Continuing a tradition since 1979, area tuba players will perform free lunch-hour concert in Helzberg Hall
TubaChristmas 2011 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
Penny may have to go incognito in her holiday reindeer outfit to get into the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, but she’s excited about this year’s TubaChristmas 2013.
For the sixth consecutive year, The Kansas City Symphony is hosting the event which will be held over the noon hour on Friday, Dec. 6 and Monday, Dec. 9 in Helzberg Hall.
All area tuba and euphonium players are invited to join in, however the Kansas City Symphony’s website indicates all the spots are sold out for performers on Friday.
Family, friends and the general public are encouraged to attend the free lunch hour concert for sounds of the season — tuba style. Although tickets are free, advanced registration is required and available at the Kansas City Symphony website.
- Parking is available in the Arts District Parking Garage for $7.
- To make the afternoon more special, The Webster House, which is located near the Kauffman Center, is open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. They also offer guests an opportunity to shop for unique gits including clothing, jewelry and antiques.
TubaChristmas was first performed in 1974 at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. The first Kansas City performance was in 1979 during the lighting of the Crown Center Christmas Tree and has taken place every year since. For more information about TubaChristmas 2013 visit their website.
And if you see a small, round reindeer in the audience, Penny wants you to know she really like Ginger Snaps as snacks.