- 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
- $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
- 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.