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