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KC Ballet Performs New Moves Feb. 15-18

Dance
February 15, 2018

Rehearsals have begun for the 2018 New Moves performances. The Bolender Center is buzzing with a variety of musical styles that differ widely from the usual melodies drifting from the studios. It’s time for New Read more…

Finding Neverland in Kansas City

Musical Theater
February 2, 2018

THE KANSAS CITY BROADWAY SERIES will present FINDING NEVERLAND at the Music Hall for a limited one week engagement February 27 – March 4. Based on the Academy Award-winning Miramax motion picture by David Magee, and the play The Man Read more…

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Kansas City Symphony Classical Concert: Bernstein, Prokofiev and Schumann

02-25-2018

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm

This Kansas City Symphony concert opens with Bernstein’s atmospheric On the Waterfront Suite, which brings together the best moments...

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This Kansas City Symphony concert opens with Bernstein’s atmospheric On the Waterfront Suite, which brings together the best moments of the iconic conductor/composer’s film score. Prokofiev’s Second Violin Concerto is a work of considerable charm and grace, demanding a virtuoso of the highest order. Schumann’s Second is one of his most personal statements, a work of unique beauty and power. Perhaps Schumann’s struggles are reflected in a work that moves from the agitation of the first two movements, to the haunting lyrical beauty of the third, to the triumphant finale.

David Zinman, guest conductor

Stephen Waarts, violin
(Underwritten by Almy Legacy Fund)

 

BERNSTEIN Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront

PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 2

SCHUMANN Symphony No. 2

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UMKC Conservatory Singers Winter Concert

02-25-2018

Presented by UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance at Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Mission
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Feb 25 @ 3:30 pm
 Robert Bode received his doctorate in Conducting from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, OH. Prior to...
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 Robert Bode received his doctorate in Conducting from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, OH. Prior to attending the Cincinnati Conservatory, Dr. Bode won a conducting scholarship at the prestigious Aspen Music Festival, where he studied opera conducting with Fiora Contino.

In 1982, Bode studied in Wales as a Conducting Fellow at the University-College of Music in Cardiff. He made his Carnegie Hall conducting debut in 1990, conducting the Walla Walla Symphony Chorale in the New York premiere of John David Earnest's The Waking. In addition to his distinguished teaching career, Dr. Bode has enjoyed a successful international conducting career as guest conductor of the Kammerorchester Leipzig, Germany; Filharmonia Sudecka, Walbryzch, Poland; Vratca Philharmonic, Vratca, Bulgaria; and the Yunnan Provincial Chorus, Kunming, China; among many others.

Dr. Bode is noted for his dedication to the commissioning and performance of music by American composers. At Whitman he initiated the Whitman Commissioning Project, which commissioned new works by David Conte, Richard Hundley, John David Earnest, Giselle Wyers, Gwyneth Walker, and others. Dr. Bode is also the Artistic Director of Choral Arts, a semi-professional chamber chorus in Seattle, WA. In spring 2010, the organization received the Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence, presented by Chorus America. Choral Arts' CD, Mornings Like This, was released by Gothic Records in 2010.

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Tuck Everlasting

04-05-2018

Presented by The Coterie Theatre at The Coterie Theatre, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Feb 27 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 28 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 01 @ 10:00 am + 57 more dates and times

Thu, Mar 01 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Mar 02 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 02 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Mar 02 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Mar 03 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Mar 04 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Mar 06 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 06 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Mar 07 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 07 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Mar 08 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 08 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Mar 09 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 09 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Mar 09 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Mar 10 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Mar 11 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Mar 13 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 13 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Mar 14 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 14 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Mar 15 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 15 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Mar 16 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 16 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Mar 17 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Mar 18 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Mar 20 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 20 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Mar 21 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 21 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Mar 22 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 22 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Mar 23 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 23 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Mar 24 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Mar 25 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Mar 27 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 27 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Mar 28 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Mar 29 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 29 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Mar 30 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 30 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Apr 02 @ 10:00 am Mon, Apr 02 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Apr 03 @ 10:00 am Tue, Apr 03 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Apr 04 @ 10:00 am Wed, Apr 04 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Apr 05 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 05 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

Over a century ago, the Tucks - Ma, Pa, and their sons Miles and Jesse - drank from a forest spring and no one in the family has aged a...

