<![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 The SteelDrivers show polish and virtuosity at the Folly Theater http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article60211411.html#storylink=rss The Nashville-based group performed Friday to a near-capacity crowd. Monday they will be in Los Angeles at the Grammys, where they are nominated for best bluegrass album.

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Sat, 13 Feb 2016 07:43:57 CST

KC Symphony and KC Chorale look forward to Grammy Awards http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/performing-arts/article59886721.html#storylink=rss The Symphony is nominated for best engineering on its recording of Saint-Saëns

The chorale’s “Rachmaninoff: All-night Vigil” is nominated in two categories

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Fri, 12 Feb 2016 04:00:00 CST

Kansas City Ballet to present ‘Sleeping Beauty’ as part of its 2016-17 season http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article59819361.html#storylink=rss Artistic director prepares company to tackle Tchaikovsky classic

A new production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is also on schedule

Spring program includes works new to KC

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Sat, 13 Feb 2016 12:01:00 CST

Violinist Vadim Gluzman captivates in Brahms concerto, KC Symphony plays Beethoven with sly humor http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article58840603.html#storylink=rss Humor and high style were impetuses for Kansas City Symphony concert

Program combined pillars of 19th-century music with modern American voice

Soloist Vadim Gluzman joined orchestra for Brahms’ Violin Concerto

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Sat, 06 Feb 2016 07:26:50 CST

‘A Modern Night at the Folly’: Dance showcase features works challenging, beautiful, ambiguous, awkward http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article58974178.html#storylink=rss City in Motion Dance Theater presented 11th annual performance

Dance works tackled social and psychological issues

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Sun, 07 Feb 2016 08:33:23 CST

Bach Aria Soloists combine music, theater in an imaginative ‘Don Quixote’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article58965233.html#storylink=rss Cervantes’ 17th-century novel inspired the presentation Saturday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Production married ensemble’s formidable artistry with simple but effective dramatic staging

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Sun, 07 Feb 2016 00:14:55 CST

Meet KC Symphony’s young freshmen: They made it through grueling auditions http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article58708178.html#storylink=rss The KC Symphony has a 42-week schedule that includes classics and pops concerts

Musicians are hired only after an exacting two-day audition process

Listen to the five freshmen play the “Star-Spangled Banner”

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Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:57:16 CST

The Classical Beat: Joyce DiDonato will perform twice in next Harriman-Jewell Series http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article58499933.html#storylink=rss Season for 2016-2017 also includes soprano Renée Fleming

Ben Bliss, a Kansas City native and rising opera star, will perform in a free Discovery concert

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Sat, 06 Feb 2016 01:00:00 CST

Meet Stirling Trent: violinist for KC Symphony who loves ’80s music http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article58686953.html#storylink=rss Though he’s from Colleyville, Texas, both parents attended KU

He studied at Juilliard and University of Southern California

He’s auditioned for KC Symphony before

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Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:58:33 CST

Meet Meredith McCook: cellist for KC Symphony who’s enjoying opera, ballet stints http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article58686983.html#storylink=rss She started first with piano, then switched to cello at age 11

KC is her first full-time position

She think KC is a “great place to live”

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Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:58:37 CST

Meet Brandon Mason: double bassist for KC Symphony who chose ‘coolest’ instrument http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article58687043.html#storylink=rss He grew up in Arlington, Texas

He studied at Boston University and Rice University

He likes Kansas City so far

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Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:58:41 CST

Meet Justine Lamb-Budge: violinist with goal of being a concertmaster http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article58687073.html#storylink=rss She’s the symphony’s associate concertmaster

She has to learn her job and that of the concertmaster

The Wayne, Pa., native began violin lessons when she was 5

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Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:58:44 CST

Meet Julian Kaplan: principal trumpet at KC Symphony who’s zen about auditions http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article58687108.html#storylink=rss Julian Kaplan is a Cleveland native

He’s been playing professionally since he was 20

“In an audition you just have to go in and show them what you’re about”

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Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:58:51 CST

New York Polyphony presents beautiful, authentic renditions from the Spanish Renaissance http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article57581103.html#storylink=rss Male a cappella quartet features Geoffrey Williams, Steven Wilson, Christopher Herbert and Craig Phillips

Concert showed music’s spiritual function in the 15th century, as well as its sublime beauty

Presented by the Friends of Chamber Music, Saturday’s concert was in Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral

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Sun, 31 Jan 2016 08:00:58 CST

The Classical Beat: Symphony performs Brahms’ Violin Concerto; City in Motion presents ‘Modern Night at the Folly’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article57047238.html#storylink=rss Symphony performances with soloist Vadim Gluzman are Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Johnson County Community College Performing Arts presents gender-bending ballet with Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

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Sun, 31 Jan 2016 02:00:00 CST

KC Symphony presents pianist Jeremy Denk, powerful ‘Poem of Ecstasy’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article57465508.html#storylink=rss Orchestra’s rendition of Alexander Scriabin’s “Poem” is an achievement of suspense, control

