Live the Music!


The Kansas City Civic Orchestra is a community-based orchestra in the Kansas City metropolitan area. For more than 50 years, our mission has been to bring high quality, free concerts to the local community. Our all-volunteer orchestra is comprised of amateur and professional musicians with one thing in common – a love for music!

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Current Season

See what’s coming up next in our 2017-2018 season. There are still plenty of opportunities to hear our talented musicians perform!

Support KCCO

We wouldn’t be here without you!. If you’d like to donate, volunteer, or otherwise get involved we would love to hear from you!

We’re fortunate in Kansas City to have amateurs-who-could-be-professionals in spades. Stupendous talent this December popped out of … the Kansas City Civic Orchestra and other volunteer ensembles. – Diane Stafford, KC Star

Recent News

KCCO Welcomes Board Member Mark Barone

We're pleased to welcome Mr. Mark Barone as a member of...

2018 Young Artist Concerto Competition Winner

Introducing Miss Bethlehem Kelley!

Bethlehem (Betti) Kelley is an Ethiopian-American violinist in...

“How Music Has Impacted My Life”

The final concert of our 59th season (taking place at Helzberg Hall on May 6th) will feature the winner...