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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)

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



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
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