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Neighborhood Concerts

KC Symphony musicians perform free Chamber Music concerts in our community

 

We thank you for social distancing and wearing masks at our neighborhood concerts.  Your safety is our primary concern as we enjoy these delightful performances by Musicians of the Kansas City Symphony.  If you’d like to support our fall outdoor concert series, CLICK HERE to make a donation.  Thank you!

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You are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets to our free outdoor concerts…

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 AT 6 P.M.
Symphony in the Park
Tomahawk Park North, 119th Street and Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Leawood, KS
We welcome you to the Leawood North Field along the Tomahawk Creek Greenway (just north of 119th Street) for a Symphony performance curated for your family and neighbors.

TONIGHT’S PROGRAM (Selections announced from stage):

KENNETH J. ALFORD/WEIKLE Colonel Bogey March
IRVING BERLIN/JARVIS “Blue Skies”
VICTOR EWALD Brass Quintet No. 1, op. 5
III. Allegro moderato
ANTHONY HOLBORNE/LICHTMANN The Widow’s Myte
The Fruit of Love
The Fairy Round
GUSTAV HOLST/GARNER “I Vow to Thee, My Country”
LUDWIG WILHELM MAURER Three Pieces for Brass
STEPHEN SONDHEIM/LOWDEN “Broadway Baby”
JOHN PHILIP SOUSA/VILLANUEVA El Capitan March
TRADITIONAL/GILLIS “Just a Closer Walk with Thee”
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS/VILLANUEVA English Folk Song Suite
1. March: Seventeen Come Sunday
SAMUEL WARD/VILLANUEVA “America the Beautiful”
MEREDITH WILLSON/SUAREZ The Music Man

FEATURED MUSICIANS (click on their names to learn more):

Julian Kaplan (Trumpet)
Steven Franklin (Trumpet)
Albert Suarez (Horn)
Steve Multer (Horn)
Wyatt Henderson (Trombone)
Adam Rainey (Trombone)
Joe LeFevre (Tuba)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1 AT 6 P.M.
Symphony in the Park
Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch Rd., Merriam, KS
We’ve curated a fantastic free Symphony in the Park chamber music program your family will love!  Join us after work and bring a picnic dinner.  Sponsored by our friends at Lead Bank.  Thank you to Johnson County Park & Recreation District for hosting.

TONIGHT’S PROGRAM (Selections announced from stage):

ERNÖ DOHNÁNYI Serenade in C Major, op. 10
I. Marcia: Allegro
II. Romanza: Adagio non troppo
III. Scherzo: Vivace
IV. Tema con variazioni: Andante con moto
V. Rondo (Finale): Allegro vivace
W.A. MOZART Divertimento in E-flat Major, K. 563
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
IV. Andante
V. Allegro

FEATURED MUSICIANS (click on their names to learn more):

Chiafei Lin (Violin)
Matt Sinno (Viola)
Susie Yang (Cello)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2 AT 7 P.M.
Friday Nights @ The Y
Paul Henson Family YMCA, 4200 W. 79th Street, Prairie Village, KS
The YMCA helps kids and families be their best selves.  We think music plays a big part in this!  Bring your family to our free evening of chamber music that will lift and inspire all.

TONIGHT’S PROGRAM (Selections announced from stage):

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN String Quartet No. 7 in F Major, op. 59, No. 1
I. Allegro
JOHANNES BRAHMS/HALLOIN Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G Minor
ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK String Quintet in G Major, op. 77
I. Allegro con fuoco
JESSIE MONTGOMERY Strum (2019 string quintet version)
FLORENCE PRICE String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor
III. Allegro: “Juba”
CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS/HALLOIN “The Elephant” from The Carnival of the Animals
TRADITIONAL/HALLOIN “Home on the Range”
TRADITIONAL/HALLOIN “Wayfaring Stranger”

FEATURED MUSICIANS (click on their names to learn more):

Tony DeMarco (Violin)
Stephanie Larsen (Violin)
Jessica Nance (Viola)
Alex East (Cello)
Evan Halloin (Bass)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2 AT 7 P.M.
Atkins Johnson Farm and Museum
4109 NE Pleasant Valley Rd., Gladstone, MO
Spend an evening on the farm…right here in Gladstone!  You’ll find our KC Symphony musicians on the front porch of the old farmhouse, performing a delightful chamber program.

