“The Kansas City Symphony has announced a robust lineup of classical, pop and family concerts for its 2021-2022 season, to be performed before full capacity audiences in Helzberg Hall in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts,” writes DC Benincasa in Wednesday’s (6/2) KCUR (Kansas City, MO). “ ‘When we finally see a full house and we are back into the rhythm of what our life had been, I think it’s going to hit us pretty strongly,’ music director Michael Stern said.… In late May, the symphony presented several concerts to limited-capacity audiences…. More of these performances are scheduled in June…. Stern also said the return to Helzberg could provide some healing for Kansas City. ‘The need for healing that comes through music and community is important like never before,’ he said in a press release. The concert schedule … opens up Sept. 24-Sept. 26 with Symphony No. 1 from Gustav Mahler. Later classical concerts will include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto.” World premieres will include Gabriel Kahane’s Piano Concerto, with Jeffrey Kahane as soloist; Chris Rogerson’s Violin Concerto, with Benjamin Beilman as soloist; and Jessie Montgomery’s Piano Concerto, with Awadagin Pratt as soloist.