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: Trivia Night at Belvoir Winery


Northland Symphony Orchestra and Gary Crossley Ford present our 6th Annual Trivia Night!

Hello Trivia Buffs! We are nearly SOLD OUT for our 6th Annual Trivia Night on Tuesday, June 7th. We have limited availability – one or two seats together. Please email us at northlandsymphonyorchestra.org if you have questions regarding ticket availability – please list your phone number or email contact info in your email. Amy Peak, Event Chair, will contact you directly regarding your reservation question. Come support Northland Symphony and enjoy a fun-filled evening – including a trivia contest, raffle prizes plus appetizers and the wonderful wines of Belvoir Winery available for purchase. See you there!

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Belvoir Winery
1325 Odd Fellows Road
Liberty, MO 64068

Doors at 6:30 p.m.

Trivia contest from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Tickets: $10.00


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

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Concert 1 - America


October 18, 3:00pm Park Hill South


Overture to Candide
Suite No. 2 in E minor, Opus 48
Grand Canyon Suite

Concert 2 - North Pole

December 13, 2:30pm and 4:30pm, Park Hill South

We will once again be joined by the elementary school choirs from Prairie Point and Hawthorn Elementary Schools at the 2:30 concert and Bell Prairie and Northview for the 4:30 concert.

Concert 3 - Spain and South America


March 5, 7:30pm, Pine Ridge Presbyterian


Tangos for String Orchestra
Danzas de Panama
Serenata, Opus 87
Aria from Bachianas Brasilieras – Nicole Murray, soloist
Danza Final from Estancia

Concert 4 - Russia


April 17, 3:00pm, Park Hill South High School


Festive Overture
Horn Concerto – Kelly Misko, soloist
Symphony No. 2

Concert 5 - Space


May 22, 7:00pm, Park Hill South High School

Music of Star Wars, Star Trek, Apollo 11 and more…


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
Jim Murray
Paige Buckmaster
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:  northlandsymphonyorchestra@yahoo.com

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

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