January 21, 2020
Fact: Kansas City Symphony musicians are amazing! We’re shining a spotlight on their talents in this concert full of works for soloists and orchestra. Principal Flute Michael Gordon takes center stage, playing exciting South American rhythms by Venezuelan composer Raimundo Pineda. Principal Clarinet Raymond Santos jumps into Copland’s jazzy Concerto for Clarinet — the piece premiered by Benny Goodman. In Copland’s Quiet City, Principal Trumpet Julian Kaplan and English Horn Tim Daniels explore the emotional work inspired by the Irwin Shaw play. After the concert, enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or champagne as you mingle with Kansas City Symphony musicians, taking in the city skyline from the Kauffman Center’s Brandmeyer Great Hall. Most tickets $25.