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Kansas City is Jazz
14-15 KC Jazz Orchestra
Kansas City is Jazz

a special presentation of
The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra
Thursday, September, 4th 7:30 p.m.
Muriel Kauffman Theatre

Join artistic director Clint Ashlock and the swinging 17-piece Kansas City Jazz Orchestra for a special evening of great big band music, featuring an array of guest artists showcasing the vibrant, world-class Kansas City jazz scene.

This special Kansas City is Jazz! concert will feature the music of jazz legends, Count Basie, Jay McShann, and Charlie Parker played by young jazz lions such as Megan Birdsall, Allie Burik, Hermon Mehari, and Steve Lambert, and jazz veterans such as the internationally-acclaimed Bobby Watson, Dan Thomas, Matt Otto and Al Pearson.



Classics Uncorked: Bohemian Rhapsody
14-15 KCS Classics Uncorked
Classics Uncorked: Bohemian Rhapsody
Friday, September 5, 2014 at 7 p.m.

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Celebrate the Bohemian life with favorites by the great Czech composers, like Bedrich Smetana’s timeless homage to Bohemia, The Moldau, selections from Antonin Dvorák’s Eighth Symphony and the gypsy-inspired “Bohemian Dance” from Bizet’s Carmen. And the program would not be complete without Queen’s most famous “Bohemian Rhapsody.” All tickets are only $25 each and include a glass of wine or champagne after the concert. Sponsored by BMO Private Bank.


"The President's Own" United States Marine Band

"THE PRESIDENT'S OWN"
UNITED STATES MARINE BAND

Wednesday, September 10 at 7 p.m.



Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Just us for this FREE concert experience by the United States Marine Band, America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. Marine Band concerts offer a unique blend of traditional concert band and contemporary wind ensemble musical suitable for people of all ages.

For security purposes, items larger than a purse will not be permitted.


OPENING WEEKEND: JOYCE DiDONATO RETURNS!
14-15 KC Symphony Classical
OPENING WEEKEND: JOYCE DiDONATO RETURNS!
September 12-14, 2014
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Kansas City native and international opera star Joyce DiDonato and the Symphony begin the 2014-2015 season with a spectacular program. DiDonato sings Ravel’s provocative and mysterious Shéhérazade along with other beautiful songs. Music Director Michael Stern’s exuberance combined with the Symphony’s dramatic flair brings the concert to a rousing finish with Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony, a monumental work with shocking climaxes, vivid orchestral colors and a feverish, exulting finale. Bravo & Masterworks Series


Voice Master Class with Joyce DiDonato
14-15 Inside Music Series
Voice Master Class with Joyce DiDonato
Saturday, September 13 at 1 p.m.
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Kansas City native and international opera star Joyce DiDonato will host a voice master class. Voice students from across the Kansas City area are invited to apply. Two students will be selected to take the stage in Helzberg Hall and receive valuable feedback from this opera legend while audience members enjoy a unique view into the teacher/student relationship. The class will conclude with a brief Q&A with Ms. DiDonato and Music Director Michael Stern. Students interested in performing should submit a nomination form no later than Monday, August 25.

This event is general admission, and reservations are required. Parking in the Arts District Garage is $8 at the gate. Reservations can be made after July 21, 2014.


MUSIC OF THE MAD MEN ERA
14-15 KC Symphony Pops
MUSIC OF THE MAD MEN ERA
September 19-20, 2014
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Snap your fingers and tap your toes to the cool, swingin’ tunes of the ’50s and ’60s, a time when bossa nova was new, the smoky lounges of Vegas were hip and groovy dance music spun on every hi-fi. Loosen your tie and pour yourself a highball. A few ounces of Paul Anka, a shot of Brenda Lee and even a splash of Bacharach, all mixed into one boss Mad Men musical cocktail.


THE COMPOSER IS DEAD
14-15 KC Symphony Family
THE COMPOSER IS DEAD
September 21, 2014 | 2:30 p.m.
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

There’s dreadful news from the Symphony hall — the composer is dead! Where exactly were the violins on the night in question? Did anyone see the harp? In this perplexing Lemony Snicket mystery, everyone seems to have a motive, everyone has an alibi, and nearly everyone is a musical instrument! Join the inspector as he interrogates all the usual suspects.


Modern Rock - Music of Reich, Ligeti and Zappa
14-15 KC Symphony Happy Hour
Modern Rock - Music of Reich, Ligeti and Zappa
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 6 p.m.

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Our Symphony musicians perform a wonderful one-hour program of chamber music that will add joy to the middle of your week. Selections include Reich’s “Drumming Part One,” Ligeti’s “6 Bagatelles” for Woodwind Quintet and Frank Zappa’s “The Black Page.” Arrive early for drinks at our cash bar, which also will be open after the concert.

Seats for KC Symphony Happy Hour concerts can only be reserved 90 days prior to concert date.


Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer
14-15 Kauffman Center Presents
Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer
Thursday, September 25th 7:00 PM
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets on sale now!

Bassist/composer Edgar Meyer and mandolinist/composer Chris Thile, of Punch Brothers, will team up to perform at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. These two MacArthur Fellows will cross traditional boundaries in a diverse program of largely original music. The duo has collaborated on several critically acclaimed projects including the Grammy-winning Goat Rodeo Sessions, a 2008 recording of original compositions (Nonesuch Records) and, most recently, Chris Thile's 2013 solo recording, Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1, produced by Meyer. The duo’s next recording of new original material will be released in 2014.



Conservatory Wind Symphony
14-15 Kauffman Special Events
Conservatory Wind Symphony
Conservatory Wind Symphony
September 26th, 2014 8:00pm
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Directed by Steven D. Davis, the program includes John Adams, Grand Pianola Music; Steven Bryant, Concerto for Wind Ensemble; and John Corigliano, arr. Anderson, Tournaments. This performance kicks off UMKC’s Founders’ Week.



La Traviata
2014-15 Lyric Opera Season
La Traviata
September 27 - October 5, 2014
Muriel Kauffman Theatre

Love. Honor. Sacrifice.

