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Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony

A transcendent experience awaits you >> June 14-16

Individual Concert Tickets for the first half of the 2024/25 Season – AVAILABLE NOW!

Sensational stars and marvelous music.

Mobile Music Box Concert Calendar

Free outdoor concerts across the KC metro!

2024/25 Season Subscriptions NOW AVAILABLE

Fantastic music. New, memorable experiences.

Stern’s Farewell with Sibelius and Barber

Maestro Stern shares music that inspires him

European Tour Send-Off Concert

Enjoy the program we’ll perform on our Tour!

2024/25 Classical Series Kickoff with Cellist Alisa Weilerstein

Matthias Pintscher conducts Stravinsky's Firebird

Jurassic Park™ in Concert

An epic concert 65 million years in the making...

Dionne Warwick with the Kansas City Symphony

One night only | Saturday, September 28

Gil Shaham Performs Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

Entrancing melodies. Dazzling string pyrotechnics.

Psycho™ in Concert

Enjoy this classic horror film like never before!

Join us for Matthias Pintscher's Inaugural Season!

2024/25 Classical Season Ticket packages available now

A season of Classical Fireworks

2024/25 Classical Season Ticket packages available now

A season of Classical Fireworks

Magnificent musicianship that will refresh and recharge you! KC's premier live music experience is right here. Let's make great memories together. Curated Classical Series packages packed with classical fireworks and new, memorable experiences. Secure the best available seats now.

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Experience

What to Expect at the Symphony

Experience

What to Expect at the Symphony

Expect to enjoy yourself! There’s no need to study, but we do have notes, podcasts and playlists and more for your enjoyment.

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Community

Learning Through Orchestral Music

Community

Learning Through Orchestral Music

From programming in Helzberg Hall to community outreach, we have programs for people throughout the community to experience hands-on access to the symphonic music.

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Spotlight | Principal Clarinet, Bill and Peggy Lyons Chair

Raymond Santos

Raymond Santos

Spotlight | Principal Clarinet, Bill and Peggy Lyons Chair

Raymond Santos

Raymond Santos has served as principal clarinet of the Kansas City Symphony since September of 2008. Previously, he was a clarinet fellow with the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida. Santos has played as guest principal clarinet for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and the Oregon Symphony. He received multiple fellowships to the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Tanglewood Music Center, where he was conferred the Gino B. Cioffi Memorial Prize for exceptional musical achievement. He also performed at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, and the National Orchestral Institute in Washington D.C. In addition to his orchestral activities, he has played chamber music throughout the United States, Europe, and China. Originally from West Chester, Ohio, Santos received his Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Southern California, under the tutelage of revered pedagogue Yehuda Gilad. In high school, he studied with Richard Hawley, former principal clarinet of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Other principal teachers have included Monica Kaenzig, and Sandra Snyder. Santos is a Buffet Crampon USA performing artist, and plays exclusively on Buffet Crampon clarinets.


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