Dec 02 2017

25th Season Celebration

Presented by newEar Contemporary Chamber Ensemble at Central United Methodist Church

This concert features local composers and former commissions. Jennifer Higdon, Barr Institute Laureate composer at UMKC will be featured, as well as Kansas composers Tonio Ko and Ingrid Stölzel, and former newEar composer-in-residence (1998-2001) James Mobberley. We will also pay tribute to former newEar special guest (1997) and famed composer Pauline Oliveros, who passed away in 2016.

In lieu of a traditional pre-concert lecture, notes about the selections will be given by board member J.J. Pearse during set changes.

James Mobberley – Hint of Mischief (1999) for flute, clarinet/bass clarinet, violin, cello, piano, alto saxophone, and percussion (8 minutes)

Ingrid Stölzel- The Road Is All (2007) for violin, cello, and piano (12 minutes) – Former newEar commission 2007

Pauline Oliveros – Earth Ears: A Sonic Ritual (1989) (indeterminate)

Jennifer Hidgon – Zaka (2003) for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion (15 minutes)

Tonia Ko – Hush (2012) for cello and percussion (11 minutes)

Admission Info

Tickets will be available at the door. Tickets are $5 for students, $25 for adults. Season ticket packages are $75 and can be used at any concert.  Tickets can also be purchased in advance at

Dates & Times

2017/12/02 - 2017/12/02

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A reception will follow the concert.

Location Info

Central United Methodist Church

5144 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64112

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