Upcoming Events

May 3, 2015 / 7:30 p.m. / Pre-Concert Talk at 6:45 p.m.
Brandenburg No. 5 and Kern Chamber Symphony Premiere
In a grand season finale, pianist Richard Jeric leads the Midwest Chamber Ensemble in Bach's Fifth Brandenburg Concerto. The second half of the program features the premiere of a new Chamber Symphony by Composer-in-Residence Joseph Kern for strings, winds, and soprano.
June 28, 2015 / 7:30 p.m. 
Concerto Night
Midwest Chamber Ensemble members Eman Chalshotori, cello; Hannah Porter Occena, flute; Shannon McCranor, horn; and Ross Edgar, bassoon perform as soloists with the orchestra. Program also includes Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun.

4.6.15 ~ Nathan Humphrey has been named the new concertmaster of Midwest Chamber Ensemble. After a successful audition at our March concert, we look forward to Nathan's leadership in upcoming concerts and recordings!

3.4.15 ~ CD Project Launched! Midwest Chamber Ensemble is seeking donations in support of our first professional recording, "Voices from the Middle: New Music from Kansas City."
Please visit our IndieGoGo page for more details

12.01.14 ~ Violin Auditions! MCE will be holding violin auditions (by appointment, please email Music Director Steve Lewis at steve@midwestchamberensemble.org) Please prepare the 1st movement exposition of Mozart Concerto 3, 4, or 5 OR 1st movement exposition of a standard Romantic/20th Century concerto and the following
excerpts: Beethoven Symphony 1, 1st movement beginning to rehearsal B, Beethoven Symphony 1 3rd movement (all) and Schumann Symphony 2 Scherzo beginning to measure 12. Please be advised that MCE is for young professional musicians under the age of 35.

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
"The Midwest Chamber Ensemble is the most fearless ensemble in Kansas City. With only two seasons under its belt, the group of pre-professionals hasn’t shied away from presenting the typical Beethoven and Brahms but their commitment to new music and that of the 20th century is equally telling." -Lee Hartman, KCMETROPOLIS

[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, KCMETROPOLIS