Classical Series – A Civic Finale

Young Artists Competition Concert

Featuring Young Artist Concerto Competition Winner: Emily Shehi

Saturday, May 2, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Free – no tickets required

Atonement Lutheran Church (directions)
9948 Metcalf Ave
Overland Park, KS 66212

  • Brahms: Academic Festival Overture, Richard Roller, KCCO Associate Conductor
  • Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, D Major, Op. 35, movement 1 with Emily Shehi, violin, Concerto/Aria Competition winner
  • R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier Suite (Mandell Ed.)

Concerto/Aria Competition

The Kansas City Civic Orchestra is excited to host its inaugural concerto/aria competition. Auditions will take place on Friday, January 16, 2015, 4-9:30 p.m.. The winner will perform with the Kansas City Civic Orchestra’s season finale concert on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

How to enter

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

Applications must be received by December 22, 2014. (New extended deadline!)

Competition rules and guidelines

*Please Read Carefully*

  1. Competition Audition Date is: Friday, January 16, 2015 (Atonement Lutheran Church), 4-9:30 p.m.
  2. The Concerto/Aria competition is for ages 13 – 19.
  3. Perform a solo orchestral work that is no less than 13 minutes and no greater than 25 minutes in length from memory (can be a movement from a standard concerto or a multi movement work. Vocal applicants may choose to sing multiple arias.)
  4. Audition time slots will be up to 15 minute intervals (cuts are acceptable for the audition).
  5. The competition is open to all instrumentalists/voice types (except piano & saxophone).
  6. 1st place winner will receive a performance with the Kansas City Civic Orchestra on Saturday, May 2, 2015 and a prize of $250.00.
  7. 2nd place may receive acknowledgement at our March 13, 2015 performance.
  8. Kansas City Civic Orchestra reserves the right to have both 1st and 2nd place winners perform on the May 2015 concert.
  9. Winner(s) must be available for rehearsals on: Tuesday, April 21 & 28 (between 7:30pm – 9:30pm) and Saturday, May 2 (between 9:00am – 3:00pm).
  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 guests of the Kansas City Civic Orchestra.
  17. Winner selection will be announced/emailed at the end of the audition day.
  18. Competition winner 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.
Sounds of the Season

Pops series – Sounds of the Season

Two great performances!

Friday, December 12, 2014, 7:30 p.m.


Saturday, December 13, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

Free – no tickets required

Atonement Lutheran Church (directions)
9948 Metcalf Ave
Overland Park, KS 66212

  • Prokofiev: Troika from Lt. Kjie
  • Leopold Mozart: Sleigh Ride
  • …as well as family favorites
  • Anderson: Sleigh Ride, Featuring guest conductor – silent auction winners
  • Carol sing-a-long

More holiday favorites for the entire family!

Pops series – Fiesta for Your Ears

Two great performances!

Friday, November 14, 2014, 7:30 p.m.


*Saturday, November 15, 2014, 2 p.m.

*Featuring an instrument petting zoo for kids at 1:00 p.m., prior to concert! Thank you to Manning Music for sponsoring the zoo!

Free – no tickets required

Atonement Lutheran Church (directions)
9948 Metcalf Ave
Overland Park, KS 66212

  • Moncayo: Huapango
  • Fantasia Parachico & Other selected works, featuring guest artists, Marimba Sol de Chiapas
  • Marquez: Danzon No. 2
  • …much more!


Classical Series – Echoes of Eastern Europe

Saturday, October 11, 2014

7:30 p.m..
(pre-concert talk, 6:45 p.m.)

Free – no tickets required

Atonement Lutheran Church (directions)
9948 Metcalf Ave
Overland Park, KS 66212

  • Prokofiev: Overture on Jewish Themes
  • Smetana: MaVlast (Moldau)
  • Bruch: Kol Nidre, Featured guest soloist, Hyerim Jeon*
  • Dvořák: Symphony No. 8, Op. 88

*Due to a change in availability, Mark Stauffer will be performing with the Kansas City Civic Orchestra during a future season.  We are excited to invite Hyerim Jeon as soloist for Bruch’s moving, Kol Nidrei.