Live the Music!

The Kansas City Civic Orchestra is a community-based orchestra in the Kansas City metropolitan area. For 65 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!


Thank You!

We are thrilled that so many of you were able to join us for our final concert of this season! The performance began with Chatelain Young Artist Concerto Competition winner, John Lee, performing Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto NO. 1, then our KCCO musicians and the William Jewell Cardinal Voices, including four very talented soloists, brought Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 to life! It was a wonderful tribute to the piece, which was first performed 200 years ago (on May 7, 1824). Stay tuned for information about our upcoming season.

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