"Bach for the Holidays"

Old Mission United Methodist Church

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In a Nutshell

A candlelit evening of celebratory Bach pieces, including two Brandenburg concertos, an orchestral suite, and a playful sinfonia

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Dec 9, 2014. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem starting 12/9 for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Old Mission United Methodist Church. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must redeem together to sit together. Discount reflects Kansas City Chamber Orchestra's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 1 hour before showtime. For ADA accommodations, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • One ticket to Kansas City Chamber Orchestra’s Bach for the Holidays
  • When: Tuesday, December 9, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Old Mission United Methodist Church
  • Door time: 6:30 p.m.; an option pre-concert talk begins at 6:30 p.m.
  • Full offer value includes ticketing fees

Seating Options

  • $16 for balcony seating (up to $22 value)
  • $20 for floor seating (up to $32 value)
  • Seating is general admission; it is recommended to arrive early for best seating

The Program

  • Bach—Suite No. 1: Inspired by composers such as Vivaldi and the Scarlattis, Bach blended the popular French style with the flourishes of the Italians to create a playful piece that is grandiose one moment and dancelike the next.
  • Bach—Brandenburg Concerto No. 3: The composer’s fascination with the Italian style comes through in this concerto, which alternates between small groups of soloists and the full ensemble to become a dynamic musical conversation.
  • Bach—Brandenburg Concerto No. 4: One of six orchestral pieces dedicated to Margrave Christian Ludwig of Brandenburg in 1721, this work likely functioned as a sort of job application for the composer. It didn’t work—Margrave never thanked, paid, or hired Bach, an arguably bad decision, but the piece went on to be a highly-regarded piece from the Baroque period, with virtuosic strings and expressive slow movements.
  • Bach—Sinfonia from Cantata 42: Bach’s brief work sparkles with warm woodwinds and trilling violins, evoking a sense of anticipation in keeping with holiday celebrations.

Kansas City Chamber Orchestra

Most orchestras have 80–100 members, but a true chamber orchestra is smaller. The 10–33 instrumentalists that take the stage at the KCCO's concerts harken back to the small-ensemble, pretzel-stick-baton days of Bach, Mozart, Handel, and Vivaldi. The orchestra pays further tribute to these artists by regularly performing their works in addition to more unconventional programs: they've collaborated with artists as diverse as Paul Mesner Puppets, Owen/Cox Dance, and the Kansas City Chorale. Led by Music Director/Conductor Bruce Sorrell, KCCO is celebrating its 28th season of concerts.

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    Old Mission United Methodist Church

    5519 State Park Road

    Fairway, KS 66205

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