Upcoming Concerts

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 vocalists David Basse and Deborah Brown, trumpet player Hermon 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

<h2><em>Kansas City Symphony Presents</em></h2>
A soothing evening of meditation and music
February 20, 2018

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 2/20/18 6:00PM

<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.”


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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