Upcoming Concerts



<h2><em>Kansas City Symphony Presents</em></h2>
HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN (TM) IN CONCERT
September 5-7, 9, 2018

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

 

Relive the magic of your favorite wizard in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert. Based on the third installment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga, fans of all ages will experience the thrilling tale accompanied by the Kansas City Symphony as Harry soars across the big screen. From the moment Harry first uses the Marauder’s Map to when the Patronus Charm bursts from his wand, you’ll be transported back into the world you love.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & TM Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. ROWLING`S WIZARDING WORLDTM J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s18)

Wed 9/5/18 7:00PM
Thu 9/6/18 7:00PM
Fri 9/7/18 7:00PM
Sun 9/9/18 4:00PM


LESLIE ODOM JR. with the KANSAS CITY SYMPHONY
September 22, 2018

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

 

Broadway’s Hamilton star comes to Kansas City! From his Tony® Award-winning role as Aaron Burr in Broadway’s hottest hit, Leslie Odom Jr. joins the Kansas City Symphony for an evening of music that will lift you up and fill you with hope. This concert is a benefit for Turn the Page KC, which is making strides to improve our community’s third-grade reading proficiency. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Turn the Page KC’s Executive Director Mike English at menglish@turnthepagekc.org or (816) 718-8926.

Tickets on sale March 6 @ 10 am.

 

Sat 9/22/18 8:00PM


BEN FOLDS with the KANSAS CITY SYMPHONY
September 25, 2018

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

 

Rock sensation Ben Folds is back by popular demand after several sold-out appearances with your Kansas City Symphony. Hear this one-of-a-kind performance packed with fan favorites like “Brick” plus Folds’ latest orchestral arrangements.

Tue 9/25/18 7:00PM


ANDREW BIRD with the KANSAS CITY SYMPHONY
September 29, 2018

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

 

The immensely talented multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird has found legions of fans of his distinct indie rock style, blending swing, gypsy, calypso and folk -- all delivered with his virtuosic abilities. A classically trained violinist, former member of the band Squirrel Nut Zippers, and an expert whistler (for real!), you have never seen or heard anyone or anything like Andrew Bird. Don’t miss an incredibly fun Symphony performance showcasing great music and musicianship with seating in the round at Helzberg Hall.

Sat 9/29/18 8:00PM


<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


<h2><em>Silent Film + Live Organ</em></h2>
THE HUNCHBACK of NOTRE DAME in CONCERT
October 31, 2018

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

 

Our amazing guest organist Dorothy Papadakos revives the 1923 classic silent horror film “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” with a completely improvised score played on the Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant Organ and featuring Kansas City Symphony Principal Percussionist Christopher McLaurin improvising on orchestral chimes as Quasimodo. Starring Lon Chaney in the role that launched his career as a major actor and featuring a 19-acre set filled with thousands of extras, “Hunchback” is a visual spectacle on a grand and spooky scale. Please note: the Kansas City Symphony does not perform during this presentation.

 

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Wed 10/31/18 7:00PM


WYNONNA with the KANSAS CITY SYMPHONY
November 10, 2018

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

 

There is only one Wynonna Judd. Her range, style and voice are simply unmatched. Wynonna returns to the Kansas City Symphony in a celebration of great music, performing her country hits and rock classics along with staples of the American Songbook. Please note: this concert is presented without intermission.

Sat 11/10/18 8:00PM


<h2><em>Film + Live Orchestra</em></h2>
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE in CONCERT
December 21-22, 2018

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

 

Frank Capra’s Oscar®-winning holiday classic comes to life with Dimitri Timokin’s entire score performed live. Jimmy Stewart portrays George, who is thinking about ending it all. As George is about to jump from a bridge, he instead ends up rescuing his guardian angel, Clarence, who shows George what his town would be like without all of his good deeds. Experience this beloved Christmas movie transformed into a live film concert event!

 

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Fri 12/21/18 7:00PM
Sat 12/22/18 1:00PM


<h2><em>Kansas City Symphony Presents</em></h2>
HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE (TM) IN CONCERT
January 3-6, 2019

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

 

Grab your broom and get ready for the tasks ahead! The Triwizard Tournament comes to Hogwarts™ in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert. Relive the magic of Harry Potter™ soaring across the big screen in high-definition and experience the Kansas City Symphony performing Patrick Doyle’s unforgettable score live.

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. (s18)

 

Thu 1/3/19 7:00PM
Fri 1/4/19 7:00PM
Sat 1/5/19 12:00PM
Sun 1/6/19 4:00PM


<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.

 

Sun 1/20/19 7:00PM


<h2><em>Kansas City Symphony Presents</em></h2>
STAR WARS EPISODE IV — A NEW HOPE
January 31 - February 3, 2019

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

 

Journey back to 1977 and a galaxy far, far away for the classic first film of the original “Star Wars” trilogy, written and directed by George Lucas and starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher. You’ll watch the Rebel Alliance attempt to destroy the Death Star on a huge screen in Helzberg Hall while your Kansas City Symphony performs the thrilling John Williams score live.

Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts. © All rights reserved. In association with 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm and Warner/Chappell Music. © 2017 and TM LUCASFILM LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. © Disney

 

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Thu 1/31/19 7:00PM
Fri 2/1/19 7:00PM
Sat 2/2/19 2:00PM
Sun 2/3/19 4:00PM


<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


<h2><em>Kansas City Symphony Presents</em></h2>
THE MUSIC of MICHAEL JACKSON
February 22-23, 2019

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

 

From his early years with Jackson 5 to his mega-hit album “Thriller” and beyond, Michael Jackson stormed the airwaves with hit after hit. “The Music of Michael Jackson” takes you through each era of this storied performer’s 40-year career — from “ABC,” “I’ll Be There” and “Got to Be There” to “Beat It,” “Thriller” and “Billy Jean.” This amazing evening of music is dedicated to the King of Pop.

 

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Fri 2/22/19 8:00PM
Sat 2/23/19 8:00PM


<h2><em>Kansas City Symphony Presents</em></h2>
WHITNEY HOUSTON’S GREATEST HITS
March 23, 2019

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

 

Whitney Houston is the most-awarded female act of all time, having sold more than 170 million albums, singles and videos worldwide. Her powerful voice touched our hearts and inspired our souls. Join the Kansas City Symphony and vocal sensation Rashidra Scott for an evening of Whitney’s biggest hits, including “How Will I Know,” “Where Do Broken Hearts Go,” “I Will Always Love You” and many more.

 

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Sat 3/23/19 8:00PM


<h2><em>Kansas City Symphony Classical Series</em></h2>
CARMINA BURANA
March 28-31, 2019

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

 

In the wonderfully indulgent Carmina burana you’ll hear an irresistible, nonstop and thunderous celebration of life, love and the philosophy of carpe diem. One of the most popular classical works of all time, Carmina burana appears in countless movies, TV shows, commercials and sporting events. This musical extravaganza begins with a kaleidoscope of sound in pieces by two prominent American composers, Sarah Kirkland Snider and Augusta Read Thomas.

 

Masterworks & Ovation Series

Thu 3/28/19 7:00PM


<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.

 

Sun 4/7/19 2:00PM