<![CDATA[Classical Music & Dance News | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/ en-us Tue, 27 Oct 2015 10:49:01 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 27 Oct 2015 10:49:01 CDT Classical Music & Dance 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Kansas City Symphony’s Spring Fling will highlight Ravel and Dvorak http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/performing-arts/article80024112.html#storylink=rss Jeffrey Kahane of L.A. Chamber Orchestra will conduct Kansas City Symphony in Spring Fling

See KC Symphony at Celebration at the Station May 29

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Fri, 27 May 2016 06:40:00 CDT

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KC summer lineup in classic music: KC Symphony finale, Summerfest, Ensemble Iberica http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article79903602.html#storylink=rss Kansas City Symphony will close out with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9

Ensemble Iberica will present two passionate Latin concerts

Don’t forget: Kansas City Dance Festival, Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival and Summer Music at the Cathedrals

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Wed, 25 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Wylliams/Henry dance company celebrates its 25th year with two big performances http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article78695822.html#storylink=rss “Church of Nations” by Kevin Iega Jeff and “Esperando nin Silencio” are on the program for June 3 and 4

Also: Ensemble Iberica performs at Grünauer

The Northland Symphony Orchestra plays at Park Hill South High School

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Sun, 22 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Kansas City Symphony premieres revelatory composition that vividly evokes World War I http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article79036892.html#storylink=rss Jonathan Leshnoff’s Symphony No. 3 had first public performance Friday in Helzberg Hall

Final movement of the work is inspired by letters written during the war

Concert also included Albéric Magnard’s “Hymne à la Justice” and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 3

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Sat, 21 May 2016 08:01:06 CDT

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Composer Jonathan Leshnoff explores the depths of war in world premiere symphony http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article77235677.html#storylink=rss Kansas City Symphony will debut the work Friday

Final movement is inspired by letters written during WWI, one by a soldier from Kansas City

Leshnoff’s spiritual beliefs fuel his music

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Sun, 15 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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KC Symphony to perform World War I-inspired music by Jonathan Leshnoff http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article77240242.html#storylink=rss The work was commissioned by the Symphony

Also on the program: the “Ode to Justice” and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 3

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Thu, 12 May 2016 14:48:29 CDT

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Friends of Chamber Music to celebrate 41st anniversary season with exquisite artistry http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/arts-culture/article75909187.html#storylink=rss Two highlights of next season’s series are the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

Arnaldo Cohen, Fabio Bidini and Kirill Gerstein are among the pianists who will make an appearance

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Sun, 08 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Kansas City Ballet offers a mixed bill of premieres http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/performing-arts/article76325557.html#storylink=rss Season draws to a close with joyous, abstract, sexy and merciless dances

Emotionally varied, dynamic performances reflect beauty of spring, intricacies of fear

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Sat, 07 May 2016 16:56:00 CDT

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International Center for Music at Park University to showcase its accomplishments http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article74472897.html#storylink=rss The school has been turning out many supremely talented musicians

Four virtuosos perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Also coming up: KC Ballet’s “The Rite of Spring”

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Sun, 01 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT

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‘Amadeus,’ with strong leads, remains minimally elegant http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article74904617.html#storylink=rss Robert Gibby Brand carries the bulk of the script and dramatic elements

Despite a story about a famous musician, actors mimed musical performances

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Sat, 30 Apr 2016 09:25:00 CDT

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World premiere, Baroque pieces mark end of KC Chamber Orchestra season http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/performing-arts/article74650337.html#storylink=rss The group’s sound on Thursday night was cohesive and balanced

The vibrant energy and a bright tinged timbre was suited to a brisk springtime evening

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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 06:15:00 CDT

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Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s inviting, dramatic ‘Carmen’ closes the season http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/performing-arts/article73669902.html#storylink=rss In her Lyric debut, Zanda Svede plays the fiery Carmen with convincing flair

Well-honed chorus and children’s chorus shine

The fight scenes, however, are generally unconvincing

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Sun, 24 Apr 2016 16:57:05 CDT

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Johnson County Community College’s Performing Arts Series combines arts high and lows http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article73426447.html#storylink=rss Carlsen Center renovations are scheduled to be finished by mid-September

Also this week in classical music and dance: Cellist Edgar Moreau, Musica Sacra and City in Motion’s 30th anniversary

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Sun, 24 Apr 2016 03:00:00 CDT

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A peek at Lyric Opera's 'Carmen' http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article73388117.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 17:07:09 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article73388117.html Lyric Opera’s ‘Carmen’ is a classic tale of passion and chaos http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article71856982.html#storylink=rss Curtain rises April 23 on the production at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Rising mezzo-soprano Zanda Švēde sings the title role

“It’s delicious to play a role where you do something you wouldn’t do in your real life”

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Sun, 17 Apr 2016 03:00:00 CDT

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Kansas City Symphony’s ‘Pixar in Concert’ showcases evocative storytelling http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article72305822.html#storylink=rss Program featured film scores by Randy Newman, Thomas Newman, Michael Giacchino and Patrick Doyle

