Tickets for Children

We are advising our audience that we welcome guests 10 and older due to the 45 minute in length of one of the program pieces. We encourage parents to use their discretion in determining if their younger child is able to quietly enjoy a lengthy program piece.

We want to provide the best concert experience both for our musicians and all of our audience members. Please note that no lap seating is allowed. All attendees must have a ticket.

Additional questions? Please email info@northlandsymphony.org and we will be happy to help you.

Return Your Tickets

We anticipate that our Anniversary Concert will be at capacity and so EVERY SEAT COUNTS! We request that patrons who have reserved tickets for the concert – but find they are unable to please follow the instructions below in regard to turning in your tickets to provide someone else the opportunity to enjoy the concert. It’s never too late to do this, even the day of the concert! Thanks for for your consideration!

You may return tickets by calling the Kauffman Center box office at 816-994-7222. Ticket Office staff are available Monday-Friday from 10am-6pm, Saturday from 12pm-5pm, or Sunday from 12pm-4pm. We will need the order number from the tickets and the exact seats (section, row, seat) that are being returned.

Kauffman Parking

Click here to purchase advanced parking. The cost is $8 for the Arts District Parking Garage and $16 for valet service. Pre-purchasing parking guarantees a reserved spot in the garage, even if the garage sells out.

Please note that if the garage is full patrons without a pre-paid pass will not be able to park in the Arts District Garage.

Additional questions? Please email info@northlandsymphony.org and we will be happy to help you.


Our Mission

We play a wide variety of quality classic symphonic literature for every music-lover. Our concerts are informal, family friendly and always without charge.

We provide student and community musicians with the opportunity to broaden their musical horizons by performing quality orchestral music with seasoned musicians.

We’re committed to providing performance opportunities for young choral and instrumental musicians, instilling an appreciation of the arts’ importance within our diverse community.

Our History

The Northland Symphony Orchestra was established in 1967 by a small group of local musicians to provide a quality opportunity for student and community musicians. Today, we have a waiting list for musicians and play with hundreds of Northland students as we celebrate half of century of providing free, high-quality concerts to the greater Kansas City community.

Our Events

Our concerts are presented without charge, are informal and family friendly. Our fundraisers and gifts help us maintain the funds necessary to make sure our concerts remain accessable to everyone.

Fundraising Event: A Taste of Zona Rosa



The Northland Symphony Orchestra and Zona Rosa invite you to the 12th Annual Benefit Gala!

Northland Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce our 12th Annual A Taste of Zona Rosa at The Grove in Zona Rosa. The evening event features delicious cuisine from a variety of Zona Rosa restaurants, wine and other beverages, a fabulous silent auction and music from members of our very own Northland Symphony! Proceeds will help the Orchestra continue to offer our concerts free of charge as we have for the last 50 years.

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

The Grove in Zona Rosa
8640 N Dixon Ave
Kansas City, MO 64153

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.


If you’d like to be a sponsor for this event, follow the link below.

Concert 1 - Celebrating the Best of Opera


October 9, 3:00pm, Staley High School


Overture to Nabucco
Hansel and Gretel Prelude
Intermezzo from Act III of Manon Lescaut
Overture to Don Geovanni
Danse Baccahanale from Sampson and Dalila
Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
Overture to Fledermaus

Concert 2 - Celebrating the Holidays in the Northland

December 18, 3:00pm, Staley High School

Come and enjoy a fun collection of holiday music. Including classics and some newer pieces from movies, it’s a fun concert for the whole family.

Concert 3 - Celebrating Small Ensemble Musicianship


February 25, 7:30pm, Pine Ridge Presbyterian


Serenade No. 2
Octet (Andante, Menuetto & Finale)
The Entertainer
Irish Medley
Partita op. 78 (Presto)

Concert 4 - Celebrating 50 Years of the Northland Symphony


April 9, 3:00pm, Kauffman Center

Children’s Choirs

Pieces – TBD
Song to the Moon from Rusalka (Nicole Murray, soprano)
Concert Piece for Harp & Orchestra (Emily Granger, harp)

Concert 5 - Celebrating the Best of Musical Theater


May 21, 7:00pm, Staley High School

Join us as we finish our season by playing some of the best that musical theater has to offer.


Maestro Murray

208bwLRThe 2016 – 2017 season will mark Maestro Murray’s 20th season as Music Director and Conductor of the Northland Symphony Orchestra.

Maestro Murray is the Music Director and Conductor of the Heritage Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of Kansas City. Off the podium, he is the Music Coordinator and Instructor of Music at Metropolitan Community College, Maple Woods. In 2009, Jim was one of eighteen educators to receive the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

His formal training includes a B.A. in Music Performance from William Jewell College, and a Masters’ degree in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Denver.


With Special Thanks

Zona Rosa

Citizens Bank



Gary Crossley Ford


Jeffrey Byrne & Associates

JR & Co. Roofing Contractors

Kairos Growth Consulting

Metropolitan Community College

ArtsKC Fund

Midwest Scrap Management

Northpoint Development

McRuer & Associates

Haas & Wilkerson Insurance

By The Blade Lawn and Landscape

Platte Valley Bank

Check out the supporting businesses of our Northland Awareness campaign!

50th Anniversary Campaign

Want to Support our Music?

Join our first ever public giving campaign
to support our 50th season.
Donors will enjoy many benefits
throughout the entire 2016 – 2017 season.

Bronze Level: $250 – $499
Silver Level: $500 – $999
Gold Level: $1,000 – $2,499
Platinum Level: $2,500 – $4,999
Diamond Level: $5,000 and above

Want to Donate? Click here to check out donation benefits.

You can also support the Northland Symphony
by using AmazonSmile, so every time
you shop, Amazon gives back.

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

Have questions? Email us to find out more.


The Northland Symphony Orchestra board of directors provide leadership, management, direction and guidance for the orchestra.

Richard Henderson, President
Paige Buckmaster, Vice President
Amanda Landrum, Co-Treasurer
David Wiseman, Co-Treasurer
Emily Williams, Secretary
Kathy Burgon
Dawn Hatterman
John Koster
Richard Ibarra
John Marshall
Jim Murray
Katya Soderstrom
Rachel Marble
Randall Miller
Timothy Starosta


Drop Us a Line


The Northland Symphony Orchestra is a group of professional, student and community musicians that offers free, high-quality performances to the greater Kansas City area.

P:  816.945.2436
E:  info@northlandsymphony.org

Northland Symphony Orchestra
P.O. Box 11193
Kansas City MO 64119

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