Classical Music & Dance

Classical Music & Dance

The Classical Beat: KC Ballet unveils ‘Wizard of Oz’ and new ‘Romeo and Juliet’ for its 60th anniversary

Kansas City Ballet will celebrate its 60th anniversary with the world premiere based on the L. Frank Baum classic, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” as well as Sergei Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet,” “The Nutcracker” and many works new to the company, including — appropriately enough for its diamond anniversary — George Balanchine’s “Diamonds.”

Classical Music & Dance

Kansas City Symphony offers uplifting Romantic masterworks

The vibrancy and elegance of Frédéric Chopin, together with the élan of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony no. 6 formed an uplifting program on a dreary January evening. The crowd in Helzberg Hall on Friday was restless but enthusiastic, including a spirited clattering of mid-movement applause, along with standing ovations for pianist George Li and guest conductor Ludovic Morlot.

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Dallas Symphony members perform carpool karaoke with violins

Dallas Symphony members perform carpool karaoke with violins.
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Dallas Symphony members perform carpool karaoke with violins 2:56

Dallas Symphony members perform carpool karaoke with violins

Cuban ballet dancers find refuge in Kansas City 4:34

Cuban ballet dancers find refuge in Kansas City

Former Alvin Ailey dancer visits Paseo Academy 1:46

Former Alvin Ailey dancer visits Paseo Academy

Christmas in October? Kansas City Ballet prepares for 'Nutcracker' 1:21

Christmas in October? Kansas City Ballet prepares for 'Nutcracker'