Concert Events

Di Wu, Piano

Ravel & Berlioz

Julian Kuerti, Conductor & Di Wu, Piano
September 14, 2018 - 8:00pm
Miller Auditorium
Series:
Symphonic

Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique evokes unrequited love, witches, guillotines, and violent hallucinations. Di Wu lends her "keen musical intelligence" (Philadelphia Inquirer) to Ravel's jazzy Piano Concerto in G. Frédéric Devreese's sensuous Benvenuta: Suite No....

Natalie Berg, Classical Kids Live

Beethoven Lives Upstairs

Classical Kids LIVE!
September 30, 2018 - 3:00pm
Chenery Auditorium
Series:
Family Discovery

This world-famous production features a lively exchange of letters between young Christoph and his uncle about the "madman" who has moved into the upstairs apartment of Christoph's Vienna home. Listeners will be riveted by the music and life of Beethoven.


Darth Vader

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Thursday Performance
October 11, 2018 - 8:00pm
Miller Auditorium
Series:
KSO@The Movies

Travel through time to "a galaxy far, far away" as your KSO presents another unparalleled STAR WARS film concert with The Empire Strikes Back. The orchestra will perform John Williams' thrilling and Academy Award-winning musical score while you enjoy the full-length, iconic movie from...

Darth Vader

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Friday Performance
October 12, 2018 - 8:00pm
Miller Auditorium
Series:
KSO@The Movies

Travel through time to "a galaxy far, far away" as your KSO presents another unparalleled STAR WARS film concert with The Empire Strikes Back. The orchestra will perform John Williams' thrilling and Academy Award-winning musical score while you enjoy the full-length, iconic movie from...

Pablo Sáinz Villegas, Guitar

Schubert's 5th

Pablo Sáinz Villegas, Guitar
October 27, 2018 - 8:00pm
Chenery Auditorium
Series:
Symphonic

Erich Korngold's charming suite from Much Ado About Nothing anchors this exploration of the music of Hollywood and Vienna. Pablo Sáinz Villegas brings his "irresistible exuberance" (New York Times) to Elmer Bernstein's Guitar Concerto. Schubert's tender and lyrical Fifth Symphony concludes th...

Paul Shaffer

Paul Shaffer in Symphony

November 3, 2018 - 8:00pm
Miller Auditorium
Series:
Pops

Enjoy an evening with Paul Shaffer as he shares symphonic renditions of his favorite pop, R&B and Jazz tunes. Shaffer, longtime sidekick and musical director to David Letterman, will also take you on a fascinating journey with his stories, reminiscences, and anecdotes.

Nina Kotova

Sibelius & Dvořák

Nina Kotova, Cello
November 17, 2018 - 8:00pm
Miller Auditorium
Series:
Symphonic

Sibelius crafted his entire Symphony No. 5 from one simple, four note idea. The final moments, inspired by the flight of swans, soar to a majestic conclusion. Nina Kotova, a "strong and individual artist" (Grammophone), closes the program with Dvořák's grand Cello Concerto....

John Debney

Varèse Sarabande 40th Gala

With John Debney
December 1, 2018 - 8:00pm
Miller Auditorium
Series:
Pops

Let's celebrate Hollywood film music with special guest composer John Debney (The Passion of the Christ) at the podium and internationally acclaimed flutist, Sara Andon, for an epic, multi-sensory musical event.

J. Mark McVey

Sounds of the Season

Songs of Love, Joy, & Peace
December 15, 2018 - 8:00pm
Chenery Auditorium
Series:
Special Events

Join KSO musicians, local chorus members and renowned vocalists, Marissa McGowan, J. Mark McVey and Valerie Lemon, as they bring songs of peace, love and joy to Chenery Auditorium in our annual Sounds of the Season celebration!

Bell's Back Room

Classics On Tap

Winter Program
January 18, 2019 - 8:00pm
Bell's Eccentric Cafe
Series:
Classics on Tap

New! On Tap now on Friday night. Uncorked has moved to the Epic Center's Judy K. Jolliffe Theatre for two performances on Saturdays!

