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.

Summer Pops Concert: Americana


Park Hill South High School
Sunday, May 17, 7:00 PM  

Sousa: Hands Across the Sea
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess Medley
Anderson: Sandpaper Ballet
Grundman: Second American Folk Rhapsody
Bluegrass Medley
Gould: Pavanne from Symphonette No.2
Rodgers/Ricketts: A Salute to Richard Rodgers
Copland’s Rodeo: Corral Nocturne
Copland’s Rodeo: Hoe-Down   

Admission is FREE.

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Fundraising Event: Trivia Night at Belvoir Winery


Northland Symphony Orchestra’s 5th Annual Trivia Night: A Toast to Americana

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Belvoir Winery
Liberty, MO

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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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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Thank you very much!



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.

Jessica Hopkins, President
Kristin Niederberger, 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
Elke Mermis
Jim Murray
Jackie Williams


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:  816.316.0477
E:  northlandsymphonyorchestra@yahoo.com

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

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