A Benefit for the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance
Crescendo is one of Kansas City's premier arts events, hosted by the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance. The event has raised more than $1 million for student scholarships in the past four years. Please join honorary co-chairs Peggy and Terry Dunn, and co-chairs Dalene Bradford and Nancy Thiessen, at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, November 10.

The Concert

Whether you’re a lover of jazz, opera, dance or classical music, you will find it all in this fast-paced, one-hour performance in Helzberg Hall by 250 of the Conservatory’s most talented students and faculty.

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The Gala

Begin your evening with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. and receive priority seating for the 7 p.m. concert. Afterward, enjoy a gourmet dinner in the dazzling Brandmeyer Great Hall.

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Concert and Dinner Combo

Pair your concert experience with a three-course meal at Webster House. Choose a 5 p.m. seating before the performance, or an 8:30 p.m. seating afterward.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

All sponsors receive a table at the gala, invitation to the patron party and program recognition. For more information, contact Mark Mattison at 816-235-1247 or mattisonm@umkcfoundation.org.

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