Great Music and Dance
A package of Six events held in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City, MO
Get tickets for all six 2019-2020 Great Music and Dance performances for as low as $150; that's only $25 per event! Secure your seats for Broadway star Kelli O’Hara, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Mark Morris Dance Group, Siberian State Symphony Orchestra, Keith Lockhart and Boston Pops, and mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and Il Pomo D’Oro chamber orchestra.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Nobody sings baroque music like Joyce DiDonato. Dazzling runs, fiery emotion, and attention to period detail are assured when DiDonato performs baroque. The evening’s program hand-selected by the megastar mezzo-soprano will include baroque and classical era arias by Monteverdi, Gluck, Handel, and Purcell. DiDonato will be joined by the dynamic Italian chamber orchestra Il Pomo d’Oro, performing on authentic period instruments.