Composed more than 150 years ago, Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata, or “The Fallen Woman,” remains an operatic classic. Set in lavish 19th century Paris, this tragic love story follows the emotional adventure of a Parisian courtesan, Violetta, and her one true love, Alfredo. Once content with being the object of desire for many men, Violetta faces heartbreak, as she must abandon Alfredo to save his family’s honor. Making her Lyric Opera of Kansas City debut, Joyce El-Khoury, a rising star, takes on the vocally demanding role of Violetta.

Estimated runtime: 2 hours and 40 minutes including two intermissions
Sung in Italian with English and Italian titles


AN EVENING WITH MARILYN MAYE
14-15 KC Symphony Special
AN EVENING WITH MARILYN MAYE
October 2, 2014 | 7 p.m.
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Kansas City’s own musical icon Marilyn Maye brings her sparkle and panache to Helzberg Hall, lighting up the Kauffman Center with American Songbook standards such as “Luck Be a Lady,” “Over the Rainbow,” “Put on a Happy Face” and many more. Maye’s show-stopping performances of jazz, cabaret, Broadway and everything in between earned her the highest praise from Johnny Carson, who once said, “And that, young singers, is the way it’s done.” Be here for one unforgettable night, indeed!


One O'Clock Jump!
14-15 KC Jazz Orchestra
One O'Clock Jump!

Kansas City Jazz Orchestra Presents
One O'Clock Jump
The Evolution of the Big Band
Friday, October 3rd 8:00 p.m.
Helzberg Hall

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KCJO's conductor and artistic director, Clint Ashlock, and guest artist Hal Melia, will take the audience on a "swinging musical journey" featuring the unforgettable music of Count Basie, Jay McShann, Benny Goodman, Fletcher Henderson, Tommy Dorsey (and many others) through the "heyday" of the big bands of the late '30s and early '40s. The multi-talented Mr. Melia is a superb saxophonist, clarinetist, singer, a renowned jazz educator, and former director of Jazz Studies at the UMKC Conservatory of Music.



Alice (in wonderland)
2014-15 KC Ballet Season
Alice (in wonderland)
October 10-19, 2014
Muriel Kauffman Theatre | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

You'll take off on an incredible, magical journey of misadventures when you tumble down the rabbit hole with Alice.

Travel along to a crazy world where the rules of social etiquette don’t matter and time is irrelevant in this “curiouser and curiouser” place. All your favorite wacky characters appear. . .the White Rabbit, the Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Mad Hatter, and more, in a spectacularly re-imagined, full-evening take on Lewis Carroll’s classic. The ballet that critics call “big and glossy” and “crackling with energy and innovative movement” is propelled by Septime Webre’s revolutionary choreography, Cirque du Soleil colorful costumes, and an all-new score.

Subscriptions are available online or by calling Kansas City Ballet Box Office at 816.931.2232. Single tickets are on sale now.


National Acrobats of China
14-15 Harriman-Jewell Series
National Acrobats of China
14-15 Harriman-Jewell Series presents
National Acrobats of China
October 10th 8:00 PM
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

The National Acrobats of The People’s Republic of China is one of the most acclaimed acrobatic troupes. Over several generations, the company has developed many acrobatic spectacles enjoyed and praised for decades. The company will perform a brand new 2014 production that will amaze and astound audiences of all ages.



The Strings of Mozart and Elgar
14-15 KC Symphony Happy Hour
The Strings of Mozart and Elgar
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 6 p.m.

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Join your friends and co-workers in the beautiful Kauffman Center lobby for a drink after work, followed by an inspired performance of chamber music by members of the Kansas City Symphony. The program features Mozart’s Viola Quintet and Elgar’s String Quartet. Bars open at 5 p.m., with a one-hour casual concert in Helzberg Hall beginning at 6 p.m.

Seats for KC Symphony Happy Hour concerts can only be reserved 90 days prior to concert date.


Yo-Yo Ma, cellist, and Kathryn Stott, pianist<br>
in duo recital <br>
October 16th 7:00 PM
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

The multi-faceted career of cellist Yo-Yo Ma is testament to his search for new ways to communicate with audiences and to his desire for artistic growth and renewal. For his ninth Harriman-Jewell Series appearance, Ma returns with Kathryn Stott, a fellow recitalist for 30 years.



Kronos Quartet-Beyond Zero: 1914-1918
14-15 Harriman-Jewell Series
Kronos Quartet-Beyond Zero: 1914-1918
October 18th 8:00 PM
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

The peerless and superlative Kronos Quartet observes the centennial of the outbreak of World War I in a new multimedia work with music by Aleksandra Vrebalov and film by Bill Morrison. The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial and the Harriman-Jewell Series are co-commissioners of the commemorative project.



Art Spiegelman and Phillip Johnston<br><br>
WORDLESS!<br>
14-15 Kauffman Center Presents
Art Spiegelman and Phillip Johnston

WORDLESS!
Sunday, October 19th 7:00 PM
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Spiegelman, noted as a historian and theorist of comics as well as an artist, collaborates with Phillip Johnston, the critically acclaimed jazz composer who wrote all-new scores will be performing live with his sextet. Johnston’s music accompanies the cartoonist’s personal tour of the first legitimate “graphic novels”— silent picture stories made by early 20th century masters like Frans Masereel, Lynd Ward and Milt Gross—and their influence on him. As Spiegelman explores “the battle between Words and Pictures”, he smashes at the hyphen between High and Low Art in a presentation featuring a new work drawn specifically for this project, “Shaping Thought.”



Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
14-15 Kauffman Special Events
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
October 22-25th
Muriel Kauffman Theater | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey is excited to be celebrating our 30th Anniversary year and to present the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

There will be 5 public performances that will include 4 Kansas City Premieres: ODETTA, Four Corners, Chroma and LIFT, with a question and answer session with a dancer prior to each performance.



