The Philharmonia of Greater Kansas City, which is celebrating its 25th season, will hold its season finale concert, “Victory and Triumph,” on Sunday, May 5. The concert, which will be held in the Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel on Park University’s Parkville Campus, begins at 3 p.m.
The program is scheduled to include Wagner’s Prelude to Die Meistersinger, conducted by the Theodore Albrecht, Ph.D., founder of the Philharmonia and a former Park University music instructor. Ashley Tini, a past winner of the Philharmonia’s Collegiate Solo Honors Competition, will perform Rosauro’s Marimba Concerto. In addition, the concert will include Dvorak’s exciting Symphony No. 8 in G Major. Following the concert, there will be a post-concert talk with the Philharmonia’s conductor/music director Travis Jürgens and various orchestra members.
Jürgens is in his third season as conductor and music director of the Philharmonia. Jürgens, who took second place in the American Prize in Conducting – Orchestra Division in 2011, is also the assistant conductor of the Boulder (Colo.) Philharmonic. He recently served as associate conductor of the Lamont Symphony Orchestra and Opera Theatre in Denver. Visit www.kcphilharmonia.org/#!our-conductor/c3zs for a complete biography on Jürgens.
Admission to the concert is $15 for reserved front seating ($10 for senior citizens 65 and older); $10 for adult general admission; and $5 for students and senior citizens 65 and older. Park University students, faculty and staff (with their Park ID), as well as children age 12 and younger, are admitted free. For an additional $10, concert-goers can attend the post-concert talk. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.kcphilharmonia.org.
The Philharmonia of Greater Kansas City, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit community orchestra sponsored in part by Park University, is comprised of members who are drawn from the Kansas City metropolitan area. It provides talented musicians an opportunity to satisfy their love of classical music while providing affordable and accessible high quality entertainment to a variety of audiences. Membership in the orchestra is open by audition to qualified adults and students who rehearse weekly under the guidance of area professional musicians. The mission of the Philharmonia is to engage communities by entertaining and educating through music. The Philharmonia is funded in part by a Missouri Arts Council grant, a state agency and division of the Missouri Department of Economic Development.