An expansion of our outreach efforts initiated by violinist Jennifer Mitchell, “Civic in the City” is a series of recitals prepared and performed in various neighborhoods around town. Debbie Allen, KCCO principal clarinetist, began the neighborhood performances with a series of four recitals in her neighborhood in June and July of 2020. There were several performances over the summer in 2021, with duos, trios, and quartets performing outdoors for appreciative audience members. Our musicians are now focused on our regular season concerts, but look for more outdoor performances next summer!
A highlight of Civic in the City is the performance of an original composition for string quartet, As The River Flows, written by our own Debbie Allen. The inspiration for the composition was watching nature unfold in all its glory while sheltering in place, at the onset of the virus. As The River Flows includes three movements: Life Endures, Nature Restores, and Water Glistens.