Community Resources

Local Workshops

Drunken Fiddles


Drunken Fiddles is a group class for adults who would like to learn how to play the fiddle, or cello. During the 4 week workshop participants will learn a new fiddle tune each week in a relaxed group environment. We drink wine, we laugh, we have fun and, most importantly, we fiddle!

Learn more: www.fiddlelife.com

Fiddle Club


Fiddle Club is fun for students and teachers alike.

String students: you will find new ways to explore the sounds your instrument can make, have fun learning fiddle tunes and creative ways to play, plus come back to school ahead of the game with bowing skills and left hand agility you can only get from fiddling.

Music teachers: recharge and reconnect with your love of music. Spend some time refueling your own playing in a fun and creative way, while also gaining new skills and ideas you can use in the classroom.

With your membership:

-24/7 on-demand access to a library of videos you will drool over.
-Tutorials for countless fiddle tunes (beginner, intermediate, and advanced)
-Mini lessons on theory and musical skills
-Fiddling Secrets that will change the way you play!
-Sheet music (for violin, viola, cello, mandolin, full score + chords) for all tunes that you can download and keep.
-Practice Tracks you can download at multiple tempos.
-Weekly emails with new tutorials, exercises, and creative practice ideas to keep you motivated.
-Monthly Jam Session!

All for $29.99/ month ! (Less than the cost of one lesson)

Join now and get a free intro lesson to get you started with personalized recommendations.

Social Scales & Studies for the Violin

Local String Concerts

November 2022

 
Rewound String Trio
Weekly at Ca Va
Thursdays at 9:00 - 11:00 pm

Sax and Violins
Performance at Westport Coffeehouse
Wednesday, Nov. 2nd at 6:30 PM
Musical Odyssey
Friday, Nov. 4th at 7:00 PM
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Heritage Philharmonic
Dynamic Dances in Celebration
Saturday, Nov. 5th at 7:00 PM

Hot Club KC
Music at French Market
Thursday, Nov. 10th from 5:30 - 8:00 PM

Opus 76
Mozart's Requiem & More
Friday, Nov. 11th at 6:30 & 9:30 PM
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KC Civic Orchestra
"Civic University"
Friday, Nov. 11th at 7:30 PM
Saturday, Nov. 12th at 2:00 PM (family version)
(preceded by Instrument Zoo for children at 1:00pm)
Northland Symphony
MYO/MYS Anniversary Concert
Sunday, Nov. 13th at 4:00 PM

St. Petersburg String Quartet
Playing Shostakovich, Ravel and Montgomery
Friday, Nov. 18th at 7:30 PM

Shakedown Strings
Music at Mike Kelly's
Nov. 19th & 30th from 7:00 - 10:00 PM
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Olathe Orchestra
"Mythic Masterpieces"
Sunday, Nov. 20 at 3:00 PM
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Do you know of any local string concert to add to this or next month's list?
Please let us know by emailing the information to: info@kcstrings.com

October 2022


Lee's Summit Symphony
Macabre
Saturday, Oct. 1st at 7:00 PM
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Mid-America Performing Arts Alliance:
Destiny Mermagen, Mike Mermagen, and Tatiana Tessman
German Masterworks
Saturday, Oct. 1st at 7:00 PM
 
Olathe Community Orchestra
Fall Classics
Sunday, Oct. 2nd at 3:00 PM
Bel Canto Duo
Performance at K.C. Strings
Saturday, Oct. 8th at 7:00 PM
The Wires
The Marriage of Music and Art
Saturday, Oct. 8th at 7:00 PM
 
Kansas City Symphony
Inside Music Series: Masterclasses
Saturday, Oct. 8th at 11:00 AM

Westwood Ensemble
Bach To The Future: WE Season Five
Sunday, Oct. 9th at 3:00 PM
Kansas City Civic Orchestra
“The Bold and the Beautiful”
Saturday, Oct. 15th at 7:30 PM
 
Medical Arts Symphony
Dvorak & Gershwin
Saturday, Oct. 15th at 7:30 PM
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Northland Symphony
In Nature's Realm
Sunday, Oct. 16th at 3:00 PM
 
Opus 76
Vivaldi's Four Seasons & Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Thursday, Oct. 20th at 7:30 & 9:30 PM
 
String Sprouts
Stringfest: A benefit for String Sprouts
Saturday, Oct. 22nd at 5:30 PM
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Overland Park Orchestra
Fall Concert
Sunday, Oct. 23rd at 2:00 PM
 
Hot Club KC
Johnnie's Jazz Bar and Grille (Liberty)
Friday, Oct. 28th at 6:30 PM
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Shakedown Strings
9th and State
Saturday, Oct. 29th at 7:30 PM
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Do you know of any local string concert to add to this or next month's list?
Please let us know by emailing the information to: info@kcstrings.com