MENDELSSOHN'S "SCOTTISH," 
WITH BRAHMS & WAGNER
October 24-26, 2014
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

After a powerful Wagner overture, the Chorus joins the orchestra for Zemlinsky’s Psalm 23, part of the Zeitgeist leading up to World War I. Also featured is Brahms’ romantic Schicksalslied, considered one of his most perfect smaller choral works. Capping off this program is Mendelssohn’s “Scottish” Symphony, a work born of the composer’s visit to the ruined Holyrood Chapel in Edinburgh. Ovation & Masterworks Series


Cameron Carpenter
14-15 Kauffman Center Presents
Cameron Carpenter
Sunday, October 26th 7:00 PM
Muriel Kauffman Theatre | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Cameron challenges the ways in which the organist is promoted and the organ is played. His repertoire includes the complete organ works of Bach, Franck and Liszt, but he has adapted more than 200 works not for the organ: from the piano music of Liszt and Rachmaninoff to Debussy’s “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun” and Mahler’s “Fifth Symphony,” to music from animé and film (“Howl’s Moving Castle,” “Spirited Away,” and scores by John Williams and Bernard Herrmann), and re-imaginings of songs by Kate Bush, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan and Annie Lennox. Bringing increased physicality to the organ as a former dancer, his super virtuosic organ transcriptions of Chopin Études have led to comparisons as diverse as Vladimir Horowitz and Fred Astaire. Cameron’s embrace of fashion on the concert stage includes concert wear of his own design. His original compositions are published by Edition Peters.



SCREENLAND AT THE SYMPHONY: “NOSFERATU”
14-15 KC Symphony Organ Series
SCREENLAND AT THE SYMPHONY: “NOSFERATU”
October 29, 2014 | 7 p.m.
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Dorothy Papadakos, organ

Nearly all copies of the 1922 unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula,” “Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror,” were destroyed under court order at one point, but one print survived and came to be regarded as a masterpiece. Celebrate Halloween with this bizarre and chilling silent film classic on the giant Helzberg Hall screen, with thundering accompaniment on the Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant Organ. If you liked last season’s soldout “Phantom of the Opera,” you’ll love “Nosferatu.” Costumes encouraged!

NOSFERATU is presented by permission of Kino Lorber, Inc.



MYSTERIOSO: A MAGICAL NIGHT
14-15 KC Symphony Pops
MYSTERIOSO: A MAGICAL NIGHT
October 31 and November 1, 2014
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Celebrate Halloween weekend with an elaborate mix of music, magic, mayhem and mirth. This program is part Vegas and part old school variety show with illusionist, comedy and magic acts. Enjoy music from the iconic television themes of “I Dream of Jeannie” and “Bewitched,” plus “Supercalifragilisticexpealidocious” from “Mary Poppins” and much more!


Crescendo<br>
Concert Only or <br>
Lidia's Dinner Package <br>
Crescendo!
Nevember7, 2014 7:00pm
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Join the Conservatory for its third Crescendo! Kauffman Center appearance. The dynamic, uninterrupted Crescendo performance spotlights the talented students and faculty of the UMKC Conservatory as they perform throughout Helzberg Hall. The quick-paced concert features dance, jazz, opera, voice, orchestra and more. !



The Italian Girl in Algiers
2014-15 Lyric Opera Season
The Italian Girl in Algiers
November 8 - November 16, 2014
Muriel Kauffman Theatre

Funny girl conquers man’s world.

Staged in a storybook setting and filled with a musical blend of comedy, energy, and style, Gioachino Rossini’s The Italian Girl sings. This adventure takes heroine Isabella off of the ship as it was originally written and into a biplane cockpit. It’s a story about an intelligent and quick-witted woman who crash-lands in an Arabic Society. Calamity ensues. In the end, she saves her boyfriend and the day as she takes on an ultra-traditional patriarchal society and wins.

Estimated runtime: 2 hours and 40 minutes including one intermission
Sung in Italian with English and Italian titles


William Baker Festival Singers<br> 
Classics & Spirituals
Saturday, November 8th 8:00 PM
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

The William Baker Festival Singers return to Helzberg Hall to perform a diverse concert of classic and modern works, in addition to their signature spirituals and gospel songs. The highlight of the program will be contemporary composer William Dreyfoos’ setting of “Songs of the Holocaust,” a musical setting of songs from the Polish Jewish ghettos during the holocaust years. The poems were written by children, some of whom died at the hands of Nazis. It is scored for soprano soloist, chorus, piano, gypsy violin, and cello. The Festival singers will perform the songs in the original Yiddish of the ghetto Jews.

The concert also includes classic masterworks by John Tavener, Funeral Ikos, Johann Pachelbel, Singet dem Herrn, Johannes Brahms O Heiland Reiss, die Himmel auf, and two Norwegian motets by Edward Grieg. Two composers who served the Festival Singers in previous years as Composer in Residence will be represented: Mark Gresham’s The Young Galileo, on a poem by science-fiction author Ray Bradbury, and R. Douglas Helvering’s Serenade to Music, on the beloved text of William Shakespeare.



MOZART'S MAGNIFICENT VOYAGE
14-15 KC Symphony Family
MOZART'S MAGNIFICENT VOYAGE
November 9, 2014 | 2:30 p.m.
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s son, Karl, feels isolated and neglected after his time at boarding school. Wolfgang is experiencing his own pressures from family and fame. Their struggles act as a catalyst for adventure and mutual understanding. Ride along on an enchanting journey into the world of The Magic Flute and 23 excerpts of Mozart’s music in this Classical Kids production.


San Francisco Symphony with <br>
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor <br>
Gil Shaham, violin soloist <br>
November 12th 7:00 PM
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Since becoming music director in 1995, Michael Tilson Thomas’ inspired leadership has transformed the Symphony into one of the world’s leading ensembles while expanding the classical audience.



NATALIE MERCHANT WITH THE KANSAS CITY SYMPHONY
November 15, 2014 | 8 p.m.
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

A unique voice. A singular talent. In a rare appearance, Natalie Merchant joins the Kansas City Symphony, performing songs that have captivated for more than three decades. As lead vocalist and lyricist of the band 10,000 Maniacs, she released two platinum and four gold records before enjoying huge success as a solo artist. Merchant has embarked on a new, highly acclaimed artistic path, creating songs from literary inspiration that are arranged for expanded musical ensembles and orchestra.


