at the Symphony:</em> <br/>
October 31, 2017

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center


“Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror” (1922) was an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.” Nearly all copies of the film were destroyed under court order, but one print survived and came to be regarded as a masterpiece. Celebrate Halloween by experiencing this bizarre and chilling silent film classic on the giant Helzberg Hall screen with live thundering accompaniment by organist Dorothy Papadakos on the Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant Organ. If you liked last season’s sold-out “Phantom of the Opera” silent film with organ concert, you’ll love “Nosferatu.” Costumes encouraged!


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Tue 10/31/17 7:00PM

<em>with the</em> KANSAS CITY SYMPHONY
November 18, 2017

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center


Who isn’t familiar with the classic tunes of Queen? This electrifying tribute has garnered critical acclaim from around the country for staying true to the original recordings with great vocals and stellar harmonies. The genius of Freddie Mercury comes alive with high energy versions of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Will Rock You,” “We Are the Champions,” “Another One Bites the Dust” and many others.

Sat 11/18/17 8:00PM

<strong>DISNEY IN CONCERT: TIM BURTON'S</strong><br/>
December 22-23, 2017

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center


What’s this, what’s this?! It’s the wildly inventive world of Tim Burton’s macabre classic shown in its entirety on a huge screen in Helzberg Hall for this Screenland at the Symphony presentation. Danny Elfman’s rambunctious, colorful score will roar to life in the hands of the Kansas City Symphony as you follow Jack the Pumpkin King’s quest to seize Christmas.
Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts © All Rights Reserved


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Fri 12/22/17 7:00PM
Sat 12/23/17 1:00PM
Sat 12/23/17 7:00PM

<h2><em>Kansas City Symphony Presents</em></h2>
30th Anniversary ~ JIRITSU
January 17 & 18, 2018

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center


Arnie Roth, guest conductor
Nobuo Uematsu, composer in attendance


Distant Worlds: music from Final Fantasy makes its debut with the Kansas City Symphony. Enjoy an exciting program of music from throughout the game series, composed by Nobuo Uematsu and under the direction of Grammy® Award-winning conductor Arnie Roth, Distant Worlds promises an incredible experience with a full orchestra, choir, plus vocal and instrumental soloists. The concert also features an exclusive HD video presentation from game developer SQUARE ENIX. Celebrate the JIRITSU 30th Anniversary of Final Fantasy at Distant Worlds with your Kansas City Symphony and special guest Nobuo Uematsu in attendance!

Wed 1/17/18 7:00PM
Thu 1/18/18 7:00PM

January 19-21, 2018

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center


Celebrate the golden age of Broadway when New York Pops Music Director Steven Reineke brings the legendary music of Rodgers and Hammerstein to life. Don’t miss this memorable program of musical favorites from Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific and many more, along with your Kansas City Symphony and Chorus.


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Sun 1/21/18 2:00PM

A TRIBUTE <em>to</em> KANSAS CITY JAZZ:<br/>
<em>From</em> BASIE <em>to</em> BEBOP <em>featuring</em> BOBBY WATSON
February 9-11, 2018

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center


From the great Count Basie to Charlie Parker and Bobby Watson, the Kansas City Symphony pays tribute to Kansas City’s homegrown jazz musicians and timeless tunes. Special appearances by trumpet player Herman Mehari and Chuck Haddix, the producer of KCUR-FM’s “Fish Fry.” You’ll love this saucy, special performance of KC jazz, presented in association with the American Jazz Museum.


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Sun 2/11/18 2:00PM

February 15-18, 2018

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center


The Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series continues with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™. John Williams’ renowned score will be performed by the Kansas City Symphony as the entire film is projected simultaneously on the big screen in Helzberg Hall.


HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. ROWLING'S WIZARDING WORLD™ J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s17)

Thu 2/15/18 7:00PM
Fri 2/16/18 7:00PM
Sat 2/17/18 4:00PM
Sun 2/18/18 2:00PM

<em>with the</em> KANSAS CITY SYMPHONY
March 10, 2018

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center


Let’s go crazy! Prince Rogers Nelson left us unexpectedly on April 21, 2016. We’ll celebrate this musical icon who masterfully mixed pop, rock, R&B, jazz, soul and funk. Prince’s music lives on in our Kansas City Symphony tribute complete with a full rock band. You’ll hear all of the hits, from “Purple Rain” and “When Doves Cry” to “Little Red Corvette” and “Kiss.”

Sat 3/10/18 8:00PM

<em>Screenland at the Symphony:</em><br/>
April 20-22, 2018

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center


Experience the thrill of the `80s cinema classic “Back to the Future” on a huge screen in Helzberg Hall with your Kansas City Symphony performing the entire fun-filled score live! This production also features additional music by composer Alan Silvestri written especially for the film’s 30th anniversary.


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Sun 4/22/18 2:00PM

AUDRA McDONALD <em>with the</em><br/>
May 5, 2018

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center


Audra McDonald is unparalleled in the breadth and versatility of her artistry, as both a singer and an actress. With a record six Tony Awards, two Grammy® Awards, and a long list of other accolades to her name, she is among today’s most highly regarded performers. Blessed with a luminous soprano voice and an incomparable gift for dramatic truth telling, she is equally at home on Broadway, opera stages and in concert halls as she is in roles on film and television. Share in this special one-night-only performance with the Kansas City Symphony as Audra visits the American Songbook as only she can.

Sat 5/5/18 8:00PM

SYMPHONY CHORUS <em>presents</em><br/>
May 20, 2018

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center


Join us for this very special afternoon performance of Durflé’s Requiem, a soaring Gregorian chant-themed masterpiece. You’ll also enjoy Kansas City composer Mark Hayes’ This Moment and witness an exciting 20th anniversary performance of Morten Lauridsen’s radiant Lux Aeterna. Tickets from $20. Note: The Kansas City Symphony does not perform during this presentation.

Sun 5/20/18 3:00PM