All Souls Day
This weekend, the Kansas City Symphony raises the dead with the help of two young stars on the rise. In a world premiere, guest pianist Alon Goldstein (age 39) plays Avner Dorman’s new concerto “Lost Souls,” which the symphony commissioned. The 34-year-old Israeli composer has given his work’s three movements Blockbuster-ready names: First comes “Séance,” then “Twilight,” then “Exorcism.” A pair of familiar works — Bartók’s “Hungarian Sketches” and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2 — round out the program. The concert starts tonight at 8 at the Lyric Theatre (1029 Central). There are additional hauntings at 8 p.m. Saturday, again at the Lyric, and at 2 p.m. Sunday at Johnson County Community College’s Carlsen Center (12345 College Boulevard in Overland Park). See kcsymphony.org or call 816-471-0400 for tickets.