The Kansas City Symphony Alliance (KCSA) membership meeting on September 19 was a delightful dinner meeting featuring excellent barbeque, camaraderie with friends, informative comments from Kansas City Symphony executive director Frank Byrne, and a fascinating demonstration of string bass technique from Symphony bass player Jeffrey Kail.
President Mike Minor announced a number of new KCSA initiative for the upcoming year, we received a report from Kansas City Symphony Showhouse co-chairs Judy Barackman and Vandra Solomon, Symphony Shop chair Cathy Radek told us all about the Symphony Shop plans for the coming year, and treasurer Peggy Jacobson gave a rundown on last year’s financial reports and obtained approval of the 2017-18 KCSA budget.
Shown in these photos are (at right) event chair Kami Toben and KCSA member Zack Hangauer, and (below left) Kathy Ballard and Karen Tennant and (below right) former KCSA president Bess Athan and KCSA president elect Annette Szulc.
Shown at right is Symphony bass player Jeffrey Kail, who played unaccompanied Bach suites and explained much about string bass technique and his experience as a bass player.
KCSA is busy at work on the Symphony Shop for Symphony concerts this fall, and on plans for the Kansas CIty Symphony Designers’ Showhouse for 2018. More details are coming soon.
The next KCSA membership event is the Holiday Party, to be announced soon.