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Kansas City Symphony and Chorus perform in Helzberg Hall

Reception Suite

The Helzberg Hall Reception Suite is usually open 45 minutes before most Kansas City Symphony concerts and open again at intermission, unless otherwise noted. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a full bar before the concert and at intermission.

2023/24 Season

Reception Suite Schedule

The Helzberg Hall Reception Suite is open for all KC Symphony Classical and Pops Series concerts. Suite openings for holiday and special concerts will be added 2-3 weeks prior to the concert date.

Classical Concert
The Music is Calling
Friday, October 6
Saturday, October 7
Sunday, October 8

Symphony Pops Concert
Bond & Beyond: 55 Years of 007
Friday, October 13
Saturday, October 14
Sunday, October 15

Classical Concert
Explore Your Imagination
Friday, October 27
Saturday, October 28
Sunday, October 29

Classical Concert
Music Illuminates the Soul
Friday, November 17
Saturday, November 18
Sunday, November 19

Classical Concert
You Belong
Friday, November 24
Saturday, November 25
Sunday, November 26

Holiday/Family Concert
Christmas Festival
Saturday, December 16 at 7 PM
Sunday, December 17 at 2 PM

Classical Concert
Joyce DiDonato’s Sparkling Songs
Friday, January 12
Saturday, January 13
Sunday, January 14

Symphony Pops Concert
Cirque Carmen with Troupe Vertigo
Friday, January 19
Saturday, January 20
Sunday, January 21

Classical Concert
Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5
Friday, January 26
Saturday, January 27
Sunday, January 28

Classical Concert
Pamela Frank Performs Beethoven
Friday, February 2
Saturday, February 3
Sunday, February 4 

Symphony Pops Concert
Symphonic Genesis and Phil Collins
Friday, February 23
Saturday, February 24
Sunday, February 25

Classical Concert
Joyce Yang Plays Tchaikovsky
Friday, March 1
Saturday, March 2
Sunday, March 3

Classical Concert
Matthias Pintscher Welcomes Violinist Philippe Quint
Friday, March 22
Saturday, March 23
Sunday, March 24

Classical Concert
Ravel’s Bolero, with Foley’s Soul Bass
Friday, April 5
Saturday, April 6
Sunday, April 7

Classical Concert
Jeffrey Kahane Plays Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto
Friday, April 19
Saturday, April 20
Sunday, April 21

Special Presentation
Simply the Best: The Music of Tina Turner
Thursday, April 25

Symphony Pops Concert
Sci-Fi Spectacular
Friday, May 17
Saturday, May 18
Sunday, May 19

Classical Concert
Joshua Bell and Ravel
Friday, May 31
Saturday, June 1
Sunday, June 2

Classical Concert
Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony
Friday, June 14
Saturday, June 15
Sunday, June 16

Classical Concert
Stern’s Farewell with Sibelius and Barber
Friday, June 21
Saturday, June 22
Sunday, June 23

Schedule is subject to change.

How to Find the Helzberg Hall Reception Suite

From the Arts District Parking Garage

Take the stairs or elevator to Level P1. Enter the Kauffman Center through the long hallway. Take stairs, escalator or elevator to the next level (KCPA 2nd floor). Turn left (east) and follow the signs to the Helzberg Hall Reception Suite at the end of the building, just past the Children’s Wall.

From Valet Parking

Enter the Kauffman Center and turn right (east) just before the ticket counter. Follow the signs to the Helzberg Hall Reception Suite at the end of the building, just past the Children’s Wall.

From Brandmeyer Great Hall

From the center of Brandmeyer Great Hall facing north with the glass wall behind you, Helzberg Hall is on your right. Enter the double doors on your right and go downstairs to the Helzberg Hall Reception Suite.