Acclaimed by the Boston Globe as “the finest folk ballad singer America has produced since Joan Baez,” singer Connie Dover will perform with the Kansas City Symphony during the sunset concert at this year’s Symphony in the Flint Hills Signature Event on June 10 in Wabaunsee County.
“The sunset concert featuring the Kansas City Symphony is always a highlight of our day-long event and we’re thrilled to have Connie add her incredible voice to the mix – symphonic music, a cattle drive and a magnificent Kansas sunset. It’s going to be unforgettable!” said Mike Collinge, board chair for Symphony in the Flint Hills.
Dover is a singer, poet and Emmy-winning producer and composer. Her interpretations of Scottish, Irish and American folk songs display a depth and breadth of range that have earned her a place among the world’s finest traditional singers.
Born in Arkansas and raised in Missouri, Dover began her Celtic music career as lead singer for the Kansas City Irish band, Scartaglen. She has collaborated on stage and in the studio with folk ensembles, chamber orchestras and cowboy bunkhouse bands from Denver to Dublin and from Buenos Aires to Istanbul. Dover has also released six critically acclaimed albums and a book of poetry.
This year’s Symphony in the Flint Hills Signature Event will take place on June 10 at Wade Pasture near Eskridge, Kan., in Wabaunsee County. The theme is “Transportation in the Flint Hills.”
The Symphony in the Flint Hills Signature Event is an annual gathering on the prairie celebrating music, art and the ecology of the Flint Hills that moves to a different site each year. Gates open at 1 p.m. and the afternoon will feature a range of experiences including inspirational talks and presentations, covered wagon rides, guided prairie walks and roping with outriders. The Kansas City Symphony with guest vocalist Connie Dover will perform an evening concert followed by a Flint Hills sunset. After concert experiences include dancing, stargazing and stories by local musicians and poets. BNSF Railway is the event’s Major Presenting Sponsor.
General admission tickets can be purchased at SymphonyInTheFlintHills.org. Tickets are $95 plus taxes and fees for adults and $50 plus taxes and fees for children 12 and under. Patron packages and sponsorships are also available for the VIP experience. Call 620-273-8955 for details.