upcoming music events
A FOUR SEASONs SPOOKTACULAR
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 - Village on Mission Sanctuary
Please join us for a performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, featuring violinist Destiny Ann Mermagen, cellist Michael Mermagen, harpsichordist Elisa Bickers, our Village Players youth members and students selected by audition from around the community. The program includes Vivaldi's Autumn & Winter from "The Four Seasons" and perhaps even a Halloween Spooktacular! Admission is free. CLICK HERE for more info.
Second Thursday Recitals
Need a break? Come and refresh your spirit with a midday concert. Each 30-minute recital begins at 12:15 p.m. in the Village on Mission Sanctuary and is followed by a meet-the-artist reception in the Welcome Center Courtyard. Bring a friend!
These free recitals require no ticket or reservation. Please note these concerts will not be offered online.
12:15-12:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14 - David Pickering, organ
David Pickering has concertized throughout the United States, Austria and Canada and is chair of the keyboard division at Kansas State University.
12:15-12:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11 - Kansas City Wind Symphony
This favorite Kansas City ensemble showcases its brass and woodwind quintets for this concert.
12:15-12:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9 - Sarah Anderson and Mark Hayes
This duo is releasing a highly anticipated Christmas album this fall. Come enjoy the music live!
12:15-12:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13 - Stanton Kessler Trio
Trumpeter Stan Kessler is one of Kansas City’s most popular jazz musicians. His trio will amaze you with their jazz technique and artistry.
12:15-12:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10 - Stacey Stofferahn, soprano
“If there was an unexpected top performance Sunday it was soprano Stacey Stofferahn as Musetta...Stofferahn fairly sparkled as the saucy Musetta."—The Wichita Eagle
12:15-12:45 p.m. Thursday, March 10 - Ebonee Thomas, flute
Hailed for her “verve and pizzazz” and the “gleaming purity” of her artistry by the Miami Herald, Ebonee Thomas was just appointed to the faculty of the UMKC Conservatory. Join us as we welcome her to Kansas City.
12:15-12:45 p.m. Thursday, April 14 - KC Baroque Consortium
"How many other cities the size of Kansas City can boast a period instrument ensemble that could perform the highly refined music of the French Baroque with such authority. This was music of the highest order.” —Patrick Neas, KC Star, KC Arts Beat
12:15-12:45 p.m. Thursday, May 12 - Village Music Team All Stars Concert
Join the Village music staff for a program full of fun and variety, featuring Will Breytspraak, Elisa Bickers, Josh Maize, Carol Dale, Destiny Mermagen, Jenny Hull and Langston Hemenway.
Kansas City Wind Symphony concerts
This concert series is proudly sponsored by the Village Arts Alliance. The Village Arts Alliance exists to support and promote the performing arts in our community by providing support for not-for-profit musical ensembles. Resident ensembles are The Kansas City Wind Symphony and The Kansas City Baroque Consortium.
Admission to this concert series is free.
7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, in the Village on Mission Sanctuary
3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, in the Village on Mission Sanctuary
3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, in the Village on Mission Sanctuary
2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Lakeview Village
7 p.m. Sunday, May 1, in the Village on Mission Sanctuary
Director of Music Ministry