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The Midwest Chamber Ensemble is cultivating a musical community in Kansas City

Members of the Midwest Chamber Ensemble perform at the Folly Theater, May 2022
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Members of the Midwest Chamber Ensemble perform at the Folly Theater, May 2022

Kansas City's Midwest Chamber Ensemble has been presenting diverse concert programs and eclectic performance opportunities for over a decade. Brooke Knoll speaks with artistic director and violist Kathryn Hilger about the group's mission, recording projects and upcoming season. We'll hear music by Claude Debussy, Igor Stravinsky, Joan Tower and Robert Schumann.


Brooke Knoll

Kathryn Hilger
Brooke Knoll
Kathryn Hilger


Kathryn Hilger


Aparition, L. 53
Regret, L. 55
Coquetterie Posthume, L. 39
by Claude Debussy, arr. by Philip Lasser
Sarah Tannehill Anderson, soprano
Steve Lewis and the Midwest Chamber Ensemble

Concerto in Eb for Chamber Orchestra, "Dumbarton Oaks"
I. Tempo giusto
III. Con moto
by Igor Stravinsky
Charles Dutoit and Sinonietta de Montreal

Dumbarton Quintet
by Joan Tower
Daedalus Quartet

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
III. Allegro vivace
by Robert Schumann
Sviatoslav Richter, piano
Witold Rowicki and the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra

You can learn more about the Midwest Chamber Ensemble and their upcoming concerts at

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