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Inside Music Series

Master classes for middle school – college students

Charles and Virginia Clark

Inside Music Series

The Kansas City Symphony’s Inside Music Series features a variety of artists presenting master classes, lectures and informal conversations.  These unique educational events are ideal for students, teachers and listeners alike!

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October 5 at 11:30 a.m.

Martin Helmchen, piano

All are welcome at this free educational event featuring guest pianist Martin Helmchen, who will share his musical insights with two area piano students on stage in Helzberg Hall. Helmchen is in town to perform with the Kansas City Symphony, and this is a rare opportunity to learn from one of the most sensational pianists on the classical music scene.

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October 23 at 7 p.m.

Side by Side with the Youth Symphony of Kansas City

Experience the Kansas City Symphony and Youth Symphony of Kansas City side by side on stage in Helzberg Hall. Musicians will rehearse Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony together on stage under the direction of Music Director Michael Stern.

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November 2 at 11 a.m.

Chamber Music with Michael Stern

Kansas City Symphony Music Director Michael Stern hosts a special chamber music workshop featuring two student ensembles in Helzberg Hall. Throughout the session, Stern will share feedback and ideas with these young artists as well as the audience. The Symphony invites college and high school groups to apply. Visit kcsymphony.org for nomination forms, more information and free tickets.

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February 6, 2020 at 7 p.m.

At the Movies: American Masters – Life’s Virtuoso

Violinist Isaac Stern discusses his life in this upbeat profile narrated by Meryl Streep. The film features high praise from colleagues including conductor Zubin Mehta, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal, and violinists Pinchas Zukerman, Sarah Chang and Itzhak Perlman. Henry Kissinger and former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres also share their admiration. The film includes various performance clips as well as the famous Stern/Jack Benny duel. A lively discussion with Kansas City Symphony Music Director Michael Stern and violinist Pinchas Zukerman will follow the screening.

Symphony season subscribers, plus Prelude and Symphony Society donors, may reserve FREE tickets beginning Monday, October 28, with general admission tickets for everyone available Monday, November 11.

February 8, 2020 at 11 a.m.

Young Artist Competition Final Round

Woman’s City Club Charitable Foundation

Hear Kansas City’s brightest young talent at the final round of the Symphony’s annual Young Artist Competition. Nearly $2000 and the opportunity to perform with the Kansas City Symphony will be awarded.

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February 29, 2020 at 11 a.m.

Karina Gauvin, soprano

We are delighted to present accomplished soprano Karina Gauvin in this special vocal workshop featuring two area music students on stage in Helzberg Hall. Gauvin is in town to perform Beethoven’s Mass in C with the Kansas City Symphony. This event is perfect for all vocal students and performers.

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May 27, 2020 at 7 p.m.

From Mao to Mozart – Isaac Stern in China

In 1979, violinist Isaac Stern set off for a goodwill trip to China. Stern was the first American musician to tour China after the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), which forbade all Western influence. This Academy® Award-winning documentary captures the historic events as Stern performs with China’s national orchestra and renowned conductor Li Delun, who acted as his guide. The film also shows Stern coaching local students, including Jian Wang (only 10 years old at the time) before his rise to international stardom. After the screening, Wang joins Music Director Michael Stern to discuss the life-changing experience.

Symphony season subscribers, plus Prelude and Symphony Society donors, may reserve FREE tickets beginning Monday, March 16, with general admission tickets for everyone available Monday, March 30.

Please note: the Symphony does not perform at this event.

June 3, 2020

At the Movies: Humoresque

Location TBD

This classic 1946 film has it all — a dramatic story, fantastic music and plenty of Hollywood glamour. Academy® Award-winner Joan Crawford portrays a selfish socialite who takes interest in a much younger violinist (John Garfield) on the rise. But perhaps the best part is the outstanding score, filled with classical favorites and conducted by Franz Waxman. Violinist Isaac Stern served as musical advisor and soloist for the soundtrack, with his hands appearing in performance close-ups as Garfield “plays.” Hang around after the movie for a fun and engaging chat with Music Director Michael Stern and guest violinist Augustin Hadelich.

Symphony season subscribers, plus Prelude and Symphony Society donors, may reserve FREE tickets beginning Monday, April 6, with general admission tickets for everyone available Monday, April 20.

Please note: the Symphony does not perform at this event.