Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center
Michael Stern, conductor
Benjamin Grosvenor, pianist
W.A. MOZART Piano Concerto No. 27
MAHLER Symphony No. 1
Written during the last year of his tragically brief life, Mozart’s final Piano Concerto No. 27 is a hauntingly beautiful and introspective work. The gifted young British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor makes his Kansas City Symphony debut with the expressive Concerto. Mahler was at the outset of his career when he completed his First Symphony. Mahler told a friend his emotions “gushed forth like an impetuous torrent … At a single blow, all the floodgates were opened within me!” The First remains Mahler’s most cherished Symphony. Tickets start at $25. For more information, please call the Symphony Box Office at (816) 471-0400 or visit kcsymphony.org.