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!

2023/2024 Concert Season Overview

“French Connection”

Sunday, October 15 at 3:30pm
Yardley Hall/Midwest Trust Center
Overture to Candide (Bernstein, Cello Concerto No. 2 (Saint-Saens), Pavane (Faure), An American in Paris (Gershwin).
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“Sci-Fi Civic”

Friday, November 10 at 7:30pm
Saturday, November 11 at 2:00pm
Atonement Lutheran Church
Also Sprach Zarathustra (Strauss), Star Trek Through the Years, The Planets–Saturn: Bringer of Age (Holst), Star Dust, Clair de lune (Debussy), Star Wars Suite.

“Sounds of the Season”

Friday, December 8 at 7:30pm
Saturday, December 9 at 2:00pm
Atonement Lutheran Church
Jubilant Ringers, Sleigh Ride (Anderson), Festive Sounds of HanukahThe Christmas SongSelections from Nutcracker Suite (Tchaikovsky), sing-a-long carols, O’ Holy NightWinter Wonderland (arr. Custer).

“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