In Friday’s (9/28) Kansas City Star, Steve Paul writes, “Taking advantage of avid interest in its new home, the Kansas City Symphony has developed three more ways to hear music in Helzberg Hall. Casual is the operative word for at least two of the three new program series, one of which is free. And one series will further show off the Kauffman Center’s super Casavant pipe organ. First up is a chamber music series, scheduled to attract happy-hour types into the Kauffman for a drink and a free selection of music played by small groups of Symphony musicians. Music—about 45 minutes per show—begins at 6 p.m. Oct. 17 and will continue on Wednesday evenings in February, March and May. … Future programs have yet to be determined, but they’re scheduled on Feb. 13, March 20 and May 1. … The orchestra will present four ‘Classics Uncorked’ programs at 7 p.m. Thursday evenings, beginning Nov. 8 and continuing Dec. 6, March 21 and May 9. The concerts, generally under 90 minutes, are planned to present classical music in comfortable and accessible portions. Demonstrations and conversations will be part of the package.”

Posted October 1, 2012