Season of rebirth inspires classical selections

One of the great things about having an outstanding music school like the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Conservatory of Music and Dance is being able to hear free recitals by its world-class faculty. For example, Benny Kim, professor of violin at the conservatory, will give a free Easter recital at White Recital Hall

Choirs lead the way on a week of new and classic music

Te Deum Chamber Choir conducted by Matthew Christopher Shepard will take a sort of iPod approach with its program called “Universal Expressions.” The choir will perform two Masses by two composers, Joseph Rheinberger and Francis Poulenc, with completely different backgrounds and styles of expression.

Friends of Chamber Music has a strong season ahead

Next year will mark the 39th anniversary for the Friends of Chamber Music, a series that is well-known and envied around the country for its high standards and uncompromising quality. For its 2014-2015 season, Cynthia Siebert, the founder and artistic director of the Friends, has chosen a typically thoughtful and varied season.