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Folly Theater
Kansas City, Missouri
Saturday, 26 April 2014 - 8:00 PM
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Russian-born pianist Yevgeny Sudbin will play a recital for the Harriman-Jewell Series at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Folly Theater (300 W. 12th St.) in downtown Kansas City, Mo. Sudbin’s program will include works by Scarlatti, Shostakovich, Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Mozart and Chopin.

Yevgeny Sudbin has been hailed by The Telegraph (London) as “potentially one of the greatest pianists of the 21st century.” He has performed in many of the world’s finest venues, both in recital and with orchestras throughout the United States, Canada, Central America, Europe, and Asia. This versatility reflects on his command of repertoire and his remarkable range of musical styles, periods and forms.

In the midst of a seven-year and 14-album collaboration with BIS Records, Sudbin’s recordings have met with overwhelming critical acclaim. The International Record Review stated that his Rachmaninov recording “confirms him as one of the most important pianistic talents of our time.” This recital will mark Sudbin’s second appearance on the Harriman-Jewell Series; he performed as a Discovery Concert artist for the Series in 2009.

Sudbin was born in St Petersburg in 1980 and began his musical studies at the Specialist Music School of the St Petersburg Conservatory at the age of 5. He immigrated with his family to Germany in 1990 where he continued his studies. Sudbin moved to London in 1997 to study at the Purcell School and subsequently the Royal Academy of Music where he completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Sudbin lives in London with his wife and two children and is an avid photographer.

The Sanders and Blanche Sosland Music Fund sponsors this performance


Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Scarlatti: Sonata in G Minor
Artist: Yevgeny Sudbin (Piano)
Scarlatti: Sonata in G Major, K. 455
Artist: Yevgeny Sudbin (Piano)
Scarlatti: Sonata in f minor, K. 466
Artist: Yevgeny Sudbin (Piano)
Scarlatti: Sonata in B Minor, K. 27
Artist: Yevgeny Sudbin (Piano)
Shostakovich: Prelude No. 6, Allegretto in B Minor
Artist: Yevgeny Sudbin (Piano)
Shostakovich: Prelude No. 7, Andante in A Major
Artist: Yevgeny Sudbin (Piano)
Shostakovich: Prelude No. 24, Allegretto in D Minor
Artist: Yevgeny Sudbin (Piano)
Rachmaninov: Prelude in G-sharp minor, op. 32, no. 12
Artist: Yevgeny Sudbin (Piano)
Rachmaninov: Prelude in G major, op. 32, no. 5
Artist: Yevgeny Sudbin (Piano)
Rachmaninov: Prelude in G Minor Op. 23, No. 5
Artist: Yevgeny Sudbin (Piano)
Scriabin: Sonata for Piano no 5 in F sharp major, Op. 53 "Poem of Ecstasy"
Artist: Yevgeny Sudbin (Piano)
Scriabin: Sonata for Piano no 9 in F major, Op. 68 "Black Mass"
Artist: Yevgeny Sudbin (Piano)
Moderato quasi andante
Mozart: "Lacrimosa" from the Requiem (arr. Sudbin)
Artist: Yevgeny Sudbin (Piano)
Chopin: A la Minute, a paraphrase on Chopin's Waltz in D-flat Major, Op. 64, No. 1 (arr. Sudbin)
Artist: Yevgeny Sudbin (Piano)
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts: Helzberg Hall
Kansas City, Missouri
Saturday, 10 May 2014 - 8:00 PM
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Dubbed “The Last Leading Man” by the New York Times, Brian Stokes Mitchell has enjoyed a rich and varied career on Broadway, television and film, along with appearances in the great American concert halls. Stokes and piano collaborator Tedd Firth will perform a live concert program framed by his recent CD release, Simply Broadway.

His Broadway career includes performances in “Man of La Mancha” (Tony nomination and Helen Hayes Award); “Kiss Me Kate” (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards); “Ragtime” (Tony nomination); August Wilson’s “King Hedley II” (Tony nomination); “Kiss of the Spider Woman;” “Jelly’s Last Jam;” David Merrick’s “Oh, Kay!” and “Mail,” which earned him a Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut.

