Johnson County Community College’s Midwest Trust Center

Rolston String Quartet

WHEN: August 4, 2021 7:00 p.m.

WHO: Johnson County Community College’s Midwest Trust Center and Heartland Chamber Music

WHAT: The Midwest Trust Center (formerly Carlsen Center) welcomes audiences back in grand style
with the Rolston String Quartet. Winner of the 2016 Banff International String Quartet
Competition, and fresh off their all-Tchaikovsky debut album, “Souvenirs,” the Rolston String
Quartet comes to Yardley Hall to play works by Haydn, Shostakovich, and Dvořák.

As part of the nine-day Heartland Chamber Music Festival, the quartet will also be the festival’s
summer resident, mentoring students as they prepare for festival performances on the campus of
Johnson County Community College. The Heartland Chamber Music Festival is a partnership
with JCCC Midwest Trust Center.

TICKETS: Tickets are on sale now through the Midwest Trust Center Box Office. Purchase online here or
call the Box Office Monday-Friday 12pm-5pm at (913) 469-4445.

About Midwest Center, Johnson County Community College

The Midwest Trust Center is Johnson County’s performing arts center. Early on, the founders of Johnson
County Community College (JCCC) dreamed of building a world-class performing arts venue in Johnson
County, Kansas. In 1990, that dream was realized, and the center soon became a cultural hub for the rapidly
growing county. The Midwest Trust Center’s growth parallels that of Johnson County, expanding from 50
events the first season to around 150 annually today. Events include Midwest Trust Center Series, the annual
series of around 25 events presented by JCCC that feature professional, internationally known artists in a wide
variety of genres; academic branches of JCCC; and community groups who rent the space.

In 2020 Johnson County Community College accepted a $1,000,000 donation intended to provide an ongoing
endowment to support the College’s Performing Arts Series. These funds will also provide scholarships for
students studying creative arts at JCCC. As a feature of the donation, the center now bears the name Midwest
Trust Center, a local company founded by Brad Bergman. The donors Brad and Libby Bergman are long-time
supporters of the College, having co-chaired the JCCC Foundation’s annual Some Enchanted Evening Gala – the
largest single fundraising event for student scholarships. Brad has also served as Chair of the JCCC Foundation
Board of Directors. The Bergmans have been consistent supporters of dozens of activities at JCCC. They have
four children, each of whom has benefited from classes taught at the College.

Since 2000, with the development of the Midwest Trust Center Arts Education program, the Midwest Trust
Center also addresses cultural and art-related program needs in K-12 education. The MTC Arts Education
programs include school performances at the Midwest Trust Center, and engagement activities with artists
performing in schools. Master classes, lecture/demonstrations, workshops and other opportunities for interaction
with students happen throughout the year. MTC Arts Education also offers support materials for programs,
study guides, concert previews, plus professional development – creative skills workshops and curriculumbuilding seminars for teachers in arts integration.

The MTC Arts Education had a leadership role in the re-establishment of the Kansas Alliance for Arts
Education, and in 2014 was named a Kennedy Center Partners in Education site, teamed with the Shawnee
Mission School District. An expansion of the Kennedy Center Partnership occurred in 2018 with the addition of
the Liberty Schools, and again in 2019, adding Kansas City Young Audiences, making it one of two cross-state
Kennedy Center Partnerships in the US. MTC Arts Ed is the only Kennedy Center Partner in the state of
Kansas.

Please visit Midwest Trust Center Events for more information.