TONIGHT’S PROGRAM (Selections announced from stage):

LUIGI BOCCHERINI/BAZELAIRE  Cello Sonata in D Major
I. Allegretto spiritoso
II. Vivace
III. Grave
IV. Allegro assai
REINHOLD GLIÈRE  Six Duets for Violin and Cello, op. 39
Gavotte
Cradle Song
Canzonetta
Intermezzo
Scherzo
Etude
SCOTT JOPLIN/MCKEOWN  The Entertainer and Maple Leaf Rag
SCOTT JOPLIN/MABY  The Easy Winners
W.A. MOZART  String Duo No. 1 in G Major for Violin and Cello, K. 423
Allegro
Adagio
Rondeau

FEATURED MUSICIANS (click on their names to learn more):

Anne-Marie Brown (Violin)
Larry Figg (Cello)
Nash Tomey (Bass)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3 STARTING AT 10:30 A.M.
Strawberry Swing Indie Craft Fair
Alexander Majors Barn, 8201 State Line Rd., Kansas City, MO
We’ll be waiting for you on the front porch of the historic Alexander Majors Barn during the annual Strawberry Swing Indie Craft Fair, Kansas City’s celebration of the handmade movement. It’s one of the top indie craft fairs in the world, and we are creating the soundtrack to your shopping adventure with 4 chamber performances — at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., plus 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. www.thestrawberryswing.org

TODAY’S PROGRAM (Selections announced from stage):

HAROLD ARLEN/GOLOFEEV “Over the Rainbow”
J.S. BACH/HUSSONMOREL English Suite No. 3 in G Minor, BWV 808
VI. Gavotte and Musette
PATRICK DOYLE/HANSEN Harry in Winter
DANNY ELFMAN/HANSEN “This Is Halloween”
GEORGE FREDERICK HANDEL Suite No. 14 in G Major
Courante
JOHN LENNON AND PAUL MCCARTNEY/CHAN “Let It Be”
ALAN MENKEN/HANSEN “Beauty and the Beast”
VITTORIO MONTI/CALISTRI-YEH Csárdás
W. A. MOZART String Duo No. 1 in D Major, K.423
I. Allegro
MAURICE RAVEL Sonata for Violin and Cello
I. Allegro
CARL STAMITZ Duo No. 2 in D Major, op. 18

W.A. MOZART Duo for Violin and Viola, in G Major, K. 423
JOHAN HALVORSEN Passacaglia for Violin and Viola

FEATURED MUSICIANS (click on their names to learn more):

Tamamo Gibbs (Violin)
Mark Gibbs (Cello)

Sunho Kim (Violin)
Rena Ishii (Violin)
Duke Lee (Viola)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3 AT 1 P.M.
St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church, 16808 Holmes Rd., Belton, MO
Mark your calendars — Belton, Raymore and Loch Lloyd!  Don’t miss a free outdoor KC Symphony chamber music performance, just south of the Loch Lloyd community entrance.  Bring your folding chairs and blankets, too.

TODAY’S PROGRAM (Selections announced from stage):

W.A. MOZART Duo for Violin and Viola, in G Major, K. 423
I. Allegro
J.S. BACH Selections from the Cello Suites (solo cello)
J.S. BACH/DAVID Three Inventions, transcribed for violin and viola
No. 4 in D Minor, BWV 775
No. 8 in F Major, BWV 779
No. 13 in A Minor, BWV 784
BÉLA BARTÓK Duos for Two Violins
No. 4 Midsummer Night Song
No. 14 Cushion Dance
No. 10 Ruthenian Song
No. 26 Teasing Song
No. 27 Limping Dance
No. 36 Bagpipes
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, op. 18
I. Allegro con brio

JOCELYN CHAMBERS Enigma for the Night for String Quartet
ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK Miniatures for Two Violins and Viola, op. 75a
Cavatina
Capriccio
SCOTT JOPLIN/ZINN Pineapple Rag and Heliotrope Rag arranged for String Quartet
MICHAEL KIMBER Ragtime Duos for Violin and Viola
Spartanburg Rag
Hattiesburg Rag

Selections from Music of Black Composers for two violins, or arranged for string quartet
GODWIN SADOH Ida Ni Wura Iyebiye, 2001 (Mother is a Priceless Jewel)
HORACE WESTON The Birthday Party Waltz
KENNETH KAFUI Mele Ekpom (I Do See It)
WILL MARION COOK Chocolate Drops, A Cake Walk, 1902
G.F. TELEMANN/NOETZEL Trios, arranged for two violins and viola, from Tafelmusik
Badinage
Menuett
Allegresse

FEATURED MUSICIANS (click on their names to learn more):

Mary Grant (Violin)
Nancy Beckmann (Violin)
Sean Brumble (Viola)
Allen Probus (Cello)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3 AT 6 P.M.
Community Builders of Kansas City
4001 Blue Parkway, Kansas City, MO
Enjoy an evening of chamber music classics and popular music with food trucks, all safe and socially distanced.  Be sure to bring your lawn chairs and blankets.  This concert is free but reservations are required.  Click here to make your reservation today!

