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The ABUNDANCE of GREAT MUSIC

and sensational stars in our 2017-18 season thrills me. We mix time-honored works by Rachmaninoff, Dvořák, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Mahler, Mendelssohn and many more, with contemporary music by Thomas Adès, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Christopher Rouse, John Corigliano and a world premiere by composer Chris Rogerson. Over the past decade, we have welcomed some of the most vital and brilliant musicians of our time. This season is no exception — from the return of guest conductors Robert Spano and Yoav Talmi to the first appearances of Johannes Debus and, at long last, my dear friend David Zinman. Exciting guest soloists join us as well, including Augustin Hadelich, Jessica Rivera, Kansas City’s own Joyce DiDonato and the incomparable Yo-Yo Ma, just to name a few. And at the heart of this season, we honor the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth. Arguably the most influential American musician of the 20th century, we will highlight the extraordinary range and beauty of some of Bernstein’s most significant compositions. I love sharing all this great music with you. I invite you to join us and experience this American season for a great American city.

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OPENING WEEKEND:

RACHMANINOFF and CAPRICCIO ESPAGNOL Michael Stern, conductor Natasha Paremski, piano RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3 CHRISTOPHER ROUSE Odna Zhizn RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Capriccio espagnol

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Friday and Saturday, September 15-16 at 8 p.m. Sunday, September 17 at 2 p.m.

Music Director Michael Stern leads a trio of sensational, Russian-inspired masterpieces to launch the 2017-18 Kansas City Symphony season. From the virtuosic pyrotechnics, unforgettable melodies and lush orchestration of Rachmaninoff ’s Third Piano Concerto to the heartfelt homage, Odna Zhizn (A Life), by American composer Christopher Rouse, the program swells with incredible energy and life-affirming beauty. RimskyKorsakov wrote Capriccio espagnol as an orchestral showpiece that “was to glitter with dazzling color.”

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MAYU KISHIMA, violin

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— 2016 SHANGHAI ISAAC STERN INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION

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DVOŘÁK’S EIGHTH with SHOSTAKOVICH Friday and Saturday, October 27-28 at 8 p.m. Sunday, October 29 at 2 p.m. Michael Stern, conductor Mayu Kishima, violin SUK Scherzo fantastique SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No. 1 DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8 Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony overflows with optimism, melodic genius and folk melodies of his native land. Spanning from dark and brooding to wild and fervent is Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto played by Mayu Kishima, winner of the Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition. It’s an intensely personal and technically demanding work that weaves the composer’s signature musical motif throughout. This Kansas City Symphony concert also includes Suk’s Fantastic Scherzo, a brilliant work filled with fetching dance rhythms and melodies.

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BRAHMS’ REQUIEM and the FRENCH IMPRESSIONISTS Friday and Saturday, November 3-4 at 8 p.m. Sunday, November 5 at 2 p.m. Robert Spano, guest conductor Kansas City Symphony Chorus, Charles Bruffy, chorus director Jessica Rivera, soprano Nmon Ford, baritone

ROBERT SPANO, guest conductor

Truly magnificent! The Kansas City Symphony and Chorus will fill Helzberg Hall with massive, sweeping sound as they present this monument of the choral repertoire, Brahms’ majestic German Requiem. To complement, the concert begins with masterworks by two French Impressionists. Experience Ravel’s hypnotic Pavane and two magical Debussy Nocturnes — “Nuages” (Clouds) and “Fêtes” (Festivals) — with their transparent orchestrations, exotic harmonies and elusive rhythms that mirror the aesthetics of the Impressionist visual artists.

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“A REAL POET of the PIANO.”

ANDREW TYSON, piano

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Friday and Saturday, November 24-25 at 8 p.m. Sunday, November 26 at 2 p.m. Yoav Talmi, guest conductor Andrew Tyson, piano BORODIN Overture to Prince Igor CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 2 TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique” Passion and drama reign supreme in this concert with three Romantic-era works. Tchaikovsky considered the “Pathétique” Symphony his very best, stating he “loved it as I have never loved any of my other musical offspring.” Emerging pianist Andrew Tyson stars in Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto, a marvelous display of poetry and fireworks. The second movement gushes with Chopin’s unrequited love for a beautiful soprano while the finale invokes a vibrant mazurka of his native Poland. The overture from Prince Igor launches a procession of regal brass fanfares and king-sized thrills.

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GELLER and GROSSMAN play MOZART plus SIBELIUS’ FIFTH Friday and Saturday, January 12-13, 2018 at 8 p.m. Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 2 p.m.

