We can’t wait for The Kansas City Chamber Orchestra’s performance of New Spring Horizons Friday at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. In addition to hearing some of the most iconic concertos, Kansas Citians will have the opportunity to hear some of the most talented young musicians from the International Center for Music at Park University.
Individual tickets for New Spring Horizons range from $18 to $40; senior and student discounts are available. Purchase tickets online at kauffmancenter.org or (816) 994-7222.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Kenny Broberg (piano), a native of Minneapolis, is the Silver Medalist of the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition for performances that showed “an imaginative shaping of themes, revelation of inner voices, and an unfailing sense of momentum” (Texas Classical Review). As a Van Cliburn medalist, his current recital and orchestral tours include performances in Hawaii, a return to his alma mater; the University of Houston, for its annual Texas Music Festival; Denver, New Orleans, West Palm Beach, and other cities across the United States. In Europe, Broberg’s appearances include the Rye Arts Festival and Hastings Philharmonic in the United Kingdom, and recital in Italy. He recently performed with the Minnesota Orchestra and at the 2018 ArtsKC Award Luncheon. His debut solo album was released by Decca Gold in August 2017 as part of his Van Cliburn competition prize.
Mansur Kadirov (cello) was born in 1989 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan into a musical family. He began cello studies at the age of eight and by the age of ten, was regularly featured on radio and television in Tashkent. In 2003, Kadirov won his first cello competition. n 2010, was accepted into ICM on full scholarship. He has since performed the Folly Theater, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, and the Lincoln Center. Kadirov is also a grand prizewinner of the Naftzger Young Artist Auditions.
Igor Khukhua (violin). who was born in Novosibirsk, Russia, studied at the Moscow State Conservatory and was an artist with the Moscovia Orchestra. In 2016, he successfully won the competition that would place him with a full-time position with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, but he declined the offer, opting instead to come to the U.S. to study with Park ICM and professor Ben Sayevich. Since arriving in the U.S., Igor has won second prize at the Hudson Valley Philharmonic String Competition in New York and first prize at the Naftzger Artists Competition. He amazed audiences with his U.S. debut at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts shortly after his arrival in 2016.
The Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, now in its 31st season, is the region’s only professional resident chamber orchestra. Founded by music director and conductor Bruce Sorrell, the orchestra features talented professional musicians who live and work in the metropolitan area including members of the Kansas City Symphony, music faculties of the University of Kansas and the Conservatory at University of Missouri – Kansas City, and freelance professionals. For more information, visit KCChamberOrchestra.org