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Kansas City Symphony Classical Series Season Finale! BEETHOVEN’S NINTH

Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center

Michael Stern, conductor

Kansas City Symphony Chorus, Charles Bruffy, chorus director

Celena Shafer, soprano

Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano

Robert Watson, tenor

Dashon Burton, bass-baritone

BEETHOVEN Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage


BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9

Kansas City Symphony’s season finale features three majestic works for chorus and orchestra. Beethoven maintained a lifelong admiration for the great German poet, Goethe. Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage is a setting of two Goethe poems that journey from hushed mystery to triumph. Shostakovich wrote his youthful Symphony No. 2, “To October,” to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Russian Revolution. Beethoven’s epic final Symphony, culminating in the composer’s revolutionary and inspirational setting of Schiller’s “Ode to Joy,” caps the season in glorious, heavenly sounds. Note: G. Kenneth & Ann Baum Concert Comments will not be presented in Helzberg Hall prior to these performances. Tickets start at $35. For more information, please call the Symphony Box Office at (816) 471-0400 or visit


Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 07:00

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