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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ in Concert

Film + live orchestra >> Sept 7, 8, 9 and 11

Copland’s Third Symphony, with Saint-Saëns’ Third Violin Concerto

Opening Weekend > violinist Gil Shaham > Sept 16-18

Broadway’s Leading Men featuring the Heartland Men’s Chorus

Jack Everly conducts > September 23-25

2022/23 KC Symphony Season: Classical, Pops and Family Series + Special Presentations

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KC Symphony presents Violent Femmes, Rufus Wainwright and Indigo Girls during 2022/23 Season

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Strauss’ Alpine Symphony + Josh Jones performing Schoenberg Percussion Concerto

Michael Stern conducts > October 7-9

Kenny G with the Kansas City Symphony

Smooth + sexy sounds to carry you away >> Nov 18-20

Elf™ in Concert

Film + live orchestra >> December 21-24

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther™ in Concert

Film + live orchestra >> January 25-28

Beethoven Walks into a Bar Podcast

Chiefs coach Andy Reid is our special guest!

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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2022/23 Classical, Pops & Family Series

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What to Expect at the Symphony

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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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Learning Through Orchestral Music

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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 Cello, Robert A. Kipp Chair

Mark Gibbs

Mark Gibbs

Spotlight | Principal Cello, Robert A. Kipp Chair

Mark Gibbs

Praised by the Kansas City Star for his “sweet, sensuous tone and a sophisticated feel for long-breathed lines,” Principal Cellist Mark Tsuyoshi Gibbs holds the Robert A. Kipp chair in the Kansas City Symphony. Prior to this appointment in 1999, Gibbs earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northwestern University, where he was a student of Hans Jorgen Jensen. At Northwestern, Gibbs was named principal cellist of the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. He also worked closely with Jensen as a teaching assistant. Gibbs’ numerous awards include the Northwestern University Civic Scholar String Fellowship, the Union League of Chicago Civic and Arts Foundation Prize, first place in the Northwestern University School of Music Concerto Competition, first prize in the Music Teachers National Association Collegiate Artist National Competition, and grand prize in the American String Teachers Association National Solo Competition. He has appeared many times as a soloist with the Kansas City Symphony, including twice on Classical Series opening weekend concerts as well as on the Symphony’s 2015 Saint-Saëns disc from Reference Recordings, which earned a Grammy® Award nomination. He is proud to be known as a “Fine Kansan Cellist” (Audiophilia Online Magazine) and resides in Overland Park with his wife, Kansas City Symphony Principal Second Violinist Tamamo Someya Gibbs, and their two daughters.


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