[selected feedback from KC Symphony audience survey after Happy Hour "Organ Extravaganza" concert, May 28, 2019] I knew last night's Happy Hour would be quite special -- the instrument itself, the organist all superb. But just how superb they were I had underestimated. The music couldn't have been more glorious, compelling, and just what the "weather" called for. I also need to say that the management of the Kauffman handled the weather emergency and safety of us all extremely well -- so intelligent. And the impromptu talk that Jan Kraybill and Frank Byrne gave during the break was done with great professionalism, sensitivity, and enlightenment. What a grand team! Please pass this along to all involved. Excellent. Jan is always a wow factor and it would be wonderful if she should perform at least one concert every year on the organ. Mother nature was wild, but everyone was safe in Helzberg Hall. Thought the Symphony folks did a good job handling the situation. Hope these concerts continue. Great Music in Helzberg Hall! This was my first time with a tornado warning interrupting the concert, and of which Frank Byrne and Jan Kraybill filled in with an excellent conversation from on stage. The concert repertoire was excellent and very satisfying. Even the interruption due to the storm and tornado warning allowed for an unexpected gift of an impromptu dialog between Jan Kraybill and Frank Byrne - two remarkable individuals - that created an intimate experience for all of us. At some point, I was quite frustrated with all the cell phone emergency alerts. I had a hard time keeping my cool, but was impressed with the artist, Mr. Byrne, and staff keeping theirs. We felt completely safe and attended to. That performance - with disruption and all - was stellar!! The duets with trumpet and cello were sublime and surprising in their pairing. Brave and kudos to all! I wish it could have been longer, even with the tornado warning I could have listened all night. I would not even change the weather conditions because it gave us 40 min of interview time and Jan is an amazing speaker! Perfect. The best ever! The pipe organ concert was incredible and the Q and A during the tornado was fascinating!!! Best Happy Hour concert yet!! Well done! I sure wish Jan could have played a little longer. Really enjoyed the concert. Frank and Jan did a great job during the emergency warning. Jan was superb - great performance!”

— audience members, Kansas City, MO

[representative responses from Kauffman Center audience survey results] Wonderful opportunity to hear Jan Kraybill, the "top tier" of KC area organists! Thanks so much for making possible this opportunity. This was amazing and thank you for the opportunity! I wish I could have invited my sister and niece, but the concert was sold out before I heard back from them. I hope you do more of this in the future! Please have several more events involving Jan Kraybill playing the organ. She is amazing! The concert was fabulous!! Truly amazing due to the beautiful instrument and the amazing talent of the performer. The Hall's sound system is magnificent as is the organ. Jan Kraybill is an unbelievable master of the organ - WOW and awesome! This was my first opportunity to hear the Kauffman Center Casavant organ. I have heard Jan Kraybill play in other situations and she did not disappoint this afternoon. The music and the instrument were enjoyable and as always, the venue is spectacular. I will be looking at Dr. Kraybill's published schedule for future appearances. Further, I will look forward to additional organ events at the Kauffman Center. I definitely acknowledge the superb talent and ability of the organist who gave a flawless and entertaining concert. Thank you! A wonderful musical and cultural experience.”

— audience members, Kansas City, MO

Thank you for your wonderful performance on Sunday. What a great program! ... I had heard from relatives and friends that you were a gifted musician. I was delighted to hear you perform in person. Thank you for sharing your gifts on Super Sunday.”

— audience member, Independence, MO

[We] got a bang out of your wonderful Super Bowl concert. What a great afternoon. Thanks for investing so much!”

— audience member, Independence, MO

Thank you for making "Super Bowl Sunday" something to truly look forward to over the past 20 years! The musical journey you have taken us all on has been simply amazing!”

— audience member, Independence, MO

Thank you again for the fine program you presented in Fairfield. The music was wonderful, and your beautifully crafted and delivered comments really brought your message home. Congratulations!”

— audience member, Fairfield, IA

We so enjoyed your organ recital in Birmingham,AL. What an amazing tribute for Armistice Day. Thanks for coming to play for us at Independent Presbyterian Church. Your history notes added so much understanding to the performance.”

— audience member, Birmingham, AL

It was the most variety I've ever heard from our precious organ, and Jan's programming and explanations added so much to our enjoyment.”

— audience member, Fairfield, IA

A most wonderful, moving, and musically informative concert.”

— audience member, Fairfield, IA

Jan Kraybill is so awesome.  I really appreciate being able to see and hear her perform.  Thank you for sharing this truly remarkable performance.”

— audience member, Fairfield, IA

I wondered if there is anything you don't do well. You are plainly a remarkably talented musician ... bu also kind and sensitive in a most unusual degree. Thank you for your very thoughtful remarks. ”

— audience members, Kansas City, MO