Support Free Medical Arts Symphony Concerts
The Medical Arts Symphony provides artistic and cultural enrichment for greater Kansas City metropolitan residents thanks to the physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, healthcare students, and other musicians willing to share their talents.
We need your support to continue this rich cultural tradition within our community!
Your gift will help in the following ways:
- cover the cost of music
- provide funds to pay professional guest musicians and conductors
- assist with marketing materials
We would love to have you join us at one of our upcoming concerts:
- Saturday, November 11th at 8pm - Steve Lewis will direct and Li-Hsin Chen will join us on the piano. Works will include Lee Actor "Opening Remarks," Saint-Saens Piano Concerto no. 2, and Mendelssohn Symphony no. 5 "Reformation"
- Saturday, December 9th at 8pm - Steve Lewis will direct a number of traditional holiday favorites
Both concerts will be in the Battenfeld Auditorium at the University of Kansas Medical Center at Rainbow and Olathe Boulevards.
Please consider making a gift and joining us at our upcoming concerts!
On behalf of all the Medical Arts Symphony musicians, thank you.
The Medical Arts Symphony began in 1959 when Eleanor Sharp and some of her colleagues at the University of Kansas Medical Center decided to share their avocation of symphonic music with their professions in healthcare. Since its founding, the Symphony has not wavered from its dual mission of providing an opportunity for amateur musicians to perform great works of Western music and enriching the cultural life of Kansas City by presenting free concerts, including premier performances of works by local composers. For thirty years, the orchestra was conducted by Leopold Shopmaker, who was succeeded by Dr. Merton Shatzkin in 1989. John Bell assumed the reins in 2013. Steve Lewis is the current Music Director.
If you would like to learn more about the Medical Arts Symphony, please visit our website at www.kcmasymphony.org.