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2015-16 Happy Hour Series

SYMPHONY HAPPY HOUR: BRASSTACULAR!
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 6 p.m.

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Our Symphony musicians perform a wonderful, one-hour program of chamber music that will add joy to the middle of your week. Enjoy Mozart’s Magic Flute Overture for horn quartet, Ingolf Dahl’s Sextet for Brass, Poulenc’s Sonata for Brass Trio and Oskar Böhme’s Sextet for Brass. This performance is presented in honor of legendary brass teacher Dr. Donald S. Reinhardt. Arrive early or stay late to enjoy drinks from our cash bar in the Kauffman Center’s stunning Brandmeyer Great Hall lobby. Reserve your free general admission tickets in advance starting July 27.

 

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SYMPHONY HAPPY HOUR: JAN KRAYBILL'S ORGAN EXTRAVAGANZA
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 6 p.m.

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Who couldn’t use a happy hour to brighten a winter week? Savor this FREE performance of familiar favorites by organist Jan Kraybill on the Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant Organ. Lobby bars open at 5 p.m., followed by the casual one-hour concert at 6 p.m. Reserve your free general admission tickets in advance starting November 1. 

 

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SYMPHONY HAPPY HOUR: APPALACHIAN SPRING 
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 6 p.m.

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Join your friends in the Kauffman Center lobby for a drink after work, followed with an inspired performance by members of the Kansas City Symphony. This program includes John Harbison’s Quintet for Winds and Aaron Copland’s beautiful Appalachian Spring for chamber orchestra. Bars open at 5 p.m. with a one-hour casual concert in Helzberg Hall beginning at 6 p.m. Reserve your free general admission tickets in advance starting December 1. 

 

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SYMPHONY HAPPY HOUR: SONGS and DANCES
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 6 p.m.

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

A great way to begin your date night! Join us in the beautiful Kauffman Center lobby for a drink after work, followed by a delightful one-hour casual chamber music concert featuring musicians of the Kansas City Symphony. The program includes Anton Arensky’s Second String Quartet, Ransom Wilson’s Chant d’automne and David Bruce’s Gumboots. Bars open at 5 p.m. and the concert begins at 6 p.m. Reserve your free general admission tickets in advance starting January 1. 

 

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SYMPHONY HAPPY HOUR: GYPSIES, TANGOS and LULLABIES
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 6 p.m.

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

A great night out begins here. A FREE one-hour casual concert of inspiring chamber music is the perfect way to get through the week. Bartók’s Second String Quartet opens the evening, followed by Osvaldo Golijov’s Lullaby and Doina, Mariano Mores’ Three Tangos and Andy Akiho’s marimba-tinged LlgNEouS 1. Reserve your free general admission tickets in advance starting February 1. 

 

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MAy 11

SYMPHONY HAPPY HOUR: MODERN ROMANCE
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 6 p.m.

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Bring your friends and co-workers to the Symphony for a delightful FREE chamber music performance by our musicians. This programs features Guillaume Connesson’s Sextuor for Oboe, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Double Bass and Piano, plus Dvoƙák’s Second String Quintet. Lobby bars open at 5 p.m., followed by the casual one-hour concert at 6 p.m. Reserve your free general admission tickets in advance starting March 1. 

 

 

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Mendelssohn's octet

SYMPHONY HAPPY HOUR: THE BOULEZ/CAGE CORRESPONDENCE
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 6 p.m.

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Our final FREE happy hour concert of the season is the perfect way to welcome summer. Based on a book of short letters between Pierre Boulez and John Cage written between 1949 and 1954, the exploration of their music led by Principal Percussionist Christopher McLaurin features Cage’s Living Room Music, Third Construction and In a Landscape, plus Boulez’s Dérive 1. Lobby bars open at 5 p.m., with our casual one-hour concert at 6 p.m. Reserve your free general admission tickets in advance starting April 1.