Symphony News

  • THIS SATURDAY: Young Artist Competition Final Round

    This Saturday, Feb. 18, the Kansas City Symphony will host its annual Woman’s City Club Charitable Foundation Young Artist Competition...

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  • PODCAST: Beethoven's Eighth and Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3

    Familiarize yourself with upcoming concert repertoire by listening to the Symphonys free podcast on SoundCloud...

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  • Feb. 25: FREE Inside Music Series Event with Julian Kaplan, Trumpet

    Learn more from the Symphony's own Principal Trumpet Julian Kaplan at this free event...

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  • Kansas City Symphony Unveils Star-Studded 2017-18 Season

    From iconic stars to timeless music, there’s never been a better time to be a subscriber to the Kansas City Symphony 2017-18 season...

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  • March 1: Side by Side with the Youth Symphony of Kansas City

    The Kansas City Symphony and Youth Symphony of Kansas City will join together to rehearse side by side...

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Michael Stern explains why Beethoven's Eighth is an under-appreciated masterpiece that everyone should hear. Even Tchaikovsky recognized that this was one of Beethoven's great symphonic achievements. Hear this infectious work, February 17-19 in Helzberg Hall.

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