Arts/Entertainment

Ben Folds, Boyz II Men to Share KC Symphony’s Stage

Individual tickets for the KC Symphony’s 2016-2017 concerts are on sale now.

There’s something for everyone to enjoy in Kansas City Symphony’s 2016-2017 season, whether you’re a fan of the classics, a ’90s R&B devotee or a diehard 007 supporter.

The classical series includes Michael Stern conducting Mozart’s “Requiem” Oct. 20-23; Beethoven’s Egmont Overture and Brahms’ Second Symphony and piano concerto by Daniil Trifonov Nov. 18-20; and Britten’s “War Requiem” with the Kansas City Symphony Chorus and international vocal soloists May 5-7, 2017. This year’s Classics Uncorked series features evenings themed around string orchestra compositions Dec. 7; works inspired by Shakespeare April 4, 2017; symphonic dance music May 18, 2017; and the blueprints of symphonies, concertos and more June 7, 2017.

Boyz II Men kicks of the symphony’s Pop Series with performances Oct. 28-30 featuring favorites like “End of the Road,” then things get old school when Steve Lippia sings Sinatra Jan. 6-7, 2017. The world’s most famous spy gets his dues with a celebration of 50 years of James Bond’s music along with songs associated with other pop culture coverts April 13-15.

Boyz II Men

Screenland at the Symphony delivers more helpings of movie music with the scores from “The Phantom of the Opera” (Oct. 27), “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (Nov. 10 and 12) “Home Alone” (Dec. 21-22), and “E.T. The Extra Terrestrial” (Feb. 3-5, 2017) played live alongside the film.

Rock also gets a share of the spotlight, with vocalist Randy Jackson and the symphony tackling Led Zeppelin hits (complete with a light show) Sept. 9. A few weeks later on Sept. 24, visitors can embark on a musical odyssey exploring David Bowie’s music, which will include a full rock band. Indie favorite singer/songwriter Ben Folds returns to collaborate with the KC Symphony March 11, 2017.

Tickets for all individual concerts are available Monday, July 25 at 10 a.m. Purchase them and learn more about this season’s shows at www.kcsymphony.org/.