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OffStage is a compilation of all the performing arts news for the Kansas City region, including Topeka, Lawrence, and Columbia. For our calendar of show and audition listings, magazine archives, and a whole lot more visit www.kcstage.com
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Composers at MU festival share narratives that explain and emerge in their creations | Columbia Tribune

Composers at MU festival share narratives that explain and emerge in their creations | Columbia Tribune | OffStage | Scoop.it
In a way, composers resemble storytellers and musicians are like characters acting the story out. Most compositions are formed from some experience or situation — either realistically or fictionally.
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ArtTalk: Sharing the fun of MU Summer Repertory Theatre - The Missourian

Reader Matt Ingram writes about participating in Summer Repertory Theatre at MU, which this year includes "Anything Goes" and "Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure."
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Composers Festival Spotlight: Mizzou New Music Ensemble | Mizzou New Music Initiative News

Composers Festival Spotlight: Mizzou New Music Ensemble | Mizzou New Music Initiative News | OffStage | Scoop.it

Although resident ensemble Alarm Will Sound understandably attracts a lot of attention during the Mizzou International Composers Festival, let’s not forget that the “Mizzou New Music” concert on Friday, July 26 at the Missouri Theatre will showcase the Mizzou New Music Initiative’s “home team,” the Mizzou New Music Ensemble.

 

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Composers Festival Spotlight: Augusta Read Thomas | Mizzou New Music Initiative News

Composers Festival Spotlight: Augusta Read Thomas | Mizzou New Music Initiative News | OffStage | Scoop.it

It is a pleasure for everyone associated with the Mizzou New Music Intiative to welcome Augusta Read Thomas as one of the guest composers for the 2013 Mizzou International Composers Festival.

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Composers Festival Spotlight: Greg Simon | Mizzou New Music Initiative News

Composers Festival Spotlight: Greg Simon | Mizzou New Music Initiative News | OffStage | Scoop.it

We start the week with a look at another of the resident composers for the 2013 Mizzou International Composers Festival. Greg Simon holds a B.A. from the University of Puget Sound and an M.M. from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and currently is pursuing a doctorate at the University of Michigan.

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Composers Festival Spotlight: Eric Guinivan | Mizzou New Music Initiative News

Composers Festival Spotlight: Eric Guinivan | Mizzou New Music Initiative News | OffStage | Scoop.it

Today, we train our virtual spotlight on Eric Guinivan, a percussionist and composer who’s another of the eight resident composers at the 2013 Mizzou International Composers Festival.

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MICF on TV | Mizzou New Music Initiative News

This week, a TV commercial promoting the 2013 Mizzou International Composers Festival began airing in Columbia, Jefferson City, St. Louis and Kansas City. The commercial is part of an extensive campaign that also includes ads in daily newspapers and on radio in central Missouri; in Missouri Life, Inside Columbia and the St. Louis Business Journal; and online, as well as posters, social media, a direct mailing of the Festival brochure to music lovers across the state, and more.

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Composers Festival Spotlight: Alarm Will Sound | Mizzou New Music Initiative News

Composers Festival Spotlight: Alarm Will Sound | Mizzou New Music Initiative News | OffStage | Scoop.it

As the resident ensemble for the Festival since it began in 2010, AWS plays a crucial role in bringing to life the new works created by the resident composers. Not many groups would be willing or able to take on the challenge of premiering eight new pieces in one night with limited rehearsal time, but Alarm Will Sound has accomplished the task each year of the MICF with consummate skill and flair.

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Jefferson City Little Theatre | Paul Pepper

SHERRIE HOWSER, talks about the great shows happening at Jefferson City Little Theatre, starting with "Anything Goes" in August.

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If you’re coming to Columbia… | Mizzou New Music Initiative News

If you’re coming to Columbia… | Mizzou New Music Initiative News | OffStage | Scoop.it

If you’re coming to Columbia for the 2013 Mizzou International Composers Festival, you can still take advantage of a festival discount at one of our participating hotels.

 

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Maplewood Barn | Paul Pepper

Today Paul Pepper talks to ALLYSSA HUSKEY about Maplewood Barn Theatre's Children's Camp, for ages 5-12. Registration ends July 11!

