Upcoming Events

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- Jan -

18

Fri

08:00

PM

The masters of jazz fusion, The Yellowjackets, are bringing their collective experience and unique sound to the Folly stage on January 18th! The band, originally formed in 1977 as the Robben Ford Group, have always stayed true to a growing sound that incorporated instruments to electric sound.

JazzTalk with Gerald Dunn at 7 PM.

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- Jan -

25

Fri

07:30

PM

​“Fierce and passionate”
-Classical Reissue Review

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- Jan -

29

Tue

09:45

AM

A wonderful introduction to the life and work of one of America’s most influential men, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This show is perfect for younger audiences and serves to introduce students to major concepts of Black History like freedom, integration, and equality.

All tickets are $6.

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- Jan -

29

Tue

11:30

AM

A wonderful introduction to the life and work of one of America’s most influential men, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This show is perfect for younger audiences and serves to introduce students to major concepts of Black History like freedom, integration, and equality.

All tickets are $6.

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- Feb -

15

Fri

08:00

PM

The long-awaited Mystery Spotlight Artist is Kandace Springs! The 27-year-old, Nashville born singer, songwriter, and pianist will bring her blues, pop, R&B, and jazz crossover to the Folly Stage.

JazzTalk with Julia Haile at 7 PM.

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- Feb -

16

Sat

07:30

PM

Jonathan Biss will surely take his place among the greats if he continues on this exalted plane. – BBC Music Magazine

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- Feb -

27

Wed

08:00

PM

Join us on February 27th for the folk music sensation I’m With Her!

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- Mar -

02

Sat

07:30

PM

Founded in 1958 by Sir Neville Marriner, the London-based Academy of St. Martin in the Fields is recognized as one of the world’s greatest chamber orchestras. Pianist Jeremy Denk, winner of a MacArthur Fellowship and one of the finest pianists of his generation, will join the Academy from the keyboard. The planned program includes captivating works by Mozart, Britten, Haydn, Albinoni, and more.

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- Mar -

09

Sat

08:00

PM

Named by the New York Times as “the standout male vocalist of our time.”, Kurt Elling performs at the historic Folly Theater on March 9th. A GRAMMY winner and 12-time GRAMMY nominee, Elling has been awarded two German Echo Awards, two Prix Billie Holiday from the Academie du Jazz in Paris, the Dutch Edison and the Edison Oeuvreprijs.

JazzTalk with Bob McWilliams at 7 PM.

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- Mar -

10

Sun

02:30

PM

Dmitri Shostakovich’s 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87, have proven to be a big hit — at least by classical music standards — for Russian pianist Alexander Melnikov.
-Chicago Sun Times

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- Mar -

16

Sat

07:30

PM

A longtime friend of the Harriman-Jewell Series, pianist Emanuel Ax is always a welcome guest as he continues to take audiences on a journey of brilliant music making. From being born in Ukraine to parents who survived a Nazi concentration camp to a lofty career that includes honorary doctorates from Yale and Columbia Universities, Ax and his music are an inspiration. Hearing him perform live is an opportunity not to be missed.

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- Mar -

23

Sat

08:00

PM

In collaboration with the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus and the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, HMC presents, Stonewall 50, a new work that commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the beginning of the Gay Rights movement.

Single tickets go on sale online on December 3, 2018.

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- Mar -

24

Sun

04:00

PM

In collaboration with the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus and the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, HMC presents, Stonewall 50, a new work that commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the beginning of the Gay Rights movement.

Single tickets go on sale online on December 3, 2018.

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- Mar -

29

Fri

09:45

AM

THE 9:45 PERFORMANCE IS COMPLETELY SOLD OUT.When Pete the Cat is caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners –– and boy are they square! Nevertheless, for the groovy blue cat, life is an adventure no matter where you wind up, so the minute Pete walks in the door, he gets the whole family rocking. Except for one of them! Watch how Pete inspires creativity and passion in a very organized 2nd grader!

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- Mar -

29

Fri

11:30

AM

When Pete the Cat is caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners –– and boy are they square! Nevertheless, for the groovy blue cat, life is an adventure no matter where you wind up, so the minute Pete walks in the door, he gets the whole family rocking. Except for one of them! Watch how Pete inspires creativity and passion in a very organized 2nd grader!

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- Mar -

29

Fri

07:30

PM

​“The group displays a unanimity, polished technique and musical imagination that I thought had vanished from the scene with the demise of the Beaux Arts Trio”.
-Washington Post

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- Apr -

11

Thu

08:00

PM

Winner of the 1991 Thelonius Monk International Saxophone Competition, Joshua Redman, makes his way to the Folly to perform with his trio on Thursday, April 11th at 8 PM. Joshua Redman is the son of legendary saxophonist Dewey Redman and dancer Renee Shedroff.

JazzTalk with Steve Kraske at 7 PM.

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- Apr -

12

Fri

07:30

PM

“​Every time we hear him, he impresses us as better than we remembered, surprising us, surpassing our expectations and communicating perceptions that stay in the mind.”
-Gramophone

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- Apr -

17

Wed

07:30

PM

Georgian pianist Khatia Buniatishvili has been setting the classical music world on fire with her passionate performances, and now she’ll make her Kansas City debut for the Harriman-Jewell Series. Often compared to Martha Argerich because of her daring interpretations, Buniatishvili’s heartfelt performances draw raves from audiences and critics, alike.

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- Apr -

22

Mon

09:45

AM

When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip!  But when rivalries both old and new threaten to tear the students apart, our young heroes must learn to pull together or risk getting forever lost in the solar system.

All Tickets $6! Individual tickets available online now. Groups of 10 or more, please call the box office 816-474-4444

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- Apr -

22

Mon

11:30

AM

When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip!  But when rivalries both old and new threaten to tear the students apart, our young heroes must learn to pull together or risk getting forever lost in the solar system.

All Tickets $6! Individual tickets available online now. Groups of 10 or more, please call the box office 816-474-4444.

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- Apr -

27

Sat

08:00

PM

Legendary trumpeter Arturo Sandoval will close out the 36th season of the Folly Jazz Series on Saturday, April 27th at 8 PM.

JazzTalk with Ron Jones at 7 PM

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- May -

10

Fri

07:30

PM

These four great musicians come together for a thrilling musical experience. As we explore these works that embrace the sonically supernatural, we may find ourselves transforming!

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- Jun -

08

Sat

08:00

PM

Get ready to experience the full spectrum of music from the legendary band, Queen, produced with the flair that only Heartland Men’s Chorus can deliver.

Single tickets go on sale online on March 25, 2019

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- Jun -

09

Sun

04:00

PM

Get ready to experience the full spectrum of music from the legendary band, Queen, produced with the flair that only Heartland Men’s Chorus can deliver.

Single tickets go on sale online on March 25, 2019

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