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All-around virtuosi Chick Corea and Béla Fleck presented a program of music for piano and banjo from their recent album and from jazz standards old and new.
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KC Superstar Auditions (April 13), Black House Collective New Operas Project Composers’ Competition (Submission deadline April 15), Mid America Freedom Band Call for Missouri and Kansas Composers (Submission deadline May 1), Charlotte Street Studio Residency Program (Submission deadline May 12)
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The University of Kansas School of Music’s recital series “Kansas Virtuosi” concluded Sunday with a pairing of Colgrass and Mozart performed by University faculty and graduate students.
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The William Baker Festival Singers performed Brahms’s “Ein deutsches Requiem” with controlled emotion and elegance at Grace and Holy Trinity this weekend.
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Over the past decade, photographer Eric Bowers has made his reputation through his hundreds of iconic photos of Kansas City, and particularly of its redeveloping downtown. Bowers’s images have appeared everywhere from Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association campaigns to national publications such as "The Atlantic Monthly." He also enjoys an enthusiastic web following via his own website and his online work including Kansas City, Missouri’s newly re-launched kcmo.gov. Senior Editor Victor Wishna sat down with Bowers for a conversation about the breadth and depth of what he has seen and shot in Kansas City and beyond, his approach to capturing moments and composing images, and how the passion he has turned into a paying job is literally the stuff of dreams.
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The 18th Annual Kansas City FilmFest kicks off this Saturday (April 5) and is set to include a wide variety of films, short programs, and interactive panels, workshops, and seminars.
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Bell Road Barn Players Auditions (April 5), KC Superstar Auditions (April 6 and 13), Black House Collective New Operas Project Composers’ Competition (Submission deadline April 15), Mid America Freedom Band Call for Missouri and Kansas Composers (Submission deadline May 1)
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Guest conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto led the Kansas City Symphony in a riveting performance of works from the 1930s with guitarist Jiyeon Kim making her solo orchestral debut.
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“The –A-Lone Ranger” at Martin City Melodrama & Vaudeville Company; “Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business” at Theatre for Young America; “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” at Kansas City Rep; “The Frowning Vajayjays of Shady Pines” at MeltingPot KC; “Bernstein’s Broadway” at Musical Theater Heritage; “War Horse” at Theater League; “The Comical Adventures of Old Mother Hubbard” at Paul Mesner Puppets; “Broadway’s Next H!T Musical” at the Lied Center of Kansas; and much more.
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Pianists, vocalists, and choral music dominate the first half of April in Kansas City’s classical music scene. World famous pianist André Watts performs Beethoven with the Kansas City Symphony, while Stanislav Ioudenitch, Behzod Abduraimov, and friends perform a Van Cliburn Tribute Concert at Helzberg Hall, and pianists Vadym Kholodenko and Steven Spooner both give recitals in Lawrence. On the vocal front, world famous Heldentenor Ben Heppner performs with the Harriman-Jewell Series at the Folly Theater, and choral groups Te Deum and the William Baker Festival Singers both give ambitious concerts. Fans of dance can enjoy the Owen/Cox Dance Group perform with the Bach Aria Soloists in "The Sonata Project" at the Folly Theater, while the Kansas City Ballet presents "New Moves," a program of modern choreography, and the UMKC Conservatory dancers put on their spring dance concert. Lots of other performances are available also, including the Brasil Guitar Duo at the Johnson County Community College. Check the listing below for complete details.
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