Kansas City Symphony unveils 2017-18 season

Posted on: January 31, 2017

“Joyce DiDonato, an evening-length symphony by Gustav Mahler and several concerts featuring the music of Leonard Bernstein. Those are just some of the highlights of the well-balanced and intriguing 2017-18 Kansas City Symphony season,” writes Patrick Neas in Saturday’s (1/28) Kansas City Star. “DiDonato will make her appearance in March 2018 singing ‘La Mort de Cléopâtre’ by Hector Berlioz and a selection of songs by Bernstein. That same month, Yo-Yo Ma will perform a cello concerto by Franz Joseph Haydn in a show that also includes a commission/world premiere piece by Chris Rogerson.” Also scheduled for 2017-18 are appearances by pianists Natasha Paremski and Andrew Tyson, violinists Stephen Waarts and Augustin Hadelich, and Broadway vocalist Audra McDonald; concerts that “celebrate the genius of Prince and Freddie Mercury, the lead vocalist of Queen”; two “Screenland at the Symphony” programs featuring the films Star Trek Into Darkness and Nosferatu; and holiday programming that includes three performances of Messiah with the Kansas City Symphony Chorus, music from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, and a “Christmastime Is Here” concert performed by Canadian Brass.

Posted January 31, 2017