The 45th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse opens on April 26, 2014 and closes on May 18. This lovely home, located at 1246 West 59th Street (between State Line Road and Ward Parkway) has been lovingly redecorated by 19 of Kansas City’s finest home decorators, and will stimulate and excite you. Please make plans to visit the Showhouse, having a delightful tour, and support the Kansas City Symphony at the same time! Full details are available on our companion web site, www.showhouse.org.
We hope to see you there!
1246 W. 59th Street, KCMO (between Ward Parkway and State Line Road)
Bill Mathews, Photographer
On Saturday, June 7, the Kansas City Symphony Alliance (KCSA) will hold its annual Spring Luncheon to celebrate the successes of the 2013-14 year and to elect a new Board of Directors for the coming year.
The Spring Luncheon will be held on Saturday, June 7 at Californos Restaurant in Westport, Kansas City, Missouri. The luncheon will start with a member social at 10:30 a.m., feature a performance by a stunning string quartet from the Kansas City Symphony at 11:00 a.m., and continue about 11:20 a.m. with the meal, toasts, a celebration, short business meeting and an initiation of officers for the coming year.
Your invitations will be in the mail soon, but please mark June 7 on your calendar and plan to join us!
On October 5, 2014, the Kansas City Symphony Alliance (KCSA) will sponsor the first of what it hopes to be an annual series of dinner/concerts featuring finalists in the Kansas City Symphony Young Artist Competition.
This event will be held at the Marriott Country Club Plaza Hotel at 45th and Main Streets, Kansas City, Missouri. It will consist of a series of performances by young artists who have been or are finalists in the Kansas City Symphony Young Artist Competition. Also performing, in some instances, will be musicians from the Kansas City Symphony, playing duets or accompanying the young artists who are their students.
In between the performances, you will be served a lovely meal. The evening will begin with a cocktail hour.
The dinner/concert is being called Symphony Rising Stars, and further information about it will be available this summer. You should be receiving your invitation then. In the meantime, please save October 5 on your calendar!
Sylvia Brush is the chair of Symphony Rising Stars, and the event is the brainchild of Dick Klein, who will be the President of the Kansas City Symphony Alliance during the 2014-15 year.
A Message From Our President
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.
Pre-opening Preview Party
Wednesday, April 23 – Designers’ Toast.
Saturday, April 26 – Showhouse opens.
Sunday, May 18 – Showhouse closes.