Anne-Sophie Mutter & The Mutter Virtuosi
14-15 Harriman-Jewell Series
Anne-Sophie Mutter & The Mutter Virtuosi
November 16th 7:00 PM
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

The renowned violinist performs as soloist and leader of The Mutter Virtuosi. Her namesake foundation’s ensemble includes its scholars and alumni. Mutter first performed concerts with her students to introduce them to the life of a professional musician, and has now expanded that activity with The Mutter Virtuosi.



LA VALSE AND STRAUSS
14-15 KC Symphony Classical
LA VALSE AND STRAUSS
November 21 – 23, 2014
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Though Ravel denied it, his ever-popular and vigorous La valse has been described as depicting the birth, decay and destruction of a musical genre: the waltz. Award-winning American violinist Philippe Quint takes the stage with what Gramophone magazine calls “a radiant tone and brilliant technique” to perform Bernstein’s Serenade. The program closes with the dramatic “Dance of the Seven Veils” from Strauss’ opera Salome. Ovation & Masterworks Series


Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis
14-15 Kauffman Special Events
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis
Sunday, November 23rd 3:30 & 7:30 PM
Muriel Kauffman Theatre | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Experience the Magic!

MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday tradition and this year marks the 30th Anniversary of the group’s annual tour. Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features the beloved Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting. The spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller music. Join in the 30th Anniversary celebration of Mannheim Steamroller Christmas. Don’t miss this ultimate holiday tradition from the #1 Christmas music artist in history!



THE PLANETS AND THE MOON
14-15 KC Symphony Classical
THE PLANETS AND THE MOON
November 28 - 30, 2014
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Clair de lune, one of the most famous piano works, comes to life in this orchestral transcription. Then, American pianist Orion Weiss performs Mozart in his effortless style. Exploring the cosmos, perhaps no other classical work takes us deeper into our solar system than The Planets. You’ll leave feeling suspended in space after “Neptune,” as the Kansas City Symphony Chorus women send you off into the dark and mystic unknown. Bravo & Masterworks Series


The Nutcracker
2014-15 KC Ballet Season
The Nutcracker
December 6-24, 2014
Muriel Kauffman Theatre | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Experience Kansas City’s favorite holiday treat.

‘Tis the season to make memories with the PERFECT seasonal celebration for your family. You’ll enjoy all the spectacular sights and sounds of Clara’s magical adventures, the Mouse King battling the Toy Soldiers, an enchanted Christmas tree, dozens and dozens of stunning dancers, dazzling scenery and costumes, wondrous music played by Kansas City Symphony, and snow falling inside the theatre!

With a paid 2014-2015 season subscription, you can save 20% off Nutcracker tickets now. Order your season tickets today. Single tickets are on sale September 8, 2014.


TubaChristmas 2014
14-15 Tuba Christmas
TubaChristmas 2014
December 5 & 8 | 12:00 p.m.

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Registration is at 9:30 a.m. and rehearsal at 10:30 a.m.

Hosted by the Kansas City Symphony for the past seven years, we invite all area tuba and euphonium players to join in the TubaChristmas festivities. Family, friends and the general public areencouraged to attend the FREE lunch hour concert for sounds of the season,tuba-style! Advance registration is required to perform.


Handel's "Messiah"
14-15 KC Symphony Off Season
Handel's "Messiah"
December 5-7, 2014
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Aram Demirjian, associate conductor
Kansas City Symphony Chorus
Charles Bruffy, chorus director
Independence Messiah Choir

Yulia van Doren, soprano
David Portillo, tenor
Liam Moran, bass

The Messiah performance of the year! More than 250 powerful voices brings Handel’s choral masterpiece to life. The Independence Messiah Choir joins with the Symphony and Symphony Chorus to continue the 98-year tradition of performing Handel’s glorious Messiah, bigger and better than ever in the acoustically marvelous Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center. From “The Passion of the Christ” to the “Hallelujah” chorus, this is the perfect way to kick off your holiday season.


Annual Christmas Concert
14-15 KC Jazz Orchestra
Annual Christmas Concert

Kansas City Jazz Orchestra Presents
Annual Christmas Concert
Featuring the internationally acclaimed vocal ensemble
The New York Voices!
Tuesday, December 9th 7:00 p.m.
Helzberg Hall

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Swing into the holidays with our annual holiday show! Keep your yule cool and join us for exciting big band and vocal arrangements of your favorite Christmas and holiday songs. The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra is proud to feature one of the great vocal groups of our generation: The New York Voices. The only danger being is that we might swing Santa right out of his sleigh!



Classics Uncorked: Waltzing in a Winter Wonderland
Wednesday, December 10 at 7 p.m.

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Why walk when you could waltz? Start off the most wonderful time of the year with a program of joyful, elegant and lively dance music inspired by the holiday season! You will be swaying in your seats to classic waltzes like Tchaikovsky’s “Waltz of the Flowers” from The Nutcracker, Waldteufel’s Skater’s Waltz and Strauss’ Snowdrop Waltzes. Let your heart be warmed in this season of peace and love with Bach’s Sheep May Safely Graze and marvel as the bows and fingers of two of the KCS’s phenomenal violinists dance across the strings in Torelli’s Christmas Concerto. All tickets are only $25 each and include a glass of wine or champagne after the concert, when you can mingle with Symphony musicians in the Kauffman Center’s Brandmeyer Great Hall lobby. Sponsored by BMO Private Bank.


A SPECIAL BENEFIT CONCERT:
  CHRIS MANN AND OLETA ADAMS WITH THE
  KANSAS CITY SYMPHONY
Friday, December 12, 2014 at 8 p.m.

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Aram Demirjian, associate conductor

You might know Wichita native Chris Mann from NBC’s “The Voice,” but Mann also has been recording bold chart-topping classical-pop albums and playing to sold-out crowds across the U.S., in addition to his PBS concerts and appearances on Fox’s “Glee.” Kansas City’s very own Oleta Adams toured the world with the band Tears for Fears after being discovered in a KC nightclub, then recorded smash albums and released her signature hit “Get Here.” Together, Mann and Adams promise a soulful and uplifting evening of memorable music. Tickets start at $52. A limited number of Gold Circle tickets are available for $125 each, which include a special reception and exclusive meet-and-greet on stage.


