Nathan Lee is like any other 15-year-old kid, except that he has already performed as piano soloist with many of the world’s great orchestras and has won top-tier piano competitions. Lee will play some of the most virtuosic works in piano literature for his free Discovery Concert.
Kathleen Battle, soprano and piano, choir, and narration | Underground Railroad — A Spiritual Journey
Soprano Kathleen Battle's Underground Railroad—A Spiritual Journey, is a moving program of traditional spirituals with choir and piano, with narration drawn from the writings of Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass.
The 26-year-old cellist Pablo Ferrández has been racking up international awards and garnering praise from the world’s finest musicians, and now he will make his Kansas City debut in a free Discovery Concert.
Pablo Ferrández will lead a cello master class with preselected participants. The public is welcome to observe for free; no reservations are needed.
The King's Singers will lead a free master class with predetermined vocal ensembles, in partnership with the Harriman-Jewell Series.
Gergiev will focus his white-hot energy on the lead string players of the Mariinsky Orchestra, joined by the world-acclaimed and Kansas City-based pianists Behzod Abduraimov and Stanislav Ioudenitch for Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos.
Composed of top dancers from New York City Ballet, the showcase ensemble led by NYC Ballet principal dancer Daniel Ulbricht is truly American ballet’s all-star team!
Joshua Bell is one of those rare classical musicians whose talent, charisma, and star power have made him popular with even non-classical audiences.
Double bassist Xavier Foley will play a half-hour solo demonstration at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.
After the rapturous applause died down when the Series presented the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for its first time in Helzberg Hall, conductor Riccardo Muti promised that they would return.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra members will lead free instrumental master classes, partnership with UMKC's Conservatory of Music and Dance.
Pianist Charlie Albright will lead an improvisation demonstration.
Parsons Dance members will lead a hiphop workshop that is free to the public.