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ESA-PEKKA SALONEN LA Variations W. A. MOZART Sinfonia concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra SIBELIUS Symphony No. 5 Awaken the senses with Sibelius’ heroic Fifth Symphony, a rollercoaster of texture, mood and sound that culminates in an all-out, full-blown triumph. Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante highlights some of his most eloquent and utterly divine string writing ever, particularly in the slow-tempo second movement. The work features Kansas City Symphony’s own Miller Nichols Concertmaster Noah Geller and Principal Violist Christine Grossman as soloists. Renowned Finnish conductor and composer Esa-Pekka Salonen wrote LA Variations to showcase orchestral “virtuosity and power.” KANSAS CITY SYMPHONY

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Michael Stern, conductor Noah Geller, violin Christine Grossman, viola

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MAHLER’S SEVENTH Friday and Saturday, January 26-27, 2018 at 8 p.m. Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 2 p.m. Michael Stern, conductor

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Music Director Michael Stern leads the Kansas City Symphony in debut performances of Mahler’s Seventh — an epic work that traverses a staggering variety of subjects and moods. The first four movements depict various aspects of nature and the mysteries of the night. Out of darkness, the finale emerges with radiant, euphoric sunshine. Scholars suggest the Seventh portrays the contrast of Mahler’s peaceful summers in the idyllic Austrian countryside with the frenzied schedule he maintained the rest of the year in Vienna.

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Join us for the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth as we celebrate his tremendous achievements. One of the most talented musicians in American history, Bernstein led the world’s top orchestras including his tenure as music director of the New York Philharmonic. While forever remembered for his biggest success, West Side Story, Bernstein also was a talented author, teacher, pianist, conductor and composer who mentored our own Michael Stern and was a close friend of the Stern family. Look for the icon, which designates where his music is featured in this 2017/18 season. MASTERWORKS SERIES OVATION SERIES

BEETHOVEN’S “EROICA” with BERNSTEIN’S SERENADE Friday and Saturday, February 2-3, 2018 at 8 p.m. Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 2 p.m.

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Michael Stern, conductor Sharon Roffman, violin JOHN CORIGLIANO Elegy for Orchestra BERNSTEIN Serenade for Violin and Orchestra BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3, “Eroica” In honor of countless contributions to American music, the Kansas City Symphony and Music Director Michael Stern join in the worldwide celebration of the incomparable Leonard Bernstein, who would have been 100 in 2018. Bernstein’s lyrical Serenade culminates in a jazzy episode with the arrival of a band of drunken revelers. The first two chords of Beethoven’s Third Symphony launch a musical odyssey that includes an epic battle, a solemn march, a joyous scherzo, and a breathtaking theme and variations finale that hurtles the “Eroica” to its triumphant conclusion.

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Friday and Saturday, February 23-24, 2018 at 8 p.m. Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 2 p.m. David Zinman, guest conductor Stephen Waarts, violin (Underwritten by Almy Legacy Fund) BERNSTEIN Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 2 SCHUMANN Symphony No. 2 Bernstein’s atmospheric On the Waterfront Suite brings together the best of the iconic conductor/composer’s film score. Prokofiev’s Second Violin Concerto is a work of considerable charm and grace, demanding a virtuoso of the highest order. Schumann’s Second is one of his most personal statements, a work of unique beauty and power. Perhaps Schumann’s struggles are reflected in a work that moves from the agitation of the first two movements, to the haunting lyrical beauty of the third, to the triumphant finale. (816) 471-0400 / kcsymphony.org

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JOYCE DiDONATO, mezzo-soprano

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Michael Stern, conductor Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano BERLIOZ Le corsaire Overture BERLIOZ La mort de Cléopâtre BERNSTEIN Songs “Greeting” “Music I Heard with You” “What Lips my Lips have kissed” BERNSTEIN Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

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Friday and Saturday, March 16-17, 2018 at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 2 p.m.

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato returns! Our hometown star and international diva joins Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony to present works by Berlioz and Bernstein. Berlioz’s Death of Cleopatra foreshadows the French composer’s dramatic stylings of his later masterworks. Bernstein’s songs display the great American musician’s lyric genius and wit. Berlioz’s swashbuckling Le corsaire Overture and Bernstein’s timeless Symphonic Dances from West Side Story complete this captivating program. KANSAS CITY SYMPHONY

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YO-YO MA, cello

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Michael Stern, conductor Yo-Yo Ma, cello CHRIS ROGERSON Kansas City Symphony commission (world premiere) F.J. HAYDN Cello Concerto in D Major BERNSTEIN Three Meditations from Mass RESPIGHI Pines of Rome Legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma is back in Helzberg Hall with Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony! Witness Yo-Yo Ma’s flawless technique in Haydn’s illuminating Second Concerto with its lyrical grandeur and high spirits, and then experience his sublime tone in Bernstein’s Three Meditations. Respighi’s Pines of Rome depicts the sights, sounds and history of the Italian capital. The concluding “Pines of the Appian Way” is perhaps the most exhilarating movement in all of concert music. Plus, the program unveils a world premiere Kansas City Symphony commission by the impressive young American composer Chris Rogerson. 14

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Friday and Saturday, March 23-24, 2018 at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 2 p.m.


