Costumed girl with US flag
New England Holiday: girl, celebrating the 4th of July 1916, dressed as Liberty. | Picture: Glasshouse Images / Alamy Stock Foto

Concert information

Musikfest Berlin



In Kansas City Symphony, Berlin will encounter a young American orchestra – founded in 1982, it now attracts a wide audience with its innovative programming. On its debut tour with new Music Director Matthias Pintscher it will explore the rich American composing tradition with pieces by anniversary artist Charles Ives, Aaron Copland and George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” which is celebrating its centenary this year.


Kansas City Symphony Orchestra
Matthias Pintscher conductor
Conrad Tao piano


Charles Ives
New England Holidays: 2nd Movement Decoration Day

Charles Ives
New England Holidays: 3rd Movement The Fourth of July

George Gershwin
Rhapsody in Blue

Conrad Tao piano

Aaron Copland
Symphony No. 3

Additional information

In co-operation with Berliner Festspiele

Main Auditorium