Events - Upcoming

Folly Theater
Kansas City, Missouri
Saturday, 24 September 2016 - 7:00 PM
This Discovery Concert is free to the public. Print-at-home online tickets with parking pass are available now by using the Tickets button above (limit 4 per household).

This ensemble of the nation’s top Black and Latino classical soloists, led by the Catalyst Quartet, is composed of 18 alumni of the renowned Sphinx Competition who act as cultural ambassadors to reach new audiences. Of the group’s Carnegie Hall debut, the New York Times praised Sphinx Virtuosi as “first-rate in every way.”
Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Piazzolla: Libertango
Ensemble: Sphinx Virtuosi
Williams: Premera Suite Argentina
Ensemble: Sphinx Virtuosi
Alvarez: Metro Chabacano
Ensemble: Sphinx Virtuosi
Espejo: Prelude Iberique
Artist: Hannah White (Violin)
Ensemble: Sphinx Virtuosi
Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras no.5, Aria
Ensemble: Sphinx Virtuosi
Piazzolla: La muerte del Angel
Ensemble: Sphinx Virtuosi
Golijov: Last Round
Ensemble: Sphinx Virtuosi
Ginastera: Concerto per corde, Op. 33
Ensemble: Sphinx Virtuosi
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts: Muriel Kauffman Theatre
Kansas City, Missouri
Saturday, 1 October 2016 - 7:30 PM
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The New York City-based company founded in 2011 is dedicated to creating and performing the works of former Twyla Tharp dancer Jessica Lang. Hailed as “a master of visual composition” by Dance Magazine, Lang transforms classical ballet language into artfully crafted, emotionally engaging contemporary dance.
Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
The Calling
Ensemble: Jessica Lang Dance
Duet from i.n.k.
Ensemble: Jessica Lang Dance
Thousand Yard Stare
Ensemble: Jessica Lang Dance
Tesseracts of Time
Ensemble: Jessica Lang Dance
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts: Helzberg Hall
Kansas City, Missouri
Saturday, 15 October 2016 - 7:00 PM
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One of the most acclaimed singers of our time, Renée Fleming is the recipient of the National Medal of Arts, America’s highest honor for an individual artist. Winner of the 2013 Best Classical Vocal Grammy Award, Fleming has sung in the world’s greatest opera houses and concert halls, and will make her fourth Series appearance.
Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Program TBA
Artist: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Folly Theater
Kansas City, Missouri
Saturday, 22 October 2016 - 7:00 PM
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Kansas City native Ben Bliss will join other distinguished artists who have made their American recital debuts on the Series. Bliss is a graduate of the Met Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, and the recipient of the Mozart and Plácido Domingo awards at the 2015 Francisco Viñas International Competition in Barcelona.
Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Program TBA
Artist: Ben Bliss (Tenor)
Folly Theater
Kansas City, Missouri
Friday, 28 October 2016 - 7:30 PM
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Since his triumph in 1998 at the 11th International Tchaikovsky Competition, Matsuev has become a virtuoso in the grandest of Russian pianistic traditions and has quickly become one of the most prominent pianists of his generation. The New York Times has hailed his “athletic virtuosity and steely power.”
Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Beethoven: Sonata for Piano no 31 in A flat major, Op. 110
Artist: Denis Matsuev (Piano)
Schumann: Sinfonische Etuden, Op. 13
Artist: Denis Matsuev (Piano)
Liszt: Mephisto Waltz no 1 for Piano, S 514 "Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke"
Artist: Denis Matsuev (Piano)
Tchaikovsky: Meditation, Op. 72 No. 5
Artist: Denis Matsuev (Piano)
Prokofiev: Sonata for Piano no 7 in B flat major, Op. 83
Artist: Denis Matsuev (Piano)
Folly Theater
Kansas City, Missouri
Tuesday, 15 November 2016 - 7:30 PM
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Formed in 1994, the 55-voice student and alumni choir has gained a reputation for its unique ability to successfully interpret both Western and African repertoire and is a frequent visitor at choral festivals internationally.
Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Program TBA
Ensemble: The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Choir
The Midland: Arvest Bank Theatre
Kansas City, Missouri
Thursday, 1 December 2016 - 7:30 PM
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This famous ensemble has been a Series favorite since its 1999 Kansas City debut, and its Big Band Holidays concert will be another first for KC. The Orchestra led by trumpeter Wynton Marsalis showcases 15 of today’s finest jazz players and will be joined by vocalist Catherine Russell. The next generation in a family of jazz royalty, Russell possesses a transcendent voice and uplifting spirit that have secured her spot as an audience favorite at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

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Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Program works to be announced from the stage
Artist: Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet)
Ensemble: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

In addition to the classic selections heard on Blue Engine Records’ "Big Band Holidays" album, the Orchestra will perform brand new arrangements of songs both sacred and secular, from Billie Holiday’s “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm” to favorites like “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”
Folly Theater
Kansas City, Missouri
Wednesday, 7 December 2016 - 7:30 PM
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The sensational mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato will make two same-season appearances, the first with Italian chamber orchestra Il Pomo d’Oro to explore the dichotomy of discord and harmony in times of war, in a powerful interpretation of Baroque arias.
Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Program TBA
Artist: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Ensemble: Il Pomo d'Oro
Folly Theater
Kansas City, Missouri
Thursday, 15 December 2016 - 7:00 PM
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An emerging ensemble known for its engaging interpretations of classical music offers up a holiday treat that includes selections from The Nutcracker, folk tunes, and carols. The young and talented quintet includes flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and horn.
Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Program TBA
Ensemble: WindSync
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts: Muriel Kauffman Theatre
Kansas City, Missouri
Friday, 27 January 2017 - 7:30 PM
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The story ballet of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers along with several great Russian gems will be danced by the renowned Moscow Festival Ballet. The company was founded in 1989 by Sergei Radchenko, a former principal dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet.
Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet
Ensemble: Moscow Festival Ballet
Tchaikovsky: Allegro
Ensemble: Moscow Festival Ballet
Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty Act 1 The Rose Adagio
Ensemble: Moscow Festival Ballet
Minkus: Don Quixote Act III Grand Pas
Ensemble: Moscow Festival Ballet
Tchaikovsky: The Quatre
Ensemble: Moscow Festival Ballet
Pugni: The Ocean and the Pearls from The Little Humpbacked Horse
Ensemble: Moscow Festival Ballet
Prokofiev: Cinderella Act III Adagio
Ensemble: Moscow Festival Ballet
Saint-Saëns: Dying Swan
Ensemble: Moscow Festival Ballet
Folly Theater
Kansas City, Missouri
Thursday, 16 February 2017 - 7:30 PM
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One of the finest period instrument ensembles will return with another Series favorite, violinist Nicola Benedetti, to play lush concerti by Vivaldi and others. The violinist’s musicianship and dynamic presence has made her one of today’s most influential artists.
Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Galuppi: Concerto a quattro no. 2 in G major
Artist: Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
Ensemble: Venice Baroque Orchestra
Avison: Concerto grosso no. 8 in e minor, after D. Scarlatti
Artist: Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
Ensemble: Venice Baroque Orchestra
Geminiani: Concerto grosso for strings in D minor, "La Follia" (after A. Corelli Op. V no.12)
Artist: Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
Ensemble: Venice Baroque Orchestra
Vivaldi: Concerto in D Major for violin, strings, and basso continuo
Artist: Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
Ensemble: Venice Baroque Orchestra
Corelli: Concerto grosso in D major, Op. VI no. 4
Artist: Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
Ensemble: Venice Baroque Orchestra
Vivaldi: Concerto in E flat major for violin, strings and basso continuo, RV 257
Artist: Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
Ensemble: Venice Baroque Orchestra
Vivaldi: Concerto in B minor for violin, strings and basso continuo, RV 386
Artist: Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
Ensemble: Venice Baroque Orchestra
Vivaldi: Concerto in D major for violin, strings and basso continuo, "Il Grosso Mogul," RV 208
Artist: Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
Ensemble: Venice Baroque Orchestra
Folly Theater
Kansas City, Missouri
Sunday, 26 February 2017 - 3:00 PM
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This 19-year-old Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient has been recognized as an artist of impassioned energy, musical integrity, and vibrant sound. The Los Angeles Times, after referring to Porter as a “future star,” wrote, “Let’s strike the word ‘future.’ She sounds ready. Now.” The violinist was a sensation in her showcase for the Series’ Prelude Gala event in 2015, and was quickly reengaged for this full concert.
Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Mozart: Sonata for Violin and Piano in F major, K 376 (374d)
Artists: Armen Guzelimian (Piano); Simone Porter (Violin)
Janacek: Sonata for Violin and Piano
Artists: Armen Guzelimian (Piano); Simone Porter (Violin)
Pärt: Fratres
Artists: Armen Guzelimian (Piano); Simone Porter (Violin)
Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108
Artists: Armen Guzelimian (Piano); Simone Porter (Violin)
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts: Helzberg Hall
Kansas City, Missouri
Friday, 10 March 2017 - 7:00 PM
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Series patrons have come to expect the best orchestras, and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine upholds that standard. The program features Kiev native Alexei Grynyuk as soloist for Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3, with Dvorák’s “From the New World” No. 9, and Wagner’s “Flying Dutchman” overture.
Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Verdi: La forza del destino
Ensemble: National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
Conductor: Volodymyr Sirenko
Overture
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26
Artist: Alexei Grynyuk (Piano)
Ensemble: National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
Conductor: Volodymyr Sirenko
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, “From the New World”
Ensemble: National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
Conductor: Volodymyr Sirenko
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts: Muriel Kauffman Theatre
Kansas City, Missouri
Friday, 24 March 2017 - 7:30 PM
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Led by charismatic conductor Keith Lockhart, the Boston Pops has become a national treasure. Making its first return to the Series and Kansas City since 2002, the famed orchestra will celebrate the music of America’s most original composer, George Gershwin.
Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Program TBA
Ensemble: Boston Pops Esplanade
Conductor: Keith Lockhart
Folly Theater
Kansas City, Missouri
Friday, 31 March 2017 - 7:30 PM
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Called “the undisputed queen of violin-playing” by The Times (London), Mutter has reigned as one of the world’s most acclaimed violin virtuosos for more than three decades. Since her Lucerne Festival debut in 1976, she has played on stages worldwide. This recital will mark her third Harriman-Jewell Series appearance, and her second Series recital with longtime collaborative pianist Lambert Orkis.
Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Currier: Clockwork
Artists: Lambert Orkis (Piano); Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Mozart: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, K 526
Artists: Lambert Orkis (Piano); Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Respighi: Sonata for Violin and Piano in B minor
Artists: Lambert Orkis (Piano); Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
Artists: Lambert Orkis (Piano); Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Folly Theater
Kansas City, Missouri
Saturday, 8 April 2017 - 7:00 PM
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A tradition of recognizing and nurturing emerging talent will continue with a free Discovery Concert by this Young Concert Artists Harriman-Jewell Series prizewinner chosen by director Clark Morris. In addition to the Series prize, the Israeli pianist also won First Prize of the 2015 Young Concert Artists International Auditions.
Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Couperin: Pièces de Clavecin
Artist: Tomer Gewirtzman (Piano)
Liszt: Sonata for Piano in B minor, S 178
Artist: Tomer Gewirtzman (Piano)
Corigliano: Fantasia on an Ostinato
Artist: Tomer Gewirtzman (Piano)
Schumann: Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17
Artist: Tomer Gewirtzman (Piano)
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Atkins Auditorium
Kansas City, Missouri
Saturday, 22 April 2017 - 5:00 PM
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For a second consecutive season, the Series will collaborate with the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art to present guitarist Bill Frisell and ensemble to Kansas City audiences. Through the creative mastery of Frisell and filmmaker Bill Morrison, a brilliant film of historic footage coupled with equally brilliant music will offer a compelling glimpse of the disastrous Mississippi River Flood of 1927.
Presenters: Harriman-Jewell Series; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
The Great Flood
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts: Helzberg Hall
Kansas City, Missouri
Friday, 28 April 2017 - 7:00 PM
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Kansas City’s favorite mezzo-soprano joins forces with London-based baroque orchestra The English Concert, led by Harry Bicket, with vocalists Christiane Karg, Sonia Prina, David Portillo, Joelle Harvey, and Mathew Brook in a concert of Handel’s admired opera.
Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Handel: Ariodante, HWV 33
Artist: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Ensemble: English Concert
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