Over the years, Crescendo has evolved into one of the premier events on the Kansas City arts calendar. The exciting evening celebrates the achievements of the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance, and the venue couldn't be more dazzling — the world-renowned Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
Proceeds from Crescendo directly benefit Conservatory students. Your support helps ensure that the Conservatory can continue to attract and retain the artists, educators and leaders who make the Conservatory “one of the country's liveliest academies,” in the words of The New York Times.
Please designate your gift for the Conservatory of Music and Dance.
The evening begins with a patron reception and cocktail party at 6 p.m. in Brandmeyer Great Hall. Gala patrons receive priority seating for the 7 p.m. Crescendo concert, which spotlights the talented students and faculty of the UMKC Conservatory as they perform throughout Helzberg Hall. The quick-paced concert features dance, jazz, opera, voice, orchestra and more. Afterward, gala patrons enjoy a delicious dinner in the beautifully decorated Brandmeyer Great Hall.
Cocktail attire is suggested.
PURCHASE GALA TICKETS
UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance will showcase more than 250 students and faculty during its annual fundraising event for student scholarships. Like a prism that bounces light around a room, this 60-minute concert will take you quickly around Helzberg Hall, from a jazz combo to a violin soloist, from a graceful dancer to a soaring orchestra. The Crescendo concert is a tour de force of Conservatory talent that rivals any you have seen.
Make an evening of it and purchase the Dinner/Concert Package which includes the concert and a 3-course prix fixe dinner at the award-winning Lidia’s restaurant in the Crossroads for $80 per person.
For more information, call Julie at 816-235-1590.
We look forward to seeing you on the 6th!