Events - Upcoming

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts: Helzberg Hall
Kansas City, Missouri
Tuesday, 8 September 2015 - 7:00 PM
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The 51st season will open with a grand pairing of two of the most respected musicians of our time. Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Pianist Emanuel Ax’s “greatness, his overwhelming authority as musician, technician, and probing intellect emerges quickly as he plays,” praised the Los Angeles Times.

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Mozart: Sonata for Violin and Piano in C major, K 296
Artists: Emanuel Ax (Piano); Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Fauré: Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in A major, Op. 13
Artists: Emanuel Ax (Piano); Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Strauss: Sonata for Violin and Piano in E flat major, Op. 18
Artists: Emanuel Ax (Piano); Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Additional works to be announced from the stage
Artists: Emanuel Ax (Piano); Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts: Helzberg Hall
Kansas City, Missouri
Saturday, 26 September 2015 - 7:00 PM
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With a record six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards, and a long list of other accolades to her name, Audra McDonald 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 and concert stages as she is in roles on film and television.

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Program TBA
Artist: Audra McDonald (Soprano)
Folly Theater
Kansas City, Missouri
Friday, 2 October 2015 - 7:00 PM
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José Porcel and his company of dancers and musicians will perform classic flamenco as it was danced and performed by the great masters such as Antonio Gades and José Greco. Choreography, costumes, and music have been faithfully reproduced to ensure breathtaking portrayals of authentic flamenco from its golden age.

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Flamenco Fire
Ensemble: Compañia Flamenca José Porcel
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts: Helzberg Hall
Kansas City, Missouri
Friday, 9 October 2015 - 7:00 PM
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The company of 50 accomplished men and women will captivate audience through vivid character portrayals and fanciful patterns of the choreographic design. The kaleidoscopic evening of dance works as a single choreographic symphony—a continuous stream of folk dance elements: slow and thoughtfully smooth, then swift and sparkling.

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Program TBA
Ensemble: Krasnoyarsk National Dance Company of Siberia
Folly Theater
Kansas City, Missouri
Saturday, 17 October 2015 - 7:00 PM
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Our patrons will have a rare opportunity to hear several remarkable young artists on the cusp of extraordinary careers. Acclaimed pianist Brian Zeger, who serves as executive director of the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artists Development Program, will introduce the best young voices of New York City’s Metropolitan Opera.

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Program TBA
Artist: Brian Zeger (Piano)
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts: Muriel Kauffman Theatre
Kansas City, Missouri
Friday, 23 October 2015 - 7:30 PM
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A showcase ensemble that draws principal dancers from New York City Ballet and other elite American companies, Stars of American Ballet will dance a program that will feature Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free, the 1940s sailors-on-leave favorite the New York Times described as a classic that “both captures the time of its creation and stands as timeless.”

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Gottschalk: Tarantella (Balanchine)
Ensemble: Stars of American Ballet
Pärt: Liturgy (Wheeldon)
Ensemble: Stars of American Ballet
Gershwin: The Man I Love (Balanchine)
Ensemble: Stars of American Ballet
Piazzolla: Piazzolla Tango (Gallardo)
Ensemble: Stars of American Ballet
Shostakovich: Mercurial Manoeuvres (Wheeldon)
Ensemble: Stars of American Ballet
Bernstein: Fancy Free (Robbins)
Ensemble: Stars of American Ballet
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts: Helzberg Hall
Kansas City, Missouri
Tuesday, 27 October 2015 - 7:00 PM
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Founded in 1891, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is consistently hailed as one of the greatest orchestras in the world. The celebrated Orchestra will play a daring program of two full symphonies—Beethoven’s Fifth and Mahler’s First—under the masterful baton of its renowned music director, Riccardo Muti.

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Mahler: Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan"
Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Folly Theater
Kansas City, Missouri
Friday, 30 October 2015 - 7:00 PM
Discovery Concerts are free to the public. Print-at-home tickets can be ordered online starting two months before each event, or received in advance with Complete Series subscriptions. Click the "tickets" button above for 2015-16 season subscription information.

Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, 12-year-old pianist Daniela Liebman already has performed across North America, won numerous competitions, and has begun her solo career with festivals and orchestras around the world. She is the youngest Mexican to have played an American recital debut at New York City’s Carnegie Hall.

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Program TBA
Artist: Daniela Liebman (Piano)
Folly Theater
Kansas City, Missouri
Friday, 20 November 2015 - 7:00 PM
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With angelic countenances and voices to match, the world-famous Vienna Boys Choir will sing a varied program that will close with Christmas selections to usher in the holiday season. The beloved boys choir has thrilled audiences for more than 500 years.

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Program TBA
Ensemble: Vienna Boys Choir
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts: Muriel Kauffman Theatre
Kansas City, Missouri
Thursday, 14 January 2016 - 7:30 PM
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The Russian National Ballet Theatre will return to the Series to dance the magical full-evening story ballet, Cinderella, set to Prokofiev’s lush score. The 50-member ensemble is led by Elena Radchenko, a former principal dancer with Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet.

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Cinderella
Ensemble: Russian National Ballet Theatre
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts: Helzberg Hall
Kansas City, Missouri
Monday, 15 February 2016 - 7:00 PM
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This Presidents’ Day performance will be a spectacular celebration of pomp and circumstance, with a salute to the alliance between British and American military forces. The evening’s program for all ages will feature bagpipes, traditional military marches, drum solos, Celtic dancing, and beloved songs.

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Program TBA
Folly Theater
Kansas City, Missouri
Saturday, 20 February 2016 - 7:00 PM
Discovery Concerts are free to the public. Print-at-home tickets can be ordered online starting two months before each event, or received in advance with Complete Series subscriptions. Click the "tickets" button above for 2015-16 season subscription information.

A 26-year-old native of South Korea, Ye-Eun Choi is an exceptional violinist who will make her second appearance on the Series. Last November, she performed along side her mentor, the venerable violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, as a lead player in the Mutter Virtuosi concert.

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Program TBA
Artist: Ye-Eun Choi (Violin)
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Atkins Auditorium
Kansas City, Missouri
Sunday, 21 February 2016 - 5:00 PM
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This event is a collaboration with The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

The role of music in classic film and television has always been considerable. With "When You Wish Upon a Star," the ever-versatile guitarist Bill Frisell draws upon the music we have heard on screen and how it shapes and informs our emotional relationships to what we see.

Frisell, whose own music has been featured in major motion pictures like "Finding Forrester" and "The Million Dollar Hotel" reflects: “Music is so rich with all the associations that go along with it, whether it’s the words or a memory you get when you hear it.” Violist Eyvind Kang, bassist Thomas Morgan, drummer Kenny Wollesen, and singer Petra Haden -- who recently released her musical ode to classic film, "Petra Goes To The Movies" -- will join Frisell in re-imagining time-honored gems like “When You Wish Upon a Star,” “Alfie,” “Moon River”, “Goldfinger," Themes from “The Godfather,” “Psycho,” and many others.

Presenters: Harriman-Jewell Series; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Program TBA
Artists: Thomas Morgan (Bass); Petra Haden (Voice); Bill Frisell (Guitar); Eyvind Kang (Viola); Kenny Wollesen (Drums)
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts: Helzberg Hall
Kansas City, Missouri
Sunday, 28 February 2016 - 3:00 PM
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The world-respected RNO returns to the Series under the trusted leadership of its founder and artistic director, Mikhail Pletnev. The dynamic pianist Yuja Wang will serve as soloist for Tchaikovsky’s Concerto No. 2 in G major, with Shostakovich’s Festive Overture and Stravinsky’s The Firebird (1945) rounding out a sensational program.

