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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.

2021/22 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
Mahler’s “Titan”
Kahane’s World Premiere Piano Concerto
Friday, September 24
Saturday, September 25
Sunday, September 26

Ben Folds with the Kansas City Symphony
Wednesday, October 6

Symphony Pops Concert
The Music of John Williams
Friday, October 22
Saturday, October 23
Sunday, October 24

Classical Concert
Brahms’ First
Bruch’s Violin Concerto
Friday, October 29
Saturday, October 30
Sunday, October 31

Classical Concert
Scheherezade! Plus Strauss
Friday, November 5
Saturday, November 6
Sunday, November 7

Classical Concert
Schumann’s “Rhenish”
Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto
Friday, November 26
Saturday, November 27
Sunday, November 28

Holiday Concert
Christmas Festival
Friday, December 17
Saturday, December 18 (evening only)
Sunday, December 19 (matinee only)

Symphony Pops Concert
The Music of the Beatles
Friday, January 7
Saturday, January 8
Sunday, January 9

Classical Concert
Shostakovich’s Fifth,
Gershwin’s Piano Concerto
Friday, January 14
Saturday, January 15
Sunday, January 16

Film + Live Orchestra
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ in Concert
Friday, January 21
Sunday, January 23

Classical Concert
Strauss’ Death and Transfiguration,
Prokofiev’s Second Violin Concerto
Friday, January 28
Saturday, January 29
Sunday, January 30

Classical Concert
Prokofiev’s Fifth
Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations
Friday, February 4
Saturday, February 5
Sunday, February 6

Special Concert
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert
Saturday, February 12

Classical Concert
Elgar’s First
Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24
Friday, March 4
Saturday, March 5
Sunday, March 6

Classical Concert
La Mer
Brahms’ Violin Concerto
Friday, March 25
Saturday, March 26
Sunday, March 27

Classical Concert
Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto
Friday, April 1
Saturday, April 2
Sunday, April 3

Symphony Pops Concert
Sinatra and Friends
Thursday, April 7
Friday, April 8
Saturday, April 9

Special Presentation
ABBA: The Concert
Tuesday, April 12
Wednesday, April 13
Thursday, April 14

Classical Concert
Miraculous Mandarin
Rachmaninoff’s Fourth Piano Concerto
Friday, April 22
Saturday, April 23
Sunday, April 24

Symphony Pops Concert
The Music of Queen
Friday, May 20
Saturday, May 21
Sunday, May 22

Classical Concert
Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony
Rogerson’s Violin Concerto
Friday, June 3
Saturday, June 4
Sunday, June 5

Classical Concert
Sleeping Beauty
Sibelius’ Violin Concerto
Friday, June 17
Saturday, June 18
Sunday, June 19

Classical Concert
Ode to Joy: Beethoven’s Ninth
Friday, June 24
Saturday, June 25
Sunday, June 26

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.