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Program TBA
Artist: Brian Stokes Mitchell (Baritone)
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts: Muriel Kauffman Theatre
Kansas City, Missouri
Thursday, 22 May 2014 - 7:30 PM
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With its “fresh and forward-thinking choreography” (Washington Post) the Idaho-based ensemble that debuted in the summer of 2005 was an immediate sensation. “Trey McIntyre is doing something right,” Dance Magazine’s Wendy Perron explained. “Anchored in strong craft, his dances invite the audience to enjoy his mix of classical ballet, playful movement invention, and down-home humor.” Trey McIntyre is one of the most sought-after choreographers working today. Born in Wichita, Kan., McIntyre studied at North Carolina School of the Arts and later with Houston Ballet Academy. He has created a canon of more than 80 works for dance companies in the United States and abroad.

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Program TBA
Ensemble: Trey McIntyre Project
William Jewell College: John Gano Memorial Hall
Liberty, Missouri
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 - 7:00 PM
This concert is free to the public. Use Tickets button above to request “Print at home” tickets or call 816-415-5025 for assistance.

Grammy Award-winning baritone Daniel Belcher will sing a free recital at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in Gano Hall on the William Jewell College campus (500 College Hill) in Liberty, Mo. Belcher has an exceptional career as a leading baritone on the world’s operatic stages. The 1992 William Jewell College graduate will return with piano collaborator Keith Weber for a recital of arias and songs by Britten, Copland, Vaughan Williams, Schubert, Adams, Bach, and others. Parking for the event is also free and a shuttle service will be in operation between campus parking areas and the hall.

Daniel Belcher is the 2013-2014 Harriman-Jewell Series Visiting Artist in Residence. The May 28 free recital will mark the conclusion of his successful residency, which has included Belcher’s performance for the Series’ Prelude benefit in September 2013, a vocal master class on the Jewell campus, and a talk/demonstration led by Belcher for student musicians of Liberty Public Schools. Belcher was raised in St. Joseph, Mo., and calls Liberty, Mo., home.

With a 50-role repertoire, Belcher has championed roles from the Baroque to those composed expressly for him. He came to international attention in 2004 creating the role of Prior Walter in Peter Eötvös’ Angels in America for the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris for which he was hailed by London’s The Guardian as “possessing the kind of powerhouse stuff that indicates a star in the making.” In November 2013, he was featured as Papageno in the Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute.

Belcher sang the leading role of Jaufré Rudel for the recording of Kaija Saariaho’s opera, L’Amour de Loin, which received the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording. Opera News wrote “Belcher gives a powerful, convincing portrayal of Jaufré, capturing expertly the troubadour’s mercurial disposition.”

Keith Weber is a Grammy Award-nominated producer, choral and orchestral conductor, vocal coach, choral clinician, organist, pianist, harpsichordist and collaborator. Weber is based in Houston, Texas, and is widely known for his musical versatility and excellence.

This performance is sponsored in memory of Linda Buchanan Skaff, William Jewell College class of 1974, by her family: David Skaff, Andrew Skaff and Steven and Kim Skaff.

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Finzi: The Salutation
Britten: Morning
Thomas: Cradle Song
Copland: Nature, Gentlest Mother
Wolf: An die Geliebte (No. 32 of the Moericke Lieder)
Vaughan Williams: The Call
Beck: End of Act 1 of THE LONG WALK
Argento: Ralph's Letter - Ballad from THE SHOEMAKER'S HOLIDAY
Floyd: Rucker's Sermon from COLD SASSY TREE
Schubert: Erlkoenig
Daugherty: Letter to Mrs. Bixby
De Blasio: Walt Whitman in 1989
Adams: Chou En-Lai's soliloquy from NIXON IN CHINA
Bach: Ich habe genug, BWV 82
Folly Theater
Kansas City, Missouri
Saturday, 7 June 2014 - 7:00 PM
This Discovery Concert is free to the public. "Print at home" online tickets are available now (limit four per household). Use the "tickets" button above to order.

