2013-2014 Season

Great Music and Dance
Prices to attend ALL SEVEN EVENTS:
$40, $90, $140, $195, $285, or $370
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Music and Dance package
Complete Series

Dance Theatre of Harlem
7:30 p.m. Friday, October 4, 2013
Muriel Kauffman Theatre

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
led by Pinchas Zukerman, violin soloist

7 p.m. Thursday, January 16, 2014
Helzberg Hall

The Sleeping Beauty performed by
Moscow Festival Ballet

7:30 p.m. Friday, January 24, 2014
Muriel Kauffman Theatre

Bahia Orchestra Project with
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pianist

7 p.m. Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Helzberg Hall

Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel
8 p.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014
Helzberg Hall

Brian Stokes Mitchell sings
Simply Broadway

8 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014
Helzberg Hall

Trey McIntyre Project, dance company
7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 22, 2014
Muriel Kauffman Theatre

Great Masters: The Ingram Events
Prices to attend ALL SEVEN EVENTS:
$40, $90, $140, $195, $285, or $370
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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with
Wynton Marsalis and Chorale Le Chateau
conducted by Damien Sneed

8 p.m. Saturday, October 19, 2013
Helzberg Hall

Deborah Voigt, soprano in recital
8 p.m. Friday, October 25, 2013
Folly Theater

Bach's Own Choir: Thomanerchor Leipzig
with Leipzig Baroque Orchestra

7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 7, 2013
Folly Theater

Gil Shaham, violinist in recital
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Folly Theater

Nicola Benedetti, violinist in recital
8 p.m. Saturday, February 15, 2014
Folly Theater

Ben Heppner, tenor in recital
8 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014
Folly Theater

Yevgeny Sudbin, pianist in recital
8 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014
Folly Theater
Special Engagement:
Canadian Brass Holiday Concert

Those who purchase subscription packages have the option to buy $10 tickets for this event while supplies last in seat locations comparable to the packaged seats. Otherwise, single-ticket prices are $20, $40, $45, $55, and $65.

Canadian Brass Holiday Concert
with organist Douglas Reed

7 p.m. Monday, December 2, 2013
Helzberg Hall

  Canadian Brass

Discovery Concerts
Receive advance tickets to the three Discovery Concerts when you purchase all 14 subscription events listed above as a Complete Series. Otherwise, single tickets can be requested from our website two months before each event.
Ji-Yong, pianist in recital
7 p.m. Saturday, September 21, 2013
Folly Theater

Narek Hakhnazaryan, cellist in recital
7 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2014
Folly Theater

George Li, pianist in recital
7 p.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014
Folly Theater
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Great Music and Dance | Great Masters: The Ingram Series | Complete Series

For assistance with your order or to ask a question about the new season, call 816-415-5025.
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1213 maps and table
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The 2013-2014 Season

The Harriman-Jewell Series, Kansas City's revered performing arts presenter, will open its 49th season this fall. The Series continues its long-held tradition of bringing the best performers in the world to Kansas City. Of its 18 events, nine will be held at Kansas City's Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts (1601 Broadway St.). The Series has the distinction of holding performances in both of the Center's halls: six events in Helzberg Hall and three events in Muriel Kauffman Theatre. In addition to nine events in the city's newest performance halls, the Harriman-Jewell Series will also present nine events in the city's oldest concert hall, the beautifully restored Folly Theater (300 W. 12th St.).

Clark Morris, Harriman-Jewell Series executive and artistic director, is delighted with area patrons' positive response to the Series' signature variety of music and dance programming in the three performance halls in downtown Kansas City. "Our dedication to the tenets of quality, variety, and discovery set by our late founder Richard Harriman continues to be a winning formula for our Series and for arts lovers in our city. Our expansion into the Kauffman Center's halls upon its opening in fall 2011, along with the retention of the intimate Folly Theater, has allowed us to match each performance to its appropriate downtown venue. This continues to be a big win for the Series and its audiences," Morris said.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will return to the Harriman-Jewell Series and the Kauffman Center's 1,600-seat Helzberg Hall to perform Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration (October 19). The jazz orchestra will be joined by the 70-voice gospel choir, Chorale Le Chateau, conducted by Damien Sneed. Also in Helzberg Hall will be the Canadian Brass Holiday Concert (December 2). The festive program will be the brass quintet's sixth Series appearance, and will "pull out the stops" by including organist Douglas Reed to play the Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant Organ. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's return to the Series will be underscored by Pinchas Zukerman as principal guest conductor and violin soloist (January 16, 2014). Three Kansas City debuts will follow in Helzberg Hall, including Bahia Orchestra Project with pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet (February 11, 2014); the Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel (March 1, 2014); and Tony award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell in concert, singing Simply Broadway (May 10, 2014).

Ensembles to perform in the 1,800-seat Muriel Kauffman Theatre have all previously performed for the Series: the Dance Theatre of Harlem will make its first return to the Series and Kansas City since 2001 to perform a mixed repertory program (October 4); followed by Moscow Festival Ballet, performing The Sleeping Beauty (January 24, 2014); and the American company, Trey McIntyre Project, will return after its impressive 2010 Kansas City debut to dance mixed repertory (May 22, 2014).

The 112-year-old Folly Theater has been a favorite venue of Series vocalists and instrumentalists since the 1,078-seat hall was saved from demolition and restored in 1981. Deborah Voigt, the world's leading dramatic soprano, will return to the Folly and the Series for a third recital (October 25), followed by Bach's Own Choir: Thomanerchor Leipzig with the Leipzig Baroque Orchestra (November 7). The famed St. Thomas Boys Choir (Thomanerchor) and orchestra is an ensemble of 50 and will perform for the first time in Kansas City. Beloved violin master Gil Shaham will perform a third Series recital at the Folly (February 5, 2014), and British star violinist Nicola Benedetti will play a second Series turn (February 15, 2014). Ben Heppner, the great "heldentenor of our time," will sing his third recital for the Series (April 12, 2014); his first appearance for the Harriman-Jewell Series was his American recital debut in 1997. Russian pianist Yevgeny Sudbin will return (April 26, 2014) following his extraordinary Discovery Concert for the Series in 2009.

The new season will open with a free Discovery Concert at the Folly Theater played by pianist Ji-Yong (September 21). Although he's only 22, Ji-Yong is already a seasoned performer and first played for the Series when he was 13. Pianist George Li, age 17, will make his first appearance in Kansas City in a free Discovery Concert (November 16). Cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan, the 2011 International Tchaikovsky Competition Gold Medalist who was first presented by the Harriman-Jewell Series as a featured artist for its Prelude Gala in October 2011, will return to play a free Discovery Concert in the Folly Theater (March 14, 2014). The intent behind Discovery Concerts is to introduce excellence and artistry to new audiences by eliminating the barrier of cost.

The 2013-2014 season subscriptions are on sale now in the form of Great Music and Dance (a seven-event package), Great Masters: The Ingram Events (a seven-event package), or a Complete Series option that includes the 14 subscription events and advance tickets to the three Discovery Concerts. All who order subscription packages may purchase discounted tickets for the Canadian Brass Holiday Concert while supplies last. Single-event tickets will become available beginning on August 15, 2013. For details and ordering information, go to www.hjseries.org or call 816-415-5025.

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