Theater/Performance
9:41 am
Fri January 14, 2011

Kansas City Symphony Announces First Season in the Kauffman Center

The Kansas City Symphony today announced its 2011-2012 season, its inaugural season in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

Kansas City, MO – The Kansas City Symphony today announced its 2011-2012 season, its inaugural season in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

The programming includes world premieres inspired by Kansas City's fountains, and guest artists, like cellist Yo-Yo Ma and Kansas City-based mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato.

The Symphony's Executive Director Frank Byrne calls it a "truly transformational moment for the Kansas City Symphony and for our audiences." Byrne says the season is designed to showcase Helzberg Hall and the Symphony.

"It's a new dimension in sound, vivid sound that is both heard and felt," says Byrne. "It's like nothing we've ever experienced."

The Symphony, the Kansas City Ballet, and the Lyric Opera of Kansas City are the three resident companies for the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, which opens on September 16, 2011. The Symphony's season begins the following weekend, September 23-25.

For a more detailed look at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, its mission, and the organizations that will present there, check out KCUR's blog Sound and Glass.

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