Final Concert of 2018-2019: Celebrating 60 Years!

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The Kansas City Civic Orchestra is excited to return to Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts for our final concert of this, our 60th consecutive season of offering quality orchestral concerts to the Kansas City metro area. In addition to fantastic performances by our talented musicians, the concert will also feature the winner of our Carol Chatelain Young Artist Competition.

Please note that tickets will be required for this performance. Adult tickets are available for $20.00 (fees included). Students 21 and younger may reserve tickets for free by calling the Kauffman Center (816.994.7222) and using code KCCOStudent.

 

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Celebrating 60 Years!
Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.
Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts (directions and parking info)

— Program —

Festive Overture in A major, Op. 96 – D. Shostakovich

Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47 – J. Sibelius
Allegro
   Allen Zhang, Carol Chatelain Young Artist Competition Winner

Symphony No. 1, in C minor, Op. 68 – J. Brahms
 
Un poco sostenuto – Allegro
  Andante sostenuto
  Un poco allegretto e grazioso
  Adagio – Piu andante – Allegro non troppo, ma con bio

 

KCCO would like to thank Frank and Jeanne Chatelain Townsend and The Clinton Family Fund for helping make this performance possible.

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2019 Carol Chatelain Young Artist Competition

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KCCO is excited to announce our 2019
Carol Chatelain Young Artist Competition!

KCCO’s sixth annual competition for young artists has been renamed in honor of our dear friend, the late Carol Chatelain. The Carol Chatelain Young Artist Competition gives KCCO the opportunity to engage with and support young musicians in the Kansas City area. The winner of this year’s competition winner will have the opportunity to perform with the orchestra at a world-class venue – Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts! The winner will also receive a cash prize of $500. This year’s auditions will take place on Sunday, March 2nd. We invite all musicians aged 13 to 19 to participate!

Bethlehem Kelly, 2018 Competition Winner

How to Enter

  • Please read the competition rules below
  • Download the application form
  • Obtain a recommendation from a music instructor
  • Mail the form and $25 application fee to: Kansas City Civic Orchestra, P.O. Box 224, Shawnee Mission, KS 66201

Applications must be received by February 23, 2019.

  1. Competition audition date is: Sunday, March 3, 2019 at Atonement Lutheran Church between 3:00pm and 6:00pm (time will be assigned).
  2. The concerto competition is for ages 11-19.
  3. Perform a solo orchestral work that is no less than 9 minutes and no greater than 20 minutes in length, from memory (can be a movement from a standard concerto or a multi-movement work).
  4. Audition time slots will be up to 15-minute intervals (accompanist cuts are encouraged for the audition).
  5. The competition is open to all instrumentalists (except piano, saxophone, and percussion).
  6. First place winner will receive a performance with the Kansas City Civic Orchestra on Saturday, May 4, 2019, 3:00pm at Helzberg Hall (Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts) and a prize of $500.00.
  7. Second place may receive acknowledgement at our May 4, 2019 performance.
  8. Kansas City Civic Orchestra reserves the right to have both first and second place winners perform at the May 4 concert.
  9. Winner(s) must be available for rehearsals on:  April 23 and April 30 (between 7:30pm-9:30pm) and Saturday, May 4 at Helzberg Hall (between Noon-2pm.) Specific times within these rehearsals will be assigned at a later date.
  10. All room/board/transportation is at the expense of the competition participant.
  11. The $25.00 application fee is non-refundable.
  12. Audition date/time/place is non-negotiable.
  13. An audition time will be emailed to participant within one week of the application deadline.
  14. Competition participants must supply their respective instrument at audition/performance.
  15. Competition participants must supply their own accompanist at audition.
  16. Judges may come from within or may be guests of the Kansas City Civic Orchestra.
  17. Winner selection will be announced and emailed at the end of the audition day.
  18. Judges’ decision is final.
  19. The Kansas City Civic Orchestra can decide not to award winners/prizes.
  20. Failure to abide by these guidelines and rules may result in participant’s disqualification.

Feel free to contact our music director with any additional questions.

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Current Season

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Our 60th season is underway! Be sure to save our upcoming concert dates in your calendar.

 

American Fanfare
Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 7:30pm

Pre-Concert Talk, 6:45pm
Atonement Lutheran Church 

Heroes and Villains
Friday, November 16, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Saturday*, November 17, 2018 at 2:00 pm
* preceded by Instrument Petting Zoo at 1:00 pm
Atonement Lutheran Church

Sounds of the Season
Friday, December 14, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Atonement Lutheran Church

Legend, Lyricism, and Ludwig
Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Atonement Lutheran Church

Celebrating 60 Seasons!
Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

All concerts at Atonement Lutheran Church are free with no tickets required. Please check back for ticket information for our 60th Year Fundraising Performance at Helzberg Hall.

 

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