Last summer, and again at Christmastime, friends of Ben and Kathleen Clinesmith joined them in presenting two classical chamber music concerts at Fort Scott’s Presbyterian Church; support for both events was enthusiastic. From those concerts grew the idea of creating an annual chamber music concert series that could take place with area musicians, as well as musician friends from around the country.
With the generous support of individuals, local foundations, Key Charitable Trust, and the Bourbon County Arts Council, the newly launched
Fort Scott Chamber Music Series
debuts this year with three concerts: the first on June 27th, the second on July 7th, and a third sometime in the fall.
The first concert, on June 27th, at 7pm will feature the newly restored Steinway piano at Fort Scott High School, played by competition winning pianist, Baolong Zhang.
The second concert, on July 7th at 7pm will take place in the Presbyterian Church sanctuary and will include flute, harp, cello, bass, and voice. The Kansas City Symphony featured soprano Vanessa Thomas (who will appear on this concert) last December during their series of holiday concerts.
Fort Scott has a rich musical heritage; music has been valued and supported in our community.
With this history to build on, a chamber music series will add to the life, education, and culture for all area residents.
To read about the individual performers for the upcoming summer concerts, click HERE