Park University’s International Center for Music Presents Side-by-Side Performance with Kinnor Philharmonic Orchestra

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

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Park University’s International Center for Music presents a side-by-side performance with the Kinnor Philharmonic Orchestra on Sunday, April 19, at 3 p.m., in Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel on the University’s Parkville Campus.

Joining the KPO in a performance of Robert Schumann’s “Cello Concerto in A Minor, op. 129” is Mansur Kadirov, a Park graduate student pursing a graduate certificate in cello performance (and 2014 Bachelor of Music graduate) and 2014 Naftzger Young Artist winner. Led by maestro Chris Kelts, the KPO will also perform Wolfgang Mozart’s “Overture to Don Giovanni” and Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 7” with ICM string students performing alongside members of the orchestra.

A native of Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Kadirov began studying cello with Jahangir Ibragimov at the age of eight at the Gailler Music School. He has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra of Uzbekistan and the Gunma Junior Orchestra in Japan, and was the winner of the 2009 national music competition. Kadirov is currently a student of Daniel Veis, visiting assistant professor of music/cello at Park University.

The KPO is an ensemble composed of both Jewish and non-Jewish musicians. In sharing historical connections through educational artistry, the orchestra is dedicated to bringing to the Greater Kansas City Community performances that reflect the long traditions of the symphonic repertoire and the rich diversity of the Jewish heritage.

Tickets for the concert are -- general admission: $15 in advance online, $20 at the door; senior citizens age 60 and older: $10; students with a valid student ID: $5; Park University students, faculty and staff with Park ID and their children age 12 and under: free. To purchase tickets in advance, visit

The ICM’s 2014-15 concert season continues on Saturday, April 25, with the Young Artist Showcase, highlighting the talents of students enrolled in the International Center for Music.