Guest Artist Ramona Pansegrau Joins MTC Artists-In-Residence Opus 76 Quarter This Spring

Opus 76 Quartet at Midwest Trust Center

Opus 76 Quartet continues its residency with the Midwest Trust Center in 2023, promising unique concert experiences for a variety of audiences.

“Amadeus” concert and film screening
Sunday, Jan. 29 | 2 p.m. | Polsky Theatre

Much like its concert and screening of “Immortal Beloved” at MTC a year ago, Opus 76 Quartet will feature a significant Mozart piece, followed by a screening of the highly acclaimed film, “Amadeus” (1984). Cozy up as the quartet gets everyone in the Mozart mood with String Quartet No. 22 in B-flat major, K. 589. Watch “Amadeus” together with the quartet and then join in the discussion following the film. Tickets for this fun event start at just $25.

Haydn and Schubert
Sunday, Feb. 26 | 2 p.m. | Yardley Hall Stage
(seating is limited)

Go back in time to the traditional concert of all traditional concerts. Imagine being in a salon in 18th- century Vienna. Lights are low as the string quartet plays Quartet in G major, Op. 76 No. 1 by Haydn and String Quartet No. 13 in A minor (“Rosamunde”) by Schubert. Join Opus 76 for these classical pieces played as they were intended, in an intimate setting in the round. Seating is limited for this special performance.
All tickets are $35.

Tchaikovsky and Schumann with Ramona Pansegrau, piano
Sunday, March 12 | 2 p.m. | Polsky Theatre

The ensemble caps off the season, featuring Kansas City Ballet’s Music Director and pianist, Ramona Pansegrau. Join Opus 76 and Pansegrau as they sail through String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 11 by Tchaikovsky and Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 44. The concert is a little nod to the magic of ballet and the quartet’s relationship with the Kansas City Ballet. Tickets start at $25.

L-R: Daniel Ketter, cello; Keith Stanfield, violin; Ashley Stanfield, viola; Zsolt Eder, violin.

MTC Artists-In-Residence Deliver Creative Performances

Opus 76 began it residency at MTC in 2021 with the innovative virtual chamber music series, “Eat, Drink, Play!” These fun “date night in” concerts filmed in Yardley Hall featured lively performances and cameos by beloved Kansas City chefs offering wine pairings and recipes to accompany the performance.

Since starting as completely digital during the pandemic, the residency evolved into a combination of digital and in-person concerts last year to four fully in-person performances during the current season.

“As one of the first KC venues to offer a digital residency,” says Stacie McDaniel, MTC Executive Director, “we are pleased to continue growing our relationship with Opus 76 Quartet. They bring to our audience a fantastic combination of musical excellence and performance creativity.”

Opus 76 co-founder Keith Stanfield says the benefits go both ways. “Having a residency with MTC has given us legitimacy in Kansas City and around the nation, including leading to our opportunity to debut at Carnegie Hall in March.”

Purchase tickets to any of these Opus 76 Quartet concerts at MTC at jccc.edu/MidwestTrustCenter or by calling the Box Office at 913-469-4445, Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

–Susan Tolleson, JCCC Writer

January – March 2023 Performances
Purchase tickets: jccc.edu/MidwestTrustCenter
MTC Box Office: 913-469-4445
Mon. – Fri., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Jan. 15 Winterlude: Bobby Watson Quartet
Jan. 22 Oran Etkin Open Arms
Jan. 29 Opus 76 Quartet Amadeus (recital + film)
Feb. 5 The Small Glories
Feb. 11 Voices of Mississippi, Multimedia event featuring Ruthie Foster and the North Mississippi All-Stars
Feb. 11 and 12 L.A. Theatre Works Lucy Loves Desi: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom
Feb. 18 Emerson Quartet Farewell Tour with special guest, David Finckel, cello (co-presented with Friends of Chamber Music – Kansas City)
Feb. 19 Winterlude: Trent Austin Quartet
Feb. 24 DakhaBrakha, Ukrainian folk-punk
Feb. 26 Opus 76 Quartet Haydn and Schubert (seating is limited)
March 3 Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Orchestra
March 5 Brooklyn Rider Variations on a Theme
March 10 Danú St. Patrick’s Celebration
March 11 John McCutcheon
March 12 Opus 76 Quartet Tchaikovsky and Schumann with Ramona Pansegrau, piano
March 19 Winterlude: KC Jazz Disciples
March 26 Curtis on Tour, featuring David Shifrin, clarinet; John de Lancie, narrator; Soovin Kim, violin

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