Bring your family and friends to hear some of the season’s most wonderful music. You’ll hear something traditional, something meaningful and something fun! This is a concert event the whole family will enjoy. Come ready to hear the Kansas City Civic Orchestra with the Atonement Lutheran Chorus (Rick Deasley, music director) perform your favorite SOUNDS OF THE SEASON!
KCCO and Atonement Lutheran Church will host a food drive to benefit Harvesters. We invite you to bring a non-perishable food item and help stamp out hunger in Kansas City this holiday season.
Bring your family and friends to hear some of the season’s most wonderful music. You’ll hear something traditional, something meaningful and something fun! This is a concert event the whole family will enjoy. Concerts are always FREE, so come ready to hear the Kansas City Civic Orchestra perform your favorite SOUNDS OF THE SEASON!
Cost: FREE, no tickets required.
Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.
A native of St. Louis, Christopher Kelts is ready to begin his second season as music director/conductor of the Kansas City Civic Orchestra. He also conducts the Eastern Jackson County Youth Orchestra, and has guest conducted with the Chamber Orchestra of the Ozarks and the Atchison Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Kelts is also the former assistant conductor of the Kansas City Ballet.
Mr. Kelts is currently finishing a doctoral conducting degree from UMKC-Conservatory of Music & Dance. He holds degrees in orchestral conducting; studying with such teachers as Robert Olson, Glenn Block, and Paul Vermel. Alongside his conducting training, Mr. Kelts is also a trained violist. His teachers include Karen Tuttle, Kate Hamilton, and Amy Muchnick. While at UMKC, Mr. Kelts served as assistant conductor of the Conservatory Orchestras and Opera. He has performed such operas as Le nozze di Figaro, Il Ritorno di Ulisses in Patria, Sussanah, Pirates of Penzanc e, Hansel and Gretel, Guilo Cesare, and Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi. [nggallery id=1]
For the past seven years, Christopher Kelts has served as faculty and conductor for Missouri State University’s Summer String Institute. Mr. Kelts is currently faculty for the Stringedo String Insitute through the Conservatory’s Academy of Music & Dance.