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Tchaikovsky: Concerto for Piano no 2 in G major, Op. 44
Artist: Yuja Wang (Piano)
Ensemble: Russian National Orchestra
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
Shostakovich: Festive Overture, Op. 96
Ensemble: Russian National Orchestra
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite (1945)
Ensemble: Russian National Orchestra
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
Folly Theater
Kansas City, Missouri
Saturday, 5 March 2016 - 7:00 PM
Discovery Concerts are free to the public. Print-at-home tickets can be ordered online starting two months before each event, or received in advance with Complete Series subscriptions. Click the "tickets" button above for 2015-16 season subscription information.

Vilde Frang, 28-year-old violinist from Norway, “is clearly a new star in the violin firmament” according to The Guardian. Frang is an exclusive Warner Classics artist and her recordings have received numerous awards, including Gramophone Magazine's "Editors Choice.”

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Program TBA
Artist: Vilde Frang (Violin)
Folly Theater
Kansas City, Missouri
Saturday, 12 March 2016 - 7:00 PM
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Named by The Economist as one of “20 Living Polymaths,” British pianist Stephen Hough is a rare renaissance man. Over his distinguished career as one of the world’s leading concert pianists, Hough has also excelled as a writer and composer. The Washington Post has praised Hough as “a virtuoso who begins where others leave off.”
Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Program TBA
Artist: Stephen Hough (Piano)
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Talent will abound on one stage as four remarkable musicians join together to perform an evening of operatic arias, art songs, and Broadway favorites. The audience-pleasing program will showcase a breadth of musical gems by beloved composers ranging from Mozart and Bizet to Gershwin and Bernstein.

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo capriccioso in A minor, Op. 28
Artists: Julie Gunn (Piano); Stefan Milenkovich (Violin)
Dvorak: Gypsy Songs, Op. 55
Artists: Isabel Leonard (Mezzo Soprano); Nathan Gunn (Baritone); Julie Gunn (Piano); Stefan Milenkovich (Violin)
Wolf: Eichendorff Lieder
Artists: Nathan Gunn (Baritone); Julie Gunn (Piano)
Mompou: Sólo las flores sobre ti
Artists: Isabel Leonard (Mezzo Soprano); Julie Gunn (Piano)
Valverde: Clavelitos
Artists: Isabel Leonard (Mezzo Soprano); Julie Gunn (Piano)
Montsalvatge: Canciones negras (5)
Artists: Isabel Leonard (Mezzo Soprano); Julie Gunn (Piano)
Falla: Oración de las madres que tienen a sus hijos en brazos
Artists: Isabel Leonard (Mezzo Soprano); Julie Gunn (Piano)
Montsalvatge: Canciones negras (5)
Artists: Isabel Leonard (Mezzo Soprano); Julie Gunn (Piano)
Bernstein: "I am Easily Assimilated", from Candide
Artists: Isabel Leonard (Mezzo Soprano); Nathan Gunn (Baritone); Julie Gunn (Piano); Stefan Milenkovich (Violin)
Sarasate: Carmen Fantaisie Op. 25
Artists: Julie Gunn (Piano); Stefan Milenkovich (Violin)
Bizet: "Les tringles des sistres tintaient", from Carmen
Artists: Isabel Leonard (Mezzo Soprano); Julie Gunn (Piano)
Bizet: Toreador Song, from Carmen
Artists: Nathan Gunn (Baritone); Julie Gunn (Piano)
Mozart: Serenade, from Don Giovanni
Artists: Nathan Gunn (Baritone); Julie Gunn (Piano)
Mozart: "Crudel! Perche finor", from Le nozze di Figaro
Artists: Isabel Leonard (Mezzo Soprano); Nathan Gunn (Baritone); Julie Gunn (Piano)
Gershwin: An American in Paris
Artist: Stefan Milenkovich (Violin)
Arranger: Jascha Heifetz
Sondheim: "Johanna", from Sweeney Todd
Artists: Nathan Gunn (Baritone); Julie Gunn (Piano)
Sondheim: "Hello, little girl", from Into the Woods
Artists: Isabel Leonard (Mezzo Soprano); Nathan Gunn (Baritone); Julie Gunn (Piano)
Sondheim: "I know things now", from Into the Woods
Artists: Isabel Leonard (Mezzo Soprano); Julie Gunn (Piano)
Sondheim: "A little priest", from Sweeney Todd
Artists: Nathan Gunn (Baritone); Julie Gunn (Piano); Stefan Milenkovich (Violin)
Gershwin: Three Preludes for Piano
Artists: Julie Gunn (Piano); Stefan Milenkovich (Violin)
Arranger: Jascha Heifetz
Bernstein: "Tonight", from West Side Story
Artists: Isabel Leonard (Mezzo Soprano); Nathan Gunn (Baritone); Julie Gunn (Piano); Stefan Milenkovich (Violin)
Bernstein: "One hand, one heart", from West Side Story
Artists: Isabel Leonard (Mezzo Soprano); Nathan Gunn (Baritone); Julie Gunn (Piano); Stefan Milenkovich (Violin)
Sondheim: "It takes two", from Into the Woods
Artists: Isabel Leonard (Mezzo Soprano); Nathan Gunn (Baritone); Julie Gunn (Piano); Stefan Milenkovich (Violin)
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts: Helzberg Hall
Kansas City, Missouri
Saturday, 23 April 2016 - 7:00 PM
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The acclaimed vocal and instrumental ensemble will perform a French program of “serious airs and drinking songs” lightly staged as a wedding and described by The Guardian as an “exquisite meditation on the nature of desire.” The illustrious ensemble was founded in 1979 by the Franco-American harpsichordist and conductor William Christie, who directs the group to this day.

