Due to the tragic onset of deafness, Beethoven made a farewell tour as soloist with his Fourth Piano Concerto.
Johannes Debus, guest conductor
Eric Lu, piano (Underwritten by the Almy Legacy Fund)
BARBER Essay No. 2
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 3, “Rhenish”
Due to the tragic onset of deafness, Beethoven made a farewell tour as soloist with his Fourth Piano Concerto. Guest conductor Johannes Debus leads the Symphony and piano prodigy Eric Lu for the extraordinary Fourth Concerto — a blend of haunting lyricism, technical finesse and musical innovation. Schumann’s Third Symphony, created during one of the happiest periods in his career, captures the simple joys of life from time spent in the Rhineland. Barber’s Second Essay for orchestra displays the composer’s gifts for brilliant counterpoint and powerful orchestration.
2020/03/20 - 2020/03/22
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G. Kenneth and Ann Baum Concert Comments
Lively and informative pre-show talks are held one hour before most Kansas City Symphony Classical Series performances, except those featuring the Symphony Chorus. A concert ticket is required to attend Concert Comments.
Pre-purchase parking online or call (816) 471-0400. The cost is $10 per car for the Arts District garage or $18 for valet in advance ($20 cash at performances). Buying in advance guarantees a spot, even if the garage sells out. If the garage is full, those without a pre-paid pass will have to park elsewhere. Additional garage parking is also available at the Webster Garage located at 17th and Wyandotte.
An experience at the Kauffman Center begins the moment you arrive, with a convenient, well-lit parking garage, owned and operated by the City of Kansas City, Missouri. The garage is directly attached to the Kauffman Center just south of the building with multiple access points to surrounding streets.
Parking for performance events is $10 cash at the Arts District Garage. On non-event days, parking is free for the first 30 minutes and $3 for any duration beyond 30 minutes. Garage parking is also available at the Webster Garage located at 17th & Wyandotte. Additionally, valet parking service is available on performance evenings for $20 cash.
Pre-purchased parking is also available through our website or by calling the box office at 816.994.7222. Pre-purchased parking is available 24 hours or more in advance of each performance. The cost is $10 for the Arts District Parking Garage and $18 for valet service. Pre-purchasing parking guarantees a reserved spot in the garage, even if the garage sells out. Please note that if the garage is full patrons without a pre-paid pass will not be able to park in the Arts District Garage.
Please note that if the garage is full patrons without a pre-paid pass will not be able to park in the Arts District Garage. Additional information about parking is available at: kauffmancenter.org/the-center/directions-parking/
The Kauffman Center’s promise to bring artists and audiences together is reflected in many ways, including accessibility for those who may need auditory, visual or mobility assistance.
If you have questions or concerns, please call the Box Office at (816) 994-7222 or email email@example.com. If you are hearing impaired or hard of hearing, you can get help with telephone access by using the free relay service – 711.
Information about accessibility at the Kauffman Center is available at: kauffmancenter.org/the-center/accessibility/