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Biography of Ruth Seufert(1897-1975), Concert Promoter
Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra
Biography of Uriah Epperson (1861-1927) and Mary E. Epperson (1855-1939), Philanthropists
Can the 'Phil' Fill Up the Starlight or Drain It?
[C]ritical look at the scene of possibilities in joining the Philharmonic and the outdoor theater.
Longtime Community Builder Celebrates 90th Birthday
September 12, 2008
A birthday party for Norman Kahn given by his wife Sybil was held at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Kahn built Brown-Strauss Steel into what became Azcon and later started Kahn Steel. He has served...
Composers Corner: Opera Festival Planned in Kansas City
Announcement of an opera festival by the orchestra, listing performers and operas playing.
Kansas City Hears Powell Weaver Work
Announcement of classical music pieces and performers in the Fritschy Artist Series, including Isaac Stern.
Kansas City Orchestra Gives Rossini Oratorio
Announcement of performers of classical works, as well as the "annual free Katz Drug Company concert" presenting the "Kansas City Philharmonic and Eddie Fisher, soloist. ..--a badly chosen combination."...
Kansas City Philharmonic Concerts
Announcement of the philharmonic's "23rd season" opening with a list of performers and pieces played recently, all either classical or jazz, including popular singer Kay Starr.
Kansas City Philharmonic Gives Opening Concerts
Article about Hans Schwieger's return "from guest assignments in Europe," and upcoming concerts of the orchestra.
Kansas City: A Musical Portrait
Article about photograph records of famous classical performers of the past, in addition to present (1962) performances associated with the Conservatory and the Philharmonic.
National Report: Kansas City Philharmonic Enjoys Attendance Increase
Article about the "capacity numbers at its three separate series."
A Beethoven Bash in Kansas City
Article about the "four-day commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the death of Beethoven" by Maurice Peress, conductor of the Kansas City Philharmonic, "together with the Nelson Art Museum."
National Report: Hans Schwieger Launches Two Kansas City Series
Article about the concerts organized by musical director Hans Schwieger.
From the Ashes. ..
Article about the new symphony orchestra born "from the ashes" of the defunct Philharmonic..
Success in Kansas City
Article about the transition between conductors Krueger and Kurtz and the growth in financial success of the orchestra under Kurtz.
Missouri: Improving the Climate
Article about various classical music events in Kansas City, including "[f]our signs of an improved future climate for the arts in this region" involving the Kansas City Philharmonic and the Kansas City...
How to Save an Orchestra
Article describing the possible "death throes" of the Philharmonic following criticism from "the city's Performing Arts Foundation."
Clasical Music in Kansas City: a Brief but Fascinating History
Article surveys the history of Kansas City's orchestras starting with Mary Donohue who gave piano lessons out of her home at First and Grand in the 1850s. The various orchestras and their conductors are...
A Gloomy Day When KC Lost Its Philharmonic
August 19, 2006
Author recounts her experiences as a cellist for the Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra on the evening of its last public performace, February 19th, 1982.
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