Kansas City Symphony's Young Artist Competition free concert slated Saturday

KANSAS CITY – As part of its annual Young Artist Competition, the Kansas City Symphony has invited the public to be part of the contest’s final round. Persons interested may attend this concert for FREE on Saturday, February 9, beginning at 11:00AM inside Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 16th & Broadway in Downtown Kansas City, MO. The public is encouraged to reserve FREE tickets in advance by calling the Symphony Box Office at 816-471-0400.

The Symphony’s Young Artist Competition is open to Kansas and Missouri residents between the ages of 13-18. Nearly $2000 in prize money and the opportunity to perform with the Kansas City Symphony in Helzberg Hall is awarded. This year’s competition was divided into two rounds: a preliminary round behind a screen that has already taken place, and this Saturday’s final round in front of a live audience.

In addition to awarding first, second and third place prizes, an “Audience Favorite” prize will be awarded courtesy of the Kansas City Symphony Alliance, proud sponsors of the 2013 Symphony Designers’ Showhouse.

Contestants performing this Saturday:

Grace Brungardt (Piano)Ruby Dibble (Voice) Wichita, KSKansas City, MO

Cales Thill (Violin)Angela Holmes (Cello) Kansas City, MOLee’s Summit, MO

Kalli Slater (Violin)Emily Shehi (Violin) Kansas City, MOOlathe, KS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Stephanie Brimhall (816) 218-2639

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