Jeremy Denk played Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, nicknamed the “Emperor”

Also on the program was Jean Sibelius’ Symphony No. 7

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Sat, 30 Jan 2016 08:58:44 CST

KC Symphony with conductor Michael Krajewski celebrates the music of John Williams http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article56230275.html#storylink=rss Latest “Star Wars” installment prompts sold-out symphonic tributes

John Williams’ career works embedded in this last century

Works included “Cowboys,” “Jaws,” “E.T.” and “Superman”

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Fri, 22 Jan 2016 18:13:00 CST

KC Symphony to present Beethoven’s regal Piano Concerto No. 5 http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article55849655.html#storylink=rss Pianist Jeremy Denk will join the orchestra for the “Emperor” concerto

He has performed the composer’s works around the world

Sibelius’ Symphony No. 7 and Scriabin’s “The Poem of Ecstasy” are also on the program

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Sat, 23 Jan 2016 02:00:00 CST

The Kansas City Symphony announces an eclectic 2016-17 season http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article54584925.html#storylink=rss The schedule includes many works never before performed by the Symphony

Soloists include Stefan Jackiw, Anne Akiko Meyers, Philippe Quint and beloved pianist Emanuel Ax

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Sat, 16 Jan 2016 09:01:00 CST

The Kansas City Symphony beats the winter blahs with Midori, Bernstein and Stravinsky http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article53499860.html#storylink=rss Japanese violin virtuoso Midori will take the stage for Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

Also this week: The Ying Quartet performs at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Folly Theater

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Sun, 10 Jan 2016 09:30:00 CST

Kansas City’s classical music turns toward the classics in 2016 http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article52118935.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City Ballet presents “Swan Lake” in February

Pianist Behzod Abduraimov returns to perform with the Symphony in March

Lyric Opera presents “Carmen” in April

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Fri, 01 Jan 2016 03:00:00 CST

Classical music soared in Kansas City in 2015 http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article51151015.html#storylink=rss The year will go down as one for memorable performances by our own world-class local talent as well as some visiting big names

It’s easy to take for granted the wealth of classical music available in KC, but this year music lovers had many reasons to be grateful

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Sat, 26 Dec 2015 08:00:00 CST

Our favorite music of the year: Kendrick Lamar, D’Angelo, Sleater-Kinney and much more http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article51282800.html#storylink=rss In The Star’s annual end-of-the-year survey of local musicians and fans, we’ve compiled this massive list of our favorite music of 2015

Father John Misty, Thee Oh Sees, Tame Impala all released great albums this year

Many local artists released impressive works this year, including Mikal Shapiro, the Grisly Hand, the Ants, Beautiful Bodies and Jessica Paige

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Wed, 23 Dec 2015 11:24:07 CST

The sounds of Christmas ring from the Kauffman Center to the movie houses this week http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article49100745.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City Symphony presents its annual “Christmas Festival”

Heritage Philharmonic presents “Sounds of Christmas”

The Tivoli presents the Royal Ballet’s “The Nutcracker”

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Sat, 19 Dec 2015 03:00:00 CST

Ensemble Iberica reprises ‘Fado of Lisbon’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article50265665.html#storylink=rss The concert was so popular and word-of-mouth was so strong that Ensemble Iberica decided to give a repeat performance

The concert is at 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, at Polsky Theatre

On Monday, Broadway legend Audra McDonald performs at Helzberg Hall

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Fri, 18 Dec 2015 03:00:00 CST

Tallis Scholars gives contemplative polish to Renaissance, modern works http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article49429345.html#storylink=rss A cappella ensemble offered meditative repose in concert at cathedral

Tallis Scholars brought beautifully wrought vocal blend celebrating Advent, Christmas

Friday’s event was presented by Friends of Chamber Music

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Sat, 12 Dec 2015 10:05:57 CST

Kansas City is well-represented in Grammy nominations http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article48497800.html#storylink=rss The Symphony, the KC Chorale and Joyce DiDonato among the nominees announced Monday

Former Kansas Citian Karrin Allyson also snagged a nomination for jazz vocal album

The 2016 Grammy Awards will be broadcast Feb. 15 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles

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Mon, 07 Dec 2015 16:18:30 CST

Kansas City Ballet’s reimagined ‘Nutcracker’ is elegant, fun and a bit chaotic http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article48288150.html#storylink=rss World premiere of Kansas City Ballet’s new “Nutcracker” is a visual spectacle

Devon Carney’s choreography is athletic and often arresting as he fills stage with dancers

The $2 million production is the most expensive in the KC Ballet’s history

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Sun, 06 Dec 2015 00:39:09 CST

Tallis Scholars put the sacred back in Christmas http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article47811035.html#storylink=rss The Tallis Scholars’ program is Christmas music from the English Renaissance

The performance is 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

KC Symphony, KC Chorale also offer performances

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Sun, 06 Dec 2015 07:21:00 CST

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