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The Mizzou International Composers Festival annual music composition festival taking place this summer in Columbia is offering free transportation for a limited number of concert-goers from St. Louis and Kansas City.
Five time Tony Award winner and two time Grammy Winner, Audra McDonald comes Kansas City’s Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts to perform with the Kansas City Symphony to benefit Kansas City’s Young Audiences and arts education, according to a spokesman for the Symphony.
Paul Byrom and Damian McGinty sang a classic Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. tune in Studio S. Both singers were formally part of the Irish men's group, Celtic Thunder. McGinty went on to win the reality show, The Glee Project, which earned him a spot on the show Glee. They are in town to perform in a private sold out concert.
Starting Thursday, Radio Bach is back, this time as an Internet radio station at RadioBach.com. Patrick Neas, KXTR’s longtime program director, is back, too, although he won’t be an announcer, at least for now.
This fall Black House will be taking over the Paragraph and Project Space galleries for a 2 month long new music festival called Black Lab. We are now accepting project proposals for new music regardless of style.
Mike Metheny is a poet of his instrument, not the exhibitionist type. And he has chosen two other brass poets, Stan Kessler and Hermon Mehari, to complete the band he calls the Kansas City Trumpet Summit, which appears on Saturday at the Blue Room.
“He is the greatest living bass player in the world easily, and arguably the greatest for all time.” That’s how Johnny Hamil describes Francois Rabbath, the Syrian-born Parisian who is in Mission this week for an extraordinary bass workshop. For one week, Mission becomes the most important city on the continent — if you play the double bass.
It’s been called a "tumultuous time" for orchestras across the United States with labor disputes leading to strikes and lockouts. But the Kansas City Symphony, the city’s largest performing arts organization, announced a new three-year contract Friday with musicians signed a year ahead of schedule.
After joining the Kansas City symphony in2012 as an assistant conductor Aram Demirjian just signed a two year contract extension and received a promotion to associate conductor for the next two concert seasons,, 2013-2015.
The show started at 8:30. That's when I walked in, give or take a few minutes. I was about to hand over the $10 cover charge when the ticket seller warned me, “It’s standing room only.” I thought a moment then gave her my money, adding, “Good. I’m glad that room is packed.” The ticket seller laughed (then she found me an open seat on the floor. It pays to be a regular and make the ticket seller laugh).
An apprentice is one who learns by practical experience under skilled workers or individuals in a trade, art, or calling. For Artistic Director Ward Holmquist, the Lyric Opera of Kansas City and its apprentice program aids developing opera singers with a rare opportunity to continue to hone their art and shape their voices along a more confident path. Those who are selected participate in a two-year program of training and performances, which includes supporting roles in main stage operas, vocal coaching, and serving as ambassadors for their art form.
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