Upcoming Events

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- Aug -

26

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Before there was hip-hop, rock, and pop, Kansas City Jazz was all the rage – where the likes of Benny Moten and Charlie Parker birthed a sound that would forever change the landscape of music.

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- Sep -

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Join Late Night Theatre as they celebrate their 20th Anniversary at The Folly Theater, with a wild, parody send-up of one of their classics. Pure Camp! Pure Late Night!

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- Sep -

09

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Join the NSL for a pro qualifying show in Kansas City!

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- Sep -

10

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Park University International Center for Music graduate student Kenny Broberg, the silver medalist at the recently completed 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, will perform in concert on Sunday, Sept. 10, at the historic Folly Theater in Kansas City, Mo. The performance begins at 4 p.m

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- Sep -

23

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Praised by the New York Times for his “jaw-dropping technique,” pianist Charlie Albright makes his Kansas City debut on a free Discovery Concert. The first of Albright’s three all-Schubert recordings was released in 2016 to great acclaim; Schubert will be on his Kansas City program, along with Janacek, Strauss and Chopin.

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- Oct -

08

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Subscriptions on sale now. Single tickets available August 1st.

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- Oct -

13

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His new release, Land Of Doubt, will be released June 21, 2017. Baker’s musical storytelling in Land of Doubt gives voice to emotions tender and bitter, personal and universal. Some songs seem to come from deep inside the well of his own experience, while others reflect empathy with and insight into the suffering of those outside it.

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- Oct -

14

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Discovery Concerts not only provide an opportunity to discover artists but, sometimes, instruments. It’s not often the rich sound of the double bass is featured in recital, but Xavier Foley (a member of the recently presented Sphinx Virtuosi) will demonstrate the beauty and power of the deep-timbered giant.

Single tickets available 8/14

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- Oct -

18

Wed

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Join us for a lively evening featuring our UMKC Conservatory’s combined wind bands, the stellar Conservatory Wind Ensemble and Conservatory Wind Symphony, conducted by Joseph Parisi and Steven D. Davis, respectively, at the historic Folly Theater.

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- Oct -

26

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Snap LIVE! is a stage show featuring personal stories, backed by music, recorded in front of a live audience. The 2017 – 18 tour will feature all new stories.

Tickets on sale August 11th!

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- Oct -

27

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“The perfect fusion of virtuosity and profundity.” – The Times

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- Oct -

28

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Growing up in L.A. in the 60’s Grammy award-winning guitarist Lee Ritenour received a rich cross section of exposure to jazz, rock and Brazilian music. He has received 17 Grammy nominations and recorded over 40 albums, notably the Top 15 hit “Is It You”, which has become a contemporary jazz radio classic, as well as working with a diverse cross-section of well-known artists such as Tony Bennett, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Dave Grusin, and even Renee Fleming.

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- Oct -

30

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With a tour timed to honor the centenary of WWI and America’s entry in 1917, this poignant new work explores themes of war, duty, courage and sacrifice. Using the lens of history, we discover the meaning and importance of The Unknown Soldier the play and consider his significance for young audiences worldwide.

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- Oct -

30

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With a tour timed to honor the centenary of WWI and America’s entry in 1917, this poignant new work explores themes of war, duty, courage, and sacrifice. Using the lens of history, we discover the meaning and importance of The Unknown Soldier the play and consider his significance for young audiences worldwide.

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- Nov -

03

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Memphis Soul and Rhythm & Blues Revue featuring William Bell, Charlie Musselwhite, and Bobby Rush. Plus Frayser Boy, Al Kapone, The Hi Rhythm Section and The Stax Academy Alumni Band with Music Director Boo Mitchell.

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- Nov -

04

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Join the Kansas City (MO) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the DEED Foundation for a night of excitement. Prepare to have a great time with Alumni Chapters from all over the area while raising money for college scholarships.

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- Nov -

10

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Demetri Martin is a standup comedian, writer, actor and director. Tickets on sale now!

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- Nov -

11

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Since 1968, the King’s Singers have been delighting audiences with their uniquely English vocal style, which encompasses everything from Renaissance madrigals to Gilbert and Sullivan to the Beatles. A Series favorite, the “kings of sing” will thrill those who adore a cappella music on its 50th Anniversary Gold Standard Tour.

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- Nov -

17

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The 25-year-old cellist Pablo Ferrández has been racking up international awards and garnering praise from the world’s finest musicians, and now he will make his Kansas City debut in a free Discovery Concert. Noted for his expressive playing, Ferrández is sure to make his 1696 “Lord Aylesford” Stradivarius cello sing.

single tickets can be requested online beginning the Monday two months prior to the event date.

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- Nov -

18

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Join us for a benefit concert with Walker McGuire on November 18th at 8 PM! This benefit goes to supporting the Folly Theater’s Operations and Programming budget so that we can continue to bring you amazing acts and performances, as well as maintain the historic theater.

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- Dec -

09

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Spanish Harlem Orchestra, the two-time Grammy-winning, Salsa and Latin Jazz Band, sets the standard for excellence for authentic, New York style, hardcore salsa. Now in its fourteenth year, SHO is dedicated to the sounds of the barrio. Their music is characterized by the raw, organic and vintage sound defined by the genre. Grounded in the past, while focused on the future, they strive to keep the music relevant while creating a unique and fresh approach.

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- Dec -

16

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From Kansas City, International 3rd Place Bronze Medalist, Men’s A Cappella Ensemble, Central Standard presents their Holiday Harmonies at the historic Folly Theater. Special guests Vocal Standard, Lady’s A Cappella Ensemble.

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- Jan -

12

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The Ying Quartet occupies a position of unique prominence in the classical music world, combining brilliantly communicative performances with a fearlessly imaginative view of chamber music in today’s world. Now in its second decade, the Quartet has established itself as an ensemble of the highest musical qualifications.

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- Jan -

13

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Spirituals have always been a balm for the soul, and the American Spiritual Ensemble is a foremost interpreter of the genre. Founded in 1995, the group is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Negro Spiritual, but they also venture into classical music, jazz, and Broadway. The group’s Folly Theater concert will showcase its versatility.

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- Jan -

16

Tue

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Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the bravest Chihuahua of them all? Skippyjon Jones the Siamese cat who thinks he’s a Mexican Chihuahua of course! While his sisters listen to Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Skippy heads off for the REAL adventure awaiting him in his closet.

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