TONIGHT’S PROGRAM (Selections announced from stage):

LEROY ANDERSON Jazz Pizzicato
J. S. BACH/ISAAC Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, BWV 1048 (abridged)
I. (Allegro)
III. Allegro
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN “Ode to Joy” from Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, op. 125
GUY BERRYMAN, JON BUCKLAND, WILL CHAMPION, CHRIS MARTIN/GERL “Viva la Vida”
JOHANNES BRAHMS/MCALISTER Hungarian Dances No. 5 and No. 6
JERRY LEIBER AND MIKE STOLLER/GRUENBAUM “Kansas City”
W. A. MOZART String Quintet No. 1 in B-flat Major for 2 Violins, 2 Violas and Cello, K. 174
III. Minuetto ma allegretto
IV. Allegro
GERARDO MATOS RODRIGUEZ/NAUGHTIN La Cumparsita
TRADITIONAL/SHUM Ancient Chinese Melody
ANTONIO VIVALDI Concerto for Mandolin in C Major
Allegro
Largo
Allegro

MIGUEL DEL ÁGUILA Submerged for Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello and Harp
BEN BERGER, ELI MAIMAN, RYAN MCMAHON, NICK PETRICCA, KEVIN RAY AND SEAN WAUGAMAN/HOUCK “Shut Up and Dance”
JONATHAN CAIN, STEVE PERRY, NEAL SCHON, STEVE SMITH, AND ROSS VALORY/HOUCK “Don’t Stop Believin’”
ROBERT CASADESUS Quintet for Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello and Harp, op. 10
III. Saltarello
JENNIFER HIGDON “Amazing Grace” for String Quartet
ELTON JOHN/HOUCK “Your Song”
SCOTT JOPLIN/KEMP Country Club
SCOTT JOPLIN/JI The Entertainer
JOHN LENNON AND PAUL MCCARTNEY/HOUCK “Eleanor Rigby”
BRUNO MARS/HOUCK “Marry You”
W. A. MOZART Concerto for Flute and Harp in C Major, K. 299
II. Andantino
W.A. MOZART Flute Quartet No. 1 in D Major, K. 285
I. Allegro
ASTOR PIAZZOLLA/VEHMANEN Histoire du Tango
ELVIS PRESLEY/HOUCK “Can’t Help Falling in Love”
TRADITIONAL/HALLOIN “Home on the Range”

FEATURED MUSICIANS (click on their names to learn more):

Alex Shum (Violin)
Francesca Manheim (Violin)
Kent Brauninger (Viola)
Marvin Gruenbaum (Viola)
Richard Ryan (Bass)

Kristi Velicer (Violin)
Minhye Choi (Violin)
Jen Houck (Viola)
Meredith McCook (Cello)
Katherine Siochi (Harp)
Kayla Burggraf (Flute)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3 AT 6 P.M.
Symphony in the Park
Hodge Park Amphitheatre, 7000 NE Barry Road, Kansas City, MO
Come and spend a gorgeous evening in this northland park with your KC Symphony musicians and an interesting chamber music program.  Free, safe and fun for your family!  Thank you to KC Parks for hosting.

TONIGHT’S PROGRAM (Selections announced from stage):

J.S. BACH/ SARUDIANSKY Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Aria
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN String Trio in D Major, op.9, No.2
I. Allegretto
ERNÖ DOHNÁNYI Serenade in C Major, op.10
I. Marcia: Allegro
II. Romanza: Adagio non troppo
V. Rondo (Finale): Allegro vivace
ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK Three Spirituals
III. Great Day
JOHAN HALVORSEN Passacaglia for Violin and Viola
JEAN SIBELIUS Duo in C Major for Violin and Viola

FEATURED MUSICIANS (click on their names to learn more):

