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Open Rehearsals



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. All open dress rehearsals take place on Friday mornings at 10am. Please contact Stephanie Brimhall at sbrimhall@kcsymphony.org or (816) 218-2639 with questions or for more information.

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
1601 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64108

$2/person (students and chaperones)




September 18

Ravel’s Boléro and Symphonic Soloists
Featuring Kansas City Symphony Soloists


Shostakovich Festive Overture
Schumann Konzertstück for Four Horns
Piston Suite from The Incredible Flutist
F.J. Haydn Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Cello, Oboe and Bassoon
Ravel Boléro
November 20
Beethoven, Mozart and Brahms
David Zinman, guest conductor
Beethoven Coriolan Overture
W.A. Mozart Symphony No. 33
Brahms Serenade No. 1
January 8
Brilliant Brits: Elgar and Vaughan Williams
Robert Spano, guest conductor
Timotheos Petrin, cellist
Oliver Knussen The Way to Castle Yonder from Higglety, Pigglety Pop!
Elgar Cello Concerto
Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 2, “London”
January 15
Midori Performs Tchaikovsky, plus Stravinsky’s Pétrouchka
Michael Stern, conductor
Midori, violinist

Bernstein Fancy Free
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
Stravinsky Pétrouchka
January 29
Beethoven’s “Emperor” with Sibelius’ Seventh
Michael Stern, conductor
Jeremy Denk, pianist
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”
Sibelius Symphony No. 7
Scriabin Poem of Ecstacsy


February 5
Brahms’ Violin Concerto and Beethoven’s Fourth
Michael Stern, conductor
Vadim Gluzman, violinist
John Adams The Chairman Dances – Foxtrot for Orchestra

Beethoven Symphony No. 4

Brahms Violin Concerto


March 4

Behzod Abduraimov Plays Rachmaninov

Michael Stern, conductor

Behzod Abduraimov, pianist


Liadov The Enchanted Lake

Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2

Copland Symphony No. 3


April 1

The Mastery of Mozart and Mahler

Michael Stern, conductor

Benjamin Grosvenor, pianist


W.A. Mozart Piano Concerto No. 27

Mahler Symphony No. 1


April 8

World Tour: From Gershwin to Debussy

Michael Stern, conductor

Bella Hristova, violinist


Ives Symphony No. 3, “The Camp Meeting”

David Ludwig Violin Concerto (KCS co-commission)

Deubssy Ibéria

Gershwin An American in Paris


May 20

Tchaikovsky’s Third Symphony

Michael Stern, conductor

Stephen Powell, baritone


Magnard Hymne à la justice

Jonathan Leshnoff Symphony (KCS commission, worl premiere)

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 3


June 3

Spring Fling: Ravel and Dvořák

Jeffrey Kahane, guest conductor and pianist


Ravel Piano Concerto in G Major

F.J. Haydn Symphony No. 88

Dvořák The Water Goblin

Dvořák The Wood Dove