About Northland Symphony Orchestra

We play a wide variety of classic symphonic literature for every music-lover: kids, students, seniors, and everyone in between. Our concerts are informal, and always free of charge.

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


The Northland Symphony Orchestra was established in 1967. Today, we’re still carrying on our founders’ original mission: To provide free, high-quality concerts to the greater Kansas City community.

Our Events

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.

Fundraising Event: A Taste of Zona Rosa


Northland Symphony Orchestra and Zona Rosa present our 11th Annual
A Taste of Zona Rosa

Sunday, October 4th, 2015
The Grove at Zona Rosa
Kansas City, MO

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Tickets: $50 per person or $95 per couple


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

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Maestro Murray

208bwLRThe 2015 – 2016 season will mark Maestro Murray’s 19th 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.

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With Special Thanks

ArtsKC Fund

Martha Lee Cain Tranby Music Enrichment Fund

Gary Crossley Ford

KCMO Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund

Missouri Arts Council

Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation

Northland Lifestyle Magazine

Zona Rosa


Want to Support our Music?

We’re a non-profit organization, which means
we always welcome donations.
Donors will be recognized in our
concert program for the entire 2015 – 2016 season.

Member: Up to $99
Principal: $100 – $499
Concertmaster: $500 – $999
Conductor: $1,000 and above

We also hold several fundraisers throughout the year, like our annual Trivia Night
and our annual benefit gala, A Taste of Zona Rosa.

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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.

Kristin Niederberger, President
Richard Henderson, Vice-President
Mary Duren, Co-Treasurer
Matt Kendrick, Co-Treasurer
Emily Williams, Secretary
Kathy Burgon
Amy Peak
Danielle Landrum
Jim Freise
John Marshall
Richard Henderson
Jim Murray
Paige Buckmaster
Rachel Marble


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:  northlandsymphonyorchestra@yahoo.com

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

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