Philharmonia of Greater Kansas City Concert to Celebrate “Christmas on the River”

The 25th season of the Philharmonia of Greater Kansas City continues on Saturday, Dec. 8, with the Philharmonia’s annual “Christmas on the River” concert in Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel on Park University’s Parkville Campus. The concert begins at 3 p.m.

The program is scheduled to include world-premieres of works by Emmy-nominated composer Nathanael Pangrazio, as well as “Do You Hear What I Hear” with Harvest Church’s Faith Academy band and choir. Other highlights will include a traditional holiday audience sing-along, Corelli’s “Christmas Concerto” and Holst’s “St. Paul’s Suite.”

Travis Jürgens is in his third season as conductor and music director of the Philharmonia. Jürgens, who took second place in the American Prize in Conducting – Orchestra Division in 2011, is also the assistant conductor of the Boulder (Colo.) Philharmonic. He recently served as associate conductor of the Lamont Symphony Orchestra and Opera Theatre in Denver. Visit!our-conductor/c3zs for a complete biography on Jürgens.

Admission to the concert is $15 for reserved front seating ($10 for senior citizens 65 and older); $10 for adult general admission; and $5 for students and senior citizens 65 and older. Park University students, faculty and staff are admitted free with their Park ID. For an additional $10, concert-goers can attend the post-concert talk featuring Jürgens, guest artists and musicians.

Upcoming Philharmonia concerts on the 2012-13 schedule include a family concert, “Fantasia 2000,” on Sunday, March 10, 2013, and the season finale, “Victory and Triumph,” on Sunday, May 5, 2013.

The Philharmonia of Greater Kansas City, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit community orchestra sponsored in part by Park University, is comprised of members who are drawn from the Kansas City metropolitan area. It provides talented musicians an opportunity to satisfy their love of classical music while providing affordable and accessible high quality entertainment to a variety of audiences. Membership in the orchestra is open by audition to qualified adults and students who rehearse weekly under the guidance of area professional musicians. The mission of the Philharmonia is to engage communities by entertaining and educating through music. The Philharmonia is funded in part by a Missouri Arts Council grant, a state agency and division of the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

For more information, visit or contact Brenda Moore-Wells, Philharmonia president, at or 816-392-6673.

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