Kansas City Symphony 2017-18 Star-Studded Season features Yo-Yo Ma, Joyce DiDonato, many more

Kansas City Symphony 2017-18 SeasonFrom iconic stars to timeless music, there’s never been a better time to be a season subscriber to the Kansas City Symphony. Subscribe today for access to the best seats at the best prices. The season begins in September and runs through June 2018.

Kansas City Symphony Classical Series2017-18 CLASSICAL SERIES
Fourteen concert weekends: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; or 2 p.m. Sundays. Purchase Bravo Series (7 concerts), Ovation Series (7 concerts) or Masterwork Series (all 14 concerts). Led by Music Director Michael Stern or guest conductors. 

2017-18 SYMPHONY POP SERIES
Four concert weekends: 8 p.m. Fridays or Saturdays. Led by David T. Beals III Associate Conductor Jason Seber. 

2017-18 SYMPHONY FAMILY SERIES
Four concert weekends: 2 p.m. Sundays. Perfect for children ages 4-13. Includes full-length version of the Symphony’s Christmas Festival. Each child subscription is only $10 with the purchase of an adult subscription. 

SPECIAL CONCERTS
Subscribers have the option to add on these holiday and specials concerts when purchasing a 2017-18 subscriptions. *Single tickets to some concerts on sale now. 

  • Screenland at the Symphony: Star Trek Into Darkness Live (Sept. 8 and 10)*
  • Brian Stokes Mitchell with the Kansas City Symphony (Oct. 7)*
  • Screenland at the Symphony: Nosferatu (Oct. 31)*
  • Queen’s Greatest Hits with the Kansas City Symphony (Nov. 18)*
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert (Feb. 15-18, 2018)
  • The Music of Prince with the Kansas City Symphony (March 10, 2018)
  • Audra McDonald with the Kansas City Symphony (May 5, 2018)

*Indicates single tickets on sale now. 

HOLIDAY CONCERTS

  • Canadian Brass: Christmastime is Here! (Dec. 1)
  • Handel’s Messiah (Dec. 8-10)
  • Christmas Festival (Dec. 15-19)
  • Disney in Concert: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (Dec. 22-23) 

The Symphony will announce other 2017-18 concerts and events, such as Classics Uncorked Series and the FREE Happy Hour Series concerts in July. 

Single tickets on sale Monday, July 24 at 10 a.m. 

To learn more about becoming a Kansas City Symphony subscriber or to purchase single tickets to select concerts now, visit kcsymphony.org or call the Symphony Box Office at (816) 471-0400.

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Get to know PROJECT Trio

PROJECT Trio performs with the Kansas City Symphony on Sept. 27
PROJECT Trio performs with the Kansas City Symphony on Sept. 27

Editor’s Note: PROJECT Trio, a one-of-a-kind ensemble, is performing with the Kansas City Symphony for its first Family Series concert for the 2015-16 season at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27 in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

Tell us about yourselves. When did you start playing your instruments? When did you all decide to pursue music as your career?

We are from all over the country. Greg is from Seattle, Eric is from Louisville, and Peter is from Dallas. We all aspired to be musicians from a young age. We met at a classical music conservatory, the Cleveland Institute of Music, where we became fast friends. After college we dispersed all over the country, but came back together in New York City in 2007 to form PROJECT Trio! We have been traveling the world playing our own unique brand of music ever since.

This will be your first time to play in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Are you looking forward to working with the Kansas City Symphony and Associate Conductor Aram Demirjian?

First time in Helzberg Hall. We have heard so much about the hall. Everyone says it is amazing! Can’t wait to work with the Kansas City Symphony and Aram Demirjian. We have many friends in the orchestra and know it will be a blast.

Together or individually, do have a favorite work featured in the concert lineup? If so, what is it and why?

It is hard to pick one piece as a favorite. There is so much wonderful music on the program. However, there is no greater thrill than to play your own original music with a symphony orchestra. There are many PROJECT Trio originals on this concert! We are fired up!

What advice do you offer aspiring musicians? Are there tips or tricks of the trade you’ve picked up along the way that you have helped you in either practice or performances?

There are no tricks in music. The only way to get better at playing a musical instrument is to PRACTICE!!! It is not about how many hours you practice; it is about doing it every day and making it part of your life. Practicing can be fun, especially if you practice every day and start getting really great at your instrument.

What’s up next for you all? Are you in the midst of a busy touring schedule?

We have a huge schedule this fall. We will be in Israel and Germany and all over the United States! We love performing for audiences young and old and big and small. It is going to be a great touring season.

Is there anything else you’d like to share?

We hope everyone spreads the word about the concert. It is guaranteed to bring a smile to your day!


To purchase tickets to hear PROJECT Trio with your Kansas City Symphony on Sunday, Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, please contact the Symphony Box Office at (816) 471-0400 or select your seats online.