Kansas City Symphony just announced a special low-cost option for students to bring them into the folds of enjoying classical music by reducing the cost of students to as low as $2.27 per concert with the purchase of the new $25 Student Season Pass.
Kansas City Symphony announced the new student pass to encourage younger audiences to come and enjoy classical music. According to KCS, students who are eligible can use the pass for 11 of the 14 Classical Series concerts. Theoretically, if a student went to all 11 concerts, they’d get to go for $2.27 per concert, which would be the lowest around for a major performing arts group in KC.
The new $25 Student Season Pass is good for select 2013-14 Classical Series concerts. KCS said they are committed to making it possible for students to attend more concerts each season.
“The Symphony has long had the lowest student ticket prices around, and now we expand our accessibility via our new $25 Student Season Pass,” Frank Byrne, Executive Director, said. “We believe that every young person should have access to great music and we are committed to helping to make that a reality. With this new pass, we are excited to welcome even more students to the Symphony.”
Elementary, middle school, high school and college students 25 and younger with a valid, school-issued student ID may purchase the pass that allows entrance to most concerts in the 2013-14 Classical Series lineup, a spokesman for KCS said. The $25 Student Season Pass seats will be located in the choral loft, placing concertgoers very close to the performers as well as providing unique views of the conductor and Helzberg Hall.
The $25 Student Season Pass is not valid for the following high-demand concert weekends: Saint-Saëns’ Second Piano Concerto, Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet (Nov. 1-3); Beethoven’s Fifth, Plus Percussionist Martin Grubinger (Jan. 31-Feb. 2); and Joshua Bell Plus Bartok Concerto for Orchestra (Mar. 7-9).
Besides the $25 Student Season Pass, the Symphony continues to offer $10 student tickets for select individual concerts, based on seat availability. For more information regarding any student ticket offerings, please contact the Symphony Box Office (816) 471-0400 or visit www.kcsymphony.org