2017-2018 Season
Celebrating six years!

*All events held at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 9100 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS, unless otherwise noted.  Admission to all concerts is free, but donations are appreciated to support our young musicians. 


August 13, 2017
7:30 p.m.
Lutheran Church of the Resurrection

Kindly sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Douglas J. McClure

Kindly sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Douglas J. McClure

ChoralFest 2017

Assistant Conductor Sara McClure leads volunteer choristers in two American gems: John Corigliano's Fern Hill and Randall Thompson's Frostiana. Anyone is welcome to sing! For more information or to sign up, email sara@midwestchamberensemble.org.


September 3, 2017
7:30 p.m. • Pre-Concert Talk 6:45
Lutheran Church of the Resurrection

Orchestral Classics

Music Director Steve Lewis leads Beethoven's radiant 8th Symphony, and 2017 Youth Concerto Winners, Barry Zhang, piano, and Allen Zhang, violin, perform with the Ensemble.


October 15, 2017
7:30 p.m.
Lutheran Church of the Resurrection

Kindly sponsored by the Kansas City Sigma Alpha Iota Alumnae Chapter.

Kindly sponsored by the Kansas City Sigma Alpha Iota Alumnae Chapter.

Ladies' Night 4.0

An evening of chamber music by past and present female composers, featuring local composer Leslee Wood.                                                                                  

 

 

 


October 29, 2017
7:30 p.m. • Pre-Concert Talk at 6:45
Community Christian Church

Kindly sponsored by LeeAnne Hayes.

Kindly sponsored by LeeAnne Hayes.

A Mighty Fortress

The Kansas City Kansas Community College Chamber Choir and the Community Chamber Choir, under the direction of John Stafford II, join the orchestra in a performance of Bach's Cantata No. 80, based on the well-known hymn "A Mighty Fortress is Our God."


December 3, 2017
7:30 p.m.
Lutheran Church of the Resurrection

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Holiday Brass

The Midwest Chamber Ensemble's brass section gets us in the mood for the holiday season.


January 21, 2018
7:30 p.m. • Pre-Concert Talk at 6:45
Lutheran Church of the Resurrection

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Chamber Winds

Our wind section performs works for small ensemble and
premieres a new work by local composer Lee Hartman,
"Des monstres et prodiges."


February 18, 2018
7:30 p.m.
Lutheran Church of the Resurrection

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Valentine's Concert

Join MCE chamber players for an evening of romantic music. Stay and enjoy a casual wine and chocolate reception after the concert.


March 10, 2018
3:00 p.m. • Community Christian Church
March 11, 2018
7:30 p.m. (6:45 Talk) • Lutheran Church of the Resurrection

Kindly sponsored by American Century Investments.

Kindly sponsored by American Century Investments.

Americana

Bassoonist Christopher Ulffers joins MCE in a performace
of Dan Welcher's Concerto de Camera. The concert
concludes with Copland's Appalachian Spring.


April 15, 2018
7:30 p.m. 
Lutheran Church of the Resurrection

Kindly sponsored by UMB.

Kindly sponsored by UMB.

Chamber Classics

To celebrate MCE's sixth season, chamber players will perform Louise Farrenc's Sextet for Piano and Winds, Op. 40.

 


May 5, 2018
3:00 p.m. • Community Christian Church
May 6, 2018
7:30 p.m. (6:45 Talk) • Lutheran Church of the Resurrection

Mozart and Ravel

Our season concludes with Mozart's mighty Jupiter
Symphony
 and Ravel's colorful and virtuosic Le tombeau
de Couperin
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