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Over a century ago, the Tucks - Ma, Pa, and their sons Miles and Jesse - drank from a forest spring and no one in the family has aged a bit since. They’ve had to live separately to avoid suspicion as to why they never age, seeing each other only when they reunite every ten years. Now, young Winnie Foster is out exploring the woods, and accidentally discovers the Tuck family secret... leading her to the question: Is living outside the rules of time a blessing or a curse?

For Families with Ages 9+

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Finding Neverland

03-04-2018

Presented by Kansas City Broadway Series at Music Hall, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Mar 01 @ 7:30 pm + 5 more dates and times

Fri, Mar 02 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Mar 03 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Mar 03 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Mar 04 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Mar 04 @ 6:30 pm - less dates and times

The winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, this breathtaking smash “captures the kid-at-heart,”...

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The winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, this breathtaking smash “captures the kid-at-heart,” says TIME MagazineVogue cheers, “It’s a must-see you’ll remember for years to come!” Directed by visionary Tony winner Diane Paulus and based on the critically-acclaimed Academy Award® winning film, FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan.

FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland, where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever.

Tony winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Hair) directs this innovative musical featuring an original score by noted composer Gary Barlow and Grammy® winner Eliot Kennedy, with a book by celebrated playwright James Graham and choreography by three-time Emmy® winner Mia Michaels (“So You Think You Can Dance,” Cirque du Soleil’s Delirium). Packed with mesmerizing visuals, irresistible songs and plenty of laughs, FINDING NEVERLAND is a timeless story about the power of imagination… and spectacular proof that you never really have to grow up. “Enchanting! The kind of magical experience that transforms adults back into children, and turns kids on to a lifetime of theatergoing.”-David Gordon, Theatermania

Recommended for ages 6+.

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Broadway's Next Hit Musical

03-04-2018

Presented by Starlight Theatre at Starlight Theatre, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Mar 01 @ 7:30 pm + 4 more dates and times

Fri, Mar 02 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Mar 03 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Mar 03 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Mar 04 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Every song is fresh. Every scene is new. Every night is different. And we guarantee you’ll never see any musical like it again!

The...

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Every song is fresh. Every scene is new. Every night is different. And we guarantee you’ll never see any musical like it again!

The hysterical Broadway’s Next H!t Musical is the only unscripted theatrical awards show. Tune into the “Phony Awards” and watch master improvisers make up hit songs, all inspired by YOU! Watch the cast create an original musical completely on the spot, rounded out with memorable characters, choreography and plot twists galore.

Don’t miss the next great American musical – it could be written right here in KC!
Suitable for all audiences. This completely improvised, family-friendly show has different content every night.

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Conservatory Wind Symphony

02-27-2018

Presented by UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance at White Recital Hall, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm

The Conservatory Wind Symphony is comprised of the very finest wind and percussion students at the Conservatory and is guided by a...

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The Conservatory Wind Symphony is comprised of the very finest wind and percussion students at the Conservatory and is guided by a philosophy that seeks to expose its students and its audiences to the highest quality of music written for wind instruments.

Through the rehearsal and performance of this diverse repertoire, students are exposed to a wide variety of compositional techniques, rehearsal processes and expressive possibilities that challenge students to develop their individual musicianship. This wide range of experiences affords the members of the ensemble an opportunity to receive a comprehensive musical education through a demanding and rigorous process of both rehearsals and performances.

