Soirée 2022 is Back!

The annual gala supporting The Friends of Chamber Music, Soirée 2022 will be live for the first time since 2019 and will feature:

  • A live wine auction hosted by Doug Frost and Joyce Angelos
  • A silent auction
  • A 3-course meal from the Restaurant at 1900
  • An exclusive performance by the Ulysses Quartet
  • A special performance by new Artistic Directors, Dmitri Atapine & Hyeyeon Park
  • And much more!

Support great music in Kansas City and have a wonderful evening!

Tickets can be purchased below. For more information, contact Mary Clare Wagner at (816) 561.9999.

Honorary Chairs
Virginia & Charles Clark

Auction Chairs
Honour Miller & Jamie Clossen

Tables and Tickets

Impressario- $10,000 ($8,500 is tax-deductible)

  • One table for ten guests with priority seating
  • Invitation for two to an artist reception during the Friends of Chamber Music’s 2022-23 concert season.
  • Four box seats to one concert OR four reserved ‘honors’ seat tickets for two general admission concerts during the 2022-23 concert season.
  • Recognition in Soirée 2022 program and in the Friends of Chamber Music’s 2022-23 program book

Benefactor- $6,000 ($4,500 is tax-deductible)

  • One table for ten guests to Soirée 2022
  • Invitation for two to an artist reception during the Friends of Chamber Music’s 2022-23 concert season.
  • Recognition in Soirée 2022 program and in the Friends of Chamber Music’s 2022-23 program book

Table Sponsor $3,750 ($2,250 is tax-deductible)

  • One table for ten guests to Soirée 2022
  • Invitation for two to an artist reception during the Friends of Chamber Music’s 2022-23 concert season.
  • Recognition in Soirée 2022 program and in the Friends of Chamber Music’s 2022-23 program book

Individual Patron $750 ($600 is tax-deductible)

  • One ticket to Soirée 2022
  • Recognition in Soirée 2022 program and in the Friends of Chamber Music’s 2022-23 program book

Individual tickets- $375 ($225 is tax-deductible)

  • One ticket to Soirée 2022

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About the Ulysses Quartet

The Ulysses Quartet has been praised for their “textural versatility,” “grave beauty” and “the kind of chemistry many quartets long for, but rarely achieve” (The Strad), as well as their “avid enthusiasm … [with] chops to back up their passion” (San Diego Story), “delivered with a blend of exuberance and polished artistry” (The Buffalo News).

Founded in the summer of 2015, the group won the grand prize and gold medal in the senior string division of the 2016 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and first prize in the 2018 Schoenfeld International String Competition. In 2017, the quartet finished first in the American Prize and won second prize at the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition. They were winners of the Vietnam International Music Competition in 2019. Ulysses garnered a career development grant in the 2016 Banff International String Quartet Competition.

At Juilliard, they are the Lisa Arnhold Fellows, serving as the School’s Graduate Resident String Quartet, an appointment that has been extended through May 2022. From 2016 to 2019, Ulysses was in residence at the Louis Moreau Institute in New Orleans, working with composer Morris Rosenzweig.

The members of Ulysses hold degrees from the Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, New England Conservatory and Yale University. The musicians perform on instruments and bows graciously on loan from the Juilliard School and the Maestro Foundation. Ulysses is grateful for the support of Shar Music and Connolly Music.

Soiree Itinerary

About Doug Frost

Doug Frost is one of only three individuals in the world to hold the Master of Wine and Master Sommelier titles. The Wine Spectator has bestowed the accolade of Master of Spirits on Frost, who has authored three wine books, and is anEmmy Award winning TV host/writer. He is the owner of a new winery in Walla Walla, WA called Echolands Winery.

 

About Joyce Angelos

Joyce Angelos Walsh is a 40-year veteran of the wine industry. She began as a restaurant sommelier, and continued into wholesale, representing wines of the world as well as domestic offerings. She runs the off site tasting room for TerraVox Winery in Weston, Missouri. Joyce has been judging regional wine competitions for the last 22 years, including The Jefferson Cup Invitational. Her writing credits include articles for ‘fermantation’ magazine.