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BEETHOVEN, TCHAIKOVSKY and BERNSTEIN Friday and Saturday, April 13-14, 2018 at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 2 p.m.

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BERNSTEIN Chichester Psalms TCHAIKOVSKY Concert Fantasy BEETHOVEN Choral Fantasy Kansas City Symphony continues the centennial celebration of extraordinary American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein. Typical of Bernstein’s original and eclectic style, the Chichester Psalms combine various influences, including music initially intended for the Broadway stage. A hidden gem, Tchaikovsky’s Concert Fantasy parallels the melodic inspiration, virtuoso fireworks, and sumptuous orchestration found in the composer’s famous First Concerto. Choral Fantasy, for solo piano, chorus and orchestra, clearly hints at Beethoven’s immortal “Ode to Joy” from his Ninth Symphony. KANSAS CITY SYMPHONY

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Michael Stern, conductor Kansas City Symphony Chorus, Charles Bruffy, chorus director Eldar Nebolsin, piano

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BEETHOVEN’S “EMPEROR” and WAGNER’S RING Friday and Saturday, June 1-2, 2018 at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 2 p.m.

CLASSICAL SERIES MARTIN HELMCHEN, piano

WAGNER Selections from The Ring BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor” A towering masterpiece of the classical canon, Beethoven’s “Emperor” Piano Concerto earned that nickname for its unmistakably grand and noble qualities. While Beethoven composed the work when he was confronting deafness, the concerto still exudes pride and heroism — expansive, powerful music refusing to surrender to the misery Beethoven suffered during its composition. Wagner’s four-part series, The Ring of the Nibelung, is the pinnacle of operatic extravagance and indulgence. The Kansas City Symphony presents excerpts from Wagner’s Ring featuring some of the most gargantuan and thrilling episodes of instrumental music from the entire operatic repertoire.

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Johannes Debus, guest conductor Martin Helmchen, piano


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MENDELSSOHN’S “ITALIAN”and HAYDN Friday and Saturday, June 15-16, 2018 at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 2 p.m. Michael Stern, conductor Augustin Hadelich, violin RAUTAVAARA Cantus arcticus F. J. HAYDN Violin Concerto No. 1 in C Major THOMAS ADÈS Violin Concerto “Concentric Paths” MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 4, “Italian”

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Imagine lush green olive groves, picturesque vineyards and the fresh scent of lemon and orange trees drifting in on a warm, summer breeze. Mendelssohn’s long-awaited journey to Italy inspired this cheerful Fourth Symphony, one of his most vibrant and popular works. From beginning to end, the “Italian” Symphony is jampacked with energy, lovely melodies and gorgeous orchestral writing. Superb violinist Augustin Hadelich solos in Haydn’s beautiful First Violin Concerto, one of the most-performed violin concertos of the mid-18th century, and the mesmerizing “Concentric Paths” by contemporary composer Thomas Adès.

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“MUSIC can NAME the UNNAMEABLE and COMMUNICATE the UNKNOWABLE.” — LEONARD BERNSTEIN

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SEASON FINALE FANTASTIQUE with BERNSTEIN Friday and Saturday, June 22-23, 2018 at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 2 p.m. Michael Stern, conductor Ran Dank, piano BERNSTEIN The Age of Anxiety (Symphony No. 2) for Piano and Orchestra BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique The Kansas City Symphony 2017-18 season finale will set your heart and soul ablaze with two theatrical masterpieces. In Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, a lovesick composer plunges into a deep sleep where he encounters a series of visions involving his beloved, culminating in the stunning “Dream of a Witches’ Sabbath.” Almost two centuries after its stunning premiere, Symphonie fantastique remains one of concert music’s wildest adventures. Inspired by W.H. Auden’s “fascinating and hair-raising poem,” Bernstein’s Age of Anxiety features a central section where the solo piano emerges as the protagonist (perhaps Bernstein, himself) in this larger-than-life human drama.

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“DANK PLAYED with IMPECCABLE TECHNICAL SURETY…EXPLOSIVE FORCE and TRIUMPHANT EXULTATION.” PHOTO BY LISA MARIE MAZZUCCO

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RAN DANK, piano

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Opening Weekend:

RACHMANINOFF and CAPRICCIO ESPAGNOL

RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3 CHRISTOPHER ROUSE Odna Zhizn RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Capriccio espagnol

DVOŘÁK’S EIGHTH with SHOSTAKOVICH

SUK Scherzo fantastique SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No. 1 DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8

BRAHMS’ REQUIEM and the FRENCH IMPRESSIONISTS

RAVEL Pavane pour une infante défunte DEBUSSY Nocturnes “Nuages” “Fêtes” BRAHMS A German Requiem

