MSACP Orchestra Returns for its 10th Year at Future Stages Festival

Above left MSACP Orchestra on Helzberg Stage in 2022. Photo by Cassandra Schmidt. Above right MSACP Orchestra backstage at Helzberg Hall in 2015. Photo by Rachel Nyhart.

On Sunday, June 11 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Future Stages Festival.

In honor of this celebration, we are excited to highlight MSA Crescendo Project Orchestra as the only performance group returning to the festival for their tenth year! This dynamic youth orchestra has been selected to perform on the Kauffman Center stages each year of the festival.

“Performing at the Future Stages Festival is always the highlight of the year for my students. It is such a magical opportunity for these young musicians, from the tiniest beginners to the seasoned high school seniors, walking out onto the stage at Kauffman feels like nothing else in the world. Each year, I tell them that being selected is a privilege and it is not a guarantee.  For ten years now they’ve been overjoyed to be selected and worked SO hard together to create something magical to share with the audience. We are so thankful for the opportunity to play again in 2023!” Natasha Kwapich said.

In addition to the loyalty of MSACP Orchestra, we are excited to welcome back 5 Star Jazz Band for their eighth year and The Kansas City Boys Choir and The Kansas City Girls Choir as well as AileyCamp: The Group for their ninth year performing at the festival.

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