Christmas Festival
14-15 KC Symphony Family
Christmas Festival
December 21, 2014 | 2:30 p.m.
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Delight in this festive holiday concert, as unique arrangements of cherished Christmas carols and songs of the season are presented. We welcome many exciting special guests, including Santa, for a healthy dose of Christmas cheer! Family Series audiences will enjoy the full-length version of this concert as part of their subscription package, making this family outing an even better value.


Spire Chamber Ensemble <br>
presents Handel's Messiah
14-15 Kauffman Special Events
Spire Chamber Ensemble
presents Handel's Messiah
Tuesday, December 23rd 7:00 PM
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

The Spire Chamber Ensemble and Baroque Orchestra continue its Kansas City tradition of annual performances of Handel’s magnum opus in the glorious acoustics of Helzberg Hall. Composed in 1741, Messiah has been a staple of the choral-orchestral repertoire since its first performance. From the excitement of “For Unto Us a Child is Born” to the magnificence of the “Hallelujah Chorus,” audiences experience the complete oratorio with vibrant and detailed clarity, streamlined forces, expert execution, and the brilliant timbres of the Baroque instruments the same as Handel conducted.



THE RITE OF SPRING, PLUS BRONFMAN PLAYS BRAHMS
January 9-11, 2015
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

This concert opens with the familiar Debussy favorite, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, a serene mythological work. Next, the Symphony welcomes back Yefim Bronfman to perform Brahms’ sweeping First Piano Concerto. In the second half, hear the work that nearly caused a riot after its premiere just more than 100 years ago, Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. Ovation & Masterworks Series


STERN CONDUCTS MOZART AND BRAHMS
14-15 KC Symphony Classical
STERN CONDUCTS MOZART AND BRAHMS
January 16 - 18, 2015
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Brahms waited longer than most composers to write his first symphony but many would agree that the work is nothing but pure beauty and intensity. Longtime colleagues Jaime Laredo and Sharon Robinson come together to tackle André Previn’s newest work, a double concerto that Kansas City Symphony co-commissioned. Mozart’s 35th Symphony has a majestic opening and closes with a finale to be played, according to the composer’s own words, “as fast as possible.” Bravo & Masterworks Series


Giselle peformed by Russian National Ballet Theatre
January 18th 3:30 PM
Muriel Kauffman Theatre | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

The Russian National Ballet Theatre will dance the enchanting full-length story ballet Giselle, first seen in Moscow in 1843, two years after its creation in Paris. When Giselle was forgotten elsewhere, Russian dancers and ballet masters preserved it. The loving care for this Romantic gem by Petipa will be evident.



Chicago
14-15 Theater League
Chicago
January 20th-25th
Muriel Kauffman Theatre | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

“Chicago’ still GLITTERS HYPNOTICALLY."
Ben Brantley, The New York Times


A true New York City institution, CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping-song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you've ever seen.

No wonder CHICAGO has been honored with 6 Tony Awards®, 2 Olivier Awards®, a Grammy® and thousands of standing ovations.



LA MER, AND YANG PLAYS RACHMANINOFF
14-15 KC Symphony Classical
LA MER, AND YANG PLAYS RACHMANINOFF
January 23-25, 2015
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Associate Conductor Aram Demirjian opens the concert with Ravel’s Rapsodie espagnole, feauturing seductive dances that progress to pulsating rhythms and competing melodies. Then hear Debussy’s incandescent seascape, La mer, which speaks to man’s irresistible attraction to the vast seas. Finally, pianist Joyce Yang tackles Rachmaninoff’s technically demanding and emotional Third Piano Concerto. Ovation & Masterworks Series


Acis & Galatea performed by<br>
Mark Morris Dance Group<br>
February 6-7th 7:30 PM
Muriel Kauffman Theatre | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

The Harriman-Jewell Series is a proud commissioner of this new production of Handel’s opera, Acis & Galatea. Director/choreographer Mark Morris will direct the Mark Morris Dance Group and four principal singers in this epic tale set along the banks of the Mediterranean Sea. This program will be performed on two consecutive nights.



MAHLER AND HAYDN
14-15 KC Symphony Classical
MAHLER AND HAYDN
February 6-8, 2015
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Mahler’s epic Fifth Symphony ranges from darkly sonorous and lamenting to the enduring brightness and complete triumph of the human spirit. Nestled between movements is the indescribably beautiful “Adagietto.” Some say this was Mahler’s declaration of love for his wife Alma, presented to her without a word of explanation. Also, hear one of Haydn’s most popular early symphonies, “The Philosopher.” The nickname is thought to have been inspired by a musical question and answer within the first movement. Bravo & Masterworks Series


Chamber Music of the Early 20th Century
14-15 KC Symphony Happy Hour
Chamber Music of the Early 20th Century
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 6 p.m.

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

A great way to begin your date night! Join us in the beautiful Kauffman Center lobby for a drink after work, followed by a delightful one-hour casual chamber music concert featuring musicians of the Kansas City Symphony. The program includes Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro, Erwin Schulhoff’s Concertino, Richard Strauss’ String Sextet from Capriccio and selections from Ma mére l’oye. Bars open at 5 p.m. and the concert begins at 6 p.m.

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JIM BRICKMAN WITH THE KANSAS CITY SYMPHONY
February 13 – 14, 2015
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling pianist and songwriter Jim Brickman brings entertaining and romantic music to Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for Valentine’s Day. In a spectacular concert, Brickman and the Kansas City Symphony will perform chart-toppers including “Valentine,” “The Gift,” “Love of My Life,” “Simple Things” and “Peace.”


Silent Night
2014-15 Lyric Opera Season
Silent Night
February 21 - March 1, 2015
Muriel Kauffman Theatre

Peace during the bloodiest of wars.

Enemies find friendship if only for one day. Silent Night is a story based on real events that took place during World War I, when the Scottish, French and Germans came together in agreement to a ceasefire, truce and brotherhood on Christmas Eve.

