2016 - 2017 Concert Schedule
|Saturday, August 27, 2016||Beethoven Triple!||View details|| |
|Thursday, October 27, 2016||Milestones - Music and Movement||View details|| |
|Tuesday, December 6, 2016||A Very English Christmas||View details|| |
|Tuesday, February 14, 2017||A Valentine from the Maestro||View details|| |
|Friday, April 21, 2017||Spring Extravaganza!||View details|| |
2016 - 2017 Concert Details
|Saturday, August 27, 2016||8:00 pm||Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center |
A spectacular opening concert featuring founding KCCO concertmaster Ben Sayevich, pianist Lolita Lisovskaya, and cellist Daniel Veis perfoming the Beethoven Triple Concerto in cooperation with the International Center for Music Park University.
Beethoven Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano, Op. 56
Ben Sayevich, Daniel Veis, Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich, soloists
Chopin Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise Brillante, Op. 22
Tchaikovsky Pezzo Capriccioso, Op. 62
Wieniawski Polonaise Brillante No. 2 in A Major, Op. 21
|Thursday, October 27, 2016||7:30 pm ||Polsky Theatre, JCCC |
An exciting collaboration with Owen/Cox Dance brings music to life in movement, while the KCCO inspires these talented dancers to new heights. “Milestones” features Chamber Orchestra favorites chosen specifically for their choreographic inspiration. Experience these delightful works in a totally new and fresh way, along with the KCCO premiere of Shostakovich’s haunting and powerful String Quartet No. 8 arranged for orchestra. Two great artistic companies, one fabulous performance!
Vivaldi Concerto for 2 Cellos in G minor,
Larry Figg, Allen Probus soloists
Britten Simple Symphony
Shostakovich String Quartet No. 8, arranged for String Orchestra
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Tickets $30 with discounts for students and seniors. Contact JCCC box office at 913 469-4445
| Tuesday, December 6, 2016||7:30 pm||Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, |
Kansas City, MO
Featuring Musica Vocale Choral Ensemble and soloist Daniel Belcher in beautiful and festive holiday music by candlelight!
Robert Bridges beautiful Christmas Eve poem is set to glorious music by Gerald Finzi, capturing the awe of wandering the English landscape on a “frosty Christmas Eve”. Coupled with two gorgeous works for strings by Vaughan Williams, and a lively suite by Henry Purcell, the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra will warm your heart for a season of good cheer.
(Pre-concert talk begins at 6:30 p.m.)
Finzi In Terra Pax
with Musica Vocale Choral Ensemble and
Daniel Belcher, baritone soloist
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Greensleeves
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Warlock Capriol Suite
Purcell Suite from Abdelazer
Tickets range from $20 to $35 with discounts for seniors and students (1/2 price)
| Tuesday, February 14, 2017||7:30 pm||Folly Theater |
Maestro Sorrell’s Valentine to Kansas City is an elegant evening of romantic music for strings and soloists in the sumptuous surroundings of the Folly Theater. Revel in the gorgeous sounds of Tchaikovsky and for Valentines, and feast on settings of great romantic poetry by Kansas City’s own Jean Belmont Ford, featuring Sarah Tannehill Anderson, soprano.
Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings
Belmont Ford Remembrance Sarah Anderson, soprano soloist
Finzi Eclogue Bruce Sorrell, piano soloist
Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras No. 9
| Friday, April 21, 2017||8:00 pM||Old Mission Union Methodist Church, |
Several exciting possibilities are being explored for this baroque and classical celebration … stay tuned!
2015 - 2016 Concert Details
|Friday, September 4, 2015||8:00 pm||Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center, |
Kansas City, MO
Mozart and Mendelssohn: Reaching for the Stars
Mozart’s great final Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter” and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 1 make a spectacular Labor Day weekend celebration!