17-year-old Youth Concert Artists Winner, Chinese-American pianist George Li possesses brilliant virtuosity and interpretive depth far beyond his years. Highlights of his busy 2012–2013 season include appearances as soloist with the Edmonton and Stamford symphonies, the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, the Boise Philharmonic, the Pasadena Symphony and Pops, the Boston Philharmonic, and the Norrkoping Orchestra in Sweden, as well as recital performances at the Morgan Library & Museum, the Buffalo Chamber Music Society, and the Mansion at Strathmore.

In 2011, George Li performed for President Obama at the White House in an evening honoring German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Haydn: Sonata for Keyboard no 47 in B minor, H 16 no 32
Chopin: Nocturnes (3) for Piano, Op. 9
Chopin: Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, B 128/Op. 35 "Funeral March"
Debussy: Images for Piano, Set 1
Ravel: Miroirs (Oiseaux Tristesse, Une Barque sur l'ocean, Alborada del Gracioso)
Ravel: La valse
Folly Theater
Kansas City, Missouri
Saturday, 27 September 2014 - 7:00 PM
This Discovery Concert is free to the public. "Print at home" online tickets will become available starting two months before the event.

Salomé, New York City’s electrifying new string ensemble, was formed in 2009 by the Carpenter siblings (violinists Sean and Lauren and violist David).

The dynamic ensemble is dedicated to advancing the music of both underappreciated and well-recognized chamber composers.

“It has quickly become one of New York’s top young groups, a polished and spirited ensemble comprising recent graduates from the major conservatories, Yale, and Princeton.” —New York Times

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Program TBA
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Kansas City, Missouri
Friday, 10 October 2014 - 8:00 PM
This event is currently sold as part of an eight-event Great Music and Dance package. Single tickets will become available on August 4, 2014.


The National Acrobats of The People’s Republic of China was founded in 1951 and has been one of the most acclaimed acrobatic troupes in China.

Over several generations, the company has developed many acrobatic spectacles like global motorcycling, kicking bowls to heads on high unicycles, diving through moving hoops, and aerial bungee tumbling. These feats (and many others) have been enjoyed and praised for decades.

For its 2014 North American tour, the company will perform a brand new production that will amaze and astound audiences of all ages.

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Mixed Repertory
Ensemble: National Acrobats of China
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts: Helzberg Hall
Kansas City, Missouri
Thursday, 16 October 2014 - 7:00 PM
This event is currently sold as part of an eight-event Great Masters: The Ingram Events package. Single tickets will become available on August 4, 2014.

The multi-faceted career of cellist Yo-Yo Ma is testament to his search for new ways to communicate with audiences and to his desire for artistic growth and renewal.

Ma first appeared on the Series in 1984 in a duo recital with pianist Emanuel Ax, the first of their four appearances together. In 1993 he played with a string ensemble that included violinists Isaac Stern and Jamie Laredo, and in 2004 he brought the acclaimed Silk Road Ensemble to the Series. Most recently in 2010, he played a duo recital with British pianist Kathryn Stott.

For his ninth appearance, Ma returns with Stott, his fellow recitalist for nearly 30 years.

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Program TBA
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts: Helzberg Hall
Kansas City, Missouri
Saturday, 18 October 2014 - 8:00 PM
This event is currently sold as part of an eight-event Great Music and Dance package. Single tickets will become available on August 4, 2014.

Peerless in its superlative musicianship and ambitious programming, the Kronos Quartet observes the centennial of the outbreak of World War I with a new multimedia work, Beyond Zero: 1914–1918, music by Aleksandra Vrebalov and film by Bill Morrison.

Kansas City’s own National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial and the Harriman-Jewell Series have joined forces as commissioners of the commemorative work.

Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, the San Francisco-based string quartet is an incubator of ideas that ever challenges its audiences to reflect on world events and the history we are creating.

