The Kansas Symphony Orchestra

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The PBS Art Summer Festival will explore art and culture around the world. This week Architect Moshe Safdie’s extraordinary new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts provides the stunning backdrop for a performance-documentary that profiles the Grammy Award-winning Kansas City Symphony, their vibrant artistic director and conductor Michael Stern, and the radiant, celebrated mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato. A concert wrapped by documentary narratives, this special tracks DiDonato’s nostalgic return to her hometown — and her thrilling Kauffman Center debut — after a triumphant appearance with Plácido Domingo at The Metropolitan Opera in New York.

  • TV: The Kansas Symphony Orchestra – Friday, 7/21 at 9:30 pm
  • TV: Havana, Havana! – Friday, 7/28 at 9:30 pm