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Andrea Bocelli: Believe North American Tour with your Kansas City Symphony

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Symphony Pops: The Music of John Williams

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One Movement Symphonies: Barber, Sibelius, Scriabin

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Spotlight | Viola

Jenifer Houck

Jen Richison

Spotlight | Viola

Jenifer Houck

Originally from Pismo Beach, California, Jenifer Houck (Richison) began the violin at age five, under the tutelage of Diane Byington. Avidly performing around the Central Coast while growing up, Jenifer won prizes in several competitions, including the National Exchange Club. At age 11, she performed in the Disney National Youth Orchestra, under conductors Jung-Ho Pak, Daniel Hege, and Henry Mancini. During this time, Jenifer also actively performed in musical theater, commercials and TV shows. All four years in high school, Jenifer won spots in the All State Orchestra and Choir. Officially switching to the viola at 19, she completed her undergraduate work at Southern Methodist University as a student of Barbara Sudweeks. Jenifer has soloed with several orchestras, most recently, the National Repertory Orchestra. She was co-Principal of the New World Symphony, in Miami, Florida, and the Verbier Orchestra in Switzerland. Jenifer plays frequently plays chamber music around the metro, and enjoys traveling with her husband, Alex. They have two bichon-toy poodles, Grady and Franklin. Jenifer joined the Kansas City Symphony in September of 2007.


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