The Conservatory Wind Symphony has a rich history of creative programming and collaboration – a hallmark of its existence. Numerous compositions have been written for this esteemed ensemble by some of the world’s leading composers. In addition, the ensemble regularly collaborates with select student composers found within the Conservatory’s 80 composition majors. The Conservatory Wind Symphony is under the direction of Steven D. Davis.

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Broadway's Golden Age

03-18-2018

Presented by Musical Theater Heritage, Inc. at MTH Theater at Crown Center, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Mar 01 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Mar 02 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Mar 03 @ 8:00 pm + 12 more dates and times

Sun, Mar 04 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Mar 08 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Mar 08 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Mar 09 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Mar 10 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Mar 11 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Mar 15 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Mar 16 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Mar 17 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Mar 18 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

It began with Guys & Dolls and ended with The Sound of Music, the decade of the 1950’s was Broadway’s Golden Age. Never was there...

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It began with Guys & Dolls and ended with The Sound of Music, the decade of the 1950’s was Broadway’s Golden Age. Never was there a time when so many great composers contributed to the American Musical creating such classics as West Side Story, Gypsy, My Fair Lady, The Pajama Game, The King & I, and many more. This original Revue, written and conceived by MTH founder George Harter, features music from the most celebrated era in Broadway history.

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Kathleen Battle: Underground Railroad--A Spiritual Journey

03-02-2018

Presented by Harriman-Jewell Series at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Mar 02 @ 7:00 pm

Soprano Kathleen Battle is one of the great divas of our time. Her long-awaited return to the Series, Underground Railroad—A Spiritual...

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Soprano Kathleen Battle is one of the great divas of our time. Her long-awaited return to the Series, Underground Railroad—A Spiritual Journey, is a moving program of traditional spirituals with choir and piano, with narration drawn from the writings of Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass.

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Sex With Strangers

03-25-2018

Presented by Kansas City Repertory Theatre at Copaken Stage, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Mar 02 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Mar 03 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Mar 04 @ 7:00 pm + 21 more dates and times

Tue, Mar 06 @ 7:00 pm Wed, Mar 07 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Mar 08 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Mar 09 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Mar 10 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Mar 10 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Mar 11 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm Wed, Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Mar 16 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Mar 17 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Mar 17 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Mar 18 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm Wed, Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Mar 23 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Mar 24 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Mar 24 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Mar 25 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Olivia is an obscure novelist on the cusp of 40; Ethan is a famous 28-year old blogger. When these two strangers collide at a remote B&B,...

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Olivia is an obscure novelist on the cusp of 40; Ethan is a famous 28-year old blogger. When these two strangers collide at a remote B&B, a steamy romance erupts as a winter storm rages outside. Passion, intellect and secret agendas clash in this smart, tantalizing take on modern love and the ever-blurring line between public and private in our digital age.

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Rigoletto

03-11-2018

Presented by Lyric Opera of Kansas City at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 03 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Mar 07 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Mar 09 @ 7:30 pm + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Mar 11 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

When his comedic cruelty crosses the line, a hunchbacked jester named Rigoletto is cursed by a courtier, threatening his futile attempts...

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When his comedic cruelty crosses the line, a hunchbacked jester named Rigoletto is cursed by a courtier, threatening his futile attempts to protect his daughter from the depravity of a powerful Duke deadset on defiling her. Verdi’s gritty revenge opera contrasts its haunting, careening storyline with radiant melodies, unforgettable arias, and some of the most recognizable music in all of opera.

Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

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Kansas City Symphony Family Concert: The Science of Sound with Science City’s STEAM Team

03-04-2018

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Mar 04 @ 2:00 pm

Explore the exciting world of sound with the Kansas City Symphony and members of Science City’s STEAM (Science, Technology,...

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Explore the exciting world of sound with the Kansas City Symphony and members of Science City’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Team. How is sound made? How is it heard? Learn all of this and more as the Symphony fills Helzberg Hall with vibrations, soundwaves and decibels.

Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Associate Conductor

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Conservatory Wind Ensemble

03-05-2018

Presented by UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance at White Recital Hall, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Mar 05 @ 7:30 pm

The Conservatory Wind Ensemble, founded in 2002, is comprised mostly of undergraduate students who are pursuing degrees in music...

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The Conservatory Wind Ensemble, founded in 2002, is comprised mostly of undergraduate students who are pursuing degrees in music performance, music education, composition and music therapy. The Conservatory Wind Ensemble is guided by a philosophy that seeks to expose its students and its audiences to the highest quality music written for wind instruments. Through the rehearsal and performance of a diverse repertoire, students are exposed to a wide variety of compositional techniques, rehearsal processes and expressive possibilities.

The Conservatory Wind Ensemble is under the direction of  Dr. Joseph Parisi.

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Informed Consent

04-01-2018

Presented by Unicorn Theatre at Unicorn Theatre, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Mar 07 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Mar 08 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Mar 09 @ 8:00 pm + 20 more dates and times

Sat, Mar 10 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Mar 11 @ 3:00 pm Tue, Mar 13 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Mar 14 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Mar 15 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Mar 16 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Mar 17 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Mar 18 @ 3:00 pm Tue, Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Mar 22 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Mar 23 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Mar 24 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Mar 25 @ 3:00 pm Tue, Mar 27 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Mar 30 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Mar 31 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Apr 01 @ 3:00 pm - less dates and times

By Deborah Zoe Laufer

7 Mar - 1 Apr

Directed by Darren Sextro

The Jerome Stage

A genetic anthropologist, Jillian, is driven to map...

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By Deborah Zoe Laufer

7 Mar - 1 Apr

Directed by Darren Sextro

The Jerome Stage

A genetic anthropologist, Jillian, is driven to map out futures and reveal histories through DNA. desperately fighting to save her own young daughter from developing early-onset Alzheimer's. When the opportunity arises to research the genes of an isolated Native American tribe that could hold the key, Jillian sets out on a mission to make a break-through discovery. Inspired by the conflict between a Native tribe and an Arizona university, Informed Consent takes on the personal and national debate about science vs. belief, and whether our DNA should write our life stories.

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Kansas City Symphony presents Classics Uncorked: At the Movies

03-08-2018

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Mar 08 @ 7:00 pm

Epic movies need epic music. We’re rolling out the red carpet to celebrate great orchestral repertoire from silver-screen blockbusters...

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Epic movies need epic music. We’re rolling out the red carpet to celebrate great orchestral repertoire from silver-screen blockbusters such as “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “Apocalypse Now,” “Black Swan,” “Amadeus,” “The Shining,” “Moulin Rouge,” “Fantasia 2000” and more. After the concert, enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or champagne and mingle with Kansas City Symphony musicians in Kauffman Center’s Brandmeyer Great Hall lobby. Sponsored by BMO Wealth Management.

Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Associate Conductor

 

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The Hot Sardines

03-09-2018

Presented by Folly Theater at The Folly Theater, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Mar 09 @ 8:00 pm

Take a blustery brass lineup, layer it over a rhythm section led by a stride-piano virtuoso in the Fats Waller vein, and tie the whole...

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Take a blustery brass lineup, layer it over a rhythm section led by a stride-piano virtuoso in the Fats Waller vein, and tie the whole thing together with a one-of-the-boys front woman with a voice from another era, and you have the Hot Sardines (and let’s not forget about the tap dancer)! The Sardine sound is steeped in hot jazz, salty stride piano and the kind of music Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt, and Waller used to make: straight-up, foot-stomping jazz.

 

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Fabio Bidini, piano

03-10-2018

Presented by Friends of Chamber Music at The Folly Theater, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 10 @ 7:30 pm

Pianist Fabio Bidini is known for his immaculate taste, electrifying performances, and dazzling dexterity. Winner of the Van Cliburn...

