Performing Arts

Performing Arts

Herspèrion XXI and Jordi Savall revel in centuries of dance music

A packed, expectant audience greeted the world’s preeminent viola de gamba player for a highly-anticipated performance at Grace and Holy Trinity on Friday. Jordi Savall, with his extraordinary ensemble of early music specialists in Hespèrion XXI, gave an exciting, relevant concert of Renaissance and Baroque dance music, performed by viol consort and percussionist for nearly two hours, presented by Friends of Chamber Music.

Performing Arts

‘First Date’ at Starlight Theatre is a pointless, hackneyed pile of fluff

You should not read this review. There are two reasons for that. First, I am from Kansas City and therefore put a high value on being a nice person. Unfortunately, being a nice person and a critic sometimes don’t go together. This is one of those times. I’m about to be mean and, most likely, hurt the feelings of anyone involved with “First Date,” which opened Friday night on the indoor stage at Starlight Theatre and was awful.

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KC Symphony opens $55 million endowment campaign with quartet performance

Music Director Michael Stern and a string quartet performed at the announcement of a campaign to build a bigger endowment.
Matt Campbell The Kansas City Star
KC Symphony opens $55 million endowment campaign with quartet performance 3:52

KC Symphony opens $55 million endowment campaign with quartet performance

Cancer survivor Cary Mock sings 'O Holy Night' 1:56

Cancer survivor Cary Mock sings 'O Holy Night'

Victor Raider-Wexler transforms into Marley's ghost 1:58

Victor Raider-Wexler transforms into Marley's ghost

Cuban ballet dancers find refuge in Kansas City 4:34

Cuban ballet dancers find refuge in Kansas City