September 2022


Rewound Strings Trio
Music at Ca Va
September 1st, 8th, 15th, & 22nd at 9:00 PM
Shakedown Strings
KC Bier Co.
Thursday, September 1st at 6:00 PM
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Of Tree
First Fridays
Friday, Sept 2nd at 7:00 PM
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KC Jazz Orchestra
Riff Generation
Friday, September 9th at 7:00 PM
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Opus 76
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons & More
Thursday, September 15th at 7:00 & 9:00 PM

Kansas City Symphony
Copland's Third Symphony with...
September 16th - 18th
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Overland Park Orchestra
Concert in the Park
Sunday, September 18th at 3:00 PM
St. Petersburg String Quartet
Concert Series
Friday, September 23rd at 7:30 PM
 
Saint Joseph Symphony
Beautiful & Brahms
Saturday, September 24th at 7:00 PM
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Hot Club KC
Gypsy Jazz at Sar-Ko-Park
Sunday, September 25th at 5:00 PM
 
Kansas City Chamber Orchestra
Escape with Musical Pairings!
Thursday, September 29th at 7:30 PM
 
Village Players (Destiny Ann Mermagen)
Trio Classics
Friday, September 30th at 7:30 PM
 
Do you know of any local string concert to add to this or next month's list?
Please let us know by emailing the information to: info@kcstrings.com

August 2022


Northland Symphony Orchestra
Give Back Night Fundraiser at Chicken N Pickle
Tuesday, August 2nd at 6:00 PM
 
Escher String Quartet
with the Heartland Chamber Music Festival
Wednesday, August 3rd at 7:00 PM
 
Rewound String Trio
at the French Market
Thursday, August 11th at 5:30 PM
The Wires
The Marriage of Music and Art - Concert 1
Saturday, August 13th at 7:00 PM
Opus 76
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons & More
Wednesday, August 17th at 7:00 & 9:00 PM
KC Jazz Orchestra
Third Fridays
Friday, August 19th at 8:00 PM
Opus 76
Beethoven’s Best Works
Wednesday, August 24th at 7:00 & 9:00 PM
Kansas City Baroque Consortium
Concert 3 - Music in Colonial America
Friday, August 26 at 7:30 PM
Do you know of any local string concert to add to this or next month's list?
Please let us know by emailing the information to: info@kcstrings.com

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July 2022


KC Bass Workshop / KC Bass Fest

Blow Out (Final Concert)
Friday, July 1st at 6:00 PM
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Musical Theater Heritage
Titanic
July 1 - 3
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Lenexa Community Orchestra
Free Public Concert
Saturday, July 2nd at 7:00 PM
Sunflower Ragtime Orchestra
Christmas in July
Thursday, July 28th at 7:00 PM
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Kansas City Baroque Consortium
Concert 2 - Telemann, the Cosmopolitan
Friday, July 29th at 7:30 PM
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Do you know of any local string concert to add to this or next month's list?
Please let us know by emailing the information to: info@kcstrings.com

June 2022


Kansas City Symphony

Mobile Music Box
June 1st, 5th, 6th, 7th, 13th
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Mandolin Orchestra of Kansas City
Saturday, June 4th at 12:30 PM
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Of Tree / Cowtown Country Club / Storm Circus
Friday, June 10th at 8:00 PM
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Opus 76
Candlelight Concerts - Best of Beethoven
Wednesday, June 15th at 6:30 & 9:30 PM
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Musical Theater Heritage
Titanic
June 16th - July 3rd
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Make Music Day - Kansas City
Tuesday, June 21st
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The Sunflower Ragtime Orchestra
"Giddy Up"
Thursday, June 23rd at 7:00 PM
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Kansas City Civic Orchestra
"Civic In The City"
Thursday, June 23rd at 7:00 PM
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KC Baroque Consortium
The Fashionable Chalumeau
Friday, June 24th at 7:30 PM
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St. Joseph Symphony & Friends
Baroque, Brass & Bebop
Saturday, June 25th at 3:00 PM
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Lee's Summit Sympho ny
American Spirit
Saturday, June 25th at 7:00 PM
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The Wires
Summer Solstice Concert
Wednesday, June 29th at 7:00 PM
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KC Bass Fest
June 27th - July 1st
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Do you know of any local string concert to add to this or next month's list?
Please let us know by emailing the information to: info@kcstrings.com

May 2022


Kansas City Symphony
Mobile Music Box Concerts
May 3rd, 5th, 10th 11th, 24th, 25th
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Overland Park Orchestra
Opera Gala
Saturday, May 7th at 7:30 PM
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Opus 76
Candlelight Concerts - Vivaldi & Mozart
 