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Vrebalov: Beyond Zero: 1914-1918
Ensemble: Kronos Quartet
Folly Theater
Kansas City, Missouri
Friday, 24 October 2014 - 8:00 PM
This event is currently sold as part of an eight-event Great Masters: The Ingram Events package. Single tickets will become available on August 4, 2014.

Formed 44 years ago by the late visionary Julien Jouga, the Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir is led by Ambroise N’Diong.

Each Sunday, in the heart of Dakar, the choir interprets gospel/Negro spirituals, traditional African songs, and the magnificent masses that Jouga had composed.

An ecumenical partisan, Jouga interpreted and combined the Catholic liturgy and the indigenous Muslim songs of Senegal to create an extraordinary harmony between the two cultures that comprise the nation of Senegal.

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Program TBA
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts: Helzberg Hall
Kansas City, Missouri
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 - 7:00 PM
This event is currently sold as part of an eight-event Great Music and Dance package. Single tickets will become available on August 4, 2014.

Since becoming music director in 1995, Michael Tilson Thomas’ inspired leadership has transformed the San Francisco Symphony into one of the world’s leading ensembles. He has enhanced the Symphony’s international reputation and expanded the audience for classical music.

The San Francisco Symphony sets the highest possible standard for excellence in musical performance at home and around the world.

Great American violinist Gil Shaham joins the orchestra as soloist for his seventh appearance on the Series.

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Program TBA
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts: Helzberg Hall
Kansas City, Missouri
Sunday, 16 November 2014 - 7:00 PM
This event is currently sold as part of an eight-event Great Masters: The Ingram Events package. Single tickets will become available on August 4, 2014.

For her Series return, renowned violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter performs as soloist and leader of the Mutter Virtuosi. The ensemble of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation includes its young scholars and alumni.

Her foundation began in 1997 as an initiative to offer global support for young and talented string soloists. Mutter has frequently performed concerts with the scholarship students to introduce them to the life of a professional musician and to expose them to a broader audience.

Since 2011, she has expanded that activity with the formation of The Mutter Virtuosi.

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Program TBA
Folly Theater
Kansas City, Missouri
Saturday, 22 November 2014 - 7:00 PM
This Discovery Concert is free to the public. "Print at home" online tickets will become available starting two months before the event.

Macedonian pianist Simon Trpceski was the first young artist to play a free Discovery Concert on the Series in March 2004.

In the 10 years since, Trpceski has established himself as one of the most remarkable musicians of our time, performing with many of the world’s greatest orchestras and captivating audiences worldwide.

“Trpceski is a remarkable pianist, smartly blending restraint, sense of tonal color and knowing when and how much to unleash bravado, in measured doses.” —Josef Woodard, Los Angeles Times

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Program TBA
Folly Theater
Kansas City, Missouri
Saturday, 20 December 2014 - 8:00 PM
This event is currently sold as part of an eight-event Great Masters: The Ingram Events package. Single tickets will become available on August 4, 2014.

The a cappella kings of sing “come a-caroling” to Folly Theater for a ninth appearance on the Series.

The male sextet, instantly recognizable for their spot-on intonation and impeccable vocal blend, can flawlessly sing their way from serious medieval to comical pop.

One of the world’s most celebrated vocal ensembles, The King’s Singers have a packed schedule of concerts, recordings, media, and education work that spans the globe.

“They are still unmatched for their sheer musicality and ability to entertain.” —The Times, London

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Program TBA
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts: Muriel Kauffman Theatre
Kansas City, Missouri
Sunday, 18 January 2015 - 3:30 PM
This event is currently sold as part of an eight-event Great Music and Dance package. Single tickets will become available on August 4, 2014.

In their fifth Series appearance, the Russian National Ballet Theatre will dance the enchanting full-evening story ballet, Giselle.

The 50-member ensemble is led by Elena Radchenko, a former principal dancer with Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet.

Giselle was first seen in Moscow in 1843, just two years after its creation in Paris. When Giselle was forgotten everywhere else in Europe, Russian dancers and ballet masters preserved and honored it.

