Tag Archive - Civic

Sounds of the Season

Saturday, December 12, 2009 7:30 p.m. Atonement Lutheran Church 9948 Metcalf Bring your family and friends to hear some of the season’s most wonderful music.  You’ll hear something traditional, something meaningful and something fun!  This is a concert event the whole family will enjoy.  Come ready to hear the Kansas City Civic Orchestra with the […]

Sounds of the Season (encore)

Encore performance Tuesday, December 15, 2009 7:30 p.m. The Pavilion at John Knox Village 520 NW Murray Road Bring your family and friends to hear some of the season’s most wonderful music.  You’ll hear something traditional, something meaningful and something fun!  This is a concert event the whole family will enjoy.  Concerts are always FREE, […]

Coming this fall – our 51st Season

The 51st season of the Kansas City Civic Orchestra kicks off at 7:30 pm Saturday, October 24, 2009 — you won’t want to miss TRIUMPHANT SOUNDS featuring guest cellist Ruslan Biryukov.

Kelts Prepares For Second Season

A native of St. Louis, Christopher Kelts is ready to begin his second season as music director/conductor of the Kansas City Civic Orchestra. He also conducts the Eastern Jackson County Youth Orchestra, and has guest conducted with the Chamber Orchestra of the Ozarks and the Atchison Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Kelts is also the former assistant […]

Brett Gibson performs with Kansas City Civic Orchestra

Brett Gibson, Accordian

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 […]

Uthe stands out in fine rendition of Puccini’s ‘Edgar’

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 […]

Civic Opera’s ‘Edgar’ a solo success

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 […]

An operatic portrait of Puccini…

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 […]

Civic Orchestra demonstrates passion for music

The Kansas City Civic Orchestra LIVE at the Folly Theater in 2009

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 […]