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Symphony Announces On-Sale Date for Single Tickets, Unveils 2017-18 Classics Uncorked Series

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Single tickets for Yo-Yo Ma, Joyce DiDonato, Audra McDonald, Melissa Etheridge, movie concerts and more available Monday, July 24 at 10 a.m.

Big stars, acclaimed movies and timeless music make up the Kansas City Symphony’s varied and thrilling 2017-18 season.

The Symphony welcomes performers such as celebrated cellist Yo-Yo Ma, Broadway diva Audra McDonald, pop rock singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge plus two hometown stars known worldwide for their talents — mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and saxophonist Bobby Watson — for the coming season. The season also includes tributes that honor the music of Prince, Queen, Kansas City jazz, and Leonard Bernstein for 100th anniversary of his birthday in 2018. Additional 2017-18 season highlights include:

Single tickets for the Symphony’s 2017-18 concerts go on sale Monday, July 24 at 10 a.m. Tickets are available through the Symphony Box Office at (816) 471-0400 or online at kcsymphony.org. 

2017-18 Classics Uncorked Series

Three fun, themed concerts are in order for the 2017-18 Classics Uncorked Series held in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The series features one-hour, casual concerts with classical hits programmed and led by David T. Beals III Associate Conductor Jason Seber. Most tickets are $25 and include a complimentary glass of wine or champagne following the performance where guests have an opportunity to mingle with Kansas City Symphony musicians. 

  • Classics Uncorked: Future Favorites | September 26 at 7 p.m.
    Featuring some of the best music written by today’s American composers, your Kansas City Symphony performs works sure to become your future favorites. Hear Jonathan Leshnoff’s Starburst and Christopher Theofanidis’ Rainbow Body, then experience Helzberg Hall morphing into a techno club with Mason Bates’ Mothership.
  • Classics Uncorked: At The Movies | March 8 at 7 p.m.
    Epic movies need epic music. We’re firing up the searchlights and rolling out the red carpet to celebrate great orchestral repertoire from silver-screen blockbusters such as “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “Apocalypse Now,” “Black Swan,” “Amadeus,” “The Shining,” “Moulin Rouge,” “Fantasia 2000” and more.
  • Classics Uncorked: Musical Makeovers | June 7 at 7 p.m.
    Who doesn’t love a good makeover? For the final Classics Uncorked concert of the season, your Kansas City Symphony performs pieces that have had a little work done, or some reimagining, in one way or another. Beginning with an orchestration of Bach’s masterful “Dorian” Toccata, the program also includes Vaughan Williams’ shimmering Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and Stravinsky’s cheery Pulcinella Suite with solos from many principal players. 

To learn more about all 2017-18 concert offerings, including classical, pops, family, holiday and special programs, please visit kcsymphony.org or call the Symphony Box Office at (816) 471-0400. 

Season ticket holders may purchase tickets to individual concerts ahead of the public during the Symphony’s subscriber courtesy week (July 17-21) at a discount of $5 per adult ticket. Single tickets go on sale Monday, July 24 at 10 a.m. and available through the Symphony Box Office at (816) 471-0400 or online at kcsymphony.org. View the 2017-18 season brochure here