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  • Top 5 Reasons to Subscribe

    Kelly Adrian / 07-10-2013

    Frank Byrne, Executive Director, gives us the 'Top Five Reasons to Subscribe' to the Kansas City Symphony. Call our Box Office at 816.471.0400

  • Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" perfomed by Musicorps, Oleta Adams and the Kansas City Symphony

    KCPT / 13-06-2013

    At the 2013 Bank of America Celebration at the Station, special guests Oleta Adams and Musicorps, a group of wounded veterans who find solace and recovery through the healing power of music, performed Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" with the Kansas City Symphony. Bank of America Celebration at the Station is the largest FREE Memorial Day Weekend event in the Midwest. The Kansas City Symphony, led by Music Director Michael Stern, performs patriotic favorites against the backdrop of Kansas City's historic Union Station. The event concludes with the most blazing fireworks display of the year! For more information, visit www.CelebrationAtTheStation.com. This performance was filmed and broadcast by KCPT. For more information about Musicorps visit www.musicorps.net.

  • Music Director Michael Stern | Schubert's Ninth Symphony and Gil Shaham

    Kansas City Symphony / 30-05-2013

    Music Director Michael Stern discusses Franz Schubert's magnificent Ninth Symphony, one of the greatest orchestral works of all time. Kansas City Symphony performs Schubert's Ninth on May 31, June 1 and June 2. In addition, the great violinist Gil Shaham returns to the stage to perform Alban Berg's haunting Violin Concerto, dedicated "to the memory of an angel." In keeping with that sentiment, the concert also includes Carl Ruggles' Angels for muted brass. The concerts take place in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are available at kcsymphony.org or call the Symphony Box Office at (816) 471-0400.

  • Young Composers Institute 2013

    Kansas City Symphony / 14-05-2013

    The Kansas City Symphony Young Composers Institute gives select high school students the opportunity to work one-on-one with Kansas City Symphony Composer-in-Residence, Adam Schoenberg. Under Schoenberg's guidance, students learn about composition through private lessons and group master classes. As a finale, The Young Composers Institute culminated with a public performance in Helzberg Hall by musicians of the Kansas City Symphony.

  • Musicorps and Oleta Adams rehearse "Hallelujah"

    Kansas City Symphony / 19-05-2013

    In preparation for Bank of America Celebration at the Station, the Kansas City Symphony rehearses with special guests Oleta Adams and Musicorps, a group of wounded veterans who help find solace and recovery through the healing power of music. Bank of America Celebration at the Station is the largest FREE Memorial Day Weekend event in the Midwest. The Kansas City Symphony, led by Music Director Michael Stern, performs patriotic favorites against the backdrop of Kansas City's historic Union Station. The event concludes with the most blazing fireworks display of the year! For more information, visit www.CelebrationAtTheStation.com

  • Roger Oyster Principal Trombone | Schubert's Ninth Symphony

    Kansas City Symphony / 28-05-2013

    Roger Oyster, principal trombone for the Kansas City Symphony, discusses Franz Schubert's magnificent Ninth Symphony, one of the greatest orchestral works of all time. Kansas City Symphony performs Schubert's Ninth on May 31, June 1 and June 2. In addition, the great violinist Gil Shaham returns to the stage to perform Alban Berg's haunting Violin Concerto, dedicated "to the memory of an angel." In keeping with that sentiment, the concert also includes Carl Ruggles' Angels for muted brass. The concerts take place in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are available at kcsymphony.org or by calling the Symphony Box Office at (816) 471-0400.

  • Associate Principal Trombone Porter Wyatt Henderson | Ruggles' Angels

    Kansas City Symphony / 28-05-2013

    The great violinist Gil Shaham returns to the stage to perform Alban Berg's haunting Violin Concerto, dedicated "to the memory of an angel." In keeping with that sentiment, the concert opens with Carl Ruggles' Angels for muted brass. Franz Schubert's magnificent Ninth Symphony, one of the greatest orchestral works of all time, provides the perfect conclusion to the program. Concerts are on May 31 - June 2, 2013 in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Order online at www.kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400.

  • Bass Trombone David Becker | Berg Violin Concerto with Gil Shaham

    Kansas City Symphony / 27-05-2013

    The great violinist Gil Shaham returns to the stage to perform Alban Berg's haunting Violin Concerto, dedicated "to the memory of an angel." In keeping with that sentiment, the concert opens with Carl Ruggles' Angels for muted brass. Franz Schubert's magnificent Ninth Symphony, one of the greatest orchestral works of all time, provides the perfect conclusion to the program. Concerts are on May 31 - June 2, 2013 in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Order online at www.kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400.