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BORODIN Overture to Prince Igor CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 2 TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique”

GELLER and GROSSMAN play MOZART plus SIBELIUS’ FIFTH

ESA-PEKKA SALONEN LA Variations W. A. MOZART Sinfonia concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra SIBELIUS Symphony No. 5

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MAHLER Symphony No. 7

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BEETHOVEN’S “EROICA” with BERNSTEIN’S SERENADE A CENTURY of BERNSTEIN:

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JOHN CORIGLIANO Elegy for Orchestra BERNSTEIN Serenade for Violin and Orchestra BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3, “Eroica” BERNSTEIN Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 2 SCHUMANN Symphony No. 2 BERLIOZ Le corsaire Overture BERLIOZ La mort de Cléopâtre BERNSTEIN Songs “Greeting” “Music I Heard with You” “What Lips my Lips have kissed” BERNSTEIN Symphonic Dances from West Side Story CHRIS ROGERSON Kansas City Symphony Commission (world premiere) F.J. HAYDN Cello Concerto in D Major BERNSTEIN Three Meditations from Mass RESPIGHI Pines of Rome BERNSTEIN Chichester Psalms TCHAIKOVSKY Concert Fantasy BEETHOVEN Choral Fantasy

BEETHOVEN’S “EMPEROR” WAGNER Selections from The Ring BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor” and WAGNER’S RING MENDELSSOHN’S “ITALIAN”and HAYDN A CENTURY of BERNSTEIN:

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RAUTAVAARA Cantus arcticus F. J. HAYDN Violin Concerto No. 1 in C Major THOMAS ADÈS Violin Concerto “Concentric Paths” MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 4, “Italian” BERNSTEIN The Age of Anxiety (Symphony No. 2) for Piano and Orchestra BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique

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Robert Spano, guest conductor Kansas City Symphony Chorus, Charles Bruffy, chorus director Jessica Rivera, soprano Nmon Ford, baritone Yoav Talmi, guest conductor Andrew Tyson, piano

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Michael Stern, conductor Yo-Yo Ma, cello

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Michael Stern, conductor Kansas City Symphony Chorus, Charles Bruffy, chorus director Eldar Nebolsin, piano

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Friday and Saturday, September 22-23 at 8 p.m. Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Assistant Conductor

MELISSA ETHERIDGE, guitar/vocals

Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Oscar® and Grammy® Award-winning singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge performs her rock megahits including “I’m the Only One,” “Come to My Window” and “I Want to Come Over.” Proudly hailing from Leavenworth, Kan., Melissa will share personal stories about her remarkable journey through life and the inspiration behind some of her most popular songs.

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RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN: SOME ENCHANTED EVENING

Friday and Saturday, January 19-20, 2018 at 8 p.m. Steven Reineke, guest conductor Kansas City Symphony Chorus, Charles Bruffy, chorus director Ashley Brown, soprano Ryan Silverman, baritone Celebrate the golden age of Broadway when New York Pops Music Director Steven Reineke brings the legendary music of Rodgers and Hammerstein to life. Don’t miss this memorable program of musical favorites from Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific and many more, along with your Kansas City Symphony and Chorus. 22

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KANSAS CITY JAZZ: From BASIE to BEBOP featuring

BOBBY WATSON

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Friday and Saturday, February 9-10, 2018 at 8 p.m. Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Assistant Conductor

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From the great Count Basie to Charlie Parker and Bobby Watson, the Kansas City Symphony pays tribute to Kansas City’s homegrown jazz musicians and timeless tunes. Special appearances by trumpeter Herman Mehari and Chuck Haddix, the producer of KCUR-FM’s “Fish Fry.” You’ll love this saucy, special performance of KC jazz, presented in association with the American Jazz Museum. BOBBY WATSON, saxophone

BACK to the FUTURE in Concert

Friday and Saturday, April 20-21, 2018 at 8 p.m. Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Assistant Conductor Experience the thrill of the ’80s cinema classic “Back to the Future” on a huge screen in Helzberg Hall with your Kansas City Symphony performing the entire fun-filled score live! This production also features additional music by composer Alan Silvestri written especially for these unique live orchestra presentations. ©2009 Paramount Pictures. ™ CBS Studios Inc.

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Sunday, October 1 at 2 p.m. Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Assistant Conductor

Kids of all ages will love the Kansas City Symphony’s musical depictions of favorite movie heroes, including Superman, The Incredibles, Indiana Jones, Rey’s Theme from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and heroes from the classical repertoire, including music by Strauss and Wagner. Be sure to wear your favorite superhero costumes or capes!

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The FIREBIRD Sunday, November 12 at 2 p.m. Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Assistant Conductor Enchantment Theatre Company A captivating tale for the ages is reimagined through imaginative storytelling and striking theatrical effects. This innovative production is complete with an enchanted tree bearing golden apples, lightning bolts burning through the sky and stone statues coming to life. Weaving together physical theatre, masks, puppetry, shadow play and magic with the evocative music of Stravinsky’s Firebird, your family will be mesmerized by this Kansas City Symphony family concert.

