KCMTA Multi-Piano Concerts: "Kansas City, Here We Come!"

Contact: Lisa McCluer Kansas City Music Teachers Association lmccluer@everestkc.net Ph. 913-831-3564

KCMTA to Present 20th Annual Multi-Piano Concerts: “Kansas City, Here We Come!”

Lawrence, KS - On February 10th, the Kansas City Music Teachers Association will present their 20th annual Multi-Piano Concerts: “Kansas City, Here We Come!”.  Performers will present two different concerts, at 2 pm and 4:30 pm at the Lied Center of Kansas. The concerts feature over 525 total musicians, performing in duet teams on 16 grand pianos. Doug Talley, acclaimed Kansas City jazz artist and educator, will conduct the ensemble.  Tickets are general admission and can be purchased at the door for $5.

This year’s program will highlight a variety of Kansas City history, attractions and culture and will include a variety of musical styles.

KCMTA is pleased to partner with the Blue Valley School District Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) Program. The concerts will showcase student-created narration videos to introduce and enhance each musical selection, as well as original artwork and graphic design elements provided by CAPS students.

The 2013 Multi-Piano Concerts are sponsored in part by the ArtsKC Fund, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation and Schmitt Music Centers.

The Kansas City Music Teachers Association is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization of professional music educators from the entire Kansas City area that continually strives to provide extraordinary opportunities for people of all ages: hobbyists, professionals and listeners. KCMTA advances the value of music study and music-making for our diverse community while supporting the professionalism of music teachers. Organized in 1915, the organization now includes over 200 members.

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Photo/Video Opportunities: Rehearsal: Saturday, February 9th8:30am-12:30pm, 1:30p-5:30pm at the Lied Center Concerts: Sunday, February 10th 2pm and 4:30pm at the Lied Center Submitted by Lisa McCluer, Vice President, Multi-Piano Concerts (913) 831-3564; lmccluer@everestkc.net

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