Rossini – Overture to La scala di seta
Mendelssohn – Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 11
Mozart – Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 “Jupiter”
|Friday, November 6, 2015||8:00 pm ||Old Mission United Methodist Church,|
If music be the food of love … music inspired by the plays and poetry of the immortal Bard! The gorgeous language mimics music itself, and one of Kansas City’s finest actors, Robert Gibby Brand, brings to life the beauty and drama of the poetry in the spoken word, accompanied by music from three of England’s greatest composers.
A world premiere of a new work composed especially for soprano Sarah Anderson and the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra by Jean Belmont Ford completes this concert. This work for voice without text heightens the emotion and drama of pure music.
Join us for a dramatic journey through great poetry, great music, coupled with a world premiere by a revered master composer who lives among us. If music be the food of love, play on!!
Walton – Two Pieces for String Orchestra – Henry V
Purcell – Music from “The Fairy Queen”
Belmont Ford – Vocalise (World Premiere)
Sarah Tannehill Anderson, soloist
Finzi - Music for ‘Love’s Labours Lost’
Tickets: $30, $20, seniors $25, students $15, $10
| Tuesday, December 8, 2015||7:30 pm||Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, |
Kansas City, MO
Music from the Baroque, thrillingly performed by soloists, choir, and the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, will put you in the holiday spirit! Vivaldi’s Gloria is one of the most loved works for the holidays, paired with Corelli’s “Christmas” Concerto, with its famous pastoral ending and Bach’s incomparable Brandenburg Concerto No. 1.
Vivaldi – Gloria
Sarah Tannehill Anderson and Jay Carter, soloists
Trinity Choir of Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, John Schaefer director
Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 1
Vivaldi – Flute Concerto in D Major “Il Gardellino” (The Goldfinch)
Christina Webster, soloist
Corelli - Christmas Concerto
Ticket prices are $20, $27, and $35, with discounts for seniors and students.
| Sunday, February 14, 2016||5:00 pm||Simpson House |
4509 Walnut Street Kansas City, MO
Valentine Serenades and Suites!
Romantic music for all performed in original chamber orchestra style in a beautiful KC home – a marvelous Valentine’s Day celebration with food and drink! (Attendance will be limited to 125)
Britten - Simple Symphony
Tchaikovsky - Andante Cantabile
Holst - St. Paul's Suite
| Thursday, April 28, 2016||7:30 pM||Old Mission Union Methodist Church, |
Handel’s famous “Water Music” contains some of the most familiar tunes ever penned by one of history’s greatest composers. Though less frequently performed, Haydn’s symphonies are an absolute delight to hear performed. Don’t miss this chance to hear one live! And the KCCO’s second world premiere this season, this time featuring oboist Margaret Marco in a thrilling new work by Forrest Pierce.
Rameau - Overture from Pygmalion
Handel - Water Music Suite No. 1 in D Major
Pierce, F. - A Siege of Herons – Concerto for Oboe d’amore
Haydn - Symphony No. 60 in C Major ‘Il Distratto’
2014 - 2015 Concert Details
|Sat, August 23, 2014||8:00 pm||Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center, |
Kanasas City, MO
Inspired Journeys: Heroes and Landscapes
Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony, inspired by the heroic ideal that Napoleon represented, is one of the greatest works ever composed. Hearing it in the grand Helzberg Hall, but with the intimacy of a chamber orchestra, all the wonderful internal workings of Beethoven’s great mastery become evident to the ear.
The gorgeous Italian countryside served as muse for Mendelssohn’s “Italian” Symphony, reflecting place and experience and radiating the joy he felt as he toured Italy. Sunny, dramatic, reverent – it is truly one of the most pleasurable symphonies to hear in the entire canon.
Mozart: Overture to the Marriage of Figaro
Beethoven : Symphony No. 3 "Eroica"
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 “Italian”
|Thur, October 30, 2014||7:30 pm ||Old Mission United Methodist Church,|
Shawnee Mission, KS
The first of two concerts exploring the muse in our own time! Including gorgeous and virtuosic works for solo voice and oboe, the concert will also feature Copland’s inventive Appalacian Spring, a “fountain of musical images evoking pastoral America” and inspired by the dance work of Martha Graham. Gerald Finzi’s A Severn Rhapsody contributes a lush English sound with its luminous textures and folksong influences.