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Dancearts & Cevet Tree Service | Paul Pepper

Today Paul Pepper and MARIE ROBERTSON talk about Dancearts' Summer Intensive Dance Camp, starting next week!

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Greenhouse Theatre Project | Paul Pepper

ELIZABETH BRAATEN PALMIERI and EMILY ADAMS are back to invite kids, ages 10-14, that are interested in all aspects of theatre to join a one-week summer camp at Greenhouse Theatre Project. 

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Composers Festival Spotlight: Jason Thorpe Buchanan | Mizzou New Music Initiative News

Composers Festival Spotlight: Jason Thorpe Buchanan | Mizzou New Music Initiative News | OffStage | Scoop.it

We end our series of profiles of the resident composers for the 2013 Mizzou International Composers Festival with Jason Thorpe Buchanan, who’s currently working on his Ph.D. at the Eastman School of Music, studying composition with Robert Morris and serving as a graduate TA at the Computer Music Center.

 

 

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Wendy Tar's curator insight, July 21, 2013 8:07 AM

Well this guys sums it up for Computer Music!

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Fayette Area Community Theatre | Paul Pepper

JOHN WIGGANS and STEVE JONES are from Fayette Area Community Theatre. Find out about their latest production of Stephen Sondheim's "Company".

 

 

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Composers Festival Spotlight: Wei-Chieh Lin | Mizzou New Music Initiative News

Composers Festival Spotlight: Wei-Chieh Lin | Mizzou New Music Initiative News | OffStage | Scoop.it

Today’s featured resident composer from the 2013 Mizzou International Composers Festival is Wei-Chieh Lin, who was born in Taichung, Taiwan, and now lives in New York City.

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Composers Festival Spotlight: Andrew Davis | Mizzou New Music Initiative News

Composers Festival Spotlight: Andrew Davis | Mizzou New Music Initiative News | OffStage | Scoop.it

Continuing with our series on the resident composers for the 2013 Mizzou International Composers Festival, today let’s get acquainted with Andrew Davis.

 

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Composers Festival Spotlight: David Witter | Mizzou New Music Initiative News

Composers Festival Spotlight: David Witter | Mizzou New Music Initiative News | OffStage | Scoop.it

Today, let’s get acquainted with David Witter, another of the eight resident composers at this year’s Mizzou International Composers Festival.

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Ann White taught music, participated in her church | The Missourian

Ann White taught music, participated in her church | The Missourian | OffStage | Scoop.it
A memorial service will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, August 18, 2013, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2615 Shepard Blvd Columbia, MO.
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Performance from Maples Rep Theatre, "South Pacific" | Paul Pepper

Today Paul Pepper is joined by Maples Rep Theatre Artistic Director TODD DAVISON, pianist KEVIN CASEY and "Bloody Mary", who performs "Bali Ha'i" from their latest production of "South Pacific".

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Composers Festival Spotlight: Elizabeth A. Kelly | Mizzou New Music Initiative News

Composers Festival Spotlight: Elizabeth A. Kelly | Mizzou New Music Initiative News | OffStage | Scoop.it

Today, we begin a series of posts featuring the composers who will be taking part in the 2013 Mizzou International Composers Festival.

Our first subject is Elizabeth A. Kelly, one of this year’s eight resident composers, and someone who shares with MU’s Stefan Freund and many of the members of the Festival’s resident ensemble Alarm Will Sound a connection to the Eastman School of Music.

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Folk Musicians Cathy and Dave | Paul Pepper

Today Paul Pepper is joined by local folk musicians CATHY BARTON and DAVE PARA, who perform the song "Skipping in the Mississippi Dew", written by John Hartford.

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Mizzou music festival offers free rides from Kansas City | KBIA

Mizzou music festival offers free rides from Kansas City | KBIA | OffStage | Scoop.it

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.

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Missouri Cures & Missouri Symphony Society | Paul Pepper

The Missouri Symphony Society is holding their annual Fourth of July concert tomorrow night! KIRK TREVOR joins us with more.

 

 

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Audiences React to Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre's Fiddler on the Roof | Broadway World

Audiences React to Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre's Fiddler on the Roof | Broadway World | OffStage | Scoop.it
Click below to see what audience members are saying about the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre's production of Fiddler on the Roof, running through June 30!
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