2018-2019 Season
Celebrating seven years!

*All events held at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 9100 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS, unless otherwise noted.  Tickets are available for $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Season tickets (7 performances) are also available for $70. Reduced rates for groups of 8 or more are available; for more information email tickets@midwestchamberensemble.org or call 913.396.9878. No charge for students with ID. 


August 12, 2018
7:30 p.m.
Prairie Baptist Church

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ChoralFest 2018: Coronation!

Assistant Conductor Sara McClure leads volunteer choristers in two works by Mozart and Handel, composed for royal occasions. For more information or to sign up, email sara@midwestchamberensemble.org. This concert is free for the community. 


September 2, 2018
7:30 p.m. / 6:45 p.m. Pre-Concert Talk
Lutheran Church of the Resurrection

 

Season Opener

Music Director Steve Lewis leads Arthur Honegger's exquisite Pastorale d'Ete, along with music by Haydn, Mendelssohn, and Chopin. 

Pre-Concert talk by Justin Sextro, Ph.D. student in Musicology at the University of Kansas. 

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October 6, 2018
12:00 p.m. • Kansas City Public Library, Central Branch
October 7, 2018
7:30 p.m. • Lutheran Church of the Resurrection

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Celebration of Women
Composers

An evening of chamber music by past and present female composers, including works by celebrated Kansas City native, Emma Lou Diemer.      


November 11, 2018
7:30 p.m. / 6:45 Pre-Concert Talk
Lutheran Church of the Resurrection

Magical Music from the
Continent

Come hear the music of Falla and Mendelssohn, followed by Jeanne Leleu's Suite Symphonique featuring soloist Jessica Koebbe on piano.

Pre-Concert talk by Assistant Conductor Sara McClure. 

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January 27, 2019
7:30 p.m.
Lutheran Church of the Resurrection

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A Premiere and a
Venerable Work

Be the first to hear conductor Steve Lewis' new orchestration of Ravel's Sonatine, and help MCE celebrate season 7 with a performance of Beethoven's Septet.


March 3, 2019
7:30 p.m. 
Lutheran Church of the Resurrection

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Brightest and Best

The brilliant finalists of MCE's concerto competetion -- remarkable performances by 'stars' of the future.


March 16, 2019
3:00 p.m. • Community Christian Church
March 17, 2019
7:30 p.m. • Lutheran Church of the Resurrection
Pre-Concert Talk 6:45 p.m. 

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Bubbly and Brilliant

Charl Louw returns to play Shostakovich's cheeky Concerto No. 1 for piano, trumpet, and strings. Also hear works by Benjamin Britten and Philip Lasser.

Pre-Concert talk (Sunday only) by Mary Beth Sheehy, Ph.D. student in Musicology at the University of Kansas. 


April 6, 2019
3:00 p.m. • Community Christian Church
April 7, 2019
7:30 p.m. • Lutheran Church of the Resurrection

 

Warm-Hearted Chamber Music

In April, you have two opportunities to join MCE for performances of Robert Schumann's Piano Quintet and David Conte's Love Songs.

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May 11, 2019
3:00 p.m. • Community Christian Church
May 12, 2019
7:30 p.m. • Lutheran Church of the Resurrection
Pre-Concert Talk 6:45 p.m. 

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The Grand Finale

MCE closes its seventh season with two performances of music by soon-to-be household names:  Edward Niedermaier and Franz Schreker.

Pre-Concert talk (Sunday only) by Assistant Conductor Sara McClure.




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