• 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 4 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
    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.
    1. smclewin's Avatar
      smclewin -
      We will have our first concert on Sunday, May 6th at 3pm in the Keystone United Methodist Church in the Waldo area of Kansas City.

      Free concert. Come on out and support us!

      It is not too late to start playing with us either. Details on http://www.mookc.com
    1. smclewin's Avatar
      smclewin -
      We have started our second season and welcome players of the Mandolin family of instruments to join us. A gracious collector in Kansas City has granted us use of a Gibson Mando Bass, and we have a Piccolo Mandolin available to us as well, so if you wish to play either of those we can provide an instrument.

      If you play Mandolin, Mandola, Mandocello, Mando Bass, Piccolo Mandolin, Guitar or upright Bass please join us.

      Our rehearsals have moved for the Fall of 2018. We now rehearse at the Center for Spiritual Living at 1014 W 39th St, Kansas City, MO 64111. This location has a dedicated parking lot, which the other one did not.