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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 may include a brief Q&A with the guest artist, conductor and/or Symphony musicians. Open dress rehearsals take place on Friday mornings at 10am unless otherwise noted. 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)

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To reserve by phone, please call (816) 218-2609.

Friday, September 30
Tchaikovsky's Fourth
Michael Stern, conductor
Stefan Jackiw, violin

KORNGOLD Violin Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4

Wednesday, October 19 @ 7:00 p.m.
Stern Conducts Mozart's Requiem
Michael Stern, conductor
Paul Jacobs, organ
Kansas City Symphony Chorus, Charles Bruffy, chorus director
Joélle Harvey, soprano
Aleksandra Romano, mezzo-soprano
Andrew Stenson, tenor
Wei Wu, bass

GUILMANT Symphony No. 1 for Organ and Orchestra
W.A. MOZART Requiem

Friday, November 18
A Vivid Autumn: Beethoven and Brahms
Michael Stern, conductor
Daniil Trifonov, piano

BEETHOVEN Overture to Egmont
BRAHMS Symphony No. 2

Friday, January 13
Geller Plays Bartók plus Dvořák's Fifth
Cristian Măcelaru, guest conductor
Noah Geller, violin

KODÁLY Concerto for Orchestra
BARTÓK Violin Concerto No. 2
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 5

Friday, January 20
Chopin, Brahms and Wagner
Asher Fisch, guest conductor
George Li, piano

CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 1
BRAHMS Variations on a Theme by Haydn
WAGNER Suite from Die Meistersinger

Friday, January 27
Schumann's "Spring" and Gordon Plays Mozart
Michael Stern, conductor
Michael Gordon, flute

MICHAEL GANDOLFI Suite from The Garden of Cosmic Speculation
W.A. MOZART Flute Concerto in G Major
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 1, "Spring"

Friday, February 10
Elation and Reformation: Saint-Saëns plus Mendelssohn
Jun Märkl, guest conductor
Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello

WEBERN Passacaglia op. 1
DEBUSSY En blanc et noir
SAINT-SAËNS Cello Concerto No. 1
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 5, "Reformation"

Friday, February 17
Beethoven's Eighth and Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3
Michael Stern, conductor
Wei Luo, piano

PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 3
DAVID HERTZBERG for none shall gaze upon the Father and live
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 8

Friday, February 24
Schubert's "Unfinished" Symphony with Mahler
Michael Stern, conductor
Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano
Joseph Kaiser, tenor

SCHUBERT Symphony No. 8, "Unfinished"
MAHLER Das Lied von der Erde (Song of the Earth)

Friday, March 24
Hope Springs Eternal: Sibelius' Second
Michael Stern, conductor
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin

NIELSEN Overture to Maskarade
EINOJUHANI RAUTAVAARA Violin Concerto (world premiere)
RAGEL Tzigane
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2

Thursday, May 4 at 7:00 p.m.
War and Remembrance with Britten
Michael Stern, conductor
Kansas City Symphony Chorus, Charles Bruffy, chorus director
Christine Brewer, soprano
Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor
Stephen Powell, baritone

BRITTEN War Requiem

Friday, June 2
Ax plays Mozart and Strauss' Merry Pranks
Michael Stern, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano

W.A. MOZART Piano Concerto No. 19, K. 459
W.A. Mozart Piano Concerto No. 16, K. 451
R. STRAUSS Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche