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<b><font size="3">The Dining Experience</b>
14-15 Kauffman Dining
The Dining Experience
Founders' Lounge | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Welcome to the Dining Experience at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts where the Center invites you to enjoy a gourmet meal freshly prepared and in the comfortable and sophisticated Founders’ Lounge. Located just within the south doors, the Founders’ Lounge offers you a sweeping view of Kansas City in a sleek and sophisticated atmosphere. Arrive ahead of the crowds, and indulge in a relaxing meal just steps away from your seats. Sample one of the gourmet artisanal meal combinations offered in our signature Marquee box. The Kauffman Center has crafted an exclusive modern-American dining option featuring exquisite yet casual gourmet cuisine.
Sample one of the gourmet artisanal meal combinations offered in our signature Marquee box. The Kauffman Center has crafted an exclusive modern-American dining option featuring exquisite yet casual gourmet cuisine.



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 mini-subscription, you can save 20% off Nutcracker tickets. Single tickets are available online or by calling Kansas City Ballet Box Office at 816.931.2232.


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 Second 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 performed 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


RECORDING PREVIEW CONCERT: Holst’s The Perfect Fool and The Planets

RECORDING PREVIEW CONCERT:

Holst’s Ballet Music from The Perfect Fool and The Planets

 

January, 29, 2015 | 7 p.m.

Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center

 

Michael Stern, music director

 

This exciting recording session preview concert spotlights the masterful works of Gustav Holst to be featured on the Kansas City Symphony’s next CD release. We’ll explore Holst’s jovial ballet music from his opera The Perfect Fool, and the celestial celebration that is The Planets. Share a heavenly musical experience with your family and friends at the Symphony. All seats are only $15 each, inclusive of service charges.





Harriman Jewell 50th Season Gala Concert
14-15 Harriman-Jewell Series
Harriman Jewell 50th Season Gala Concert
February 1st 2:00 PM
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

For the 50th Season Gala Concert, friends of the Harriman-Jewell Series and opera luminaries Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez will sing their duo recital debut. A Celebratory Brunch at the Kauffman Center will precede the Concert and is included with top-tier pricing.



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.

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


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.”


John Bell, 2015 Village Presbyterian Church<br>
Visiting Scholar<br>
Friday, February 20th 7:00 PM
& Saturday February 21st at 9:00 AM
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Village Presbyterian Church’s eagerly-anticipated Visiting Scholar Event welcomes John Bell: renowned hymn writer, ordained minister of the Church of Scotland, and a member of the Iona Community. In this special two-day program, Bell will bring his passion for song, theology, and the renewal of congregational worship to members of the Kansas city community.



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.


The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra Presents <br>
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


The Chieftains
14-15 Kauffman Center Presents
The Chieftains
Wednesday, March 11th 7:00 PM
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Six-time Grammy Award winners, The Chieftains, are recognized for bringing traditional Irish music to the world's attention. They have uncovered the wealth of traditional Irish tunes that has accumulated over the centuries, making the music their own with a style that is as exhilarating as it is definitive. The Chieftains were formed in 1962 by Paddy Moloney, from the ranks of the top folk musicians in Ireland. Although their early following was purely a folk audience, the range and variety of their music quickly captured a much broader public, making them the best known Irish band in the world today. Never afraid to shock purists and push boundaries in their 50 years together, The Chieftains have amassed a dizzyingly varied resume. Their most recent album, Voice of Ages, featured collaborations with a wide range of today's top musicians, including Bon Iver, The Decemberists, Pistol Annies, Punch Brothers and Carolina Chocolate Drops, reinterpreting traditional songs and proving that The Chieftains are as relevant today as they have ever been.



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.

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


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..



Max Raabe & Palast Orchester
14-15 Kauffman Center Presents
Max Raabe & Palast Orchester
Tuesday, April 7th 7:00 PM
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Slick and nostalgic, yet unmistakably modern, Max Raabe & Palast Orchester might have walked straight out of the Golden Age of Berlin in the 1920s. The ever-elegant, debonair Raabe and his 12-piece orchestra embody the tranquil days of 1920s and 30s Weimar Berlin in all its high style and bring to life the songs and style of a bygone age. Berlin’s famed crooner Max Raabe meticulously recreates German and American standards including dance hall songs, couplets, Cuban rumbas, happy foxtrots, stylish tangos and tongue-in-cheek interpretations of pop favorites. The burnished baritone Raabe in his perfect tux captures the essence of the cabaret singer, the bel canto hero, the falsetto of ragtime, and the timbre of early pre-war jazz. A born entertainer, Raabe introduces each tune by giving proper credit to the composers and period while keeping the audience rolling in the aisles with his signature deadpan humor and “martini-dry wit”.



“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.


The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra Presents <br>
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.

Mini-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.


Kansas State University Presents<br>
Rhapsody <br>
14-15 Kauffman Special Events
Kansas State University Presents
Rhapsody
Sunday, May 10th 3:00 PM
Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Treat yourself to an afternoon of choral ensembles from Kansas State University. The evening culminates in a Grand Chorus production of Dan Forrest’s “Requiem for the Living,” alongside the Kauffman Center’s chamber orchestra and acclaimed organist Jan Kraybill.

Proceeds will benefit K-State student scholarships and performance opportunities within the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.



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.
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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 Center Presents
Future Stages Festival

Sunday, June 28, 2015
11:00 am – 4:00 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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