Kansas City Jazz Orchestra
Roaring KC
Saturday, May 14th at 8:00 PM
 
Kansas City Civic Orchestra
“An Epic Finale”
Sunday, May 15th at 3:00 PM

Northland Symphony Orchestra
Marvelous Movies
Sunday, May 22nd at 3:00 PM
Westwood Ensemble
Season Four: Symphony in the City
Wednesday, May 25th at 7:30 PM
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Bank of America Celebration at the Station
with Kansas City Symphony
 
*Featured Image Credit: Kansas City Civic Orchestra

Do you know of any local string concert to add to this or next month's list?
Please let us know by emailing the information to: info@kcstrings.com

April 2022


Northland Symphony
YAC Winning, Shostakovich & Beethoven
Sunday, April 3rd at 3:00 PM

Harriman Jewell Series
Scottish Ensemble with Bassist Edgar Meyer
Sunday, April 3rd at 3:00 PM

Olathe Youth Symphony
Spring Concert

Sunday, April 3rd at 3:30 PM

The Wires
Celebrate Spring Equinox w/The Wires Library Tour

April 4-20
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Kansas City Symphony
Sinatra and Friends
April 7-9

Medical Arts Symphony
Season Finale
Saturday, April 23rd at 7:30 PM
The Olathe Community Orchestra
"Heroines"
Sunday, April 24th at 3:00 PM

Opus 76
Digital Performance: Eat, Drink & Play
Wednesday, April 27th

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Saint Joseph Symphony
A Beethoven Finale
Saturday, April 30th at 7:30 PM

March 2022

 

Kansas City Civic Orchestra
“Vayner Conducts Schubert & Tchaikovsky”
Saturday, March 5th at 7:30 PM
 
Liberty Symphony Orchestra
Symphonies and Dances
Tuesday, March 8th at 7:30 PM
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Heritage Philharmonic
The Carl Jelly Young Artist Concert
Saturday, March 12th at 7:30 PM
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Destiny Ann Mermagen & Tatiana Tessman

Beethoven and Brahms
Friday, March 18th at 7:30 PM
 
Lee's Symphony
Best Berlin
Saturday, March 19th at 7:00 PM
Opus 76
Haydn & Brahms with Julie Coucheron
Sunday, March 20th at 2:00 pm

Kansas City Symphony
La Mer and Brahms’ Violin Concerto
March 25-27th
Harriman Jewell Series
Empire Wild
Saturday, March 26th at 7:00 PM

Saint Joseph Symphony
Tales from Russia
Saturday, March 26th at 7:30 PM

February 2022


Westwood Ensemble

Symphony in the City
Wednesday, Feb. 9th at 7:30 PM
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Kansas City Symphony
Prokofiev's Fifth, with Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations
February 4-6
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Mandolin Orchestra of Kansas City
Lenexa City Center Live Concert
Saturday, Feb. 12th at 6:30 PM

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Northland Symphony Orchestra
An Evening of Opera
Saturday, Feb. 12th at 7:30 PM
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The Wires
Barnaby Bright & The Wires String Duo
Saturday, Feb. 19th at 7:30 PM
 
Medical Arts Symphony
For the Young and Young at Heart
Saturday, Feb. 19th
Opus 76
Mozart & Dvorak
Sunday, Feb. 20th at 2:00 PM

The Olathe Community Orchestra
"By George!"
Sunday, Feb. 20th at 3:00 PM
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Saint Joseph Symphony
Chamber Concert Series: "Encore"
Sunday, Feb. 27th at 3:00 PM
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January 2022


The Wires
Ben Parks Art Opening

Friday, Jan. 7th at 7:00 PM
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K.C. Symphony

Revolution: The Music of The Beatles
January 7-9
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Opus 76
Beethoven op.131 & “Immortal Beloved”
Sunday, Jan. 9th at 2:00 - 4:30 PM

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Ensemble Iberica: Coleen Dieker & Beau Bledsoe
Residency at Tannin Wine & Bar
January 6-27

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Ensemble Iberica: Coleen Dieker & Beau and Aidan Bledsoe
Howard's Greenhouse Kickoff Concert
Thursday, Jan. 20th at 5:00 PM
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The Wires
Savor the Sound - Charity Event for Cornerstones of Care
Saturday, Jan. 29th at 6:30 PM

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Saint Joseph Symphony
"Pasticcio" with KC Baroque Consortium
Sunday, Jan. 30th at 3:00 PM

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Do you know of any local string concert to add to this or next month's list?
Please let us know by emailing the information to: info@kcstrings.com

 

Local Community Orchestras

Heritage Philharmonic


The mission of the Heritage Philharmonic is to provide the Jackson County community with excellent, affordable and convenient orchestral music programs by using both professional and volunteer musicians. We celebrate life-long musical skills development for all levels of players.

Learn more: www.heritagephilharmonic.org

Kansas City Civic Orchestra


The Kansas City Civic Orchestra is a community-based orchestra in the Kansas City metropolitan area. For 60 years, our mission has been to bring high quality, free concerts to the local community. Our all-volunteer orchestra is comprised of amateur and professional musicians with one thing in common – a love for music!

