Happening Wednesday, June 5 at 6:30PM at Parade Park, near 18th & Vine

 KANSAS CITY, Mo. | June 5, 2024 — The Kansas City Symphony is excited to announced cellist Yo-Yo Ma will join Symphony string musicians and young musicians participating in the Harmony Project for a special free Mobile Music Box concert in Kansas City’s Parade Park on Wednesday, June 5 starting at 6:30PM. Parade Park is located at 1600 E. 17th Terrace (Truman Road and Woodland Avenue, in the 18th and Vine neighborhood). The Symphony thanks Hallmark for helping to make this event possible

The Symphony also welcomes youth musicians from the Harmony Project, a mission of the Northeast Community Center. The Harmony Project utilizes the universal language of music to develop young musicians and minds, partnering with families, while building community in Kansas City. HPKC students will perform two short pieces by Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos.

Kansas City Symphony string players are set to perform works by Mendelssohn and Dvorak. Yo-Yo Ma will then join the combined groups for Bernstein’s “Make Our Garden Grow” from Candide and a nod to KC with “Kansas City, Here I Come.” KC Symphony musicians participating:

Jun Iwasaki and Tamamo Gibbs, violin
MingYu Hsu, viola
Mark Gibbs, cello

Persons wishing to attend this free and casual concert experience may bring blankets and folding chairs for seating. For parking details and a concert area map, please click HERE.

Jeff Barker
(816) 218-2626 or jbarker@kcsymphony.org