From Don Dagenais, Kansas City Symphony Alliance President:
Welcome to our web site! The Kansas City Symphony Alliance (KCSA) is one of several volunteer organizations which serve as auxiliaries of the Kansas City Symphony, one of the country’s leading regional symphonic orchestras. We are proud to have been a supporter since the inception of the orchestra, and even under its predecessor orchestra before the Symphony was born.
Our premiere project is our Symphony Designers’ Showhouse which we hold each April and May, always featuring one of our area’s premiere residences as designed by some of the most sought-after and prestigious interior designers in the business.
This year represents our 44th consecutive year (and 45th Showhouse) and sponsoring this fund raising event, to the delight of symphony music fans and aficionados of interior design. We hope that the information in this web site informs, intrigues, and inspires you to join us in our endeavors.
Our Holiday Luncheon is set for Dec 7, at the Carriage Club.
Social hour will be 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Lunch will be served at at noon and entertainment will begin at 1:00 p.m., (with dessert).
Barbara Holzmark, Judy Barackman, Annette Szulc and myself are excited to welcome all of you there!!
Marcia Hawk, Vice-President of Membership Renewal and Retention
Designer Bids Days – 10:0AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 and Wednesday, January 8, 2014.
Hard Hat Party
Saturday, January 11, 2014 –Volunteer Recruitment – KCSA and other volunteer groups.
Candlelight Preview – 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Friday, January 17, 2014 -KCSA other Symphony auxiliaries.
Designers’ Board Deadline 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Friday, January 24, 2014.
January 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23
Saturday, January 25 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, January 26 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Monday, January 27, 2014 and Tuesday, January 28 at 9:30 am select winning design boards.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 notify “winning designers’
Designer Orientation (8:30 AM)
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 Orientation for designers. Must have signed contracts.
April 8, 9,10, 15, 16, 17
Pre-opening Preview Party
Wednesday, April 23 – Designers’ Toast.
Saturday, April 26 – Showhouse opens.
Sunday, May 18 – Showhouse closes.
The 44th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse, sponsored by the Kansas City Symphony Alliance (KCSA), was a great success! Thanks to the many people who served on the Symphony Designers’ Showhouse Committee, who worked as volunteers, and who attended the Symphony Designers’ Showhouse. Our special congratulations go to Cathey Bossert and Nancy Powell who were the co-chairs of our Symphony Designers’ Showhouse Committee and who worked so hard to make this year’s Showhouse a success.
About 8,000 people came through the house during the four weeks it was open, and we increased our monetary collections over 2012. All of these proceeds benefit the Kansas City Symphony, so we and the Symphony are especially grateful for your support.
The house is at 1032 West 55th Street, Kansas City, Missouri (just a few doors east of Ward Parkway), and is known as the historic Bent-Ward Home.
Appearing below are a few pictures from our opening ribbon cutting ceremony.