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Summerfest 2016!

Summerfest 2016 is already in the works! Join Summerfest Concerts Chamber Music Festival next year when the theme is “American Roots.” It will be a uniquely American experience. American folk

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The Star Behind the Scenes

From Macbeth to The Little Mermaid, Vincent Scassellati has designed costumes for countless productions, and he’s been doing it for 50 years. English literature isn’t a usual road into costume

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The Secret Life of Cynthia Siebert

No wonder Kansas City’s Friends of Chamber Music is so dynamic and eclectic. Consider its Founder. What do you think of when you hear “chamber music?” Four musicians in black,

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Summerfest 2016!

Summerfest 2016!

Summerfest 2016 is already in the works! Join Summerfest Concerts Chamber Music Festival next year when the theme is “American Roots.” It will be a uniquely American experience. American folk music is a musical term that encompasses numerous genres, many of which are known as traditional music, traditional folk music, contemporary folk music or roots […]

Artist to Watch: Michelle Johnson

Artist to Watch: Michelle Johnson

A Kansas City playwright who came late to the game is getting national exposure. How do you become a hot new playwright?  If you’re Michelle T. Johnson,  you start as a reporter, covering beats for the Philadelphia Daily News, Louisville Courier-Journal and the Austin American-Statesman. Then you go to law school, pass the bar, and […]

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Summerfest Celebrates 25 Years of Chamber Music Performance

Summerfest Celebrates 25 Years of Chamber Music Performance

Violinist Mary Grant was there at the start. Growing up in Emporia, Kan., Mary Grant loved taking violin lessons, but she didn’t think of violin playing as a job option. That changed in high school, when she attended Interlochen Arts Camp in northwest Michigan. “It occurred to me that … I could do something I […]

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Summerfest History and Upcoming Shows

Over the last 25 years, Summerfest Concerts has entertained and enriched the Kansas City arts community in unique, important and significant ways.  Though the organization has changed in many ways, its core values remain the same and can be reflected clearly in this Silver Anniversary Season: Rediscovery & Celebration. In 1990, contemplating the year ahead, […]

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