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Friday, March 20, 2020 8:00 PM - Sunday, March 22, 2020 2:00 PM
Image of Johannes Debus. Beethoven's fourth piano concerto. Johannes Debus, guest conductor. Kansas city symphony.  March 20-22

Schumann's “Rhenish”
Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto

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Sunday, March 22, 2020 2:00 PM


This concert has been canceled.

Due to the directive from the City of Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Quinton Lucas, Symphony events at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts will not take place as scheduled through April 1, 2020. In the event of further updates, we’ll notify all ticket holders by email, website banner and social media channels.

If you purchased a ticket to this performance, you may exchange into a future Symphony performance here, or by calling the Symphony box office Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please consider donating the value of your ticket to help sustain us during this time. Contact the Symphony box office at (816) 471-0400 with questions.

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Johannes Debus, guest conductor
Eric Lu, piano (Underwritten by the Almy Legacy Fund)

BARBER Essay No. 2
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 3, “Rhenish”

Due to the tragic onset of deafness, Beethoven made a farewell tour as soloist with his Fourth Piano Concerto. Guest conductor Johannes Debus leads the Symphony and piano prodigy Eric Lu for the extraordinary Fourth Concerto — a blend of haunting lyricism, technical finesse and musical innovation. Schumann’s Third Symphony, created during one of the happiest periods in his career, captures the simple joys of life from time spent in the Rhineland. Barber’s Second Essay for orchestra displays the composer’s gifts for brilliant counterpoint and powerful orchestration. Tickets from $25.

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