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Kansas City’s newest young professional event.


Thursday, September 28th | 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Experience an unforgettable evening at Forte

Join us on September 28, 2023 from 5:30PM –9:00PM for a progressive food, drink, and musical tour of the historic Shirley Bush Helzberg Symphony House.  This is unlike any other young professional’s event in Kansas City and we can’t wait to have you join us.  You will experience an intimate musical voyage throughout the evening in a cozy setting while enjoying tastings from local restaurants, distilleries, wineries, and breweries.

Your ticket includes mini performances by the Kansas City Symphony musicians on all three levels as well as one outside on our patio.  You will have the opportunity to interact with the musicians throughout the evening as well.

Space is limited so purchase your tickets today!
$65.00 includes music, food, drinks, and parking.

Must be 21 or over to attend. Tickets are non-refundable.

Help us create powerful musical connections:

Delicious tastings from the following restaurants:

– Small Bites: Red Wine Braised Short Rib on top of a Roasted Red Pepper Polenta Cake with Microgreens by Chef Kansas City
– Burnt end Sliders, Bacon Wrapped Glazed Meatballs and Deviled Eggs topped with Bacon Bourbon Jam from Crazy Good Barbeque
– Meat pies and Chicken Kebobs from Fannie’s West African Cuisine
– Mac and Cheese BLT by Homesteader Cafe
– Fresh pasta tastings from Lidia’s Kansas City
Vegan Sweet Potato Curry (sweet potato hash (roasted sweet potato, red onion, red pepper, and kale), brown rice, RJ’s curry, fresh cilantro & lime), and a Warm Apple Cider by Ruby Jeans Juicery
– Whipped Goat Cheese from Silo
– Fresh Bruschetta on Herb Parmesan Crusted Baguette & Antipasto Skewer with Mozzarella, Olive, Artichoke and Sundried Tomato by Tavernonna @ Hotel Phillips
Quinoa stuffed chicken with a truffled mushroom cream sauce by Urban Café

– Cheesecakes from Bizz and Weezy
– Notoriously Naughty Chocolates by Bootleg Bourbon Balls
– Amazing chocolates from Christopher Elbow
Magnificent Macarons by Kate Smith Soiree
– Decorative cookies by Swoon – Cookie Crafters
– Brazilian Confections by Sweet Kiss Brigadeiro

Complimentary portraits provided by:
Kul and Krafty

Batch cocktails and tastings provided by:
J. Rieger Co.
Restless Spirits
Union Horse Distilling
West Bottoms Whiskey Co.

Beer provided by:
Boulevard Brewing Company
Brewery Emperial
Double Shift Brewing Company
Kansas City Bier Company

Wine provided by:
Amigoni Urban Winery
– Aubrey Vineyards
Somerset Winery
TerraVox Winery

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Musical Selections

As you stroll the halls of this magnificent structure, you will have the opportunity to enjoy special selections by Kansas City Symphony Musicians in private settings within the Symphony House.  The Symphony musicians will be performing three sets throughout the evening that will also match the theme of the space.  This intimate experience will transform your senses and transport your emotions to previous eras and styles of music.  The musicians are excited to interact with you and look forward to seeing you on the 28th.

Bohemian Boulevard – Main Level
Performance Times – 6:15, 7:00, 7:45
Jun Iwasaki, violin
Filip Lazovski, violin
Duke Lee, viola
Susie Yang, cello

Selections from Béla Bartók 44 Violin Duos
Bartok, String Quartet No. 4
IV. Allegretto pizzicato

Jazz Junction – Outside
Performance Times – 6:15, 7:00, 7:45
Julian Kaplan, George Goad, trumpets
Liz Gray, horn
Wyatt Henderson, trombone
Joe Lefevre, tuba

KC-influenced jazz to jazz-influenced “classical” music.
Charlie Parker – My Little Suede Shoes
Count Basie – Shiny Stockings
Sammy Nestico – Portrait of a Trumpet
Enrique Crespo-Suite Americana for brass mvt. 1 (Ragtime)

Harmony Hills – Basement Nature Space
Performance Times – 6:30, 7:15, 8:00
Minhye Helena Choi, violin
James Zabawa-Martinez, violin
Jenifer Houck, viola
Meredith McCook, cello

“Middleground” by Shelley Washington

Crossroads Carnaval – Second Floor
Performance Times – 6:30, 7:15, 8:00
Kristina Fulton, oboe
Silvio Guitian, clarinet
Max Pipinich, bassoon

Villa Lobos Reed Trio Mvt. 1

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