A student orchestra perfoms on the Yardley Hall stage at JCCC.

Heartland Chamber Music Festival Concerts

Times Vary, August 1, 2021 - August 7, 2021 | Yardley Hall

Free | Reservation required (Rolston String Quartet is $10)


Each summer, pianists and string players ages 12-30 audition and are selected to work one-on-one with internationally renowned faculty. They cap their experience by performing in Yardley Hall.


This year, special guest faculty include Frank Huang, concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, and Jason Seber, associate conductor of the Kansas City Symphony. The festival’s 2021 artist-in-residence is the award-winning Rolston Quartet, who will perform Wednesday, August 4, at 7 p.m.

This year eight gifted young student artists have been selected to participate in the Festival Scholars program, where students are awarded a full-scholarship to receive intensive quartet coaching from the festival’s world-renown faculty artists. Twenty-five festival students have also been selected to perform in the Camerata Chamber Orchestra, a conductor-less ensemble. The performances of the two Festival Scholars quartets and the Camerata Chamber Orchestra will be featured and broadcast on Kansas Public Radio during the festival!

The concerts are free, but a reservation is required. If you plan to attend, please call the Box Office (913) 469-4445 to make your reservation. Except for the Rolston String Quartet performance, online sales will not be available for these concerts.

Faculty Concert

Aug. 1  |  3 p.m.  |  Yardley Hall

Featured Performance

Rolston String Quartet ($10 tickets can be purchased online)

Aug. 4  |  7 p.m.  |  Yardley Hall

Rolston String Quartet is the festival’s summer resident and will mentor students as they prepare for their performances.

Junior Festival Concert

Aug. 5  |  7 p.m.  |  Yardley Hall

Festival Scholars Concert

Aug. 6  |  7 p.m.  |  Yardley Hall

Student Concert I

Aug. 7  |  2 p.m.  |  Yardley Hall

Student Concert II

Aug. 7  |  7 p.m.  |  Yardley Hall

Heartland Chamber Music Festival is a partnership with Midwest Trust Center at Johnson County Community College.