The loving care for this Romantic gem will be evident in this Kansas City performance.

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Giselle
Ensemble: Russian National Ballet Theatre
Folly Theater
Kansas City, Missouri
Saturday, 24 January 2015 - 7:00 PM
This Discovery Concert is free to the public. "Print at home" online tickets will become available starting two months before the event.

A native of Shenyang, China, 24-year-old pianist Yun-Chin Zhou began his piano studies at the age of 7. He came to the United States at 19 to attend the Curtis Institute of Music and he continues his studies at The Juilliard School, where he won First Prize in the 2013 Gina Bachauer Piano Competition.

He has won top awards in the Gulangyu Piano Competition in China and the Busoni Piano Competition in Italy. Zhou is the recipient of the Harriman-Jewell Series Young Concert Artists performance prize.

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Program TBA
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts: Helzberg Hall
Kansas City, Missouri
Sunday, 1 February 2015 - 2:00 PM
A pinnacle event for the 50th season will be a duo-recital gala performed by two of the most beloved opera singers of our age: Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez.

Experts of bel canto repertoire and friends both on and off the world’s most prominent stages, DiDonato and Flórez will perform a duo recital for the first time to honor the Harriman-Jewell Series’ legacy as a performing arts presenter of international importance.

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50th Season Gala Concert Pricing

Ovation Level — $5000

· Premium Gala Concert Seating for 10
in orchestra or parterre sections

· Gala Brunch preceding the concert

· Valet Parking


Aria Level — $500

· Premium Seating after Ovation Level
in orchestra or parterre sections

· Gala Brunch preceding the concert

· Valet Parking


Libretto Level — $250

· Seating after Ovation and Aria levels

· Garage Parking
Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Program TBA
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts: Muriel Kauffman Theatre
Kansas City, Missouri
Friday, 6 February 2015 - 7:30 PM
This event is currently sold as part of an eight-event Great Music and Dance package. Single tickets will become available on August 4, 2014.

The Harriman-Jewell Series is a proud commissioner of this new production of Handel’s opera, Acis & Galatea.

Director/choreographer Mark Morris has assembled a stellar team: visual artist and scenic designer Adrianne Lobel, costume designer Isaac Mizrahi, and lighting designer Michael Chybowski will set the stage for Morris, who will direct the Mark Morris Dance Group and four principal singers in this epic tale set along the banks of the Mediterranean Sea.


Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Morris: Acis and Galatea
Ensemble: Mark Morris Dance Group
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts: Muriel Kauffman Theatre
Kansas City, Missouri
Saturday, 7 February 2015 - 7:30 PM
This event is currently sold as part of an eight-event Great Masters: The Ingram Events package. Single tickets will become available on August 4, 2014.

The Harriman-Jewell Series is a proud commissioner of this new production of Handel’s opera, Acis & Galatea.

Director/choreographer Mark Morris has assembled a stellar team: visual artist and scenic designer Adrianne Lobel, costume designer Isaac Mizrahi, and lighting designer Michael Chybowski will set the stage for Morris, who will direct the Mark Morris Dance Group and four principal singers in this epic tale set along the banks of the Mediterranean Sea.

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Morris: Acis and Galatea
Ensemble: Mark Morris Dance Group
Folly Theater
Kansas City, Missouri
Saturday, 7 March 2015 - 7:00 PM
This Discovery Concert is free to the public. "Print at home" online tickets will become available starting two months before the event.

Possessing dazzling technical prowess and spontaneous flair, the 20-year-old pianist has been described as “full of enthusiasm and glamour, radiating the vigor of youth” (Chinese Gramophone).

Her creative maturity has been hailed as “a powerful, passionate and compelling representation of pure artistry” (Los Angeles Times).

Zhang Zuo’s unique musical talent was first discovered in Germany, where she began her training at age five.

Among her achievements are first prizes at the International Piano Concerto Competition (China) and the Krainev International Piano Competition (Ukraine).

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Program TBA
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