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Pianist Fabio Bidini is known for his immaculate taste, electrifying performances, and dazzling dexterity. Winner of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, as well as many other awards, Mr. Bidini brings Italian bravissimo to all of his performances.

His program includes the fiery “Waldstein” Sonata, the luminous Images Book I of Debussy, and Schumann’s Carnaval. All of the characters from the Carnaval will dance before your eyes with Bidini’s great storytelling gifts.

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Kansas City Symphony Charles and Virginia Clark Inside Music Series Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-Soprano

03-15-2018

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Mar 15 @ 6:30 pm

Helzberg Hall will fill with song as international superstar Joyce DiDonato shares insights into performance, technique, auditioning and...

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Helzberg Hall will fill with song as international superstar Joyce DiDonato shares insights into performance, technique, auditioning and more at this free Inside Music event.

Students interested in performing should submit a nomination form by Monday, February 26.

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Sara Evans - All The Love Tour featuring RaeLynn and Kalie Shorr

03-15-2018

Presented by Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Mar 15 @ 7:30 pm

Part of CMT’s Next Women of Country program, the concert will also feature up-and-coming country stars RaeLynn and Kalie Shorr. This...

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Part of CMT’s Next Women of Country program, the concert will also feature up-and-coming country stars RaeLynn and Kalie Shorr. This event is part of the 2017-2018 Kauffman Center Presents series.

Sara Evans has had five No. 1 singles, sold millions of records, won the Academy of Country Music’s Top Female Vocalist Award and claimed a Country Music Association trophy for her signature song, “Born To Fly.” RaeLynn got her start as a contestant on The Voice; her first studio album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart in March. Kalie Shorr is a member of CMT’s Next Women of Country Class of 2018.

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Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary Tour

03-17-2018

Presented by Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Mar 17 @ 2:30 pm Sat, Mar 17 @ 7:30 pm

The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour. Drawing on Irish...

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The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland – in rock, music, theatre and film – nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance.

Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour is composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan, and returns directly to North America from a sold out run across Europe and Asia.

The event is presented in partnership with MagicSpace Entertainment.

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Parker String Quartet

03-16-2018

Presented by Friends of Chamber Music at 1900 Building, Mission Woods
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm

Mark Steinberg of the Brentano Quartet writes, "Beethoven’s Grosse Fuge, Op. 133, is one of the great artistic testaments to the human...

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Mark Steinberg of the Brentano Quartet writes, "Beethoven’s Grosse Fuge, Op. 133, is one of the great artistic testaments to the human capacity for meaning in the face of the threat of chaos.” You don’t trust a work of this caliber to just any ensemble, but in the hands of the Parker Quartet, audiences are sure to walk away transformed.

As the quartet in residence at both Harvard University and University of South Carolina, the Grammy award winning Parker Quartet returns to Kansas City to present a blockbuster program featuring a classical master and two 20th-century innovators.

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Kansas City Symphony Classical Concert: Joyce DiDonato Sings Bernstein and Berlioz

03-18-2018

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Mar 16 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Mar 17 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Mar 18 @ 2:00 pm

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato returns! Our hometown star and international diva joins Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony to...

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Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato returns! Our hometown star and international diva joins Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony to present works by Berlioz and Bernstein. Berlioz’s Death of Cleopatra foreshadows the dramatic stylings of the French composer’s later masterworks. Bernstein’s songs display the great American musician’s lyric genius and wit. Berlioz’s swashbuckling Le corsaire Overture and Bernstein’s timeless Symphonic Dances from West Side Story complete this captivating program.

Michael Stern, conductor
Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano

BERLIOZ Le corsaire Overture
BERLIOZ La mort de Cléopâtre
BERNSTEIN Songs

“Greeting”
“Music I Heard with You”
“What Lips my Lips have kissed”

BERNSTEIN Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

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Kansas City Symphony Classical Concert: Bernstein, Prokofiev and Schumann

02-25-2018

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm

This Kansas City Symphony concert opens with Bernstein’s atmospheric On the Waterfront Suite, which brings together the best moments...