  • Ravel's Boléro | Classics Uncorked Rehearsal

    The Kansas City Symphony / 09-05-2013

    Join the Kansas City Symphony on May 9, 2013 at 7 p.m. for the sensuous rhythms of Latin dance and jazz for a light and lively chamber orchestra program. Your evening begins with a curious and playful tone poem by Adam Schoenberg, KCS composer-in-residence, followed by Bernstein's jazzy "Riffs" featuring Raymond Santos, KC Symphony principal clarinet. Saint-Saëns' "La muse et le poète" for violin, cello, and orchestra will feature Concertmaster Noah Geller and principal cellist Mark Gibbs. Then, Spanish dance inspires Ravel's most famous composition, "Boléro." Tickets are $25 and include a glass of wine or champagne after the performance. Order at www.kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400.

  • Behind-the-Scenes with the Kansas City Symphony's Music Librarians

    Kansas City Symphony / 06-05-2013

    Music Librarians Elena Lence Talley and Fabrice Curtis give a behind-the-scenes look at the Kansas City Symphony's beautiful new music library and how they prepare music for concerts.

  • Hitchcock! Screenland at the Symphony

    Kansas City Symphony / 01-05-2013

    Imagine watching scenes from classic films on a huge screen in Helzberg Hall, while your Kansas City Symphony performs the timeless soundtrack. That's the unforgettable experience of Symphony at the Movies. Alfred Hitchcock's films feature some of the most mesmerizing movie scores of all time, and his use of music has influenced generations of filmmakers. The Kansas City Symphony and Narrator Butch Rigby, owner of Screenland Theatres, take you on a haunting journey through several of Hitchcock's masterpieces, including To Catch a Thief, Strangers on a Train and Dial M for Murder, proving Hitchcock's theory that film music can play a role all its own.

  • Tom Trenney, Organist in Recital

    Kansas City Symphony / 26-04-2013

    On May 8 at 8 p.m. Tom Trenney, organist at First Plymouth Congregational Church in Lincoln, NE, will perform the famous Ives Variations on "America", Bach's Passacaglia and Fuge in C minor, and Schumann's Sketch in D-Flat Major. Discussion begins at 7 p.m. with host, Michael Barone host of America Public Media's "Pipedreams." Order tickets online or call the Symphony Box Office at (816) 471-0400.

  • Caroline Robinson | Symphony Organ Concert Series

    Kansas City Symphony / 01-04-2013

    A "sneak peek" of Organist Caroline Robinson upcoming Organ Recital in Helzberg Hall on April 10, 2013. Program includes Sowerby's Pageant, Bach's Präludium and Fugatum in organo pleno a 5 voci in E-s, Vierne's Carillon de Westminster and more. Tickets available at kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400. Camera: Sharon Torello / LocalArtsLive

  • Music Director Michael Stern | Christine Brewer "Four Last Songs"

    Kansas City Symphony / 22-02-2013

    Christine Brewer is one of the world's most acclaimed and respected sopranos. She will perform a work for which she has a special affinity -- and one of the most gorgeous works ever composed -- Richard Strauss' Four Last Songs. Tchaikovsky's delightful Second Symphony, the "Little Russian," so-called because of its folk-inspired melodies, brings the concert to a thrilling close. Concerts are Feb. 22-24, 2013. Tickets available at kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400.

  • Principal Horn Alberto Suarez | Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 2 "Little Russian"

    Kansas City Symphony / 20-02-2013

    Tchaikovsky's delightful Second Symphony, the "Little Russian," so-called because of its folk-inspired melodies, opens with a horn solo that will be performed by principal horn, Alberto Suarez on Feb. 22-24, 2013 in Helzberg Hall. The concert will feature Grammy Award-winning soprano, Christine Brewer who is one of the world's most acclaimed and respected sopranos. She will perform a work for which she has a special affinity -- and one of the most gorgeous works ever composed -- Richard Strauss' Four Last Songs. American composer Christopher Rouse's Odna Zhizn (A Life) opens the program with another view of life and love. Tickets available online at kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400.

  • Kansas City Symphony "Peter & the Wolf and other Symphonic Tales"

    Kansas City Symphony / 08-02-2013

    The Kansas City Symphony will present "Peter and the Wolf and other Symphonic Tales" on February 12-14, 2013. Part of the KinderKonzert Series, these performances will welcome over 9,000 K-3rd graders to Helzberg Hall. Local actor Alex Espy joins the orchestra to bring Prokofiev's symphonic fairy tale, "Peter and the Wolf," to life.

