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Field Trip Opportunities

The Kansas City Symphony offers a number of opportunities for students to visit us in our new home at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Young People’s, KinderKonzert, and Link Up performances are open to elementary school students and Open Dress Rehearsals are ideal for aspiring middle school – college music students. We look forward to welcoming your school group to Helzberg Hall!


Grades 4 - 6

October 15-17, 2013 at 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
October 18 at 10 a.m.

Explore the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of government with an exciting orchestral twist! In addition to incorporating state and national standards in Social Studies, Music and English/Language Arts, the concerts will feature winning entries from our 2nd annual Writing Challenge. Kansas City Symphony Young People’s Concerts are designed for students in grades 4-6.



Grades K - 3

February 11-13, 2014 at 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.

What makes a good citizen? With the help of musical examples from your favorite composers, the Kansas City Symphony explores the qualities that make a good citizen and a build strong communities, including teamwork, communication and the Golden Rule.  KinderKonzerts are designed for students in grades K-3.



Grades 3 - 5
April 22, 29 & May 1, 2014 at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

One universal element of music is rhythm. Composers and musicians play with elements of musical time, creating patterns of sound and silence that are expressive and exciting. A consistent groove can unite musicians, singers, and audiences in an experience of listening and performing together. Through the Link Up repertoire, hands-on activities, and a culminating interactive performance with the Kansas City Symphony, we will discover how the orchestra rocks!

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.