Carlson center announces plans


Posted by Bob Evans


Johnson County Community College’s

Carlsen Center Presents

NEW Digital Artists-in-Residence

Opus 76 Quartet

for Inaugural Season 2020-2021


New virtual chamber music series,

“Eat, Drink, Play!”

Will feature engaging concerts, food and wine pairings from local experts and more!


Emily Behrmann, General Manager for Carlsen Center Presents today announced the first-ever Digital Artists-in-Residence partnership with Opus 76 Quartet for the 2020-2021 season. Known for their entertaining and energetic interpretations of the classics, this group of renowned musicians based in Kansas City have been called “Kansas City’s gem of a quartet” by The Kansas City Star.

Together, the Carlsen Center Presents and Opus 76 Quartet will present a new virtual chamber music series, “Eat, Drink, Play!” These fun “date night in” concerts will be approx. one hour in length and will feature both lively performances as well as engaging programming including cameos from some beloved KC chefs offering unique wine pairings to accompany the performance and more. Concert portions will be filmed in Yardley Hall. High-res photos with IDs can be found here.

In addition, as part of this inaugural series and the Opus 76 Quartet Sunrise Programme, Opus 76 Quartet auditioned and chose a youth string quartet who will perform on some of these programs. This mentoring initiative provides four talented young musicians of high school age or younger with free coaching, mentoring, and performing opportunities. More information about the Sunrise Programme can be found at

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