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CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL Sunday, December 17 at 2 p.m. Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Assistant Conductor Kansas City Symphony Chorus, Charles Bruffy, chorus director

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We’re sending a musical Christmas card to you! Join the Kansas City Symphony and Chorus for this spectacular holiday celebration filled with lush symphonic arrangements of Christmas classics, fresh versions of your favorite carols, and many melodic surprises. Share the spirit of the season with your entire family as you enjoy enchanting performances by the Symphony, Symphony Chorus, Allegro Children’s Choir, the Rezound! Handbell Ensemble and a special early visit from Santa Claus! At each performance, we’ll give away a dazzling piece of diamond jewelry from Helzberg Diamonds, no purchase necessary.

THE SCIENCE of SOUND

with SCIENCE CITY’S STEAM TEAM

Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 2 p.m. Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Assistant Conductor

Explore the exciting world of sound with the Kansas City Symphony and members of Science City’s STEAM Team! How is sound made? How is it heard? Learn all of this and more as the Symphony fills Helzberg Hall with vibrations, soundwaves and decibels.

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HOLIDAY CONCERTS

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CANADIAN BRASS:

CHRISTMASTIME is HERE!

Friday, December 1 at 8 p.m. Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Assistant Conductor Hark! The herald trumpets sing — along with French horn, trombone and tuba in this most wonderful holiday concert together with your Kansas City Symphony. These five brass masters always amaze audiences with their exquisite ensemble playing, wideranging repertoire and the sheer joy of their music-making. Hear classic carols and sacred music along with fun Christmas tunes, such as the treasured A Charlie Brown Christmas. 26

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“THE ENVIRONMENT and SOUND that they were able to PRODUCE was SPECTACULAR in the BEAUTIFUL HELZBERG HALL.” —SCOTT STORMANN, WASHBURN REVIEW

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This mosaic of the scriptures remains Handel’s most famous work, and it is one of the most triumphant choral pieces ever written. The impeccable acoustics of Helzberg Hall together with your Kansas City Symphony and Chorus make this THE Messiah performance of the season! With nearly 200 musicians and inspired special guest vocalists on stage, Messiah is sure to impress and delight you.

KANSAS CITY SYMPHONY CHORUS CHARLES BRUFFY, chorus director

Matthew Halls, guest conductor Kansas City Symphony Chorus, Charles Bruffy, chorus director Kiera Duffy, soprano Dann Coakwell, tenor Allyson McHardy, mezzo-soprano Morgan Smith, baritone

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Friday and Saturday, December 8-9 at 7 p.m. Sunday, December 10 at 2 p.m.

HOLIDAY CONCERTS

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CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL Friday, December 15 at 7 p.m. Saturday, December 16 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, December 17 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, December 18-19 at 7 p.m. Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Assistant Conductor Kansas City Symphony Chorus, Charles Bruffy, chorus director We’re sending a musical Christmas card to you! Join the Kansas City Symphony and Chorus for this spectacular holiday celebration filled with lush symphonic arrangements of Christmas classics, fresh versions of your favorite carols, and many melodic surprises. Share the spirit of the season with your entire family as you enjoy enchanting performances by the Symphony, Symphony Chorus, Allegro Children’s Choir, the Rezound! Handbell Ensemble and a special early visit from Santa Claus! At each performance, we’ll give away a dazzling piece of diamond jewelry from Helzberg Diamonds, no purchase necessary.

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HOLIDAY CONCERTS

THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS Friday, December 22 at 7 p.m. Saturday, December 23 at 1 p.m. Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Assistant Conductor

2017/18 SEASON

What’s this, what’s this?! It’s the wildly inventive world of Tim Burton’s macabre classic shown in its entirety on a huge screen in Helzberg Hall for this Screenland at the Symphony presentation. Danny Elfman’s rambunctious, colorful score will roar to life in the hands of the Kansas City Symphony as you follow Jack the Pumpkin King’s quest to seize Christmas.

KANSAS CITY SYMPHONY

DISNEY in CONCERT: TIM BURTON’S

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SCREENLAND at the SYMPHONY:

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS LIVE

Friday, September 8 at 7 p.m. Sunday, September 10 at 4 p.m. Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Assistant Conductor J.J. Abrams’ riveting “Star Trek Into Darkness” soars onto the giant screen in Helzberg Hall with your Kansas City Symphony performing Michael Giacchino’s thrilling score live. Starring the brilliant super-villain Benedict Cumberbatch, you’ll be left screaming just one word — KHAAANNNN!!

