Upcoming Events

August 31, 2014 / 7:30 p.m. / Pre-Concert Talk at 6:45
Opening Night: Beethoven, Grieg, Kern
The Midwest Chamber Ensemble's third season officially opens with a world-premiere fanfare by Composer-in-Residence Joseph Kern. Daniel Mangiaracino, the winner of the 1st Annual Youth Concerto Competition, plays the first movement of Grieg's Piano Concerto, and Music Director Steve Lewis leads the orchestra in Beethoven's stunning Seventh Symphony. A triumphant evening not to be missed!
Daniel Mangiaracino, piano
September 21, 2014 / 7:30 p.m. / Pre-Concert Talk at 6:45 p.m.
Guest Artist Melody Stroth, piano
Pianist Melody Stroth joins MCE players in an evening of chamber music featuring the Kansas City premiere of A Child's Reliquary, a piano trio by American composer Richard Danielpour. Also on the program: a new piano trio by Joseph Kern and the Muczynski Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 25. 
*Prairie Baptist Church, 7416 Roe Avenue, Prairie Village, KS*
News
08.25.14 ~ Call for Auditions! Information is now available for singers interested in auditioning for a concert production of Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection on December 14, 2014. Auditions will take place on September 13th; more details are available on the Auditions page.

08.18.14 ~ Details are now available about the 2015 Youth Concerto Competition for musicians 18 and under! Visit the
Concerto Competition Page (under the "For Musicians" tab) for more information. The preliminary rounds will take place on January 24 and January 25, 2015, and the final round, in the form of a public concert, is on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at 3 p.m. The winner will play with the Midwest Chamber Ensemble during the 2015-16 season.

We are fortunate to work under the auspices of Lutheran Church of the Resurrection. Although we are not supported financially by the church, your donations are tax deductible. Please visit the church's website by clicking on the logo to the right. Special thanks to Pastor Alix Pridgen and the congregation of LCR for their generous support!
Featured Reviews
 
"[An] exciting lineup of world premieres, guest artists, collaborations, and favorite classic repertoire should make Midwest Chamber Ensemble the group to keep your eye on in the coming year." -Karen Hague, KC Metropolis