Scenes from all 16 of the studio’s full-length films were projected behind the orchestra

The Symphony embraced the diversity and challenge of the program

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Sat, 16 Apr 2016 23:24:32 CDT

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Ensemble Iberica, Owen/Cox and Nathan Granner collaborate on ‘Danza’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article70498437.html#storylink=rss Longtime friends’ music/dance program has a Spanish and Turkish flavor

Award-winning musicians Isabel Leonard and Sharon Isbin will perform at the Folly

KC Symphony will provide live accompaniment to classic Pixar animated movie clips

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Sun, 10 Apr 2016 02:00:00 CDT

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Kansas City Symphony explores wedding rituals in a surprising program http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article70898932.html#storylink=rss Performance features a co-commissioned American violin concerto

Composer’s wife, the solo violinist, gets an onstage kiss

Debussy’s “Ibéria” (“Images” No. 2) is brilliant

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Sat, 09 Apr 2016 13:58:00 CDT

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Kansas City Ballet’s ‘New Moves’ is a showcase of creativity http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article69749052.html#storylink=rss The company presented six world premieres

Three were choreographed by company members

Intimate setting let audience experience every small detail

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Sun, 03 Apr 2016 16:17:43 CDT

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Kansas City Symphony makes a stop in American music for its ‘World Tour’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article69258127.html#storylink=rss The performances feature music by Charles Ives, George Gershwin and Claude Debussy

Also on the program is a violin concerto by composer David Ludwig, performed by his wife, Bella Hristova

Friday at the Folly: The Takács Quartet

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Sun, 03 Apr 2016 03:00:00 CDT

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Kansas City Symphony offers an invigorating Mahler rendition http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article69600672.html#storylink=rss Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor impresses with restraint on Mozart concerto

Music director Michael Stern is wholehearted in conducting symphony

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Sat, 02 Apr 2016 08:26:50 CDT

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The best music in Kansas City this weekend: Big Gigantic, Gary Clark Jr., Kitten and Le1f http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article68770677.html#storylink=rss Next week: Justin Bieber, Fred Eaglesmith, Joe Ely, Ruthie Foster and Paul Thorn

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Wed, 30 Mar 2016 03:04:00 CDT

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Kansas City Symphony takes on Mahler’s heroic Symphony No. 1 http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article67980682.html#storylink=rss Performances are April 1-3 at the Kauffman Center

Konstantin Lifschitz performs April 1 at the Folly Theater

Kansas City Ballet’s New Moves begins its first weekend of performances on April 1

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Sun, 27 Mar 2016 05:00:00 CDT

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The best music this weekend in Kansas City: Excision, Robby Krieger, Into It Over It http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article67729377.html#storylink=rss Next week: Shannon and the Clams on Monday at the Riot Room

Also next week: Hailey Whitters performs March 30 at Knuckleheads

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Tue, 22 Mar 2016 07:53:00 CDT

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Therese Park: Music offers gifts to cherish http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article67304732.html#storylink=rss I attended a concert of the Overland Park Orchestra at Tomahawk Ridge Community Center at 119th and Lowell streets to hear Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8, which the Kansas City Symphony had performed countless times while I was a member.

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Mon, 21 Mar 2016 09:54:51 CDT

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Ambitious collaboration reimagines Stravinsky’s ‘A Soldier’s Tale’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article67188257.html#storylink=rss Owen/Cox Dance, NAVO and Robert Gibby Brand present lean interpretation of 1918 work

‘A Soldier’s Tale’ features dance, music and narration

New production was performed at JCCC’s Polsky Theatre

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Sun, 20 Mar 2016 08:40:07 CDT

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Sounds, sights of gamelan coming to Quixotic School; time for Springsong at the Nelson http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article66702732.html#storylink=rss Gamelan is traditional percussion music of Java and Bali

Kansas City Chorale to present Springsong on March 26

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Sun, 20 Mar 2016 03:00:00 CDT

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Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, violinist Pinchas Zukerman make for invigorating performance http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article67058862.html#storylink=rss Friday’s program featured world premiere of Harold Meltzer’s “Vision Machine”

Orpheus performed the same program in New York on Saturday

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Sat, 19 Mar 2016 09:17:18 CDT

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Lyric Opera’s tuneful and innocent ‘The Elixir of Love’ is a pleasing potion http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article65798367.html#storylink=rss Norman Reinhardt, Susannah Biller head up cadre of fine comic actors

Show is supremely tuneful, and the cast carries it well

Production has relatable positivity and feel-good energy

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Sun, 13 Mar 2016 08:32:24 CDT

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Step right up and witness the Lyric Opera’s ‘Elixir of Love’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article63870437.html#storylink=rss The production plays up the story’s similarities to the Broadway musical “The Music Man”

Performances begin March 12 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

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Sun, 06 Mar 2016 00:17:00 CST

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