<![CDATA[Classical Music & Dance News | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/ en-us Tue, 17 Jun 2014 13:18:22 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 17 Jun 2014 13:18:22 CDT Classical Music & Dance 60 The Classical Beat: Friends of Chamber Music prepares for 40th anniversary http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article19304202.html#storylink=rss Friends of Chamber Music stalwarts like pianist Richard Goode, the Tallis Scholars and the Takacs Quartet are returning and others will make their debut on the series, like the early music ensemble Atalante.

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Sat, 25 Apr 2015 03:00:00 CDT By PATRICK NEAS

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Kansas City opera and ballet lovers, it’s time for a road trip to Wichita http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article17220323.html#storylink=rss The Wichita Grand Opera is presenting “A Season of Royalty,” which will feature performances of “Cinderella,” “Swan Lake,” “Turandot” and more.

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Sat, 04 Apr 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Performing Arts Series brings Guthrie, the Romeros and Bach Collegium to the Carlsen Center http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article18706047.html#storylink=rss The 25th anniversary season also features Blue Man Group and a Bollywood extravaganza.

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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 18:00:00 CDT

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Award-winning Fountain City Brass Band to perform in Olathe http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article18674184.html#storylink=rss Kansas City’s Fountain City Brass Band is a 30-piece unit ensemble of passionate brass players and percussionists. After concerts this month at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe and a couple in June in Missouri, the group will tour New Zealand and Australia.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Stores stocked with exclusives and other treats for Record Store Day on Saturday http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article18505115.html#storylink=rss Founded in 2007 by a collective of independent retailers to celebrate the culture of record stores, Record Store Day has picked up more momentum over the past several years as vinyl has become increasingly popular. Participating stores offer exclusive, rare, limited edition, and collectible releases available for one day.

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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:12:03 CDT

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Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain combines music and humor in return performance http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article18428063.html#storylink=rss Now in their 30th year, the Ukes have taken the comic aspects and musical capabilities of the ukulele and molded them into a well-honed act, delivered with marvelous nonchalance and impressive versatility.

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Sun, 12 Apr 2015 18:59:00 CDT

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Kansas City Symphony’s ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ is fun, challenging show http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article18260834.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City Symphony’s performance Friday of “Singin’ in the Rain” for the Screenland at the Symphony series was a highly enjoyable romp, an added dimension to a film where the humor and drama focus on the practice of dubbing.

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Thu, 09 Apr 2015 19:00:00 CDT

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The Classical Beat: Lyric Opera’s ‘Tosca’ and Harriman-Jewell concert provide full dose of Puccini http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/performing-arts/article17982386.html#storylink=rss It’s melodramatic for sure, but “Tosca” is a vital opera, bursting with human passions and emotions and Giacomo Puccini’s sweeping, heart-rending music. The Lyric Opera of Kansas City will present “Tosca” for four performances beginning Saturday.

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Sat, 11 Apr 2015 18:00:00 CDT

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The Classical Beat: William Baker Festival Singers will introduce Lynn Swanson to KC http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article17052392.html#storylink=rss William Baker will be turning over the Atlanta branch of his Festival Singers to his hand-picked successor so he can focus on Kansas City and his new choir, the Summer Singers of Lee’s Summit.

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Sat, 04 Apr 2015 18:00:00 CDT

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Patricia Ward Kelly, widow of Gene Kelly, to appear at ‘Screenland at the Symphony’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/performing-arts/article17234741.html#storylink=rss Fans of “Singing in the Rain” will hear Gene Kelly’s widow separate fact from fiction about the movie and the Hollywood icon’s life this weekend at three Kansas City Symphony concerts.

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Sat, 04 Apr 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Guest conductor Carlos Kalmar, pianist Yevgeny Sudbin join KC Symphony for energetic performance http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/performing-arts/article16574618.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City Symphony has taken enormous strides, aided in a large part by the nearly perfect acoustic environment of Helzberg Hall. Friday’s concert was no exception, with guest conductor Carlos Kalmar leading a well-balanced ensemble in myriad exciting contrasts, joined by Russian pianist Yevgeny Sudbin.

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:15:56 CDT

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Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Jeremy Denk create intimacy in an inventive repertoire http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/performing-arts/article15560738.html#storylink=rss The Academy, with pianist and MacArthur Fellow Jeremy Denk, performed an inventive quartet of works for their Friday concert in Helzberg Hall, presented by the Harriman-Jewell Series.

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Sat, 21 Mar 2015 07:35:05 CDT

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Momix dance troupe’s blend of creativity, commerce coming to JCCC http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/performing-arts/article15367328.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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The Classical Beat: Carlos Kalmar to guest conduct KC Symphony in ‘Capriccio Italien’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/performing-arts/article15108236.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 21 Mar 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Kansas City Ballet’s ‘Giselle’ is an enchanting classical work http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/performing-arts/article14310110.html#storylink=rss The traditional presentation of “Giselle,” which continues through March 22 in the Muriel Kauffman Theatre, demonstrates why classics remain classics. Splendid dance, memorable music and engaging storytelling combined for a thoughtful display of love, heartbreak and redemption.

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Sun, 15 Mar 2015 06:00:00 CDT

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Joshua Bell, Sam Haywood display virtuosity and partnership in concert at Helzberg Hall http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/performing-arts/article14489249.html#storylink=rss Camaraderie and energy marked Joshua Bell and Sam Haywood’s duo performance in Helzberg Hall on Saturday night, presented by the Harriman-Jewell Series. Violinist Bell has the celebrity, with his iconic performance style, virtuosic abilities and highly publicized accomplishments. Yet pianist Haywood wasn’t just an accompanist, but rather an equal collaborator with a gentlemanly demeanor.

