The mission of the Topeka Symphony Society is to encourage and cultivate appreciation and support for fine music in northeast Kansas by presenting performances of high quality and by providing educational and performance opportunities for youth.
The Topeka Symphony is proud to offer its patrons many different options for purchasing tickets. Learn more…
How to Order Tickets:
Buy tickets online or charge by phone at the TSO Office, (785) 232-2032. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. Major Credit Cards accepted. Email the TSO office or fax (785) 232-6204.
Box Office:
Tickets may be purchased at the site of the performance one hour prior to the concert.

TSO Administrative Staff

Kevin Burton

Executive Director

Kevin Burton is a Topeka native and Icahbod Alumni. He received a BA in history from Washburn University and a MA in history from Kansas State University. He is passionate about Topeka and the importance of Topeka Symphony Orchestra for the community.

He has leadership and fundraising experience from local performing arts organizations including Topeka Civic Theatre and On Stage Live. He is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), and serves on the Board of Directors for the Topeka Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Additionally, he was a 2020 graduate of Leadership Greater Topeka.
In his free time, Kevin enjoys spending time with his wife, and energetic 1 year old son.
To contact Kevin, please email kevin@topekasymphony.org

Kathy Maag

General Manager

Kathy Maag has been involved with the Topeka Symphony for more than 30 years, beginning as a dedicated volunteer and member of the Symphony League, including serving as president. She served as the volunteer General Manager from 2001 to 2003. In 2003 she became the full-time general manager of the TSO. She was honored with the Charles Marling Award in 2002. She continues her work at the Symphony, focusing on patron, musician, and board communications, as well as helping cultivate corporate and individual sponsorships and overall support for the Symphony. Kathy’s lifelong love of music was cultivated at a young age and continued through her years as a student at Washburn University where she received her BBA degree and was a member of the Washburn Belles. Kathy’s passion for and commitment to the TSO all these years comes from a desire to see that the Topeka Symphony continues to grow, not only as a professional orchestra which enriches the community, but that the organization continues to provide support for young musicians throughout northeast Kansas. Kathy’s volunteer interests include Washburn University, Alpha Phi, Minerva Club and her church. Kathy and her husband, Jim, have two children and four grandchildren.

To contact Kathy, please email kmaag@topekasymphony.org

Eman Chalshotori

Operations Manager

Eman Chalshotori joined the Topeka Symphony as Operations Manager in 2022. He is currently a performing member of the TSO since 2012 and serves as the orchestra’s Principal Cellist. As a performer, Eman is an accomplished cellist working with the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, the Saint Joseph Symphony, the Midwest Chamber Ensemble, and the Kansas City Symphony. His experience in arts management and library operations coupled with his orchestral experience bring an exciting energy to the Topeka Symphony administration.

To contact Eman, please email eman@topekasymphony.org

Kathryn Bolinger

Administrative Assistant

Kathryn Bolinger joined the Topeka Symphony as the Administrative Assistant in 2022. She recently graduated from Washburn University with a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance, a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, and a minor in Leadership Studies. Kathryn has performed in a variety of large and small ensembles, and she has held a variety of leadership and administrative positions. She is planning to go to graduate school in the fall and obtain a Master of Music in Flute Performance. She brings a variety of valuable skills and organization to the Topeka Symphony.

To contact Kathryn, please email kathryn@topekasymphony.org

We invite your questions, comments, or concerns. Visit our office located at 2303 SW College Ave (10:00-3:00 Tuesday-Friday) or contact us via mail, phone, fax, or e-mail:

Topeka Symphony

PO Box 2206, Topeka, KS 66601-2206
Phone: (785) 232-2032
Fax: (785) 232-6204
e-mail: tso@topekasymphony.org