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This Kansas City Symphony concert opens with Bernstein’s atmospheric On the Waterfront Suite, which brings together the best moments of the iconic conductor/composer’s film score. Prokofiev’s Second Violin Concerto is a work of considerable charm and grace, demanding a virtuoso of the highest order. Schumann’s Second is one of his most personal statements, a work of unique beauty and power. Perhaps Schumann’s struggles are reflected in a work that moves from the agitation of the first two movements, to the haunting lyrical beauty of the third, to the triumphant finale.

David Zinman, guest conductor

Stephen Waarts, violin
(Underwritten by Almy Legacy Fund)

 

BERNSTEIN Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront

PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 2

SCHUMANN Symphony No. 2

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UMKC Conservatory Singers Winter Concert

02-25-2018

Presented by UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance at Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Mission
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Feb 25 @ 3:30 pm
 Robert Bode received his doctorate in Conducting from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, OH. Prior to...
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 Robert Bode received his doctorate in Conducting from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, OH. Prior to attending the Cincinnati Conservatory, Dr. Bode won a conducting scholarship at the prestigious Aspen Music Festival, where he studied opera conducting with Fiora Contino.

In 1982, Bode studied in Wales as a Conducting Fellow at the University-College of Music in Cardiff. He made his Carnegie Hall conducting debut in 1990, conducting the Walla Walla Symphony Chorale in the New York premiere of John David Earnest's The Waking. In addition to his distinguished teaching career, Dr. Bode has enjoyed a successful international conducting career as guest conductor of the Kammerorchester Leipzig, Germany; Filharmonia Sudecka, Walbryzch, Poland; Vratca Philharmonic, Vratca, Bulgaria; and the Yunnan Provincial Chorus, Kunming, China; among many others.

Dr. Bode is noted for his dedication to the commissioning and performance of music by American composers. At Whitman he initiated the Whitman Commissioning Project, which commissioned new works by David Conte, Richard Hundley, John David Earnest, Giselle Wyers, Gwyneth Walker, and others. Dr. Bode is also the Artistic Director of Choral Arts, a semi-professional chamber chorus in Seattle, WA. In spring 2010, the organization received the Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence, presented by Chorus America. Choral Arts' CD, Mornings Like This, was released by Gothic Records in 2010.

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Tuck Everlasting

04-05-2018

Presented by The Coterie Theatre at The Coterie Theatre, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Feb 27 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 28 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 01 @ 10:00 am + 57 more dates and times

Thu, Mar 01 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Mar 02 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 02 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Mar 02 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Mar 03 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Mar 04 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Mar 06 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 06 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Mar 07 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 07 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Mar 08 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 08 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Mar 09 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 09 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Mar 09 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Mar 10 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Mar 11 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Mar 13 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 13 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Mar 14 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 14 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Mar 15 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 15 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Mar 16 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 16 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Mar 17 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Mar 18 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Mar 20 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 20 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Mar 21 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 21 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Mar 22 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 22 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Mar 23 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 23 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Mar 24 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Mar 25 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Mar 27 @ 10:00 am Tue, Mar 27 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Mar 28 @ 10:00 am Wed, Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Mar 29 @ 10:00 am Thu, Mar 29 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Mar 30 @ 10:00 am Fri, Mar 30 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Apr 02 @ 10:00 am Mon, Apr 02 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Apr 03 @ 10:00 am Tue, Apr 03 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Apr 04 @ 10:00 am Wed, Apr 04 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Apr 05 @ 10:00 am Thu, Apr 05 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

Over a century ago, the Tucks - Ma, Pa, and their sons Miles and Jesse - drank from a forest spring and no one in the family has aged a...

