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Monday, June 21: Symphony performs throughout KC

Mobile Music Box concerts

More free & fun performances across our city

Presenting our 2021/22 Symphony Season

Classical, Pops & Family Series + so much more!

Free performance now streaming on MySymphonySeat.org

Watch Mozart's Divertimento on-demand

One Movement Symphonies: Barber, Sibelius, Scriabin

New Reference Recordings project now available

Webster School building to be KC Symphony’s new headquarters

A new venue for recitals, educational events & more
Beethoven Walks into a Bar Podcast

Beethoven Walks into a Bar

A Kansas City Symphony Podcast

Music Talk video series

Musical terms, instrumental techniques and more

Orchestra for all.

The Kansas City Symphony has established itself as a major force in the cultural life of the community by providing great performances for greater audiences. Praised for performances of uncompromising standard, the orchestra is the largest in the region and enjoys a national reputation under the artistic leadership of Music Director Michael Stern.

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2021/22 Season

Classical, Pops and Family Subscription Packages

2021/22 Season

Classical, Pops and Family Subscription Packages

Amazing music, exciting guests and extraordinary special concerts.

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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 | Double Bass

Richard Ryan

Ryan Richard

Spotlight | Double Bass

Richard Ryan

Richard Ryan grew up near Phoenix, Arizona, always dreaming of becoming a musician. He received his bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from Indiana University and won his first professional orchestra position in the Louisville Orchestra at the age of 20. While in Louisville, Richard was also a staff conductor for the Louisville Youth Orchestra and maintained a private bass studio. Richard joined the Kansas City Symphony in 2011. He has been the bass instructor at the University of Kansas since 2013, and has been the Music Director of the Lenexa Community Orchestra since 2017.


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