Virtual Horn Ensemble – “Ad Astra per Aspera” – Kansas City Horn Club

Kansas City Horn Club Performs its First Virtual Concert Series

The Kansas City Horn Club took its May concert virtual, allowing audiences from anywhere to listen in on a unique experience.

The virtual concert was a way for KCHC members of all ages to come together virtually to share a love of music with the KC community and beyond. The piece played, “Ad Astra per Aspera” composed by Gavin Lendt, features 24 KCHC members performing virtually with a multitude of horn parts coming together to make one cohesive piece. The inspiration for the piece came from the motto of the state of Kansas, meaning “to the stars through difficulties.” The piece then evolves into the Kansas state song, “Home on the Range”. “With everything going on in our nation and the world at the moment, what better musical composition could represent coming together in difficult times,” said Stacy Lendt about the piece.