• Mandolin Orchestra of Kansas City Formed

    Mandolin Orchestra of Kansas City

    Kansas City, Mo. — The first mandolin orchestra in Kansas City in decades has announced its formation. The Mandolin Orchestra of Kansas City (MOOKC) is a new 501c3 non-profit organization seeking musicians and subscribing members.

    The orchestra starts eight weeks of rehearsals on February 6 with two concerts planned for the Spring, followed by a summer break, and then resumes rehearsals in late September for the start of their 2018/2019 season.

    Rehearsals will be held from 7:00 - 9:00 pm on the second floor of Prospero's Books, 1800 W 39th Street near Kansas University Medical Center.

    The orchestra's music director is Phil DeWalt.

    Organizer Scott McLewin told us "If you play a mandolin family instrument, guitar or upright bass and want to play in an orchestra, please join us. Bring a music stand, your instrument and be ready to sight read a little. Our plan is to play from a broad repertoire spanning the last few centuries of music, including modern compositions for mandolin family instruments."

    Membership in the Mandolin Orchestra of Kansas City for the inaugural half-season has been set at $40. For their first full 2018/2019 season the cost will be $95.

    For additional information contact Scott McLewin or Mike Black.

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    Comments 2 Comments
    1. rickbella's Avatar
      rickbella -
      Great to see you are up and running. Please contact us if we can be of any help. And good luck!

      Rick Bella
      Board Member
      Oregon Mandolin Orchestra
      http://www.oregonmandolinorchestra.org
    1. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
      Mandolin Cafe -
      FYI, the organizers want everyone to know that the rehearsal for Tuesday, Feb. 6 has been cancelled in light of expected heavy snowfall.