The set design is as moving as the story. Literally. The battlefield is staged on a turntable with projected imagery. This Pulitzer Prize-winning opera by Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell premiered in 2011.

Estimated runtime: 2 hours and 45 minutes including one intermission
Sung in English, German, French, Italian and Latin with English titles


PETER AND THE WOLF, LIVE!
14-15 KC Symphony Family
PETER AND THE WOLF, LIVE!
February 22, 2015 | 2:30 p.m.
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Prokofiev’s timeless musical tale of boy vs. wolf comes to life through music and comedy in this unique production featuring mascots from local professional sports teams and universities. Wear your favorite team gear and cheer on your favorite “character” — the wolf, the bird, the tiger!


Photographer Carsten Peter<br>
Extreme Planet<br>
14-15 National Geographic Live
Photographer Carsten Peter
Extreme Planet
Tuesday, February 24th 2015 7:30 PM
Muriel Kauffman Theatre | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

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Journey into some of our planet’s most extreme environments with photographer and filmmaker Carsten Peter. Obsessed with devising innovative photographic techniques that allow him to capture dramatic, never-before-seen images of places few humans have ever dared to go, Carsten has rappelled into active volcanoes in the South Pacific and chased monster storms in Tornado Alley.



Classics Uncorked: Bach to the Future
14-15 KCS Classics Uncorked
Classics Uncorked: Bach to the Future
Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 7 p.m.

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

The music of Johann Sebastian Bach is pure magic — there is no music more timeless, moving and vibrant! Bach lived from 1685 to 1750, but over two and a half centuries later his music remains utterly fresh, stirring and life-affirming, and his legacy echoes throughout history in every piece of music written since. This program celebrates the music of Bach including his Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Concerto for Oboe and Violin and Orchestral Suite No. 4. It also features composers and music Bach inspired, such as Igor Stravinsky’s “Dumbarton Oaks” Concerto and Gustav Mahler’s gorgeous orchestration of Bach’s most famous piece, Air on a G String. All tickets are only $25 each and include a glass of wine or champagne after the concert when you can mingle with Symphony musicians in the Kauffman Center’s Brandmeyer Great Hall lobby. Sponsored by BMO Private Bank.


As Time Goes By
14-15 KC Jazz Orchestra
As Time Goes By

Kansas City Jazz Orchestra Presents
As Time Goes By
The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra Goes Hollywood!
Friday, February 27th 8:00 p.m.
Helzberg Hall

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You’ll find yourself “Over The Rainbow” in Helzberg Hall when The KCJO performs new arrangements of the best music written for motion pictures over the past nine decades, since movies began talking in 1927 with Al Jolson’s “The Jazz Singer.” You’ll experience swinging arrangements of classic songs such as Jerome Kern's "The Way You Look Tonight;" Harold Arlen's immortal "Over The Rainbow;" Irving Berlin’s “Blue Skies;” The Theme from “Rocky” – to name but a few. A concert that will be worthy of an Academy Award!



BEETHOVEN'S LEONORE, AND SCHUMANN'S "RHENISH"
14-15 KC Symphony Classical
BEETHOVEN'S LEONORE, AND SCHUMANN'S "RHENISH"
March 6-8, 2015
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Reminiscent of a symphonic poem, Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3 is a comprehensive drama in its own right and a fitting opening for a concert of energetic and beautiful music. Richard Danielpour’s expressive music comes to light as the Metropolitan Opera’s principal clarinetist makes his Kansas City Symphony debut. Music Director Michael Stern’s passion on the podium shines forth in Schumann’s spirited Third Symphony. Bravo & Masterworks Series


Giselle
2014-15 KC Ballet Season
Giselle
March 13-22, 2015
Muriel Kauffman Theatre | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Giselle is the journey through a young girl’s heart.

Your passage begins as a love story, carried along on the irresistible joy of Giselle’s infatuation with a nobleman disguised as a commoner. The classic tale then changes course, becoming one of heartbreak, tears, and retribution… that ultimately leads to forgiveness. This stunning production from Kansas City Ballet Artistic Director Devon Carney honors the traditions of one of the dance world’s true masterpieces.

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Joshua Bell, violinist in recital
14-15 Harriman-Jewell Series
Joshua Bell, violinist in recital
March 14th 8:00 PM
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Joshua Bell returns for a fourth recital and his first for the Harriman-Jewell Series in Helzberg Hall. The superstar’s stunning virtuosity, beautiful tone, and charismatic stage presence have brought him universal acclaim. His career has spanned more than 30 years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, and conductor. Bell performs on the 1713 Huberman Stradivarius.



Photojournalist Amy Toensing<br>
Australia & the Aborigine Culture<br>
Tuesday, March 17th 2015 7:30 PM
Muriel Kauffman Theatre | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

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Amy Toensing, an American photojournalist committed to telling stories with sensitivity and depth, is known for her intimate essays about the lives of ordinary people. She’s covered cultures around the world including the last cave dwelling tribe of Papua New Guinea. For the last three years she has been documenting Aboriginal Australia.



Classics Uncorked: From Russia with Love
14-15 KCS Classics Uncorked
Classics Uncorked: From Russia with Love
Wednesday, March 18 at 7 p.m.

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Join the Kansas City Symphony on a musical trip to Moscow and St. Petersburg! With its soaring melodies, pulse-pounding rhythms and lush harmonies, Russian music is the epitome of pure, unbridled emotion. Featuring Russian Romantic hits, including Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty and Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise; and fiery show pieces, like Shostakovich’s Festive Overture and Mussorgsky’s “Gopak,” this program has something for everybody: fervent excitement, deeply heartfelt lyricism and lighthearted fun! All tickets are only $25 each and include a glass of wine or champagne after the concert when you can mingle with Symphony musicians in the Kauffman Center’s Brandmeyer Great Hall lobby. Sponsored by BMO Private Bank.


Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with Jeremy Denk
March 20th 8:00 PM
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

The Academy is renowned for its polished and refined sound, rooted in outstanding musicianship. The chamber orchestra played its first performance in its namesake London church in November 1959. The Academy returns to the Harriman-Jewell Series for its sixth concert, this time with MacArthur Award-winning pianist Jeremy Denk.



