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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.

2022/23 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
Copland’s Third Symphony, with Saint-Saëns’ Third Violin Concerto
Friday, September 16
Saturday, September 17
Sunday, September 18

Symphony Pops Concert
Broadway’s Leading Men
Friday, September 23
Saturday, September 24
Sunday, September 25

Classical Concert
Strauss’ Alpine Symphony
Friday, October 7
Saturday, October 8
Sunday, October 9

Classical Concert
Symphonie Fantastique, Brahms, and Mendelssohn
Friday, October 28
Saturday, October 29
Sunday, October 30

Classical Concert
Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8, with Prokofiev’s Second Piano Concerto
Friday, November 25
Saturday, November 26
Sunday, November 27

Holiday Concert
Christmas Festival
Saturday, December 17 at 1 p.m.
Sunday, December 18 at 2 p.m.

Symphony Pops Concert
Uptown Nights
Friday, January 6
Saturday, January 7
Sunday, January 8

Classical Concert
The Fountains and Pines of Rome, plus Mozart’s Third Violin Concerto
Friday, January 13
Saturday, January 14
Sunday, January 15

Classical Concert
Wagner’s “Flying Dutchman” and the Barber Violin Concerto
Friday, January 20
Saturday, January 21
Sunday, January 22

Symphony Pops Concerto
Respect: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin
Friday, February 3
Saturday, February 4
Sunday, February 5

Classical Concert
Ruth Reinhardt Conducts Sibelius
Friday, February 10
Saturday, February 11
Sunday, February 12


Classical Concert
Ravel’s “Rapsodie” and The Poem of Ecstasy
Friday, March 3
Saturday, March 4
Sunday, March 5

Classical Concert
Holst’s “The Planets”
Friday, March 24
Saturday, March 25
Sunday, March 26

Classical Concert
Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” and Nielsen’s “Inextinguishable”
Friday, March 31
Saturday, April 1
Sunday, April 2

Symphony Pops Concert
The Music of Richard Rodgers
Friday, April 14
Saturday, April 15
Sunday, April 16

Classical Concert
Holst, Haydn, and Hindemith
Friday, April 21
Saturday, April 22
Sunday, April 23

Classical Concert
Stern Conducts Mahler and Montgomery
Friday, June 2
Saturday, June 3
Sunday, June 4

Classical Concert
The Rite of Spring, Ax Plays Beethoven
Friday, June 16
Saturday, June 17
Sunday, June 18

Classical Concert
Broberg Plays Rachmaninoff, with Puccini and Tchaikovsky
Friday, June 23
Saturday, June 24
Sunday, June 25

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.