  • Dress Rehearsal: Pinchas Zukerman | Elgar Violin Concerto

    Kansas City Symphony / 18-01-2013

    THIS WEEKEND! We are delighted to welcome the venerable violinist Pinchas Zukerman back to Kansas City for his first performance in Helzberg Hall on January 18-20. Mr. Zukerman will perform Edward Elgar's soulful violin concerto, one of the most powerful and heartfelt of all violin concerti. We continue our "Symphonic Pictures" season theme with Paul Hindemith's evocative symphony based on his opera Mathis der Maler (Matthias the Painter), inspired by the work of German painter Matthias Grünewald. Tickets available at online or call (816) 471-0400.

  • Dr. Jan Kraybill & the Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant Organ

    Kansas City Symphony / 10-01-2013

    The Symphony's next organ recital is on Wednesday, January 16 with Dr. Jan Kraybill, conservator of the Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant Organ and principal organist at Community of Christ International Headquarters. The evening begins at 7:00PM with a discussion on-stage between Jan Kraybill and Michael Barone, host of American Public Media's "Pipedreams." After a short intermission, the concert begins at 8:00PM with Jan Kraybill performing her inaugural organ recital in Helzberg Hall, featuring a program selected in advance by Symphony ticket buyers and the community. Tickets available online or call the Symphony Box Office at (816) 471-0400.

  • Mahler Sixth Hammer Blows | The Great Debate

    Kansas City Symphony / 04-01-2013

    Mahler's Sixth Symphony is best known for the "hammer blows" in the fourth movement. Music Director, Michael Stern, Principal Percussionist, Christopher McLaurin and Concertmaster, Noah Geller, all share their views on how many hammer blows should be performed. Plus, hear the Mahler Box for the first time in Helzberg Hall. The Kansas City Symphony will perform Mahler's Sixth Symphony on January 11-13, 2013 in Helzberg Hall. Order tickets online or call (816) 471-0400.

  • Principal Percussionist Christopher McLaurin and the Mahler Sixth Box

    Kansas City Symphony / 02-01-2013

    Mahler's Sixth Symphony is best known for the "hammer blows" in the fourth movement using a percussion instrument called a Mahler Box. Principal Percussionist Christopher McLaurin shows the Kansas City Symphony's Mahler Box and Hammer that will be used for the upcoming performance of Mahler's Sixth in Helzberg Hall on January 11-13, 2013. Tickets available online or call (816) 471-0400.

  • Noah Geller, Concertmaster | Mahler's Sixth Symphony

    Kansas City Symphony / 14-12-2012

    Gustav Mahler, a master symphonist and craftsman of orchestral sound, brought wrenching emotion and drama to the world of symphonic music. This epic Symphony is a moving and powerful statement that blends deep emotion with moments of sublime beauty. The Kansas City Symphony will perform Mahler's Sixth under the direction of Michael Stern on January 11-13, 2013 in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Order online or call (816) 471-0400.

  • Music Director Michael Stern | Mahler Sixth

    Kansas City Symphony / 05-12-2012

    Gustav Mahler, a master symphonist and craftsman of orchestral sound, brought wrenching emotion and drama to the world of symphonic music. His Sixth Symphony is a moving and powerful statement that blends deep emotion with moments of sublime beauty. Music Director, Michael Stern, and the Kansas City Symphony will perform this epic work on January 11-13, 2013 in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

  • Osmo Vänskä with The Kansas City Symphony.

    Kansas City Symphony / 27-11-2012

    Guest conductor, Minnesota Orchestra Music Director Osmo Vänskä, talks about his experience this past weekend with us in Helzberg Hall.

  • Dress Rehearsal | Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade

    Kansas City Symphony / 08-11-2012

    The Kansas City Symphony during their dress rehearsal for the first Classics Uncorked concert with Assistant Conductor Aram Demirjian. There is no more distinctly human emotion than love, and there is, perhaps, no other phenomenon that has inspired more art. In this program, we'll explore the most famous couples, pairs and star-crossed lovers in history. Highlights include Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet, Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade and Mendelssohn's Wedding March. Performance is on November 8, 2012 at 7pm. Order tickets at kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400.

  • Handel's Messiah

    Kansas City Symphony / 01-11-2012

    Hallelujah! The power of over 250 voices combined with the impeccable acoustics of Helzberg Hall provides a triumphant experience of Handel's majestic choral masterpiece, led by the esteemed Music Director of the Grand Rapids Symphony, David Lockington. The Independence Messiah Choir joins with the Symphony and Symphony Chorus to continue the 96-year tradition of performing Handel's Messiah - the perfect way to kick off the holiday season. Order tickets online at kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400.

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