The evening will feature classical concertos performed by award-winning young soloists alongside some of the region’s finest professional musicians.
Hear some of the most beloved and iconic classical concertos performed by inspiring young talent from the International Center for Music (ICM) at Park University, and the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra during New Spring Horizons April 27 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The evening will feature award-winning soloists Mansur Kadirov (cello), Igor Khukhua (violin), and Kenny Broberg, the Silver Medalist of the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.
“We are thrilled to perform once again at the Kauffman Center for our fourth concert with the incredibly talented young musicians from the ICM,” said Bruce Sorrell, music director of the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, who will be conducting Spring Horizons along with Steve McDonald, ICM director of orchestral activities. “The evening will give audiences a chance to experience some of the historically most beloved and challenging works in fresh new performances showcasing these wonderful young soloists on the verge of national and international careers.”
Audiences will travel the road from the playfulness and vivacity of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, to the heart-melting solo cello lines of the Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations, and finally to the mountain-top experience of the Beethoven “Emperor” Concerto for piano, truly one of the great achievements in western music, Sorrell said.
“These concertos are the required repertoire of world-class musicians to showcase their technical abilities and musical artistry,” said Dr. Roger Kugler, ICM director, referring to the New Spring Horizon’s repertoire. “To hear these emerging artists perform side-by-side with some of Kansas City’s most talented musicians in Helzberg Hall is an amazing opportunity. Even those who don’t consider themselves classical music lovers will be moved by these pieces. It will be a very transforming experience for everyone involved.”
Beethoven: Overture “The Creatures of Prometheus
Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, op. 33; Mansur Kadirov, cello soloist
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, op.64; Igor Khukhua, violin soloist
Beethoven: Piano Concerto in E-flat Major, op. 73, “Emperor”; Kenny Broberg, piano soloist
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.