Live the Music!

The Kansas City Civic Orchestra is a community-based orchestra in the Kansas City metropolitan area. For 60 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!


Our 2024 Chatelain Young Artist Competition is coming up in January! Click for details.


2024 Concert Season Overview

“Sinfonia Romantika”

Saturday, March 9 at 7:30pm
Atonement Lutheran Church
With guest conductor Matthew Pavon. The Three-Cornered Hat – Jota by DeFalla, Goyescas: Intermezzo by Granados, Cavalleria Rusticana: Prelude and Siciliana by Mascagni, Danse Bacchanale by Saint-Saëns, and Symphony No. 8 by Dvorak.

“Ode to Joy!”

Sunday, May 5 at 3:30pm
Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center
Chatelain Young Artist, Symphony No. 9 in D minor (Beethoven) featuring William Jewel Concert Choir.

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