Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center
Michael Stern, conductor
Bella Hristova, violinist
IVES Symphony No. 3, “The Camp Meeting”
DAVID LUDWIG Violin Concerto (KCS co-commission)
GERSHWIN An American in Paris
Take a trip with the Kansas City Symphony without leaving town! Gershwin portrays the City of Light through one of the most treasured American concert works, An American in Paris. Debussy’s tribute to Spain, Ibéria, earned the fervent admiration of Spanish composer de Falla, who praised the French composer’s “intensely expressive and richly varied music.” Before the French and Spanish voyage, listen for the adaption of several church hymns in Ives’ touching Third Symphony, “The Camp Meeting.” Tickets start at $25. For more information, please call the Symphony Box Office at (816) 471-0400 or visit kcsymphony.org.