August 19, 2013
The Kansas City Symphony invites music lovers and area residents to a free community concert of classical music and patriotic tunes at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 2 at The Theatre in the Park at Shawnee Mission Park. This is the 30th year that the Symphony has performed a Labor Day concert, and the event is part of the Symphony’s mission to provide music free music opportunities to area residents.
August 14, 2013
Kansas City Symphony Ramps Up for 2013-14 Season
From the ardent classical music aficionado to those who’ve never experienced a Kansas City Symphony concert, the 2013-14 season lineup has something for you.
Light-hearted or serious. Family fun or date night. Choral loft or parterre. With so many choices — from violin sensation Joshua Bell to the iconic Kenny G and from “The Wizard of Oz” to Ben Folds and more — concertgoers can choose how they want to experience the delightful sounds of the Kansas City Symphony. This season includes a myriad of distinguished guest artists, innovative concert formats and a variety of musical programming designed to showcase the Symphony and the sublime acoustics of Helzberg Hall in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
July 2, 2013
Kansas City Symphony and Musicians Ratify New 3-Year Contract
Board, administration and musicians reach agreement one year ahead of the current contract’s expiration
July 1, 2013
Kansas City Symphony Extends Contract, Promotes Demirjian to Associate Conductor
The Kansas City Symphony today announced the 2-year contract extension of Aram Demirjian as well as his promotion to associate conductor for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons.
June 26, 2013
Kansas City Symphony Commends 2 Musicians on New Positions
The Kansas City Symphony is pleased to announce that two of its musicians, Boris Allakhverdyan, associate principal clarinetist, and Miles Maner, associate principal bassoonist and contrabassoonist, have accepted positions with two of the nation’s top performing arts organizations, the Metropolitan Opera and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, respectively.
June 12, 2013
Kansas City Symphony to Preview Recording of Saint-Saëns Works
As the Kansas City Symphony embarks on its fifth recording project for Reference Recordings, concertgoers have an exclusive opportunity to attend a preview concert of the Saint-Saëns works to be featured on the upcoming album, including the exultant Saint-Saëns’ No. 3 nicknamed the “Organ Symphony.”
May 20, 2013
Longtime leader of KC Symphony Shirley Bush Helzberg to step down as Board Chair
KANSAS CITY, Missouri – May 20, 2013 – The Kansas City Symphony Board of Directors announced today that after 18 years of leadership as Chair of the Symphony Board, Shirley Bush Helzberg will step down effective June 30, 2013, and assume the title of Chair Emeritus. Helzberg will be succeeded by former American Century CEO and longtime Kansas City civic leader, Bill Lyons.
May 10, 2013
KC Symphony Welcomes Grammy®-winner Oleta Adams to Free Memorial Weekend Concert with Fireworks!
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 10, 2013) — The Midwest’s most popular Memorial Weekend event, Bank of AmericaCelebration at the Station, returns for its 11th year to Kansas City’s Union Station on Sunday, May 26. Bank of America Celebration at the Station features Music Director Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony performing patriotic favorites against the backdrop of historic Union Station, plus a blazing fireworks finale above the National WWI Museum at Liberty Memorial.
March 21, 2013
KC Symphony and Screenland Theatres announce new film with orchestra series in Helzberg Hall
The Kansas City Symphony and Screenland Theatres are thrilled to announce a new partnership celebrating the integral relationship between music and film.
January 8, 2013
Kansas City Symphony releases new CD:Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Suite for “The Wasps”
January 8, 2013 | KANSAS CITY, MO – A new symphonic tour-de-force from the Kansas City Symphony! The KCS released today a new CD of colorful, beloved English music that has been captured in brilliant HDCD sound by GRAMMY®-winning engineer Keith O. Johnson.