The New Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City is an eye-popper!! Saturday we attended the performance of the Kansas City Symphony under the direction of Michael Stern in the acoustically superb Helzberg Hall. Out of necessity we must always have seats on the end near an exit door, (a must for Bob to answer the calls from the emergency room-simply a part of our life). Normally these are not the most desired seats of the symphony listener aficionado. But Helzberg Hall has been touted as having no bad seat in the house, and this proved to be true! No false advertisement in the hype this time. The symphony received a thunderous standing ovation having just executed rousing acoustic experience with Raspighi’s Pines of Rome. French Horns played in the Organ nest high in front and other brass on each side balcony made it sound as if one was sitting in the middle of sound surround. Emauel Ax sounded flawless with Beethoven’s Concerto #5 inE-flat. No muddled sounds in this beautiful new hall. Thank you Kansas City Symphony!