For a city whose civic pride is tied so closely to the fates
of its professional sports teams, this has been a dismal year. Although
our soccer team made a late-season run (thud), our baseball and
football fortunes have ranged from deep disappointment to profound
embarrassment. But there’s another professional outfit in town — a
team of skilled, sometimes athletic, frequently dazzling performers who
have made in the last year or so a genuine, inspired claim on our
collective heart. Yes, I’m speaking of the Kansas City Symphony.