KALMAR CONDUCTS DVORÁK AND BEETHOVEN
14-15 KC Symphony Classical
KALMAR CONDUCTS DVORÁK AND BEETHOVEN
March 27 - 29, 2015
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Conductor Carlos Kalmar returns to the Helzberg Hall stage to present another impeccably assembled program. The Seventh Symphony of Dvorák reflects the political struggles of the Czech nation in the late 19th century and represents some of the composer’s best work. The refined playing of Russian pianist Yevgeny Sudbin rounds out this program with what Beethoven considered his own breakthrough piece while working to establish his performance career. Tickets start at $25. Ovation & Masterworks Series


Peter and the Starcatcher
14-15 Theater League
Peter and the Starcatcher
March 31st-April 5th
Muriel Kauffman Theatre | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

“Absurdly Funny” – Entertainment Weekly
“Fantastical and Enchanting.” Philadelphia Inquirer

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, the most magical evening of madcap fun, is now on tour! Hailed by The New York Times as "THE MOST EXHILARATING STORYTELLING ON BROADWAY IN DECADES," this musical play takes a hilarious romp through the Neverland you never knew. The winner of 5 Tony Awards®, this swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan will have you hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight..



“SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN”
14-15 KC Symphony Pops
“SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN”
Friday and Saturday, April 10-11, 2015 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Get ready to twirl your umbrella as legendary Hollywood musical “Singin’ in the Rain” is shown on a huge screen in Helzberg Hall while your Symphony performs the soundtrack live on stage, transforming your visit into pure movie magic. Filled with iconic music it’s no wonder this is the American Film Institute’s No. 1 movie musical to ever grace the silver screen.


Kenton at the Kauffman
14-15 KC Jazz Orchestra
Kenton at the Kauffman

Kansas City Jazz Orchestra Presents
Kenton at the Kauffman
A Tribute to the Legendary Stan Kenton Orchestra!
Friday, April 17th 8:00 p.m.
Helzberg Hall

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When the legacy of the big band is discussed, the great Stan Kenton Orchestra - because of his inventive rhythms and lush arrangements - is always a topic of discussion and admiration. Join The KCJO as we perform such classics as "Peanut Vendor," “Street of Dreams," "Eager Beaver,” “Artistry in Rhythm,” “Here’s That Rainy Day” and many others. The creative world of Stan Kenton…is a must hear!



Tosca
2014-15 Lyric Opera Season
Tosca
April 18 - April 26, 2015
Muriel Kauffman Theatre

Love and the ultimate double cross.

Giacomo Puccini’s emotionally charged Tosca explores the dark side of human emotion while set to some of his most passionate and memorable music. It’s a story filled with lies, lust and corruption as Floria Tosca stars in a role she never desired. When the love of her life is captured by a corrupt police chief, she is forced to make the ultimate bargain, to no avail. This is a traditional presentation of a true classic, filled with heartbreaking arias and touching love duets.

Estimated runtime: 2 hours and 45 minutes including two intermissions
Sung in Italian with English and Italian titles


Photographer Joel Sartore<br>
Grizzlies, Piranhas, & Man-Eating Pigs<br>
Tuesday, April 21st 2015 7:30 PM
Muriel Kauffman Theatre | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

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From being chased by angry and hungry animals to dancing with rattlesnakes to surviving multiple traffic accidents in far-flung places, Joel Sartore has repeatedly put himself at risk to get the story. Why subject yourself to this? Simply put, to document endangered species and incredible landscapes that show a world well worth saving.



The Winds of Spring
14-15 KC Symphony Happy Hour
The Winds of Spring
Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 6 p.m.

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

A great night out begins here. A FREE one-hour casual concert of inspiring chamber music is the perfect way to kick off your weekend a day early! Selections include Poulenc’s Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano, Crumb’s Black Angels and Stravinsky’s Octet.

Seats for KC Symphony Happy Hour concerts can only be reserved 90 days prior to concert date.


Savion Glover and ensemble<br>
performing STePz <br>
14-15 Harriman-Jewell Series
Savion Glover and ensemble
performing STePz
April 25th 8:00 PM
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

For his new creation, STePz, Savion Glover returns to the Harriman-Jewell Series with friends. Glover and his ensemble of dancers take tap to new heights while fusing traditional music selections with his self-proclaimed tap style and energy. “The result is a tight show with some of the most skillful tap you’ll ever see,” praised The New York Post.



DON JUAN, PLUS MOZART’S PIANO CONCERTO NO. 20
May 1 – 3, 2015
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Don Juan, a passionate tone poem about the famous fictional libertine, marked Strauss’ discovery of his preferred compositional style. For Nielsen’s WWI-inspired “Inextinguishable,” he wrote that he sought to express “the elemental will to live.” It includes a musical battle between timpanists, and after a tumultuous journey, ends in glorious triumph. Between these two grand works, hear pianist Steven Lin perform a light, refreshing Mozart concerto. Ovation & Masterworks Series


Dances Daring (then and now)
2014-15 KC Ballet Season
Dances Daring (then and now)
May 8-17, 2015
Muriel Kauffman Theatre | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Four great works all in one performance.

Edwaard Liang’s Wunderland is a haunting, visually striking contemporary ballet. Emerging choreographer Amy Seiwert is gaining national renown for her surprising, remarkable work that expands the definition of ballet. George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments is pure energy. The Still Point is one of Todd Bolender’s most revered ballets.

Subscriptions are available online or by calling Kansas City Ballet Box Office at 816.931.2232. Single tickets are on sale now.


MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER WITH THE KANSAS CITY SYMPHONY
Friday, May 8, 2015 at 8 p.m.

