My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Octarium, Kansas City, MO, USA
I am a long time resident of Kansas City with season tickets to several musical performance series (symphony, opera, etc.). I have heard Octarium in person and am always in awe of the sound that they create. I consider them to be one of the musical jewels of Kansas City. My most recent performance experience with them was their American Idyll concert in October 2010. This was held in the Auditorium of the WWI museum. The combination of the setting and the music really brought the meaning of the selections home to the audience. I brought along a friend who does not get to concerts very often. She is now a fan, too. She immediately checked her schedule to find the next concert when she, too, could introduce someone to this special group!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I had some new perspective on the American experience after the American Idyll concert. I was glad the group chose music going back to the native Americans. I was also glad they sang We Shall Overcome, a melody that brings back memories to anyone my age. I could tell the audience was especially moved by this. The audience immediately stood as one when The Star Spangled Banner was begun. Unity among a difference of opinions. Music communicates to all.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
The only change I would like to see is more frequent concerts and more CD's for home listening. I am looking forward to their next release. I enjoy experiencing the different venues that are chosen for the concerts. Keep using the various "hidden" stages halls here in KC. It makes us all more aware of what we have right here at home.