Past Concerts for 2004-2005 Season

Special Concert
Friday, July 30, 2004 - 8:00 p.m.
Concert in the Park
Frontier Park, 15501 W. Indian Creek Parkway
Olathe, KS
The American Frontier - arr. Calvin Custer
The Music Man Selections - Meredith Willson
Selections from The Sound of Music - Richard Rogers
Hoedown - Aaron Copland
Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Harold Arlen
Porgy and Bess Selections - George Gershwin
Old Settlers' Days Ice Cream Social,
September 10, Friday, 6:00 & 6:30 p.m.:
Loula & Cherry
Selections from Duke Ellington
Selections from "Crazy for You"
Selections from "Chicago"
Hidden Glen Arts Festival
October 2, Saturday, 12:30 p.m. & 1:00 p.m.:
Cedar Creek
Polka and Fugue from "Shavanda" - Jaromir Weinberger
Polovetsian Dances from "Prince IGOR" - A Borodine
"Minor Masterpieces"
  November 21, Sunday , 3:00 p.m.:
Osborne Performing Arts Center

Orchestral masterworks in minor keys are featured in this special program:
Symphony No. 3 in A minor, the "Scottish', - Mendelssohn
Valse Triste - Sibelius
Concerto in C monor for Violin and Oboe - Bach
starring concertmaster Susan Fuller and principal oboist Markus Merrill.
'Opera Lovers' Concert
Opera Concert with Brian Steele & Friends
  February 13, Sunday, 3:00 p.m.:
Grace United Methodist Church
11485 S. Ridgeview Rd.

Brian Steele returns with a host of area operatic luminaries for another of our always-popular opera concerts, featuring favorite solos, ensembles, and overtures from the world of opera, presented for the first time in the magnificent sanctuary of Olathe's Grace United Methodist Church.

Rossini: Overture to Il Signor Bruschino
Wagner: Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin
Puccini: "O, mio babbino caro" from Gianni Schicchi
Saint-Saens: "My heart at thy sweet voice" from Samson and Delilah
Verdi: "Stride la vampa" from Il Trovatore
Beethoven: "O God, such darkness here" from Fidelio
Gounod: "Avant de quitter" from Faust
Rossini: "Largo al factotum" from The Barber of Seville
Humperdinck: "Evening Prayer" from Hansel and Gretel
Bizet: "Au fond du temple saint" from The Pearl Fishers
Sullivan: "Paradox" Trio from The Pirates of Penzance
Sullivan: Finale to Act I from  The Pirates of Penzance
Bizet: "Toreador Song" from Carmen
Lloyd-Weber: Selections from The Phantom of the Opera

Featured vocalists:

Brian Steele, baritone
Don Nelson, tenor
Laure Ronnebaum, soprano
Katie Goyer, soprano
Special Guest Chorus
"Old and New"
Scholarship Concert
  April 24, Sunday, 3:00 p.m.
Osborne Performing Arts Center

Great music from over the centuries, highlighting composers ranging from Handel and Tchaikovsky to Samuel Barber and Robert Russell Bennett, and featuring Paul Sutor, the winner of our annual high school concerto competition.

Handel's Largo from Xerxes
School for Scandal Overture by Barber
Marche Slave by Tchaikovsky
Suite of Old American Dances by Robert Russell Bennett
Grand Concerto for Bassoon by Hummel, featuring our own Paul Sutor, concerto competition winner