A Benefit for the UMKC Conservatory

Crescendo 2023 will be held on Friday, Nov. 3, 2023, at the stunning Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and is one of the premier art events in Kansas City.

We are refreshing the format of Crescendo 2023. The evening begins with a cocktail hour in the stunning Brandmeyer Hall, segueing at 6:30 into an energizing performance on the spectacular Helzberg Hall stage. The Crescendo concert is a fast-paced performance featuring imaginative collaborations between the Conservatory’s talented dance, music and theater students and internationally acclaimed faculty. After the concert, the party continues back in Brandmeyer Hall with more revelry and an exquisite dinner served at 8 p.m. The experience will build throughout the evening to extend and infuse the energy and performances shared within the concert hall into the gala dinner. Prepare for a thrilling night as art forms collide and come together to provide a unique, multidisciplinary experience.

The UMKC Conservatory is a school for the performing arts and has been recognized for its artistic excellence and innovation for more than 115 years. Proceeds from Crescendo support student scholarships, which are essential to the Conservatory’s success and a critical part of recruiting and retaining top talent.

Flamenco ballet dancers Two performers in front of orchestra Audience view of orchestra on stage