The Sunflower Music Festival of Topeka, Kansas presents an annual series of orchestra concerts, chamber music evenings, educational projects and other artistic events of the highest caliber. These events occur throughout a two week period each June.
The festival strives to attract outstanding chamber musicians to Topeka and create musical enjoyment for All.
Organized in Spring of 1987, our concerts are sponsored by individuals as well as leading area businesses. They are offered to the public free of charge. Participating musicians come from many of the nation’s most-recognized musical organizations. Since 1993, the Blanche Bryden Sunflower Music Festival Institute has developed into an outstanding educational experience for talented young musicians ages 16-26 from across the country.
Performances are held in White Concert Hall, Garvey Fine Arts Center, Washburn University. In the fall of 2000 a major refurbishment of the 1117 seats, acoustics, lighting and sound-reinforcement re-established this facility as one of the premiere concert halls in the Midwest. Besides housing the Sunflower Music Festival, White Concert Hall is home to all music department concerts, the Topeka Symphony Orchestra, and countless University and civic events.
Post concert Talk Back sessions allow those who stay to get the personal perspective of participating musicians.