Thursday, November 10, 2011
A Night at the Symphony - Typecast
The Kauffman Center really is a stunning addition to downtown Kansas City. We'll see if the the exterior architecture stands the test of time. The primary public spaces inside have a lot of energy. The view is wonderful both inside and through the windows out on the skyline.
But the performance space is the main attraction. Hannah's violin teacher is a sub for the Kansas City Symphony and had the chance to play in the Helzberg Hall while it was in final construction. The musicians love the space. Even in the nose bleed seats all the way at the top you can hear someone on stage talking in a normal voice.
We had seats in the choral riser right behind the stage and under the organ. Other than padding sacrificed to the acoustics gods in these bench seats, the experience is wonderful. We went to the grand opening open house and sampled multiple sections - really, there are no bad seats.