Celebration at the Station, Kansas City Symphony’s Memorial Day weekend concert, is May 27, 2018. Also, Park University’s International Center for Music season includes Dang Thai Son, Vladimir Viardo, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Behzod Abduraimov.
Kansas City Symphony Chorus will perform Mauric Durufle’s requiem on May 20, 2018. Charles Bruffy conducts. Pianist Yefim Bronfman will perform May 18, 2018, at Folly Theater. Noah Geller, Symphony concertmaster, may be Seattle-bound.
“Peter Pan” at the Kansas City Ballet, running Friday, May 11-Sunday, May 20, 2018, will feature choreography by artistic director Devon Carney, a jaunty score, colorful sets and costumes and lots of flying.
The documentary “Itzhak” follows the life of violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman. It opens May 4 in Kansas City at the Tivoli. Plus, Audra McDonald coming to KC; Harriman-Jewell’s Discovery Concerts announced; Gamelan Genta Kasturi to perform.
The annual Bachathon, a four-hour celebration of organ music and choral performance, will be Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Village Presbyterian Church. Also: “Night of Tango” April 21 and pianist Nelson Freire on April 22.
William Baker Festival Singers will present Mozart’s “Great” Mass and the world premiere of “Seven Last Words” on April 8, 2018. Also: KC Symphony presents Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Park University alum David Radzynski returns.
The Kansas City Ballet marks 60 years with George Balanchine’s “Diamonds” and several acclaimed premieres of contemporary works. The 60th Anniversary Dance Festival takes place April 6-8 and April 13-15, 2018.
The Opera Department of UMKC presents “La Voix Humaine” and “L’Enfant et les Sortileges” on Sunday, March 25. Also: Kansas City Chorale “Springsong”; Te Deum “Seven Last Words From the Cross”; Musica Vocale “Shared Music Transcends Time.”
“Glamorous Night: An Ivor Novello Musical Revue” pays tribute to the man who wrote “Keep the Home Fires Burning” and other WWI songs. William Jewell College will present the show at the World War I Museum March 23-24, 2018.
A “Wizard of Oz” premiere will kick off the Kansas City Ballet’s 2018-2019 season. “Lady of the Camellias” and works by Twyla Tharp, William Forsythe and David Parsons are also on the schedule. Plus “The Nutcracker.”
Go big or go home. The Harriman-Jewell Series is definitely going big with its 2018-2019 season. The esteemed series is bringing more world famous orchestras and conductors than ever before, as well as a host of smaller ensembles and musicians with megawatt star power.