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Play Me a Story

Grades 4 - 6

October 13-16, 2015 at 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.

Kansas City Symphony Young People’s Concerts are designed to spark the imagination of students in grades 4-6. Programs include an introduction to the orchestra while making connections to the reading and language arts curriculum. 

Character – Setting – Plot. These are the three key elements that make up any good story. Join the Kansas City Symphony and Associate Conductor Aram Demirjian as we explore how an orchestra can transport us to new places, invent memorable characters and create exciting encounters, all through the magic of music.



The Remarkable Farkle McBride and other Symphonic Stories

Grades K - 3

February 9, 2016 @ 10am & 11:30am

February 10, 2016 @ 10am & 11:30am

February 11, 2016 @ 10am & 11:30am

May 11, 2016 @ 11:30am ONLY!

May 12, 2016 @ 10am & 11:30am

Kansas City Symphony KinderKonzerts are designed to introduce students in grades K-3 to the instruments of the orchestra. Programs include curricular ties to reading and language arts. Teachers will receive a curriculum guide and audio CD prior to the performance. This guide includes information and activities to use prior to and following the concert experience.

People tell stories in many different ways. Join us in Helzberg Hall as we explore storytelling through music, pictures, movement and words. Students will learn about the instruments of the orchestra through Bill Elliot’s The Remarkable Farkle McBride and will be able to tell their own music-inspired stories with pictures! 



Grades 3 - 5

April 26, 2016 @ 10am & 11:30am

April 28, 2016 @ 10am & 11:30am

May 10, 2016 @ 10am & 11:30am

May 11, 2016 @ 10am ONLY!

Link Up, a program of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music institute, pairs orchestras across the country with students in grades 3-5 to explore orchestral repertoire through a hands-on music curriculum.  After studying the curriculum in the classroom, students participating in Link Up attend a culminating concert where they sing and play recorder with the Kansas City Symphony.



Middle School - College

Select Kansas City Symphony Dress rehearsals are open to middle school, high school, and college music students. This program offers a unique look inside the rehearsal of a professional symphony orchestra and includes a brief Q&A with the guest artist, conductor and/or symphony musicians.