KC Arts: Remembering the Great War

Area Organizations Offer World War I Related Programs

As the nation's official Great War museum, the National World War I Museum is the center for centennial commemoration activities in the U.S. In addition to the host of public programs, exhibitions, lectures and events in conjunction with the centennial at the Museum, several organizations in the greater Kansas City area are offering World War I-related programming as the world marks the anniversary of the Great War. 

KC Arts: Remembering the Great War is a collaboration between arts-related organizations in the area to remember and commemorate World War I through a series of programs and offerings. The Museum will maintain a calendar of events from the participating organizations featuring programs and events designed to commemorate the Great War.


Participating Organizations:


Kansas City Symphony

2014-15 Concert Series   

Michael Stern, conductor
Philippe Quint, violin
RAVEL: 'La valse', poème chorégraphique  
BERNSTEIN: Serenade (After Plato's "Symposium")
SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 3  
RICHARD STRAUSS: "Salome's Dance" from ‘Salome’  
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Women of the Kansas City Symphony Chorus
Orion Weiss, piano
W. A. MOZART: Concerto No. 23 
HOLST: 'The Planets’ 
Michael Stern, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano
DEBUSSY:  Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
BRAHMS: Concerto No. 2 
STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring   
Michael Stern, conductor
Steven Lin, piano
RICHARD STRAUSS: 'Don Juan', op. 20
W. A. MOZART: Concerto No. 20 in D Minor for Piano and Orchestra, K. 466
NIELSEN: Symphony No. 4, op. 29, "The Inextinguishable”  


Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Wednesday, Dec. 17 - Sunday, July 19, 2015 - WWI and the Rise of Modernism exhibition 

Thursday, Jan. 8 - WWI in Perspective

Thursday, Jan. 22 - DADA: A World Turned Upside Down

Friday, Jan. 23 - Sunday, June 21, 2015 - The American Soldier exhibition


Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

July 25, 2014 - Interpreting Milestones 


Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 - Saluting Those Who Served: Music From a Time of War


Harriman-Jewell Series

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 - Beyond Zero: 1914-1918 with Kronos Quartet 


Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre

Nov. 13 - Dec. 7, 2014 - Not About Heroes


Friends of Chamber Music Kansas City

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 - Forte Film Series: Paths of Glory

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 - Sounds From an Unsettled World, 1914-19 - Panel Discussion Featuring Music From the Ariel String Quartet with Alon Goldstein

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 - Ariel String Quartet with Alon Goldstein


Kansas City Repertory Theatre

Jan. 23 - Feb. 15, 2015 - An Iliad


Lyric Opera

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2015 - Silent Night: the Making of the Opera, the Writing of the Book

Feb. 21 - March 1, 2015 - Silent Night