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Heartland Chamber Music Festival


Heartland Chamber Music Festival

Event features free concerts, Miami String Quartet

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Participants in the Heartland Chamber Music Festival at Johnson County Community College will perform five free concerts during the nine-day festival, taking place from Friday, July 25, to Saturday, Aug. 2. In addition to the free concerts, the acclaimed Miami String Quartet will make a special appearance.

The performances, which highlight the talents of more than 130 students, faculty and guest musicians, will be held in Yardley Hall of the Carlsen Center. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis with the exception of the Miami String Quartet, which requires a ticket.

Here is the concert lineup:

  • 2 p.m. Sunday, July 27, Faculty and guests. Guest artists join faculty in works by Mozart and Dvorak.
  • 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, Miami String Quartet. Tickets, which are $10 in advance and $15 at the door, are available by calling the JCCC Box Office at 913-469-4445 or visiting
  • 7 p.m. Thursday, July 31, Junior Festival Concert. Performance by young chamber musicians 15 and under.
  • 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, Festival Scholars Honors Concert. Local and international up-and-coming young artists perform.
  • 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, Student Concert I. Chamber musicians ages 12 to 26 perform the classics.
  • 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, Student Concert II. Chamber musicians ages 12 to 26 perform the classics. The concert concludes with Beethoven Symphony No. 1.

The festival is organized by the Heartland Chamber Music Academy and the JCCC Performing Arts Series Arts Education program.

The academy’s mission is to inspire young musicians through the study and performance of chamber music within a community of nationally recognized artists as mentors. This nationally recognized summer festival attracts strings and piano students selected through auditions to work one on one with word-renowned musicians serving as faculty.