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Vince Mendoza, conductor

Mary Chapin Carpenter joins the Kansas City Symphony for a very special evening of music from her debut orchestral record, “Songs from the Movie.” Collaborating with composer/arranger and producer Vince Mendoza (Sting, Diana Krall, Elvis Costello and Joni Mitchell) and working once again with co-producer Matt Rollings (Keith Urban and Lyle Lovett), Carpenter’s new record harkens to her love of classic film and symphonic music. The result reprises 10 of Carpenter’s songs in Mendoza’s distinctively beautiful and cinematic arrangements, presented as an imaginary film soundtrack. From “Come On Come On” to “On and On It Goes” to “I Am a Town” and “Goodnight America,” this winner of multiple Grammy® Awards and two-time CMA® Female Vocalist of the Year is still breaking new ground, promising a unique, personal and memorable evening in Helzberg Hall. Tickets start at $40.


Mendelssohn's Octet
14-15 KC Symphony Happy Hour
Mendelssohn's Octet
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 6 p.m.

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Bring your friends and co-workers to the Symphony for a delightful FREE performance of chamber music programmed by our musicians. This program features Bach’s “Goldberg” Variations for String Trio, O’Connor’s Appalachia Waltz and Mendelssohn’s Octet. Lobby bars open at 5 p.m., followed by the casual one-hour concert at 6 p.m.

Seats for KC Symphony Happy Hour concerts can only be reserved 90 days prior to concert date.



Underwater Photographer David Doubilet<br> 
and Aquatic Biologist & Photojournalist Jen Hayes<br>
Coral, Fire, & Ice: Exploring Secret Underwater Worlds<br>
Tuesday, May 12th 2015 7:30 PM
Muriel Kauffman Theatre | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

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Explore rarely seen undersea worlds with two photographers creating a visual voice for the world’s oceans. David Doubilet with his wife and underwater partner, Jennifer Hayes have explored the rich and diverse waters of Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, part of the “coral triangle.” Follow them into the world beneath the Antarctic ice, then north to the Gulf of St. Lawrence to see whales, wolfish and harp seals.



DISNEY FANTASIA LIVE IN CONCERT WITH THE KANSAS CITY SYMPHONY
Friday and Saturday, May 15-16, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Join us for a thrilling Screenland at the Symphony performance of Disney's groundbreaking marriage of symphonic music and animation, Fantasia. Magnificent repertoire from the original 1940 version and Fantasia 2000, including The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, and Nutcracker Suite, will be performed while Disney's stunning footage is shown on the big screen. Experience iconic moments and childhood favorites as you never have before!


ZUKERMAN, GELLER, BEETHOVEN AND BACH
14-15 KC Symphony Classical
ZUKERMAN, GELLER, BEETHOVEN AND BACH
May 29 - 31, 2015
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Israeli-born conductor, violinist and violist Pinchas Zukerman is one of the world’s great musical geniuses. He returns to Helzberg Hall to one of Bach’s most famous works, the Double Concerto, with Concertmaster Noah Geller. Zukerman also performs Hindemith’s Trauermusik, a touching work for viola and string orchestra. The concert concludes with Beethoven’s Second Symphony, one of his most energetic and cheerful works. Bravo & Masterworks Series


Wolf Experts Jim & Jamie Dutcher<br>
The Hidden Lives of Wolves<br>
(Special Engagement)<br>
Tuesday, June 2nd 2015 7:30 PM
Muriel Kauffman Theatre | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

This performance is not included in series subscriptions but may be added-on to your package.

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Jim and Jamie Dutcher lived in a tented camp bordering Idaho’s Sawtooth Wilderness. For six years, they documented the social hierarchy and behavior of the Sawtooth Pack, wolves they bottle-fed as pups. Meet the Dutchers as they weave fascinating stories and stunning images about the world the wolf faces and solutions for their survival from on-the-ground biologists.
This performance is not part of the standard 4 show and 3 show subscriptions, but may be added on to your package



DAPHNIS AND CHLOÉ
14-15 KC Symphony Classical
DAPHNIS AND CHLOÉ
June 5-7, 2015
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Music Director Michael Stern is back on the podium to begin these concerts with Wagner’s Prelude to Tristan und Isolde. Then, German violinist Augustin Hadelich takes the stage to perform the popular Bruch concerto. Schoenberg’s strikingly beautiful Verklärte Nacht is a highly tonal reflection of finding redemption, which sets the stage for Ravel’s passionate and flowing music for the ballet Daphnis et Chloé. Ovation & Masterworks Series


Parsons Dance
14-15 Harriman-Jewell Series
Parsons Dance
June 6th 7:30 PM
Muriel Kauffman Theatre | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

A 12th Harriman-Jewell Series appearance by Kansas City native son David Parsons’ namesake company further galvanizes a hometown relationship that has spanned more than 25 years. The athletic and exuberant NYC-based Parsons Dance includes eight full-time dancers and a repertory of more than 80 works by Parsons.



Once
14-15 Theater League
Once
June 16th-21st
Muriel Kauffman Theatre | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Winner of 8 2012 Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights... but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It's an unforgettable story about going for your dreams and the power of music to connect us all.



SEASON FINALE: A HERO’S LIFE
14-15 KC Symphony Classical
SEASON FINALE: A HERO’S LIFE
June 19-21, 2015
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

Tchaikovsky’s famous First Piano Concerto has it all: gorgeous melodies and technically demanding piano lines that only Tchaikovsky could write. Aptly matched for this Russian masterpiece is Ukrainian pianist Vadym Kholodenko. Arguably autobiographical in nature, Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben includes quotations from his earlier works. Convinced that French horns best expressed heroism, this masterwork calls for eight to complement the large orchestra. Hear the hero’s theme, his battles, ensuing peace, and finally, his retirement from the mortal world. Bravo & Masterworks Series


Future Stages Festival
14-15 Kauffman Parking
Future Stages Festival

Sunday, June 28, 2015
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Free Event / All Ages Welcome

Kauffman Center invites you to celebrate the future of the arts in Kansas City. The second annual Future Stages Festival welcomes youth and families to the Kauffman Center to experience a fun-filled day of performances and interactive arts activities. Featuring family-friendly presentations from the Kansas City Ballet, Kansas City Symphony and Lyric Opera of Kansas City and performances from a host of Kansas City’s most talented performing artists and students, Future Stages Festival is a free event for all ages.
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