For any of you who happen to live in the Kansas City/Lawrence/Topeka areas, you’ll want to take note of a wonderful concert experience happening this Sunday! Details about the Kansas City Music Teachers annual Multi-Piano concert are below.
For those of you who aren’t in the KC area… stay tuned! I know it’s been a bit quiet here on the blog as of late. I’ve been privileged to chair this event for the last two years, and it turns into a nearly full-time job as the concerts approach! However, once the dust settles, I’m VERY excited to share a post about some of this year’s repertoire. Each year, our concerts feature duet repertoire, ranging in level from late elementary to advanced, and this year’s concert has some real gems. (I realized during a lesson this week that I’ve been teaching the same piece to 3 students, some of them since last June, and am not a bit tired of it. That’s a keeper!!). Plus… we’re drawing to the end of MTNA’s Year of Collaborative Music, so what better time to talk about duets?!?
(And yes… for any of you who caught this, the name of the concerts IS the same as the practice incentive program I’m using this year. We picked the theme for the concerts last spring, and as I was brainstorming incentive ideas over the summer, just kept coming back to it. After all, who doesn’t love Monopoly?)
KCMTA Presents: “Musikopoly” Multi-Piano Concerts
Sunday, February 13 • 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM
The Lied Center of Kansas
1600 Stewart Drive
The Kansas City Music Teachers Association presents their 17th Annual Multi-Piano Concerts: “Musikopoly.” The concerts feature 18 duet teams performing simultaneously in a grand piano “orchestra.” This year’s event will feature over 450 performers, led by conductor Pam Williamson from Olathe Northwest High School.
Two unique programs will be presented, starting at 2 pm and 4 pm. This year’s concerts, “Musikopoly,” will showcase a sampling of the diverse genres of music that have been a part of American culture. Selections will include jazz, swing, folk, rock, classics, Latin, pop and more!
Tickets are general admission and can be purchased at the door for $5.