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BMO Private Bank to Sponsor Two New KC Symphony Programs



           BMO Private Bank to Sponsor Two New KC Symphony Programs

Sponsorship includes new Symphony Business Council and Classics Uncorked
Chamber Series

PR Newswire

LEAWOOD, Kan., Nov. 2, 2012

LEAWOOD, Kan., Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BMO Private Bank and the Kansas
City Symphony are proud to announce a partnership for the 2012-2013 season,
which includes lead sponsorship of the Symphony's new Classics Uncorked
chamber orchestra series to be held in Helzberg Hall, and support of the
Symphony Business Council. BMO Private Bank's gift to the Symphony for the
2012-2013 season is $50,000, which includes recognition at the Underwriter
level for the 2012 Symphony Ball.

Kelli Glynn, Senior Vice President and Managing Director for BMO Private Bank
commented, "Kansas City has become a world class fine arts destination
punctuated by the performances of the Kansas City Symphony in Helzberg Hall
under the direction of Michael Stern. We are privileged to partner with the
Symphony and demonstrate BMO's continued dedication to our vibrant arts
community."  

"We are thrilled that BMO Private Bank has chosen to partner with the Kansas
City Symphony this season, sponsoring two new Symphony ventures," added Frank
Byrne, Executive Director of the Kansas City Symphony. "With BMO's very
generous support, we will be able to reach an ever-growing audience – many of
whom are new to classical music – with outstanding and varied musical
experiences. We thank BMO Private Bank for their leadership and vision for
Kansas City and our community."                                      

The Symphony Business Council is a group of more than 60 businesses located
and/or headquartered in Kansas City that financially support the Symphony. The
Business Council will host a series of events to provide networking, business
education and arts exposure to its members, and will be open to all companies
that pledge a minimum gift of support.

The Business Council is led by an Executive Committee comprised of successful
corporate business owners and leaders dedicated to helping the Symphony
generate enthusiasm in the corporate community, identify new prospects, and
cultivate candidates for future board committee or other Symphony volunteer
leadership roles.

For the 2012-2013 Symphony Season, the Business Council will be chaired by
Kelli Glynn, Senior Vice President and Managing Director for BMO Private Bank.

The Kansas City Symphony will host the first Symphony Business Council event
on the rooftop garden terrace of its offices in the Crossroads Arts District
on Thursday, October 18. The topic of this meeting is economic development and
the arts.

Classics Uncorked is a four-concert series of intimate 75-minute concerts
which feature Symphony musicians performing popular and interesting works in a
casual setting. Each ticket include a glass of wine or champagne after the
concert, where patrons will mingle with Symphony musicians in the breathtaking
Brandmeyer Great Hall lobby of the Kauffman Center for the Performing
Arts. The concerts will be led by the Symphony's new assistant conductor Aram
Demirjian on the following dates:

Thursday, November 8 at 7:00PM
Thursday, December 6 at 7:00PM
Thursday, March 21 at 7:00PM
Thursday, May 9 at 7:00PM

Tickets for these concerts are available now by calling the Symphony Box
Office at (816) 471-0400, or select seats online and print at home by visiting
the Symphony's website at www.kcsymphony.org.

About BMO Private Bank, a part of BMO Financial Group
BMO Private Bank offers a comprehensive range of wealth management services
that include investment advisory, trust, banking and financial planning to
meet the financial needs of high net worth clients. Through integrated teams
of experienced financial professionals, BMO Private Bank helps its clients
realize their financial and lifestyle goals with solutions that are custom
tailored and delivered with the highest level of personalized service.

BMO Private Bank is a brand name used in the United States by BMO Harris Bank
N.A. Member FDIC. Not all products and services are available in every state
and/or location.

About the Kansas City Symphony
The Kansas City Symphony is the region's only full-time professional symphony
orchestra, setting the standard for musical excellence. Led by Music Director
Michael Stern since 2005, the Symphony has experienced impressive artistic
growth, garnering national and international acclaim. The orchestra's 80
full-time musicians are area residents, and each season touch the hearts of
more than a million people through our Classical, Pops and Family concerts;
special holiday events; chamber concerts; major civic gatherings such as Bank
of America Celebration at the Station, which draws over 55,000 people, and the
Symphony In the Flint Hills annual concert. During its 42-week season, the
orchestra also presents educational programs, community outreach performances,
and serves as the orchestra for the Lyric Opera and the Kansas City Ballet.
Classical performances are broadcast weekly on KCUR 89.3 FM during the Kansas
City Symphony Hour, Thursdays at 9 pm. Visit the Kansas City Symphony online
at kcsymphony.org.

SOURCE BMO Private Bank

Website: http://www.kcsymphony.org
Contact: Megan Felling, Kansas City Symphony, +1-816-218-2621, Carey Allen,
BMO Financial Group, +1-480-558-6383
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