NMKSO to Host Berta Rojas


NMKSO, together with Hesston Bethel Performing Arts and the Kansas Paraguay Partners, will bring Latin Grammy winning guitarist Berta Rojas to North Newton for a concert on April 8 at 4 p.m. in Bethel College’s Memorial Hall.

Rojas will be featured on the “Concierto de Aranjuez” by Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo and on two works by Paraguayan composers: “Renacer” by Oscar Cardozo Ocampo, and her own arrangement of “La Balada del Indio” by Ismael Ledesma.

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NMKSO Presents 61st Season: Musical Passports


Join the Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra for our 61st season “Musical Passports.” Our Fall Classics Concert, “Voyage through the United Kingdom,” will be held at 4 p.m., Sunday October 1, in Bethel College Memorial Hall. Featured will be music by Händel, Mendelssohn and Elgar. Tickets $6-$15, available at Faith & Life Bookstore, 606 N. Main, Newton, or online at www.nmkso.org.

Spring Concert: Facets of Memory


NMKSO will present its Spring Concert “Facets of Memory” at 4:00 P.M., Sunday, March 19, at Bethel College Memorial Hall. The program includes “The Reef” by guest composer Michael Knopf, plus music on remembering and western themes.

The concert is presented as an event of the Newton Area Arts Council’s third annual Spring Into the Arts Festival and in collaboration with the Kauffman Museum’s Spring Gala, which immediately follows at the museum.

9th Annual Young Soloist Winner Announced


The Young Soloist Competition auditions were held Nov. 19, 2016, at Trinity Heights United Methodist Church. First place winner in the college division was Andrew Thiesen, trombone, representing Bethel College. The runner-up was Billie Selichnow, trombone, also of Bethel. Also auditioning was Kento Aizawa, clarinet, representing McPherson College. There were no applicants in the high school division this year. Judges for the competition were James Jones and Nicholas Smith, both of Wichita.

Thiesen will perform with NMKSO at the Winter Classics Concert on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2016 at 4 pm in the Newton High School Auditorium, playing the “Trombone Concerto No. 4, mvt. II, III” by Ferdinand David.

Diamond Opus


Thomas Douglas

Celebrate 60 years with the Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra!


The Fall Alumni Concert invites alumni players to join the orchestra on Handel’s extraordinary Royal Fireworks, then features alumna Kathryn Steely, violist on Suite Hébraïque by Ernest Bloch, and the full orchestra playing Dvorak’s New World Symphony.

The Winter Classics Concert highlights brilliant musicians and composers – featuring Fanfare Sixty by NMKSO alumnus and composer Dwight Beckham and Mozart’s famed Haffner Symphony, plus the winners of the 9th Annual Young Soloist Competition.

The Spring Pops Concert showcases new jewels of contemporary music, with works by former Newtonian, composer Michael Knopf. The season comes to a close with the clarity of Summer Chamber Music.

Community support brings us to this historic point. Please help us move into the future by purchasing your season packages and individual advance tickets today. Your additional gifts are also welcome throughout the season and are greatly appreciated.

We invite you to experience the brilliance of the NMKSO!

Summer Chamber Music


Program

Chamber music with James Jones, Timothy Jones, Zachary Hague, and Karen Schlabaugh

 

Featured

NMKSO Music Director

James Jones

NMKSO Music Director

Timothy Jones

NMKSO Music Director

Zachary Hague

NMKSO Music Director

Karen Schlabaugh

 

Ticket Information

Tickets for all concerts are available 2 weeks prior at Faith & Life Bookstore and the NMKSO Office, 120 W. 6th St., Ste 120, in downtown Newton. We also accept all major credit cards for tickets purchased at the door. Tickets to the Summer Chamber Music concert may be purchased individually or as part of the “Picnic at the Pavilion” fundraising event (reservations required.)

Adults: $15 at door, $13 advance

Students: $7 at door, $6 advance

12 and under admitted free with ticketed adult

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Venue

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains
177 W Hickory St
Hesston, KS 67062

Winter Classics Concert


Program

Tabor College in Richert Auditorium, Shari Flaming Center for the Arts in Hillsboro, KS.

Conductor: Chris David Westover-Muñoz

Cesar Franck, Symphony No. 2 in D Minor
Augusta Read Thomas, Prayer and Celebration
Edouard Lalo, Cello Concerto in D minor, mvt. I
W.A. Mozart, Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, mvt. I
Featuring Dwight Beckham Young Soloists Takuto Kametsu, violin, and Caleb Garber, cello


Featured

NMKSO Music Director

Chris David Westover-Muñoz

Conductor

NMKSO Music Director

Takuto Kametsu

Violin Soloist

NMKSO Music Director

Caleb Garber

Cello Soloist


Ticket Information

Tickets for all concerts are available 2 weeks prior at Faith & Life Bookstore and the NMKSO Office, 120 W. 6th St., Ste 120, in downtown Newton. We also accept all major credit cards for tickets purchased at the door.

Adults: $15 at door, $13 advance

Students: $7 at door, $6 advance

12 and under admitted free with ticketed adult

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Venue

Fall Classics Concert


Program

Bethel College Memorial Hall
Elliot Moore Guest Conductor
Christina Liu, Piano soloist
Bedrich Smetana The Moldau
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 12

Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

Featured

NMKSO Music Director

Elliot Moore

Guest Conductor

NMKSO Music Director

Christina Liu

Piano Soloist

 

Ticket Information

Tickets for all concerts are available 2 weeks prior at Faith & Life Bookstore and the NMKSO Office, 120 W. 6th St., Ste 120, in downtown Newton. We also accept all major credit cards for tickets purchased at the door.

Adults: $15 at door, $13 advance

Students: $7 at door, $6 advance

12 and under admitted free with ticketed adult

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Venue


COVID-19 Statement

NMKSO is grateful for the opportunity to perform live full orchestra concerts once more. We also are keeping the safety of our players, staff, and audience as a top priority. To that end, and to respect the guidelines of the venue and other governing bodies, we have adopted the following policies:

  • NMKSO players are highly encouraged to be vaccinated. All string and percussion players will be masked and wind/brass players masked as is possible, while performing. All musicians will remain masked at all other times while indoors. Musicians who have not received vaccination, have agreed to a rapid Covid test prior to playing.
  • Audiences and all attending rehearsals and performances will also be required to wear masks while indoors. Social distancing will also be encouraged, especially outside of your pod of family and/or close friends.