Kauffman Center to Host Free Pipe Organ Concert on Mother’s Day

‘Music from the Heart’  features Jan Kraybill performing on the
Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant Organ, Opus 3875 

Photo by Cody Boston

This Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and Premier Partner Saint Luke’s Health System will present “Music from the Heart,” a special concert and free community event. The concert takes place Sunday, May 12 at 4 p.m. in Helzberg Hall and features the Kauffman Center’s spectacular pipe organ.

Jan Kraybill, organ conservator for the Kauffman Center, has curated a selection that illustrates many shades of love. Compositions from Bach to The Beatles touch on love of family, country, romance and peace. Kraybill will perform on the Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant Organ, Opus 3875, one of the finest concert hall organs in the nation.

The free concert is a Mother’s Day gift to the community in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Saint Luke’s Muriel I. Kauffman Women’s Heart Center. Prior to the performance, Saint Luke’s will present Julia Irene Kauffman, Chairman of the Board for the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, with the Visionary Award in recognition of her leadership, dedication and support to advance women’s heart health in Kansas City by creating a resource that is a center of excellence for the community over its 25 year history.

Tickets for this event are free but reservations are required. Free tickets will be available to the public at 10 a.m. Friday, April 5, through the Kauffman Center Box Office at (816) 994-7222 and online at www.kauffmancenter.org.

Presented by Premier Partner Saint Luke’s Health System
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