This season Wichita Symphony Orchestra will take audiences on a journey through the mind of an artist, into a winter wonderland, soaring across the open skies of the Midwest and through America’s national parks.

Audiences will feel the gravity of Mozart’s Requiem, the hope of Elgar’s Enigma Variations, and the excitement of Prokofiev’s 5th Symphony. This season also will show some R-E-S-P-E-C-T to the Queen of Soul and allow the audience to luxuriate in French melodies.

The symphony touts the biggest band in Wichita with the largest array of musical talent. Visitors might be surprised to experience how interactive each performance is, as well as the breadth of the compositions. The 2022-23 season includes seven Masterworks concerts and one Pops concert, plus a trio of special events. Single tickets are available for most performances and packages range from season tickets to a three-concert package starting at $75.

Below, you will find the complete schedule for the Wichita Symphony’s 2022-23 season. All are at Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center unless otherwise noted.

Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth poses for a picture promoting her concert with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra

Special Events

Playing in the Park Community Concert at Naftzger Park – Sept. 16
Musicians of the WSO perform in a free outdoor concert at Naftzger Park

Symphony on the Grand Lawn at Botanica Wichita – Sept. 30
A family-friendly, all-ages collaboration with Botanica Wichita

Kristin Chenoweth: For The Girls – Oct. 8
See Broadway sensation Kristin Chenoweth perform with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra

Symphonie Fantastique

Masterworks Concerts

Symphony Fantastique – Oct. 30
Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique, plus pianist Jon Nakamatsu

Mozart Requiem – Nov. 19
Mozart's Requiem featuring the WSO Chorus, plus David Hunsicker performs Haydn's Trumpet Concerto

Christmas Fantasies – Dec. 4
Celebrate the season with the Wichita Symphony

Afternoon in Paris – Jan. 22
A concert of French classics

Blue Electra – Feb. 11
Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers joins the WSO to perform this new violin concerto named for Kansas-born pioneering aviator Amelia Earhart's aircraft

All Things Majestic – March 26
Be swept away by awe-inspiring works by Jennifer Higdon, Jessie Montgomery and Elgar.

Prokofiev 5 – April 22
Enjoy the Russian master composer’s most popular symphony

aretha a tribute

Pops Concert

Aretha: A Tribute – Feb. 18
Celebrate the Queen of Soul with this tribute to the life, music, and legacy of Aretha Franklin

Find more performing arts events and start planning your trip. Check out our calendar of events for other exciting activities and events in Wichita during your visit.