<![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 Just two years old, KC VITAS Chamber Choir is going strong http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article92214112.html#storylink=rss KC VITAS Chamber Choir was founded by Jackson Thomas last year and performs new choral works

It performs only in the summer for now, this year on Aug. 5 and 7

See Joyce DiDonato in Royal Opera House HD Broadcast at Tivoli Cinema

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Sun, 31 Jul 2016 06:00:00 CDT

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The Classical Beat: Lyric Opera expands its repertoire with Explorations Series http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article91105622.html#storylink=rss Program will highlight vocal music beyond staged operas

The offerings kick off in September

One concert will feature Schubert lieder and Beatles songs

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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Kansas City Symphony receives $2.7 million grant for assistant conductor position http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article91224412.html#storylink=rss The David T. Beals III Trust provided the grant money

The assistant conductor position is held by Jason Seber

He’ll make his debut this fall at the Labor Day concert

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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:11:53 CDT

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Summerfest Week 2 delights with sounds from many eras http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article90170837.html#storylink=rss The program led off with “Lawless Airs,” by Dan Visconti, an American born in 1982

The performance also included an early work from Maurice Ravel in the exceptional Sonatine

Less well known was Alexander Zemlinsky, his whose Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano was performed

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Sun, 17 Jul 2016 15:01:01 CDT

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KC Fringe Festival’s adventurous classical offerings: opera with cat masks, aerial ballet http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/performing-arts/fringe-festival/article89391647.html#storylink=rss The 12th Annual KC Fringe Festival begins July 21

There’s a variety of cutting-edge shows in classical music, dance

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Sun, 17 Jul 2016 06:05:00 CDT

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Heartland Chamber Music Festival still inspiring young musicians after 15 years http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article88173787.html#storylink=rss Heartland Chamber Music Festival holding four free concerts this year

Festival founded by Victoria Olson, who saw a need in Kansas City

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Sun, 10 Jul 2016 06:55:00 CDT

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Broadway dancer brings her razzle dazzle to New Theatre’s ‘Chicago’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/performing-arts/article87716067.html#storylink=rss Dionne Figgins, a classically trained ballerina and contemporary dancer, plays criminal Velma Kelly

The show follows two murderesses in 1920s Chicago trying to clear their names

It’s the most dance-intensive musical New Theatre has produced

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Wed, 06 Jul 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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The Classical Beat: Summerfest returns to St. Mary’s Episcopal for its Sunday performances http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article86894467.html#storylink=rss Saturday concerts still will be held at White Recital Hall

The summer chamber music series emphasizes American roots music

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Sun, 03 Jul 2016 10:00:00 CDT

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Kansas City Dance Festival amuses and enchants http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article86100782.html#storylink=rss Event ends with world premiere of Garrett Smith’s hilarious “Mine, Me, Mine”

Other performances show off elegance and sophistication

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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 15:34:16 CDT

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The Classical Beat: Tivoli brings international arts films to Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article85983762.html#storylink=rss Classical music, opera and tours of art exhibits are all shown at the Westport movie house

Coming up: Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” and a Berlin Philharmonic concert

“Werther,” starring Joyce DiDonato, will be screened in August

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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 09:00:00 CDT

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The Harmony Project helps Kansas City kids achieve through music http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article85079952.html#storylink=rss The program seeks to get instruments in the hands of 80 kids by August — along with six hours of weekly music instruction

“I thought this really sounds like the right thing to do in Kansas City”

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:00:00 CDT

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Kansas City Symphony and Chorus end season with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9: Great joy overcoming struggle http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article84580057.html#storylink=rss Director Michael Stern dedicates performance to those suffering in the wake of the attack in Orlando, Fla.

Finale concert indicates great promise for things to come

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Sat, 18 Jun 2016 08:26:21 CDT

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Kansas City Dance Festival brings the best in dance to our own backyard http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article84227022.html#storylink=rss Festival begins Saturday, June 18, and culminates with the Main Event on Saturday, June 25.

Performers are from companies from KC to Philadelphia to Finland

Program will feature two premieres by emerging choreographers, one from KC Ballet

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Thu, 16 Jun 2016 12:17:00 CDT

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2016 Symphony in the Flint Hills http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article83300267.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 12 Jun 2016 08:31:31 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article83300267.html KC Symphony ends season with celebratory Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article82776522.html#storylink=rss Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony has been played around the world at joyous events

Kansas City Symphony Chorus will perform with the Symphony

There will be four performances

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Sun, 12 Jun 2016 07:34:00 CDT

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Musica Vocale gets Bach to basics http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article81362712.html#storylink=rss The chorale’s leaders hope to introduce listeners to an old musical technique of counterpoint

The performance is Sunday, June 5, at Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral

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Sat, 04 Jun 2016 10:00:00 CDT

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KC Symphony and guest conductor Jeffrey Kahane overcome some challenging pieces http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article81799412.html#storylink=rss Kahane’s opening solo in the second movement was riveting, enhanced by the orchestra’s response

The orchestra fulfilled the lightness and joyousness of Franz Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 88 in G Major

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Sat, 04 Jun 2016 12:59:17 CDT

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KC Symphony musicians agree to new contract http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article81373582.html#storylink=rss Higher salaries, more benefits are part of the deal

Unlike other cities, the latest contract was agreed upon without drama

Brian Rood, negotiating committee chairman: “We were losing too many talented musicians to other orchestras”

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Sat, 04 Jun 2016 18:01:00 CDT

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Top shows: Keith Urban, Salt-N-Pepa and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article80870572.html#storylink=rss The Center of the City fest features some of Kansas City’s best punk bands

Next week: The Cure comes to Starlight

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Wed, 01 Jun 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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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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