Join us for our 34th Season!

Bringing Back the Music! 
Our Musicians are Ready to Play for You!

We are creating an alternative 2020-21 Season in keeping with the spirit of KCCO while keeping our patrons safe and healthy. We currently have tentative dates for the regular concert season, but are working to bring music back to you with some exciting outdoor performances!

Our 34th Season will include four great concerts including our special Valentine event!

Join us as we celebrate KCCO favorites from the Baroque and Classical eras plus several beautiful new and never performed “discoveries.”  New and current arts partners, amazing soloists and guest performers can’t wait to perform!

Season concerts
Playing in the Park

Sunday, May 30, 7:00 p.m.

South Park Stage, Lawrence, KS

At 6:00 p.m., the gates open, with Special Entertainment and Vendors

Spring is here and the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra musicians want to come out and play! Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with a picnic in the park and the gorgeous sounds of KC’s best string players.


The new outdoor stage at historic South Park will showcase the KCCO strings and two amazing KU musicians: conductor Carolyn Watson and oboe soloist Margaret Marco. Come picnic and frolic at 6:00 p.m. and enjoy festive music at 7:00 - from Baroque tunes of Respighi and a joyous concerto by Vivaldi to the contemplative sounds of American composer John Corigliano and rousing dances by George Palmer.


Concert is FREE for all ages, and donations are greatly appreciated! Lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics welcome with plenty of room to spread out. Reserved seating available for Season Ticket holders – please call the KCCO office at 816-960-1324 to let us know you are coming.


We are excited to “Bring Back the Music” in a series of performances in outdoor spaces and venues, including food, drink and fun and following guidelines for safety and distancing. Join us to experience the beauty and joy of the KCCO’s signature sound in lovely outdoor spaces until we can join in the concert hall again.

Click here to view more about the event. The event is free!

Click here to register for the even on Eventbrite!

Past concerts this season

For the Love of Music

Saturday, March 13 (a live online experience on Zoom)

7:00 p.m.




















Bringing the Music Home

Sunday, December 20  (a live online experience on Zoom)

7:00 p.m. (approximately an hour program)

A holiday virtual concert video of great performances, interviews, carols and more from the KC Chamber Orchestra, choir and guest soloists.
Cozy up to your fireplace and join us for a journey through great performances and holiday concert highlights with commentary by Music Director Bruce Sorrell, and guest interviews with Arnold Epley and folk singer Connie Dover. The orchestra is joined by Musica Vocale choral ensemble, award winning young pianist Kenny Broberg and more.
Sunset Serenade

New date and location!

Sunday, November 8

Concert at 5:00 p.m.

Magnolia Brookside Event Space

624 E. 63rd Street, Kansas City, MO

Our postponed autumn celebration event is back with a new date! Although the weather will not allow us to be on the rooftops looking over the city, we will gather in a lovely indoor/outdoor climate-controlled venue in Brookside with plenty of room to spread out and relish the fall air as weather permits. This will be the final installment of our Bringing Back the Music series and a celebration of our musicians and hardworking staff.

Music paired with food and wines!

Wines by Cellar Rat Wine

and Food by Feasts of Fancy

Music in the Park

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Concert at 6:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m., gates open and food trucks
Ironwoods Park, Leawood, KS

A beautiful selection of lively string orchestra tunes will fill the air in this concert for all ages. Enjoy
this FREE outdoor event in the lovely Ironwoods Park Amphitheater. Grab food and beverage from
some of KC’s most popular food trucks beginning at 5 p.m.


Lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics welcome with plenty of room to spread out.

Music in the Garden

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Concert at 6 p.m.

5 p.m. refreshments available from food trucks
John Wornall House Museum

6145 Wornall Road, Kansas City

Set back time and an enjoy an old-fashioned evening of fun when the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra presents a free “Concert in the Garden" outdoors at the John Wornall House Museum.


This FREE family-friendly event will offer a sampling of classical favorites performed by local musicians with food and drink available for purchase from the Waffler and Touring Taps food trucks prior to the performance beginning at 5 p.m. Come early to find your spot – there is loads of room to distance and spread out in the gardens and lawn of this historic home.

A beautiful selection of lively string orchestra tunes and a Telemann Concerto with oboist Margaret Marco will float through the autumn air. Join your favorite KCCO players and guest conductor Carolyn Watson as we bring live music back to KC! 


Lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics welcome with plenty of room to spread out.

Music in the Biergarten

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Concert 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Kansas City Bier Company

310 W 79th St, Kansas City, MO 64114

Join the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra and guest conductor Carolyn Watson for an evening of music and craft bier in the Biergarten at KC Bier Co. in Waldo! Come early to grab a good spot and enjoy a selection of authentic German-style bier, brats, pretzels and sides. Soft drinks and kids snacks available too.

Beautiful violin, viola, cello and piano duo performances by some of our favorite musician couples in the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra
What better way to warm up on a wintry night than with beautiful chamber music by string duos! With a gorgeous variety of tunes and composers, some of our long term principal players are bringing you violin, viola, cello and piano performances by musical couples that live and play together! Banish a cold night or welcome the first whispers of spring with this great music, and get to know our players with short interviews and fun stories from their years with the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra. Free to register, suggested donation greatly appreciated to support us continuing to Bring the Music Back!

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