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MELISSA ETHERIDGE

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Sunday, September 24 at 7 p.m. Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Assistant Conductor

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Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Oscar® and Grammy® Award-winning singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge performs her rock megahits including “I’m the Only One,” “Come to My Window” and “I Want to Come Over.” Proudly hailing from Leavenworth, Kan., Melissa will share personal stories about her remarkable journey through life and the inspiration behind some of her most popular songs. (816) 471-0400 / kcsymphony.org


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Tuesday, October 31 at 7 p.m. Dorothy Papadakos, organ

QUEEN’S GREATEST HITS

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“Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror” (1922) was an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.” Nearly all copies of the film were destroyed under court order, but one print survived and came to be regarded as a masterpiece. Celebrate Halloween by experiencing this bizarre and chilling silent film classic on the giant Helzberg Hall screen with live thundering accompaniment by organist Dorothy Papadakos on the Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant Organ. If you liked last season’s sold-out “Phantom of the Opera” silent film with organ concert, you’ll love “Nosferatu.” Costumes encouraged!

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NOSFERATU

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Saturday, November 18 at 8 p.m. Brent Havens, guest conductor/arranger Brody Dolyniuk, vocalist

Who isn’t familiar with the classic tunes of Queen? This electrifying tribute has garnered critical acclaim from around the country for staying true to the original recordings with great vocals and stellar harmonies. The genius of Freddie Mercury comes alive with high energy versions of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Will Rock You,” “We Are the Champions,” “Another One Bites the Dust” and many others. KANSAS CITY SYMPHONY

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SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN:

SOME ENCHANTED EVENING

Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 2 p.m. Steven Reineke, guest conductor Kansas City Symphony Chorus, Charles Bruffy, chorus director Ashley Brown, soprano Ryan Silverman, baritone

STEVEN REINEKE, guest conductor

Celebrate the golden age of Broadway when New York Pops Music Director Steven Reineke brings the legendary music of Rodgers and Hammerstein to life. Don’t miss this memorable program of musical favorites from Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific and many more, along with your Kansas City Symphony and Chorus.

A TRIBUTE to KANSAS CITY JAZZ: From BASIE to BEBOP featuring

BOBBY WATSON

From the great Count Basie to Charlie Parker and Bobby Watson, the Kansas City Symphony pays tribute to Kansas City’s homegrown jazz musicians and timeless tunes. Special appearances by trumpeter Herman Mehari and Chuck Haddix, the producer of KCUR-FM’s “Fish Fry.” You’ll love this saucy, special performance of KC jazz, presented in association with the American Jazz Museum. 32

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BOBBY WATSON, saxophone

Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 2 p.m. Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Assistant Conductor

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The Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series continues with “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™.” John Williams’ renowned score will be performed by the Kansas City Symphony as the entire film is projected simultaneously on the big screen in Helzberg Hall.

2017/18 SEASON

Thursday and Friday, February 15-16, 2018 at 7 p.m. Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 4 p.m. Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 2 p.m.

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SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS THE MUSIC of PRINCE

with the KANSAS CITY SYMPHONY Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 8 p.m. Marshall Charloff, vocalist Let’s go crazy! Prince Rogers Nelson left us unexpectedly on April 21, 2016. We’ll celebrate this musical icon who masterfully mixed pop, rock, R&B, jazz, soul and funk. Prince’s music lives on in our Kansas City Symphony tribute complete with a full rock band. You’ll hear all of the hits, from “Purple Rain” and “When Doves Cry” to “Little Red Corvette” and “Kiss.”

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BACK to the FUTURE in Concert Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 2 p.m. Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Assistant Conductor Experience the thrill of the ’80s cinema classic “Back to the Future” on a huge screen in Helzberg Hall with your Kansas City Symphony performing the entire fun-filled score live! This production also features additional music by composer Alan Silvestri written especially for these unique live orchestra presentations. ©2009 Paramount Pictures. ™ CBS Studios Inc.

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Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 8 p.m. Audra McDonald is unparalleled in the breadth and versatility of her artistry, as both a singer and an actress. With a record six Tony Awards, two Grammy® Awards, and a long list of other accolades to her name, she is among today’s most highly regarded performers. Blessed with a luminous soprano voice and an incomparable gift for dramatic truth telling, she is equally at home on Broadway, opera stages and in concert halls as she is in roles on film and television. Share in this special onenight-only performance with the Kansas City Symphony as Audra visits the American Songbook as only she can.