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Over a century ago, the Tucks - Ma, Pa, and their sons Miles and Jesse - drank from a forest spring and no one in the family has aged a bit since. They’ve had to live separately to avoid suspicion as to why they never age, seeing each other only when they reunite every ten years. Now, young Winnie Foster is out exploring the woods, and accidentally discovers the Tuck family secret... leading her to the question: Is living outside the rules of time a blessing or a curse?

For Families with Ages 9+

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Finding Neverland

03-04-2018

Presented by Kansas City Broadway Series at Music Hall, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Mar 01 @ 7:30 pm + 5 more dates and times

Fri, Mar 02 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Mar 03 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Mar 03 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Mar 04 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Mar 04 @ 6:30 pm - less dates and times

The winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, this breathtaking smash “captures the kid-at-heart,”...

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The winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, this breathtaking smash “captures the kid-at-heart,” says TIME MagazineVogue cheers, “It’s a must-see you’ll remember for years to come!” Directed by visionary Tony winner Diane Paulus and based on the critically-acclaimed Academy Award® winning film, FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan.

FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland, where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever.

Tony winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Hair) directs this innovative musical featuring an original score by noted composer Gary Barlow and Grammy® winner Eliot Kennedy, with a book by celebrated playwright James Graham and choreography by three-time Emmy® winner Mia Michaels (“So You Think You Can Dance,” Cirque du Soleil’s Delirium). Packed with mesmerizing visuals, irresistible songs and plenty of laughs, FINDING NEVERLAND is a timeless story about the power of imagination… and spectacular proof that you never really have to grow up. “Enchanting! The kind of magical experience that transforms adults back into children, and turns kids on to a lifetime of theatergoing.”-David Gordon, Theatermania

Recommended for ages 6+.

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Broadway's Next Hit Musical

03-04-2018

Presented by Starlight Theatre at Starlight Theatre, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Mar 01 @ 7:30 pm + 4 more dates and times

Fri, Mar 02 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Mar 03 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Mar 03 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Mar 04 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Every song is fresh. Every scene is new. Every night is different. And we guarantee you’ll never see any musical like it again!

The...

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Every song is fresh. Every scene is new. Every night is different. And we guarantee you’ll never see any musical like it again!

The hysterical Broadway’s Next H!t Musical is the only unscripted theatrical awards show. Tune into the “Phony Awards” and watch master improvisers make up hit songs, all inspired by YOU! Watch the cast create an original musical completely on the spot, rounded out with memorable characters, choreography and plot twists galore.

Don’t miss the next great American musical – it could be written right here in KC!
Suitable for all audiences. This completely improvised, family-friendly show has different content every night.

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Conservatory Wind Symphony

02-27-2018

Presented by UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance at White Recital Hall, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm

The Conservatory Wind Symphony is comprised of the very finest wind and percussion students at the Conservatory and is guided by a...

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The Conservatory Wind Symphony is comprised of the very finest wind and percussion students at the Conservatory and is guided by a philosophy that seeks to expose its students and its audiences to the highest quality of music written for wind instruments.

Through the rehearsal and performance of this diverse repertoire, students are exposed to a wide variety of compositional techniques, rehearsal processes and expressive possibilities that challenge students to develop their individual musicianship. This wide range of experiences affords the members of the ensemble an opportunity to receive a comprehensive musical education through a demanding and rigorous process of both rehearsals and performances.

The Conservatory Wind Symphony has a rich history of creative programming and collaboration – a hallmark of its existence. Numerous compositions have been written for this esteemed ensemble by some of the world’s leading composers. In addition, the ensemble regularly collaborates with select student composers found within the Conservatory’s 80 composition majors. The Conservatory Wind Symphony is under the direction of Steven D. Davis.

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Broadway's Golden Age

03-18-2018

Presented by Musical Theater Heritage, Inc. at MTH Theater at Crown Center, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Mar 01 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Mar 02 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Mar 03 @ 8:00 pm + 12 more dates and times

Sun, Mar 04 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Mar 08 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Mar 08 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Mar 09 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Mar 10 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Mar 11 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Mar 15 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Mar 16 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Mar 17 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Mar 18 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

It began with Guys & Dolls and ended with The Sound of Music, the decade of the 1950’s was Broadway’s Golden Age. Never was there...