With more than 80 members of the orchestra, we continue to grow and expand our repertoire. Each season we offer a wide array of music and we are proud to be a part of the diverse music community in Kansas City.

Learn more: www.kccivic.org

Kansas City Kansas Community Orchestra


The mission of the Kansas City Kansas Community Orchestra is to provide the opportunity for volunteer musicians to enhance their musical talents by sharing their love of music with the community.

The goal of the Orchestra is to cultivate the next generation of musicians while offering the community an outlet to express their talents.

Learn more: www.kckorchestra.com

Lees's Summit Symphony


Since 2003, the Lee’s Summit Symphony has become an integral part of Eastern Jackson County’s cultural landscape, enriching the community through a quality, passionate Symphony. Each year, the Symphony entertains thousands, including families with school-aged children.

Members of the Lee’s Summit Symphony must be high school graduates.

Learn more: www.lssymphony.org

Lenexa Community Orchestra


The Lenexa Community Orchestra performs free concerts for the community each summer. The orchestra, which began in 2017 as a program of the Lenexa Arts Council, is made up of volunteer musicians and is led by conductor Richard Ryan.

 

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Medical Arts Symphony


The Medical Arts Symphony began in 1959 when Eleanor Sharp and some of her colleagues at the University of Kansas Medical Center decided to share their avocation of symphonic music with their professions in healthcare. Since its founding, the Symphony has not wavered from its dual mission of providing an opportunity for amateur musicians to perform great works of Western music and enriching the cultural life of Kansas City by presenting free concerts, including premier performances of works by local composers. For thirty years, the orchestra was conducted by Leopold Shopmaker, who was succeeded by Dr. Merton Shatzkin in 1989. John Bell assumed the reins in 2013. Steve Lewis is the current Music Director. Today, the orchestra includes physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, healthcare students, as well as other musicians from the Kansas City area.

Learn more: www.kcmasymphony.org

Northland Symphony Orchestra


Our organization includes a professional/student/community symphony orchestra that perform five concerts per season, as well as two youth ensembles - The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra and Metropolitan Youth Sinfonia - that perform three concerts per season. We play a wide variety of quality classic symphonic literature for every music-lover. Our concerts are informal, family friendly and always without charge.

Learn more: www.northlandsymphony.org

Olathe Community Orchestra


Olathe Community Orchestra is comprised of a diverse group of musicians, amateur and professional, brought together by their love of music and desire to play their instruments. Adult musicians do not need to audition. Students under 18 who wish to play with the orchestra must audition for the conductor.

Learn more: www.olatheorchestra.org

Omni Ensemble


The Omni Ensemble is UMKC’s community string orchestra, offering playing and performance opportunities for all members of the UMKC community and the greater Kansas City community. The ensemble is open to non-music majors, members of the community, or music majors playing a secondary instrument. Anyone with at least two years experience playing violin, viola, cello, or bass is eligible to participate.

Learn more: https://info.umkc.edu/cmda-omni/

Overland Park Community Orchestra


The Overland Park Orchestra is a volunteer orchestra sponsored in part by the City of Overland Park. Since its inception in 1973, it has played for both children and adults at a variety of venues and performs a regular Halloween concert with a costume parade for children.

In recent years, the orchestra has provided music for the American Youth Ballet’s annual production of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet and has been a part of the Overland Park Fall Festival and events at the Overland Park Arboretum. For information on becoming a member, contact David Clark, 913-268-7376.

Learn more: www.oporchestra.org

Saint Joseph Symphony


The Saint Joseph Symphony celebrated its birth as a community orchestra on November 30, 1959 with its debut performance at St. Joseph’s fabulous Electric Theater. The orchestra, which now performs in the historic Missouri Theater, evolved into a professional orchestra in the mid 1980s and hosts musicians from St. Joseph, Maryville, Atchison, Kansas City, Lawrence and Leavenworth.

Learn more: www.saintjosephsymphony.org

Westwood Ensemble


Westwood Ensemble is presently a full orchestra of more than 30 musicians and is continually growing. The ensemble is unique in two regards: 1) We play literature rarely performed by other ensembles. 2) The group is comprised of: youth, adult amateurs, and top professional players. The professionals aid in working with the ensemble members. Many of the members are present or past students of these professionals. There is a $20 audition fee but no other membership fees to play.

Learn more: www.westwoodensemble.com

Local Youth Orchestras

Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of Kansas City


Learn more: www.myokc.org

Olathe Youth Symphony

Youth Symphony of Kansas City

Private Music Lessons

For information about private music lessons, please visit our Lessons page or email info@kcstrings.com. We have excellent teachers who teach in the K.C. Strings Conservatory and a list of teachers who we can personally recommend in the surrounding area.


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