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The Symphony League of Kansas City – 2024 Symphony Ball

The 2024 Symphony Ball, to be held on September 7th at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, will launch the tenure of music director Matthias Pintscher. His Kansas City premiere public performance with the Kansas City Symphony will be celebrated with a spectacular Ball, hosted by the Symphony League of Kansas City. Barbara Haviland is chairing the festivities, and Melanie Fenske is the Symphony League president. Both promise a sensational evening of brilliance with a bright new star!

2024 Symphony Ball Chairman Barbara Haviland and Symphony League President Melanie Fenske

Featured in March 9, 2024 issue of The Independent.
Photo Credit: Rita Clark



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