KANSAS CITY AS AN ART CENTER
City is rapidly coming to be recognized as a great
center in art as in commerce. She is making
strides so rapidly that a summing up of her
achievements today would tomorrow be inadequate.
The Kansas City Symphony Orchestra,
Carl Bush, conductor, founded only a few years
ago, enjoys a tremendous popularity
with the public, and is fast developing into one
of the truly great orchestras of the
country. This orchestra will continue its
regular series of concerts, presenting programs of
the highest order, which are of inestimable value
to the music student.
The Kansas City Grand
Opera Company, fostered by the Kansas City
Conservatory of Music, presents each year a
week of grand opera.
Two string quartettes,
the Shostac Quartette and the Philharmonic
Quartette, furnish an abundance of chamber music.
Kansas City is known
among managers and artists as one city where a
good audience may be depended upon. As a
result, the greatest European and American artists
visit the city, and the cost of course tickets to
the different series of concerts is surprisingly
In the last few years the
opera companies from Chicago, Montreal, Boston and
New Orleans have played repeated engagements in
Kansas City and always to record audiences.
All of which gives Kansas City
the assurance of continued visits from the great
artists and musical organizations.
During the season of
1915-1916 the following celebrated artists and
organizations, in addition to a host of less known
ones, have appeared in Kansas City:
in the Speech Arts department will find in Kansas
City numerous opportunities to observe and come in
contact with the work of the best artists, actors
and public speakers of the country.
Numerous dramas of high literary
excellence, which have received the approval of
the Drama League and the dramatic world, have come
to Kansas City with the same cast of characters as
have appeared in New York, Chicago and other large