About the Community Chamber OrchestraLearn more about our Director, Dr. Anne Clark, and the journey she followed to create our one-of-a-kind
What is unique about the Community Chamber Orchestra?
|1. It is an LLC employing youth through adults to perform
live chamber orchestra music in North Central Kansas.
|2. The musicians perform without a conductor.
|3. The Community Chamber Orchestra is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of Community Chamber Orchestra must be made payable to "Fractured Atlas" and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
|4. Contributions by individuals, organizations, and businesses
have built the Orchestra. For more
information on being a sponsor of the Community Chamber Orchestra, contact
Dr. Anne Clark at 454 23rd Rd., Morganville, KS 67468-9117, (785) 926-4725,
|5. The Orchestra offers a unique chamber orchestra experience.
It draws from rural, small town, and large city populations of North Central
Kansas. It is intergenerational, in that senior citizens,
young adults, and youth all play together.
Grammy-award winning cellist and composer Akua Dixon shared her jazz compositions in a concert May 27, 2011 on Morganville's historic outdoor stage.
|6. The Orchestra features soloists who are both professional
musicians and high school students. This brings high quality performances
to an underserved area of North Central Kansas, and gives aspiring musicians
opportunities for concert experience as soloists.
|7. The Orchestra has completed a unique 2-year project, "Agriculture and the Arts," which celebrates our Kansas agriculture through music and photography. See our sidebar for presentations of 35 framed original photographs which are in the permanent community exhibit created through this unusual project, as well as the AgriTalk Radio interview about its history.|
|8. The Orchestra has completed production of a copyrighted historical 2-CD set, "Music of the Kansas Pioneers," containing pioneer music of the 1800's and early 1900's which was recorded live in its 2001 "Pioneers of Bloom Township in the 1880's" concert and in its 2006 "Letters From Morganville" concert. 50 of these CD sets have been distributed free of charge to North Central public and school libraries. For more information and the lyrics, see the CD section on the left.|