Conservatory Debuts New Series with Kansas City's Folly Theater


The UMKC Conservatory is pleased to announce that it has teamed with the beautiful Folly Theater for a delightful miniseries featuring our excellent faculty and students.  The series, titled Folly for Five Miniseries includes four concerts this inaugural year and each ticket is only $5.

Conservatory dean Peter Witte notes, "The Folly is one of the Heartland's great concert halls. Founded in 1900, the hall is central to Kansas City's history and its future. Our performances in Kansas City's arts district are vital experiences for our students and points of pride for their families and teachers. We are honored to be part of the Folly's Spring 2014 season and we look forward to a rich partnership together in the decades to come."

Gale Tallis, executive director of the Folly says, "Through the years, the Folly Theater has hosted some of the world’s elite performers, such as Dave Brubeck, Renee Fleming, Yo Yo Ma and Kansas City’s own Bobby Watson and Joyce DiDonato. Through our new partnership with the internationally recognized UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance, the Folly is privileged to welcome the many talented students who will grace that same stage for many years to come. We see this partnership as a game changer for the Folly’s future, and look forward to the energy that the students will bring to the downtown community."

Here is the line up.

February 9, 2014, 4 p.m., Missouri Brass Quintet (Faculty Brass Quintet)

Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m., UMKC Conservatory Orchestra

April 13, 3:30 p.m., UMKC Conservatory Singers with Kansas City Baroque Consortium. Dido and Aeneas and arias performed by UMKC Conservatory/Lyric Opera of Kansas City Young Artists.

April 16, 2014, 7:30 p.m., UMKC Graduate Fellowship Ensembles (String Quartet, Brass Quintet, and Woodwind Quintet)

Purchase tickets at the Central Ticket Office, 816-235-6222 or HERE.

We'll see you at the Folly!



For more information, please contact:

Name: Dana Self
Phone: 816-235-2949