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Randall Goosby, violinist in free recital
Oct
5
7:00 PM19:00

Randall Goosby, violinist in free recital

At 22, violinist Randall Goosby has already racked up an impressive set of achievements. At 13, he became the youngest person ever to win the prestigious Sphinx Concerto Competition. Goosby has performed as soloist with orchestras across America and has been honored as a Rising Star of the Stradivari Society.

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Kelli O'Hara, Broadway star in concert
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

Kelli O'Hara, Broadway star in concert

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Kelli O’Hara is one of the biggest stars on Broadway, and her work in film, television, and opera have made her acclaim even greater. The Tony Award winner will bring her unique mix of classicism and show business to Kansas City for selections from Broadway and the Great American Songbook, which the Harriman-Jewell Series has long celebrated as part of America’s unique cultural heritage.

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Nadine Sierra, soprano in recital
Oct
19
7:30 PM19:30

Nadine Sierra, soprano in recital

Stereophile Magazine calls Nadine Sierra’s voice “alive, gorgeous, and positively thrilling.” Winner of the prestigious 2017 Richard Tucker Award and the Metropolitan Opera’s 2018 Beverly Sills Artist Award, Sierra is hailed as one of the most promising young talents in opera today. With a jam-packed schedule, Sierra is already on the move, continually touring the world’s great opera houses. Now it’s Kansas City’s turn to discover this remarkable singer.

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Aspen Santa Fe Ballet with pianist Han Chen
Oct
25
7:30 PM19:30

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet with pianist Han Chen

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Some of the most exciting dance in America is coming out of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. Founded in 1996, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet combines adventurous American athleticism with European classical and avant-garde traditions. The New York Times says that Aspen Santa Fe Ballet “raise the bar, and then they jump over it.” 

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis: Big Band Holidays
Dec
5
7:30 PM19:30

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis: Big Band Holidays

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The horn-blowing angels known as the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will swing into Kansas City under the direction of legendary trumpeter Wynton Marsalis with Big Band Holidays: a jubilant concert of seasonal favorites that could enthuse the sullenest Scrooge.

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Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cellist in recital
Dec
15
5:00 PM17:00

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cellist in recital

Sheku Kanneh-Mason is already a star in Great Britain, but he’s waiting to be discovered on this side of the Atlantic. Winner of the 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year contest in January 2018, his debut album for Decca hit No. 18 on the official U.K. album chart and number one on the classical chart.

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Anne-Sophie Mutter, violinist, in a Beethoven celebration
Jan
21
7:30 PM19:30

Anne-Sophie Mutter, violinist, in a Beethoven celebration

Winner of countless awards and honors, Anne-Sophie Mutter is one of the greatest violinists of our day. To celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday in 2020, Mutter will give an all-Beethoven recital. She’ll be joined by her longtime collaborator, pianist Lambert Orkis, to perform some of Beethoven’s most popular music, including the “Kreutzer” sonata and the lovely “Spring” sonata.

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'Pepperland': Mark Morris Dance Group with live music
Feb
8
7:30 PM19:30

'Pepperland': Mark Morris Dance Group with live music

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Mark Morris’s career canon of brilliant dance works are as diverse as the songs on Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, so who better to choreograph an evening-length celebration of the iconic Beatles album? Commissioned by the city of Liverpool to commemorate Sgt. Pepper’s 50th anniversary, Pepperland is Mark Morris’s joyful, unabashed, and acclaimed homage to The Beatles classic that changed the world.

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Aristo Sham, pianist in recital
Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

Aristo Sham, pianist in recital

Aristo Sham is probably one of the finest pianists you’ve never heard of. Sham began playing the piano at three and entered the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts at six. At the age of 12, he was featured in the documentary The World’s Greatest Musical Prodigies. Now 22, Sham has already performed with the world’s greatest orchestras.

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The Siberian State Symphony Orchestra; Vladimir Lande, Music Director and Chief Conductor
Mar
5
7:00 PM19:00

The Siberian State Symphony Orchestra; Vladimir Lande, Music Director and Chief Conductor

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Since its founding in 1977, the Siberian State Symphony Orchestra has established itself as one of Russia’s great orchestras, which is quite an accomplishment. After opening with Rimsky-Korsakov’s colorful overture to the opera Tzar’s Bride, the Orchestra will perform two great Russian concertos: Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 19, and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18

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Daniil Trifonov, pianist in recital
Mar
12
7:30 PM19:30

Daniil Trifonov, pianist in recital

The Times (London) calls Daniil Trifonov “without question the most astounding pianist of our age.” In 2011, he won the First Prize and Grand Prix at the International Tchaikovsky Competition. Trifonov has since acquired a mountain of awards and has performed with every major orchestra in the world. This will be his Harriman-Jewell Series debut.

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Pianist Mitsuko Uchida and Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

Pianist Mitsuko Uchida and Mahler Chamber Orchestra

Mozart’s piano concertos are among his greatest works, and no one plays Mozart like pianist Mitsuko Uchida. In the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, she has found her perfect Mozartean partner. With 45 players from 20 different countries, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra is truly an international ensemble with the highest standards of performance. 

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Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops On Tour, performing 'Lights, Camera…Music!  Six Decades of John Williams'
Apr
6
7:30 PM19:30

Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops On Tour, performing 'Lights, Camera…Music! Six Decades of John Williams'

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John Williams is one of the greatest and most beloved living composers. His film scores, from Star Wars to Schindler’s List are forever woven into the fabric of American culture. The Boston Pops led by Keith Lockhart will celebrate Williams’ formidable legacy, heard in scores from Born on the Fourth of July and Saving Private Ryan to E.T. and Harry Potter.

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Angela Gheorghiu, soprano in recital
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

Angela Gheorghiu, soprano in recital

  • Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts (map)
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Angela Gheorghiu is a diva in the grand style. Her regal bearing dominates any stage on which she finds herself. And Gheorghiu has the voice to match the persona. She’s an opera star in whom technique and charisma are abundant and perfectly balanced. Gheorghiu’s Harriman-Jewell Series debut in Helzberg Hall is an event not to be missed.

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Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano,  with Il Pomo d’Oro, chamber orchestra, performing 'My Favorite Things'
May
29
7:30 PM19:30

Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano, with Il Pomo d’Oro, chamber orchestra, performing 'My Favorite Things'

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Nobody sings baroque music like Joyce DiDonato. Dazzling runs, fiery emotion, and attention to period detail are assured when DiDonato performs baroque. DiDonato will be joined by the dynamic Italian chamber orchestra Il Pomo d’Oro, performing on authentic period instruments.

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SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT: The Four Italian Tenors
Sep
14
6:00 PM18:00

SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT: The Four Italian Tenors

The Four Italian Tenors Kansas City debut performance will pay tribute to the historic recital debut of Luciano Pavarotti presented by the Harriman-Jewell Series in 1973, with recognizable opera arias and songs specifically programmed to include pieces Pavarotti sang during his international recital debut with the Series. { This Special Engagement is not part of a package. }

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