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Kansas City Symphony releases podcast with exclusive recordings

The Kansas City Symphony has unveiled its newest podcast — “Music of Our Time.”

The podcast features exclusive, live recordings of Kansas City Symphony performances in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts from the past decade. It also includes commentary and interviews with Music Director Michael Stern, guest artists, conductors and orchestra members.


Kansas City Symphony to present ‘best of’ broadcast for 2020 Bank of America Celebration at the Station

The Kansas City Symphony is taking a walk down memory lane to create Best of Bank of America Celebration at the Station by the Kansas City Symphony.

In collaboration with KCPT (Kansas City PBS) and generously supported by Bank of America, the Symphony will present a “best of” broadcast compilation from the last several years. Music Director Michael Stern will introduce the evening and provide comments throughout. The broadcast will air at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 24 and again at 8:30 p.m. Monday, May 25 on KCPT/Channel 19. KCPT also will simulcast on YouTube TV through the PBS channel.


Kansas City Symphony to cancel remainder of 2019/20 season due to COVID-19 concerns

The Kansas City Symphony has canceled all remaining concerts in the 2019/20 season due to ongoing concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic. The Symphony intends to resume a full performance schedule in the fall for its 2020/21 season as conditions permit. Previously, the Symphony canceled more than 20 concerts and events through May 10. With the most recent stay-at-home orders in the Kansas City area extending until May 15, the Symphony had to reassess its upcoming schedule of events…


Kansas City Symphony guarantees no changes to musician salaries, benefits through current 2019/20 season

The Kansas City Symphony leadership and musicians have reached an agreement to guarantee musician salaries and benefits through the end of this current season…


Kansas City Symphony to Release First Episode of New Podcast

The Kansas City Symphony today released the first episode of its new podcast called “Beethoven Walks into a Bar…” The podcast features three hosts from the Symphony family: David T. Beals III Associate Conductor Jason Seber, Principal Flute Michael Gordon and Education Manager Stephanie Brimhall. Moving forward, they plan to invite guests to join in as well…


Kansas City Symphony to Cancel or Postpone Concerts through May 10 due to COVID-19

The Kansas City Symphony has suspended all concerts and events through May 10 due to mandates and concerns regarding COVID-19, which impacts the following concerts…


Kansas City Symphony Unveils Thrilling 2020/21 Concert Season

The 2020/21 season features top classical works, today’s leading artists and conductors, first-time performances of core masterworks, music of Queen and John Williams, stars Kenny G and Audra McDonald, timeless films Princess Bride, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter and more…


Kansas City Symphony Announces the Fifth Installment of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ in Concert

Audiences will experience the next chapter of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series with Kansas City Symphony performing Nicholas Hooper’s entire score live to picture…


Kansas City Symphony Signs Music Director Michael Stern through 2023, Will Honor Stern with Laureate Title

Kansas City Symphony Board Chair Patrick McCown and Executive Director Daniel Beckley are pleased to announce they have renewed Music Director Michael Stern’s contract through the 2022/23 season…


Kansas City Symphony Extends Musicians’ Contract through 2023


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