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Sun, 15 Mar 2015 08:03:10 CDT

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This week’s best music: Oh Honey, Rex Hobart and the Misery Boys, Shovels & Rope and Swearing at Motorists http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article16943117.html#storylink=rss In KC next week: Father John Misty, Jungle and Milky Chance

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Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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The Classical Beat: Harriman Series bringing Academy of St. Martin in the Fields to KC http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article13823972.html#storylink=rss After 56 years, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields is going stronger than ever, recording and concertizing around the world. The Harriman-Jewell Series will present the renowned chamber orchestra this Friday at Helzberg Hall with pianist Jeremy Denk as special guest soloist.

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Sun, 15 Mar 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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The Classical Beat: KC Ballet takes on the ethereal challenge of ‘Giselle’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/performing-arts/article12720281.html#storylink=rss The 19th century dreamlike tale of eternal love and revenge-minded ghosts will be told through the subtlest of movements by dancers Molly Wagner and Tempe Ostergren. The Kansas City Ballet will present “Giselle” for six performances beginning this Friday at Muriel Kauffman Theatre.

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Sat, 07 Mar 2015 18:00:00 CST

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KC Symphony premiere of ‘From the Mountaintop’ features clarinetist in heroic performance http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/performing-arts/article12921695.html#storylink=rss Heroism can manifest in a single dramatic selfless action or in a lifetime of tireless persistence to aid the common good. Celebrating these aspects of heroism, the Kansas City Symphony, joined by guest clarinetist Anthony McGill, gave a forceful, energetic performance in Helzberg Hall on Friday, conducted by Michael Stern.

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Sat, 07 Mar 2015 07:32:24 CST

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‘Modern Night at the Folly’ choreographic showcase displays creativity, strength http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/performing-arts/article11849897.html#storylink=rss Vulnerability, frailty and ambiguity were the strengths of this year’s “A Modern Night at the Folly,” the 12th annual choreographic showcase presented by City in Motion Dance Theater.

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Sun, 01 Mar 2015 08:46:31 CST

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The Classical Beat: Richard Danielpour is a composer from two worlds but one mission http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article11242790.html#storylink=rss “An American composer with a Persian memory,” Danielpour is inspired by his heritage and others’ heroism to be a champion of the oppressed. The Kansas City Symphony and clarinetist Anthony McGill will give the Kansas City premiere of his clarinet concerto “From the Mountaintop” Friday, Saturday and March 8 at Helzberg Hall.

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Sun, 01 Mar 2015 02:00:00 CST

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Josh Berwanger keeps busy with new recordings, plans a March event with Dwight Twilley http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article11089202.html#storylink=rss Meanwhile, Berwanger’s band performs Friday at Davey’s Uptown, 3402 Main St. The Travel Guide and Varma Cross also are on the bill. Showtime is 9 p.m. Cover is $8.

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 06:00:00 CST

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Harriman-Jewell series will present Audra McDonald, Itzhak Perlman and Emanuel Ax http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article10712879.html#storylink=rss It’s clear by looking at the series’ 2015-16 season list that the party now underway for the Harriman-Jewell’s 50th anniversary will continue. The  2015-16 season has a lineup of classical stars to rival those on its glittering golden anniversary.

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Sun, 22 Feb 2015 06:00:00 CST

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The Classical Beat: Canadian choral music blows into KC, and Symphony goes from Bach to the future http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article10679357.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City Chorale will give audiences a taste of this repertoire with two concerts called “North of the Border,” Sunday at Unity Temple and Tuesday at Asbury United Methodist Church. The Chorale recently toured Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Bruffy was so taken with the music there he wanted to share it with Kansas City.

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Sat, 21 Feb 2015 16:00:00 CST

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The Lyric’s ‘Silent Night’ appeals to more than just fans of opera http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/performing-arts/article9896795.html#storylink=rss The Lyric Opera will present four performances of the opera by composer Kevin Puts and librettist Mark Campbell, which is set during the 1914 Christmas truce of World War I, beginning Saturday at the Muriel Kauffman Theatre at the Kauffman Center.

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Sat, 14 Feb 2015 18:00:00 CST

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Mark Morris Dance Group’s ‘Acis & Galatea’ is spectacular http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article9580631.html#storylink=rss The show, part of the Harriman-Jewell Series’ 50th anniversary celebration, was glorious stuff: a mix of movement and music that’s on par with any show anywhere in the world.

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Sun, 08 Feb 2015 20:13:24 CST

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The Classical Beat: Romance is in the air this week in Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article9346910.html#storylink=rss Lise de la Salle presents “Romantic Impressions” Friday night at the Folly Theater, Jim Brickman performs with the Kansas City Symphony on Friday and Saturday at Helzberg Hall and the U.K.’s Voice presents “If Music Be the Food of Love” on Saturday at the Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College.

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Sun, 08 Feb 2015 01:00:00 CST

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Lyric Opera’s 2015-16 season will feature refreshed classics, new talent and a KC premiere http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article9537740.html#storylink=rss Whether you’re happy with the operatic classics or want to dig deeper and perhaps discover a hidden masterpiece, you should find much to love about the Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s 2015-16 season.

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Sun, 08 Feb 2015 06:01:00 CST

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Kansas City Symphony’s performance of Mahler Symphony No. 5 magnificent http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article9489545.html#storylink=rss Witnessing the Kansas City Symphony’s performance of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 was an arresting and gratifying experience. Music director Michael Stern conducted the orchestra in Helzberg Hall on Friday night in a program that also included Franz Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 22.

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Sat, 07 Feb 2015 07:18:43 CST

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