Kazato Inouye (Violin)
Jesse Yukimura (Viola)
John Eadie (Cello)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4 AT 1 P.M.
New Birth Company chamber music concert
9209 West 110th Street #36, Overland Park, KS
Join us as we celebrate pregnant Mothers and thank Mothers for giving birth to the next generation of music-loving Kansas Citians. Enjoy Chamber Music in the Woods with a 45 minute performance by Musicians of the Kansas City Symphony. Bring a mask and lawn chair to support social distancing or enjoy the music from your vehicle. newbirthcompany.com

TODAY’S PROGRAM (Selections announced from stage):

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN Trio No.1 in C Major, “London”
I. Allegro Moderato
SCOTT JOPLIN/JI The Entertainer
JEAN-JOSEPH MOURET Rondeau
MARIA-THERESIA VON PARADIS Sicilienne
ANTONIO VIVALDI Sonate da Camera a Tre No. 5 in F Major
PAUL DE WAILLY Introduction à la Musique Chambre
1. Romance
4. Alla polacca

FEATURED MUSICIANS (click on their names to learn more):

Vladimir Rykov (Violin)
Susan Goldenberg (Violin)
Rung Lee (Cello)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4 AT 5 P.M.
Guadalupe Centers Villa Campus
5123 E. Truman Rd. Kansas City, MO
We can’t wait to share even more free chamber music with you and your family!  Our KC Symphony musicians perform familiar classical works and popular favorites.  Then, after the concert, stay for story time along with our friends from Mid-Continent Public Library.  Their Reading Rocket will be on site, with free books available to families attending.  A great evening for all!

TODAY’S PROGRAM (Selections announced from stage):

J.S. BACH/RACHMANINOFF/CHEN Violin Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006
VALERIE COLEMAN Rubispheres
III.
INGOLF DAHL Concerto a Tre (III. Excerpt)
SCOTT JOPLIN/BEYER The Strenuous Life
The Ragtime Dance
W.A. MOZART/CHEN Piano Sonata in A Major, K. 331 arranged for clarinet, violin and cello
I. Andante grazioso
FRANCIS POULENC Sonata for Clarinet and Bassoon
I. Allegro
GEORGINA SÁNCHEZ TORRES Pregón de danza
ROBERT SCHUMANN/CHEN Kinderszenen, op. 15 selections arranged to clarinet, bassoon, violin and cello
TRADITIONAL/KLINGHAMMER “Oh Shenandoah”

FEATURED MUSICIANS (click on their names to learn more):

Betty Chen (Violin)
Maria Crosby (Cello)
John Klinghammer (Clarinet)
Max Pipinich (Bassoon)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4 AT 6 P.M.
Symphony in the Park
EH Young Park, 1001 Argosy Parkway, Riverside, MO
You’ve hit the jackpot!  Enjoy a joy-filled free KC Symphony performance in EH Young Park, next to Argosy Casino.  We’ll be on the amphitheater stage, so bring your lawn chairs and blankets.

TONIGHT’S PROGRAM (Selections announced from stage):

ZEQUINHA DE ABREU/ABELING “Tico Tico “
GEORGES BIZET/HOLCOMBE Carmen Fantasia
VALERIE COLEMAN Tzigane
GEORGE GERSHWIN/DEWAGTERE “Summertime”
FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN/PERRY Divertimento
W.A. MOZART/LINCKELMANN Overture to The Magic Flute
W.A. MOZART/JERKER Serenade in C Minor, K. 388
DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH/GOFORTH Waltz No. 2 from Suite No. 2 for Jazz Orchestra
TRADITIONAL/ABELING Clarinet Polka

FEATURED MUSICIANS (click on their names to learn more):

Mike Gordon (Flute)
Kristina Fulton (Oboe)
Silvio Guitian (Clarinet)
TK DeWitt (Bassoon)
Liz Gray (Horn)
David Gamble (Horn)

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7 AT 6 P.M.
Symphony in the Park
Ironwoods Park Amphitheatre, 14701 Mission Rd., Leawood, KS
Beautiful fall evenings with beautiful music — all free for you and yours.  Our KC Symphony musicians are bringing inspired chamber music performances to your doorstep.  Don’t miss out!

