A concert series dedicated to classical music of smaller ensembles with modern flair.
SEASON 15 CONCERTS, 2018-2019
2018: October 5 - October 12 - December 7
2019: January 12 (19, Snow Date) - February 15 - March 21-25 (The 9th Plowman Competition & Festival) - May 3 - June 2 Vox Nova
~ Odyssey Season 15 ~
May 3, 2019 (Fri) 7pm, First Baptist Church
with a Pre-concert Performance at 6:45pm
The title is taken from Robert Schumann’s breathtakingly beautiful “Frühlingsnacht” from Liederkreis, Op. 39. This ultimate German romantic work is programmed with equally gorgeous Gian Carlo Menotti’s “Cantilene & Scherzo” for harp, violin and string quartet and Debussy’s dynamic String Quartet, featuring the Esterhazy String Quartet and harpist Maria Duhova Trevor.
May 25, 2019 (Sat) 3 pm, First Baptist Church
Special Event | FREE ADMISSION!
“Kids@Heart: A Children’s Concert” – Carnival of the Animals & Friends
In collaboration with the MMAMTA (Mid-Missouri Area Music Teachers Association), Odyssey’s Kids@Heart will revisit Saint-Saëns’ much beloved Carnival of the Animals. Come an hour early at 2pm to experience Instrumental Petting Zoo, where you can try out some instruments being used in the concert. This is a FREE concert - bring along your friends, as many as you like! (This is a rescheduled event from January 2019.) Donations are gratefully accepted.
June 2, 2019 (Sun) 3pm, First Baptist Church
Season Finale: Vox Nova
with a Pre-concert Performance at 2:45pm
Vox Nova continues as Odyssey’s Ensemble-in-Residence for the second season. In the past four years, Vox Nova has established itself as the premiere an ensemble with no conductor, and you will really appreciate their phenomenal versatility to cover contrasting repertoire from Baroque to Modern Day eras. Their music knows no boundaries, a creative process which both instrumentalists and vocalists will appreciate. More information: www.voxnovacomo.org
~ Past Concerts ~
October 5, 2018 (Fri) 7:30pm, Second Missionary Baptist Church
Special Event | FREE ADMISSION!
That Promised Land: The Evolution of the African American Spiritual
A special presentation and production of the musical segment beginning with field/work songs all the way to the arranged spirituals of H. T. Burleigh, Margaret Bonds, and Moses Hogan to name a few. Curated by Dr. Maya C. Gibson, this concert features former Chanticleer member Marques Jerrell Ruff and special guest soloist, international Opera, Jazz and Gospel artist Jolie Rocke Brown, with MU's Assistant Director of Choral Activities, Dr. Brandon A. Boyd on the piano. This concert is sponsored by the Second Missionary Baptist Church. Donations are gratefully accepted.
October 12, 2018 (Fri) 7pm, First Baptist Church
with a Pre-concert Performance at 6:45pm – Alison Robuck & Ayako Tsuruta
We are taking the spirit of Oktoberfest in this jovial German program. In addition to trumpet-piano duo by Iskander Akhmadullin and Natalia Bolshakova, violist Marka Gustavsson from Bard College, New York is featured prominently in a program of duo and Brahms Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor – which concludes with a real barn burner, “Rondo alla Zingarese.”
December 7, 2018 (Fri) 7 pm, First Baptist Church
with a Pre-concert Performance at 6:45pm - Thornbrook Piano Trio
Rachmaninoff’s music is full of bells, which can be heard prominently in his two piano work, Suite No. 1, Op. 5, known as Fantasie-Tableuax. This program will also feature DRAX, and various percussion and saxophone ensembles in holiday tunes and more!
February 15, 2019 (Fri) 7 pm, First Baptist Church in Columbia - Cancelled due to snow.
(February 16, 2019 (Sat) 7 pm, Central United Church of Christ in Jefferson City)
with a Pre-concert Performance at 6:45pm (in Columbia)
“Baroque Concerto” will feature a pre-collegiate concerto competition winner with the Odyssey Chamber Ensemble, led by Jefferson City Symphony Orchestra conductor Patrick Clark. Because of his affiliation with his newly found Southside Philharmonic Orchestra based in Jefferson City, Odyssey has a partnership to produce one performance here in Columbia, and another in Jefferson City with the same classical concerto competition winner – for the second year. The highlight of the concert is the annual Bach Cantata with Bach Collegium Choir directed by R. Paul Crabb, performed with the Odyssey Chamber Ensemble.
THE 9th PLOWMAN CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION & FESTIVAL
March 21-25, 2019
In collaboration with First Baptist Church, Missouri Symphony, Office of the President of the University of Missouri System, and the MU School of Music, Odyssey presents the 9th Plowman Chamber Music Competition & Festival. Recognized as one of the top five chamber competitions in the nation, Plowman has produced many award-winning, world class chamber ensembles since 2006, attracting many prominent guest artists as the judges. In March 2019, we welcome three such musicians: Dale Clevenger, horn; Ida Kavafian*, violin; and Wei-Yi Yang, piano. Full schedule is posted on the Plowman web site, www.PlowmanCompetition.org, as well as on Odyssey Program web page.
*Note* The 2019 Plowman Finals & Award Ceremony is a University Concert Series presentation. Tickets are only available for purchase at the Missouri Theatre, or visit University Concert Series web site when the event comes closer.
All events are held at First Baptist Church of Columbia, except for the Plowman Finals (Sunday):
March 21 (Thu) 7pm - Piano Solo Recital by Wei-Yi Yang
March 22 (Fri) 7pm - Violin Recital by Ida Kavafian*, with Peter Miyamoto, piano
*Due to unforeseen circumstances, Ms. Kavafian is unable to attend. Instead, Lara St. John is performing a similar program with Dr. Miyamoto.
March 23 (Sat) 9:30am-5pm - Plowman Competition Semi-Finals
March 24 (Sun) 1:30pm - Plowman Competition Finals & Award Ceremony (Missouri Theatre)
March 25 (Mon) 12pm - Horn Recital by Dale Clevenger, with Natalia Bolshakova, piano
All concerts are presented at First Baptist Church of Columbia, 1112 East Broadway,
unless otherwise indicated.
Programs and artists may be subject to change without notice.
|Join Our Mailing List|
For Email Newsletters you can trust
Artists and programs are subject to change without notice.
Are you on our mailing list? Look for Odyssey's annual brochure in your mailbox in late August; Tickets will be on sale online beginning September 1.