Excitement Building for Chamber Ensemble’s Second Season
Steve Lewis, Music Director firstname.lastname@example.org
This Sunday, August 18th, the Midwest Chamber Ensemble opens its second season with an impressive display of Romantic chamber music. The concert will feature Felix Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio in d minor; Robert Schumann’s “Fairy Tales” for piano, viola, and clarinet; and the rarely-heard Ernst von Dohnanyi’s Sextet for piano, strings, clarinet, and French horn.
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 9100 Mission Road, Prairie Village, with a pre-concert conversation beginning at 6:45. Admission is free.
The Midwest Chamber Ensemble is dedicated to the continuing education of pre-professional musicians under the age of 35 by providing high-level performance opportunities at no cost to Kansas City audiences. All concerts are free, but donations to support these talented musicians are appreciated. For more information, visit www.midwestchamberensemble.org.
Mark your calendar!
Midwest Chamber Ensemble’s second season features a bold line-up of chamber and orchestral performances. Fall highlights include local French horn virtuoso Brett Hodge performing Haydn’s Horn Concerto No. 2 alongside the well-loved Czech Suite by Antonin Dvorak, conducted by music director Steve Lewis on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Guest artist Martin Hackleman, former principal horn of the National Symphony and former Canadian Brass member, presents the North American premier of Julius Weismann’s Divertimento for horn, clarinet, bassoon, and piano on Sunday, October 13, 2013, also at 7:30 p.m.
On November 3, 2013, percussionist Greg Haynes premieres a concerto by MCE’s Composer-in-Residence Kerwin Young. The concert also features Brahms’ Second Serenade for Orchestra and Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 6.
Spring concerts include second annual Valentine’s Day concert, “Songs Without Words.” On March 30, 2014, Richard Jeric plays Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 and MCE performs Stravinksy’s Mass in cooperation with the William Jewell Concert Choir, Dr. Anthony Maglione, conductor.
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