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8 AT 6 P.M.
Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site, West Building 
3403 W. 53rd Street (53rd & Mission Road), Fairway, KS
The Kansas City Symphony is sending musicians all around the metro to perform free outdoor concerts. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and snacks (trash must be taken with you upon exiting). Social distancing of 6 feet will be enforced. Masks must be worn to-and-from seats (masks may be removed during the performance if social distancing is maintained).  Thank you to the City of Fairway, Kansas and the Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site for hosting.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8 AT 6 P.M.
Symphony in the Park
Stilwell Community Park, 6402 W. 207th Street, Stilwell, KS
Hello Stilwell, Stanley, Bucyrus and Overland Park!  Please join us for an evening of light classics as our KC Symphony musicians present this free, interesting chamber music program.  Thank you to Johnson County Park & Recreation District for hosting.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8 AT 6 P.M.
Symphony in the Park
Swope Park, Meyer Boulevard & Swope Parkway (3999 Swope Parkway), Kansas City, MO
Save the date now and join us in the Pavilion at Swope Park for an evening of familiar chamber selections and pop favorites.  Thank you to KC Parks for hosting!

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9 AT 6 P.M. AND 7 P.M.
Symphony in the Park
Sykes/Lady Overland Park Golf Club, 12501 Quivira Rd, Overland Park, KS
We welcome you to the most-played golf course in the KC metro area with free, inspiring chamber music programs in a beautiful outdoor venue.  Sponsored by our friends at Lead Bank. www.golfop.com

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10 AT 10 A.M.
Symphony in the Park
Meadowbrook Park, 9101 Nall Avenue, Prairie Village, KS
Wake up with a beautiful stroll around Meadowbrook Park and enjoy “pop-up” performances by KC Symphony ensembles at various locations along the pathway.  www.jcprd.com

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10 AT 6 P.M.
Symphony in the Park
Frank A. Theis Park, 47th & Oak Streets, Kansas City, MO
Just east of the Country Club Plaza and across from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is where you’ll find a city park with a deep history of presenting memorable music.  Join us for lovely chamber music — our KC Symphony musicians look forward to seeing you at this free concert.  Sponsored by our friends at Lead Bank.  Thank you to KC Parks for hosting.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10 AT 6 P.M.
Liberty Lounge @ Independence Square
110 S. Liberty St., Independence, MO
Music, Murals, and Motion. A crisp autumn evening, a new urban park, and the melodies of a perfect song.  You get it all when you join us at the all-new Liberty Lounge. Bring a lawn chair, see the new mural by local artist Adrean Painter, play a game of giant checkers or tic-tac-toe, and soak up the sounds of a quintet from the Kansas City Symphony. It’s all free on the Independence Square.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11 AT 6 P.M.
Westwood City Hall
4700 Rainbow Blvd., Westwood, KS
Join us in the parking lot of Westwood City Hall for an uplifting free KC Symphony chamber music concert.  Bring your lawn chairs!  We encourage you to walk or bike to the concert vs. driving.  Many fun things planned for our neighbors, don’t miss it!   City-of-Westwood-Kansas-Government

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11 AT 6:30 P.M.
Symphony Sundays in Macken Park
1002 Clark Ferguson Drive, North Kansas City, MO
There’s nothing like a beautiful Sunday evening in the park with musicians of the Kansas City Symphony. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, a picnic (no alcohol, please) and your family and friends to savor a free concert. Just 5 minutes north of Downtown KC!

MONDAY, OCTOBER 12 AT 6:30 P.M.
Basehor Community Library
1400 158th St., Basehor, KS
The Basehor Community Library provides information and services to connect people, inspire ideas and transform lives. You belong here. Especially for a free KC Symphony chamber music performance. Bring those lawn chairs for this community concert.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13 AT 6:30 P.M.
Kansas City Public Library
Irene H. Ruiz Branch, 2017 W. Pennway St., Kansas City, MO
Your KC Symphony brings its series of free outdoor chamber concerts to KC’s unique Westside library. We’ll be playing on a parking lot stage, so if you wish to sit please bring your folding chairs. To protect attendees, Library staff, and the musicians, all are asked to maintain social distancing and wear masks.  Fun for your family!  www.kclibrary.org/ruiz

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16 AT 5:30 P.M.
KC Symphony In The Garden
Colonial Gardens, 27610 E. Wyatt Rd., Blue Springs, MO
Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Colonial Gardens’ outdoor courtyard and nursery. Tables can be reserved at colonialgardenskc.com. Upgrade your reservation to a picnic basket for $35. Includes a bottle of wine, Askinosie’s Chocolate, Hemme cheese and Dot’s pretzels. Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase at time of the event. A table reservation in not necessary, however, recommended. We are encouraging social distancing, and masks are required when not at the table.