Porch Music was created by a group of Kansas City-based musicians who felt a strong need for live music in an unprecedented time. Residing in the West Plaza neighborhood, these musicians took to their porches and invited their neighbors for sight-reading sessions that eventually became weekly concerts. Now, Porch Music is an event that neighbors look forward to and depend upon from week to week.
Oboe, Clarinet, & Bassoon
The Battledore Trio is a traditional reed trio based in Kansas City made of oboist Greg Stead, clarinetist Larkin Sanders, and bassoonist Joshua Draves-Kellerman. The musicians met while performing together in various settings throughout Kansas City. The Battledore Trio has a history of playing an array of parties, outreach events, informal concerts, formal recitals, and more. It's the perfect group for your next event that demands a classical presence.
Recorder & Lute
The Sanders-Moss Duo is a Kansas City-based recorder and lute duo specializing in the music of the renaissance and middle ages. The duo met as volunteers for the Friends of Chamber Music in Kansas City and began collaborating over Sunday afternoons and coffee. With a special fondness for renaissance dances, the Sanders-Moss Duo can be found in a variety of settings throughout the region.
Clarinet, Violin, & Piano
Based in Kansas City, the Xiphias Trio is committed to community building through high quality chamber music performance. The group is comprised of three friends who adore eastern European music, artisan cocktails, various species of game fish, and making great music together. Larkin (clarinet), Erik (violin), and Bridget (piano) are active performers and teachers in Kansas City and can be heard performing in a variety of settings for organizations such as the Redux Society, Classical Revolution KC, Vinyl Renaissance, Midwest Chamber Ensemble, the Taneycomo Festival Orchestra, and more.
The Taneycomo Winds was founded in 2013 as a resident chamber ensemble with the Taneycomo Festival Orchestra. This all-female quintet is committed to promoting and performing music by female composers and furthering the careers of female musicians. Its members reside in New York, Los Angeles, Michigan, and Kansas City, and they come together for the Taneycomo Festival Orchestra's season each summer.