It may not be a sacred space, technically speaking, but when the Kansas City Chorale and organist Jan Kraybill join forces for a concert this Friday, Helzberg Hall will be filled with numinous sounds worthy of a cathedral.
The combination of gold metalwork with blue paint on the wood has a serene and ennobling effect. One could look at it for hours. But when the hammers come out and the otherworldly tinkling and chiming begin, the effect is truly mesmerizing.
In her world premiere work with the Kansas City Ballet and Bobby Watson, choreographer Karole Armitage puts her drastic classicism into play, along with inspiration from the the painter Jackson Pollock.
The Kansas City Symphony, led by its assistant conductor, Aram Demirjian, will accompany the screening of classic clips from the films of Alfred Hitchcock and Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals in Helzberg Hall.