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AUDRA MCDONALD, vocals

AUDRA McDONALD

“A SEASONED PERFORMER known for her CRYSTAL-CLEAR VOICE.” —DANIEL D’ADDARIO, TIME

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302

37

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301

33

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39

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32

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35

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407

131

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406

130

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19 19

19

SEC. 5

405

132

18 18

18

17

N 5 / UPPER GRAND TIER RIGHT

612 611 610

EE DD

AAA

131

17 17

17

16

404

133

16

16

15

403

132

15 16

15

14

402

134

11

14 15

14

13

401

A

10

13 14

C H O R A L S E AT S

13

12

414

415 414

414

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413

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410

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409

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408

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407

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405

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404

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135

9

12

13

12

11

201

129

CC

806

805 804

803

802

620 619

618 617

616 615

609

609

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608

EE

DD

RIGHT

412

412

411

411

MEZZANINE

404

608

607

607

604

404

607

606

606

604

415

B

8

10

12

11

10

203

7

9

11

10

9

202

6

8

9

8

201

5

6

7

6

8

7

209

209

209

208

207

206

4

3

5

5

7

6

204

3

2

4

3

4

5

LOWER GRAND TIER RIGHT ION 4 /

605

605

603

415 403

613

613 612

611 604

604

610 603

603

603

602

602

601

602

414

411

410

409

408

408

407

407

406

406

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403

405

402

402

404

401

401

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CC

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213

212

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403

409

410

410

409

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406

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213

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212

211

211

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614

613

612 611

610

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609 608

607 606 601

605

601

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BB 414

413

413

412

412

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411

2 90

810

9 807

AA

A

80

8

80 1

80

80 2

MEZZ RIGHT CENTER (RC)

SEC. 1 SEC. 3

2

1

2 2

4

203

910

4

80 3

80 4

A

AA

A

101

101

101

101

102

104

106

SE

CT

SE

MEZZANINE CENTER PARTERRE

ORCHESTRA

SEC. 2 401

4

MEZZ LEFT CENTER (LC)

SEC. 1

SEC. 2

SEC. 3 1

A B 1

C 1

D

3

D

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HELZBERG HALL SELECT YOUR SEATS


ORDER FORM

CLASSICAL SERIES MASTERWORKS PARTERRE (14 concerts) FRI X $948 SAT

X

SUN

X

BRAVO (7 concerts) FRI

X

SAT

X

SUN

X

ORCH.

$864 $864 $864

$948 $948

PARTERRE

OVATION (7 concerts) FRI

X

SAT

X

SUN

X

ORCH.

$521 $521 $521

$479 $479 $479

PARTERRE

ORCH.

$521 $521 $521

$479 $479 $479

MEZZ. LC, RC

SEC. 1

$836 $836 $836

MEZZ. LC, RC

SEC. 1

$458 $458 $458

MEZZ. LC, RC

SEC. 1

$458 $458 $458

MEZZ. CENTER

SEC. 2

SEC. 3

SEC. 4

SEC. 5

$752 $752 $752

$661 $661 $661

$528 $528 $528

$388 $388 $388

$276 $276 $276

MEZZ. CENTER

SEC. 2

SEC. 3

SEC. 4

SEC. 5

$423 $423 $423

$374 $374 $374

$297 $297 $297

$227 $227 $227

$164 $164 $164

MEZZ. CENTER

SEC. 2

SEC. 3

SEC. 4

SEC. 5

$374 $374 $374

$297 $297 $297

$227 $227 $227

$423 $423 $423

# PACKAGES

= = =

= = =

$164 $164 $164 TOTAL

= = = $

SYMPHONY POPS SERIES (4 concerts) FRI

X

SAT

X

PARTERRE

ORCH.

$314 $314

$286 $286

ALL MEZZ. CTR. SEC.

$270 $270

SEC. 1

SEC. 2

SEC. 3

SEC. 4

$258 $258

$226 $226

$162 $162

$128 $128

# PACKAGES

SEC. 5

$128 $128 TOTAL

= = $

SYMPHONY FAMILY SERIES (4 concerts) ADULT

X

YOUTH 1

X

ADD’L YOUTH

X

PARTERRE

ORCH.

$180 $10 $90

$170 $10 $85

ALL MEZZ.

CTR. SEC.

$160 $10 $80

SEC. 1

SEC. 2

SEC. 3

SEC. 4

$145 $10 $72

$125 $10 $62

$100 $10 $50

$80 $10 $40

# PACKAGES

SEC. 5

$80 $10 $40 TOTAL

= = = $

HOLIDAY CONCERTS CANADIAN BRASS MESSIAH ADULT MESSIAH YOUTH XMAS FEST. ADULT XMAS FEST. YOUTH

X

“NIGHTMARE”

X

“NIGHTMARE” YOUTH

X X X X X

PARTERRE

ORCH.

$85 $70 $40 $80 $40 $80 $50

$60 $55 $28 $70 $35 $70 $40

ALL MEZZ.

CTR. SEC.

