Individual Tickets for 2018/19 Kansas City Symphony Concerts Available July 30, Announcing Classics Uncorked

Tickets for Wynonna, Carmina Burana, Lyle Lovett, plus music of Gershwin, Star Wars, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and more on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, July 30

From blockbuster movie concerts to some of the absolute best classical repertoire, the Kansas City Symphony’s 2018/19 season offers thrilling live music for everyone in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Single tickets will be available for purchase starting at 10 a.m. Monday, July 30 via kcsymphony.org or by calling the Symphony Box Office at (816) 471-0400.

While September and October concerts have been on sale for several weeks, the Symphony’s July 30 on-sale puts the rest of the Symphony season up for grabs. Tickets to all holiday, movie and special concerts, plus tributes honoring the music of George Gershwin, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston will be available. Highlights include:

Classical Series

Pops Series

Family Series

Holiday Concerts

Special Concertserts

2018/19 Classics Uncorked Series
The Classics Uncorked Series returns with three fun, one-hour casual concerts led by David T. Beals III Associate Conductor Jason Seber. Most tickets are $25 and include a free glass of wine or champagne following the performance when guests can mingle with Symphony musicians in Kauffman Center’s stunning Brandmeyer Great Hall. Sponsored by BMO Wealth Management.

  • Classics Uncorked: Bach, Bluegrass and Bourbon | Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m.
    Ready for some toe-tappin’ fun? We’re bringing a little Kentucky to KC. Come hear some bluegrass pickin’ and pluckin’ plus Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3. In addition to the post-concert wine reception, a special selection of bourbons will be available for tasting.
  • Classics Uncorked: Grammy® Greats | Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 at 7 p.m.
    We’ve handpicked some of the best Grammy® Award-winning music for a one-night-only showcase in the world-class acoustics of Helzberg Hall. You’ll hear excerpts from the film “Up” by Michael Giacchino, an arrangement of Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida” and music by Aaron Copland, Joan Tower and Jennifer Higdon. Principal Viola Christine Grossman stars in Higdon’s Viola Concerto.
  • Classics Uncorked: Secrets Revealed | Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 7 p.m.
    When the backstory is as intriguing as the music, we have to pull back the curtain! Elgar’s Enigma Variations captures the essence of his friends and even himself in 14 variations on an enigmatic theme. Plus, many speculate his work contains an overarching hidden theme. Masquerade by Anna Clyne conjures up a mid-18th century London promenade concert with street entertainers.

Free Happy Hour Concerts
The Free Symphony Happy Hour Concerts featuring chamber music programmed by Symphony musicians are back with seven concerts for the 2018/19 season. Dates to reserve free general admission tickets vary. See website or call Symphony Box Office for additional details. Sponsored by Lead Bank.

Sounds Relaxing
A relatively new concert format for the Symphony, these soothing programs feature guided meditation by certified Relax and Renew® trainer Anita Bailey along with soft, gentle chamber music selections. Tickets are $15, inclusive of all fees.

Information for additional 2018/19 concerts, including Sensory Friendly concerts, TubaChristmas, and Petite Performances can be found at kcsymphony.org.

Season ticket holders may exchange and purchase individual tickets ahead of the public during the Symphony’s subscriber courtesy week, July 23-27, at a discount of $5 per adult ticket (exclusions may apply). Single tickets go on sale Monday, July 23 at 10 a.m. Tickets are available through the Symphony Box Office at (816) 471-0400 or kcsymphony.org. View the 2018/19 season subscription brochure.

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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.