Ander Vesce won our lottery in order to guest conduct our special Holiday Spectacular concert December 13, 2008 — GREAT JOB, Ander!
From the May, 2007 United States National Accordion News on-line Kansas City based musician Brett Gibson received a rousing standing ovation and encore performance for his rendition of Piazzolla’s Concerto when he made his debut with the Kansas City Civic Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Andy Anderson. Brett was born in Auckland, New Zealand [...]
Posted Thursday, August 18, 2005 by Timothy McDonald, Arts Writer The Johnson County Sun The Civic Opera Theater of Kansas City and the Kansas City Civic Orchestra presented a fine production of the rarely performed opera “Edgar” by Italian composer Giacomo Puccini at the Folly Theater last weekend. “Edgar” was Puccini’s second opera, written for [...]
OPERA Review: Civic Opera’s ‘Edgar’ a solo success Posted Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005 By PAUL HORSLEY The Kansas City Star In opera, you can hear only so many “La Bohèmes” before you are ready to move on to fresh fare. On Sunday at the Folly Theater, I found myself fascinated and more than a little [...]
MUSIC AND DANCE NOTES An operatic portrait of Puccini… Posted Sunday, Aug. 07, 2005 By PAUL HORSLEY The Kansas City Star Even those with a casual acquaintance with opera have probably seen or heard something from Puccini’s “Tosca,” “Madama Butterfly” or “La Boheme.” But you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone, even opera fans, who have [...]
By:Timothy McDonald, Sun Arts Writer April 15, 2004 Some people play music for a livelihood, some for a hobby. The members of the Kansas City Civic Orchestra play out of sheer passion for classical music. The orchestra played recently in Yardley Hall, at the Carlsen Center of Johnson County Community College, in a program featuring [...]