2012-2013 School Matinees
The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is passionate about providing youth in our community opportunities to experience high quality performing arts. Here is a comprehensive listing of all the exciting offerings still to come this school year:
Link Up: The Orchestra Sings
Presented by the Kansas City Symphony
April 19, May 1 & May 2, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Composers and musicians create melodies, which can be sung or played on instruments. When an orchestra plays these melodies, the orchestra sings. Link Up, a program of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music institute, pairs orchestras across the country with students in grades 3-5 to explore orchestral repertoire through a hands-on music curriculum. After studying the curriculum in the classroom, students participating in Link Up attend a culminating concert where they sing and play recorder with the Kansas City Symphony.
This performance is eligible for bus reimbursement through the Kauffman Center’s Open Doors Transportation Fund. Find qualifications and an application here.
National Geographic Live: Kobie Boykins
Presented by the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
May 14, 2013 at 10:30 a.m.
All tickets for this performance have been reserved.
An engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and an inspiring advocate for space exploration, Kobie Boykins helped design the solar panels that powered the Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, for long past their expected life spans. He worked on the Mars Science Laboratory that is currently en route to the Red Planet, contributing to experiments that will search for water. An engaging, energetic speaker who puts a fresh face on America’s space program, Boykins will recount the Mars program’s amazing successes, and offer a look at the possibilities lying just ahead.
This performance is not eligible for bus reimbursement.