$75 $65 $35 $75 $38 $75 $45

SEC. 1

SEC. 2

SEC. 3

SEC. 4

$55 $50 $25 $60 $30 $70 $40

$50 $40 $20 $50 $25 $60 $35

$45 $35 $18 $40 $20 $50 $30

$40 $30 $15 $35 $18 $45 $28

# TICKETS

(DAY/ TIME)

SEC. 5

$35 $25 $13 $30 $15 $40 $25 TOTAL

= =

(

)

=

(

)

=

(

)

=

(

)

= = $

*Subscribers receive a $5 per adult ticket discount on most special and holiday concert tickets when purchased with a subscription.

SPECIAL CONCERTS “STAR TREK”

X

“STAR TREK” YOUTH

X

MELISSA

X

“NOSFERATU”

X

“NOSFERATU” YOUTH

X

QUEEN

X

RODGERS/ HAMM BOBBY WATSON

X

“HARRY II”

X

“HARRY II” YOUTH

X

PRINCE

X

“FUTURE”

X

“FUTURE” YOUTH AUDRA MCDONALD

X

X

X # TICKETS

PARTERRE

ORCH.

$80 $50 $88 $60 $40 $95 $88 $88 $90 $72 $95 $88 $55 $125

$70 $40 $75 $40 $25 $85 $75 $75 $75 $60 $85 $75 $42 $89

ALL MEZZ.

CTR. SEC.

$75 $45 $78 $55 $38 $85 $78 $78 $85 $68 $85 $78 $45 $99

SEC. 1

SEC. 2

SEC. 3

SEC. 4

$70 $40 $75 $45 $25 $75 $75 $75 $75 $60 $75 $75 $42 $89

$60 $35 $65 $35 $20 $65 $65 $65 $60 $48 $65 $65 $38 $79

$50 $30 $55 $30 $18 $55 $55 $55 $50 $40 $55 $55 $32 $69

$45 $28 $45 $25 $15 $45 $45 $45 $45 $36 $45 $45 $8 $59

SEC. 5

$40 $25 $40 $25 $15 $40 $40 $40 $40 $32 $40 $40 $25 $49 TOTAL

(DAY)

= = = = = = =

(SUN)

=

(SUN)

=

(

)

=

(

)

= =

(SUN)

=

(SUN)

= $

*Subscribers receive a $5 per adult ticket discount on most special and holiday concert tickets when purchased with a subscription.


ORDER FORM, continued (page 2) MAILING INFORMATION LAST NAME

FIRST NAME

ADDRESS CITY

STATE

DAY PHONE

ZIP

EVENING PHONE

EMAIL

ORDER INFORMATION CLASSICAL SUBSCRIPTIONS

# OF PACKAGES

TOTAL

SYMPHONY POPS SUBSCRIPTIONS

# OF PACKAGES

TOTAL

SYMPHONY FAMILY SUBSCRIPTIONS

# OF PACKAGES

TOTAL

HOLIDAY ADD-ONS

# OF PACKAGES

TOTAL

SPECIAL CONCERT ADD-ONS

# OF PACKAGES

TOTAL

TICKET TOTAL

TICKETING/FACILITY FEE

There is a $2.50 per ticket ticketing and facility fee added to every order. For example, for each Masterworks subscription, a $35 ticketing/facility fee would apply; for each Pops or Family subscription, an $10 ticketing/facility fee would apply, etc.

X $2.50 EACH / FEE TOTAL

# OF TICKETS

PARKING

Parking in the Arts District garage at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is available for $10 per concert. Valet parking is available for $18 per concert in advance. )

SUBSCRIPTION PARKING (SERIES AND DAY # OF CONCERTS

X $10 or $18 EACH

TOTAL

ADD ON CONCERT PARKING   Canadian Brass

  Melissa (Sunday)

  “Harry II” (day)

  Messiah (day)

  “Nosferatu”

  Prince

  Xmas Fest. (day)

  Queen

  “Future” (Sunday)

 “Nightmare”

  Rog/Hamm (Sunday)

  Audra Mcdonald

  “Star Trek”

  Bobby Watson (Sunday)

# OF CONCERTS

X $10 or $18 EACH

TOTAL PARKING TOTAL

DONATION

Ticket sales cover about 30 percent of the cost of our world-class orchestra. Your tax-deductible contribution supports transformative musical experiences for children, families and the entire community. With a gift of at least $100, you will receive an invitation for two to the annual Contributors’ Concert, a special concert for our donors. Thank you for your generous support.

CONTRIBUTION TOTAL

ORDER GRAND TOTAL

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Questions? Call the Box Office at (816) 471-0400. ORDER FORM, continued (page 3)

4 WAYS TO SUBMIT YOUR ORDER ONLINE

MAIL Kansas City Symphony P.O. Box 879425 Kansas City, MO 64187

KCSYMPHONY.ORG PHONE

(816) 471-0400

IN PERSON The Symphony Box Office is locatedat 1703 Wyandotte, Suite 200, in downtown Kansas City’s Crossroads Arts District. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call us to schedule an appointment, and we’ll be happy to discuss all available concert and seating options with you.

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