Kansas City Wind Symphony 16th Season
The Kansas City Wind Symphony, under the leadership of Phil Posey and Pat Setser, will open their 16th Season at Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS, on October 13, at 7:00 PM.
The free concert is one of four in the season entitled “A Passport to Musical Adventures.” Each concert features a different destination around the world: The Americas; The British Isles, Norway and Belgium; The European Continent; and Asia and the Far East.
Special passports will be issued at the first two concerts. Free CDs will be the rewards for stamped passports at three or more concerts.
Click here for a copy of the program.The Kansas City Wind Symphony continues its 16th Season "A Passport to Musical Adventures" on Sunday evening, February 9th, at 7:00 at Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road, Prairie Village, Kansas.
The free concert features music from the European Continent with an array of soloists. Duo-clarinetists Robert Dover and Randall Cunningham will perform Mendelssohn’s Concert Piece No. 2 arranged for wind ensemble by Harry Gee. Kyle Brown, Xylophonist, will play the famous Gallop from Dmitri Kabalevsky’s The Comedians. Featured works on the program include Bach’s “Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, Wagner’s Rienzi Overture and Suite Francaise by Darius Milhaud.
The first half of the program will end with Jaromir Weinberger’s Polka and Fugue from his opera Schwanda the Bagpiper with herald trumpets and organ.
During the second half of the program, guest vocal soloist, Nicole Murray will sing the Alleluia from Mozart’s Exsultate, Jubilate Motet, and Vilya from Franz Lehar’s The Merry Widow. Ms. Murray has performed and recorded with the Kansas City Chorale and has sung for many years with the Kansas City Symphony Chorus. She has also been a soloist for the Kansas City Symphony’s “Magic of Christmas” performances, and regularly performs with Musica Vocale and various choral groups in the area.
The evening will close with a touch of old Vienna as the ensemble performs the Overture to Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss. The Kansas City Wind Symphony is sponsored by the Music Department of Village Presbyterian Church and is conducted by Dr. Phil Posey and Pat Setser.
This is the last concert that special "Passports" will be issued.
Admission to the concert is free.
Outreach concerts are planned at Lakeview Village, Lenexa, KS.
For more information contact Dr. Phil Posey at 816-781-1132
Updated January 13, 2014