Burdick-Thorne String Quartet

Classics Uncorked

Winter Program
January 19, 2019 - 3:00pm
Epic Center - Judy K. Jolliffe Theater
Series:
Classics Uncorked

New! On Tap now on Friday night. Uncorked has moved to the Epic Center's Judy K. Jolliffe Theatre for two performances on Saturdays!

Burdick-Thorne String Quartet

Classics Uncorked

Winter Program
January 19, 2019 - 8:00pm
Epic Center - Judy K. Jolliffe Theater
Series:
Classics Uncorked

New! On Tap now on Friday night. Uncorked has moved to the Epic Center's Judy K. Jolliffe Theatre for two performances on Saturdays!

Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky's 5th

Julian Kuerti, Conductor & Charlotte Marckx, Violin
January 26, 2019 - 8:00pm
Miller Auditorium
Series:
Symphonic

Anna Clyne's Night Ferry conjures an evocative voyage from stormy darkness to enchanted worlds. The Gold Medalist of the 2018 Stulberg International String Competition makes their KSO debut. The orchestral brilliance of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 brings the program to an unforgettab...

Phantom

The Phantom of the Orchestra

February 10, 2019 - 3:00pm
Chenery Auditorium
Series:
Family Discovery

Mysterious calamities continue to befall the orchestra's performances. Does a mysterious phantom haunt Chenery Auditorium? Join Inspector Jones on an orchestral adventure for all ages as he uncovers a diabolical scheme to silence the orchestra once and for all.

Georgiy Borisov

Mahler's 5th

Bramwell Tovey, Conductor
March 9, 2019 - 8:00pm
Miller Auditorium
Series:
Symphonic

Rage, passion, tenderness, joy, and sorrow — are all in Mahler's Symphony No. 5. Maestro Bramwell Tovey, "one of the most versatile and charismatic musicians in the world" (Musical America), leads the orchestra. KSO Principal Clarinet and Artist in Residence, Georgiy Boriso...

Chief Brody

Jaws in Concert

March 30, 2019 - 8:00pm
Miller Auditorium
Series:
KSO@The Movies

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the concert hall... You KSO presents JAWS, the original summer-movie blockbuster. With an Academy Award-winning score that made John Williams a household name, it's the ultimate film-with-live orchestra experience. In the words of Chief ...

Women Rock

Women Rock

Robert Thompson, Conductor
April 12, 2019 - 8:00pm
Miller Auditorium
Series:
Pops

Join us as we honor powerful female singers and songwriters who changed Pop and Rock & Roll forever. Celebrate the music of Carole King, Holly Knight, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Pat Benatar, Minnie Riperton and Heart. Local female artists will have an opportunity to auditi...

Bell's Back Room

Classics On Tap

Spring Program
May 10, 2019 - 8:00pm
Bell's Eccentric Cafe
Series:
Classics on Tap

New! On Tap now on Friday night. Maestro Julian Kuerti will host Classics On Tap Spring Evening. 

Burdick-Thorne String Quartet

Classics Uncorked

Spring Program
May 11, 2019 - 3:00pm
Epic Center - Judy K. Jolliffe Theater
Series:
Classics Uncorked

New! Uncorked has moved to the Epic Center's Judy K. Jolliffe Theatre for two performances on Saturdays! Maestro Julian Kuerti will host Classics Uncorked Spring. 

Burdick-Thorne String Quartet

Classics Uncorked

Spring Program
May 11, 2019 - 8:00pm
Epic Center - Judy K. Jolliffe Theater
Series:
Classics Uncorked

New! Uncorked has moved to the Epic Center's Judy K. Jolliffe Theatre for two performances on Saturdays! Maestro Julian Kuerti will host Classics Uncorked Spring.

Susie Park

Bartok & Stravinsky

Julian Kuerti, Conductor & Susie Park, Violin
May 17, 2019 - 8:00pm
Miller Auditorium
Series:
Symphonic

Machine, by Pulitzer Prize winning composer, Jennifer Higdon, opens our final Symphonic Series concert, followed by former KSO Concertmaster, Susie Park, performing Bartók's Violin Concerto No. 2. Edgy, intense and exhilarating, Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring clos...