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Symphony in the Flint Hills features Katharine McPhee

Symphony in the Flint Hills announced that Katharine McPhee will be the guest vocalist with the Kansas City Symphony at their Signature Event on Saturday, June 8, at Red Ranch in Greenwood County. 

McPhee became a household name in 2006 during Season 5 of American Idol. Since then, she’s starred in multiple shows on television, film, and Broadway, as well as performed to sold-out crowds around the world. Her recordings have topped charts in multiple genres, including pop, jazz, and adult contemporary.  

“It’s a rare opportunity to experience the Flint Hills landscape on privately owned property while listening to the Kansas City Symphony and the dynamic voice of Katharine McPhee,” said Mike Collinge, board chair of Symphony in the Flint Hills.

The Symphony in the Flint Hills Signature Event is an annual gathering celebrating music, art, and the ecology of the Flint Hills that moves to a different site each year. Gates will open at 1 p.m., with the afternoon featuring a range of experiences including covered wagon rides, roping with the outriders, guided prairie walks, inspirational talks and more. The evening will culminate with a concert by the Kansas City Symphony and Katharine McPhee, followed by a Flint Hills sunset, powwow dancers, stargazing and more.

“We are excited to bring our 19th annual Signature Event to Greenwood County, and we thank the Evans Family for graciously offering the Red Ranch with its rolling hills and wide-open spaces as the location,” said Kelly Tastove, operations manager.

The event’s major presenting sponsor, BNSF Railway, returns this year to continue their support and dedication to the organization. 

Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 2, at 10 a.m. and can be purchased online at or by phone at 620-273-8955. Early bird pricing for adults is $95 plus taxes and fees, and children (12 and under) are $50 plus taxes and fees. For more information about Symphony in the Flint Hills and the Signature event,