Russian Romantics


Friday January 11, 2019 • 8 p.m. • Kauffman Center • TBA

8 p.m.


We’re bringing St. Petersburg to Kansas City with three Russian giants — Stravinsky, Glazunov and Tchaikovsky, led by St. Petersburg native Andrey Boreyko who makes his Kansas City Symphony conducting debut. Presumed lost for more than a century, the recent rediscovery of Chant funèbre allows audiences to hear a young Stravinsky’s rise to prominence before he wrote his famed Firebird. Glazunov’s passionate Violin Concerto blends colorful, freewheeling melodies with impressive technical feats. Tchaikovsky’s triumphant Third Suite culminates in a powerful theme-and-variations finale. It will take place Jan. 11 through Jan. 13; the first two nights are at 8 p.m., and the third performance is at 2 p.m. They all will be held at the Kauffman Center. Tickets are currently not on sale.