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Charpentier: Petite pastorale H. 479
Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants
Conductor: William Christie
Moulinié: Amis, enivrons-nous du vin d'Espagne en France
Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants
Conductor: William Christie
Lambert: Amour, je me suis plaint cent fois
Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants
Conductor: William Christie
Charpentier: Amor vince ogni cosa - Pastoraletta 1a H. 492: Prelude and scene 1
Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants
Conductor: William Christie
Lambert: Vos yeux adorables
Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants
Conductor: William Christie
Moulinié: Enfin la beauté
Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants
Conductor: William Christie
Le Camus: Ah, que vous êtes hereux!
Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants
Conductor: William Christie
Charpentier: Charmantes fleurs, naissez
Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants
Conductor: William Christie
Charpentier: Amor vince ogni cosa - Pastoraletta 1a H. 492: Scene 2
Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants
Conductor: William Christie
Moulinié: Guillot est mon amy
Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants
Conductor: William Christie
Charpentier: Tristes déserts, sombre retraite
Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants
Conductor: William Christie
Lambert: J'aimerais mieux souffrir la mort
Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants
Conductor: William Christie
Charpentier: Amor vince ogni cosa - Pastoraletta 1a H. 492: Scene 3
Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants
Conductor: William Christie
Lambert: Sans murmurer
Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants
Conductor: William Christie
Le Camus: Laissez durer la nuit, impatiente Aurore
Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants
Conductor: William Christie
Lambert: Laissez-moi soupirer importune raison
Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants
Conductor: William Christie
Lambert: Vous avez trop d'appas
Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants
Conductor: William Christie
Lambert: Vos mépris chaque jour me causent mille alarmes
Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants
Conductor: William Christie
Charpentier: Amor vince ogni cosa - Pastoraletta 1a H. 492: Scenes 4 and 5
Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants
Conductor: William Christie
Folly Theater
Kansas City, Missouri
Friday, 29 April 2016 - 7:00 PM
Discovery Concerts are free to the public. Print-at-home tickets can be ordered online starting two months before each event, or received in advance with Complete Series subscriptions. Click the "tickets" button above for 2015-16 season subscription information.

French cellist Edgar Moreau was first became interested in the instrument at four when he happened upon to a girl’s lesson while visiting an antique shop with his father. By 11, he was playing concerts with major orchestras. His first CD, “Play,” a collection of short pieces, is available on Warner Classics label. Moreau, now 20, was awarded the Harriman-Jewell Series Young Concert Artists Performance Prize for 2015.

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Program TBA
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