The Folly Jazz Series is now in its 28th year, and continues its tradition of showcasing both established and emerging talents. Small ensembles to large orchestral artists, The Folly Theater is the home for traditional, post-bop, and newer jazz artists from around the globe.
Cyprus Avenue Live is a unique musical experience hosted by Bill Shapiro. Bill’s radio show Cyprus Avenue has been broadcast by KCUR since 1978 on and covers the world of popular music from gospel to rock, from country to reggae, all from Bill’s unique curatorial point of view.
Foster a love for the arts at the The Folly Kids’ Series. With stories drawn from history, children’s literature, folklore, and fairy tales, live theater is an singularly enriching experience. Children, parents, and school groups can enjoy programs that inspire and entertain, all from the stage of Kansas City’s most historic arts venue.
The Harriman-Jewell Series brings the best of the performing arts to the Kansas City community. Now in its 48th season, The Harriman-Jewell Series continues to carve out an enviable legacy as a performing arts presenter of international importance.
The Friends of Chamber Music is unrivaled in the region and one of the finest series in the country. Introducing new artists, new art forms, and new literature has been integral to its history. The Series has grown to include The International Chamber Music Series, The Master Pianists Series, and The Early Music Series.
The Heartland Men’s Chorus regularly performs with as many as 150 singers, covering jazz, Broadway, popular and classical works. In recent years, the Chorus has become known for its musical documentary format which uses music, narration and multi-media to illustrate social issues.