Forrest Pierce’s The Twelve Kisses is a thrilling setting of Hebrew and English texts from the Song of Solomon written for the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, and the solo will be performed by Sarah Tannehill Anderson, the soprano whose virtuosic, expressive singing inspired it! The exquisite, beautiful voice of the oboe d’amore will be featured in J.S. Bach’s Concerto for Oboe d’Amore with soloist Margaret Marco.
Finzi: A Severn Rhapsody
Forrest Pierce: The Twelve Kisses; Sarah Tannehill Anderson, soprano soloist
Bach: Concerto for Oboe d’Amore; Margaret Marco, soloist
Copland: Appalachian Spring
| Tuesday, December 9, 2014||7:30 pm||Old Mission United Methodist Church, |
Shawnee Mission, KS
“among the most human, most spiritual music ever composed.”
Bach’s great orchestral works are full of great dance rhythms, thrilling virtuosity, and beautifully expressive moments. In the candlelit elegance of Old Mission Church, it’s the perfect way to get in the holiday spirit!
Bach was a practical man. Composer, teacher, performer, father, husband – there was no time to waste. His music is extraordinarily intellectual, but is without a doubt, among the most human, most spiritual music ever composed. The Brandenburg Concertos were inspired by the players Bach had at hand, obviously highly gifted performers in the court orchestra.
The 3rd and 4th Brandenburg Concertos and the 1st Suite represent a highly inspired and truly creative mind, melding the best that the baroque period had to offer – great dance rhythms that propel the action forward, highly expressive slow movements, virtuosic writing for strings, and highly effective use of flutes, oboes, and bassoon. Join us for this inspiring concert of favorites.
Bach – Suite No. 1
Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 4
Bach – Sinfonia from Cantata 42
| Friday, April 17, 2015 ||8:00 pm||Unity Temple on the Plaza |
April on the Plaza -Gorgeous melodies! A perfect spring evening!
The gorgeous melodies of Mozart and the elegance, drama, and wit of Haydn make for an unparalleled concert experience when performed by The Kansas City Chamber Orchestra. Mozart’s “Sinfonia Concertante” for solo violin and viola is one of his most sublimely beautiful works, a perennial favorite. Join us for a perfect spring evening!
“Bruce Sorrell was born to conduct Mozart.” The Kansas City Star
Mozart – Symphony No. 33Haydn – Symphony No. 83 “The Hen”
Mozart – Sinfonia Concertante
Anne-Marie Brown violin soloist; Duke Lee, viola soloist
| Friday, June 12, 2015||8:00 pM||Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, |
Kansas City, MO
One of the most popular and fascinating pieces of music in the classical canon is Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons”, a set of four concertos for solo violin. Part of the fascination is not just that he so accurately captures in sound the various moods of nature depicted, but that the moods change dramatically within movements. This is unusual in the Baroque era, where “unity of mood” tends to prevail throughout a movement. So, the depiction of temperate winds fighting strong north winds, leading to a storm (as if Vivaldi were a Midwesterner!), or the many different characterizations in winter, from chattering teeth to slipping on ice, are varied and wildly evocative. With minimal forces at his command (just solo violin, strings, and a harpsichord) he brings the colors to life, as in the haunting “Summer” depiction of flies lazily swarming in the heat as distant thunder peals threateningly. We invite you on this fabulous journey through the Four Seasons, as a first-timer, or as a veteran remembering the thrill of why this is a great masterpiece.
Vivaldi Four Seasons – soloists: Cristian Fatu, David Radzynski, Maria Iodenitch, Laurel Gagnon
Dvorak Two Waltzes (Op. 54)
Juan Baptista de Plaza Fuga Romantica and Fuga criolla