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It began with Guys & Dolls and ended with The Sound of Music, the decade of the 1950’s was Broadway’s Golden Age. Never was there a time when so many great composers contributed to the American Musical creating such classics as West Side Story, Gypsy, My Fair Lady, The Pajama Game, The King & I, and many more. This original Revue, written and conceived by MTH founder George Harter, features music from the most celebrated era in Broadway history.

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Kathleen Battle: Underground Railroad--A Spiritual Journey

03-02-2018

Presented by Harriman-Jewell Series at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Mar 02 @ 7:00 pm

Soprano Kathleen Battle is one of the great divas of our time. Her long-awaited return to the Series, Underground Railroad—A Spiritual...

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Soprano Kathleen Battle is one of the great divas of our time. Her long-awaited return to the Series, Underground Railroad—A Spiritual Journey, is a moving program of traditional spirituals with choir and piano, with narration drawn from the writings of Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass.

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Sex With Strangers

03-25-2018

Presented by Kansas City Repertory Theatre at Copaken Stage, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Mar 02 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Mar 03 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Mar 04 @ 7:00 pm + 21 more dates and times

Tue, Mar 06 @ 7:00 pm Wed, Mar 07 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Mar 08 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Mar 09 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Mar 10 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Mar 10 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Mar 11 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm Wed, Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Mar 16 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Mar 17 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Mar 17 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Mar 18 @ 2:00 pm Tue, Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm Wed, Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Mar 23 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Mar 24 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Mar 24 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Mar 25 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Olivia is an obscure novelist on the cusp of 40; Ethan is a famous 28-year old blogger. When these two strangers collide at a remote B&B,...

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Olivia is an obscure novelist on the cusp of 40; Ethan is a famous 28-year old blogger. When these two strangers collide at a remote B&B, a steamy romance erupts as a winter storm rages outside. Passion, intellect and secret agendas clash in this smart, tantalizing take on modern love and the ever-blurring line between public and private in our digital age.

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Rigoletto

03-11-2018

Presented by Lyric Opera of Kansas City at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 03 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Mar 07 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Mar 09 @ 7:30 pm + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Mar 11 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

When his comedic cruelty crosses the line, a hunchbacked jester named Rigoletto is cursed by a courtier, threatening his futile attempts...

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When his comedic cruelty crosses the line, a hunchbacked jester named Rigoletto is cursed by a courtier, threatening his futile attempts to protect his daughter from the depravity of a powerful Duke deadset on defiling her. Verdi’s gritty revenge opera contrasts its haunting, careening storyline with radiant melodies, unforgettable arias, and some of the most recognizable music in all of opera.

Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

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Kansas City Symphony Family Concert: The Science of Sound with Science City’s STEAM Team

03-04-2018

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Mar 04 @ 2:00 pm

Explore the exciting world of sound with the Kansas City Symphony and members of Science City’s STEAM (Science, Technology,...

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Explore the exciting world of sound with the Kansas City Symphony and members of Science City’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Team. How is sound made? How is it heard? Learn all of this and more as the Symphony fills Helzberg Hall with vibrations, soundwaves and decibels.

Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Associate Conductor

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Conservatory Wind Ensemble

03-05-2018

Presented by UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance at White Recital Hall, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Mar 05 @ 7:30 pm

The Conservatory Wind Ensemble, founded in 2002, is comprised mostly of undergraduate students who are pursuing degrees in music...

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The Conservatory Wind Ensemble, founded in 2002, is comprised mostly of undergraduate students who are pursuing degrees in music performance, music education, composition and music therapy. The Conservatory Wind Ensemble is guided by a philosophy that seeks to expose its students and its audiences to the highest quality music written for wind instruments. Through the rehearsal and performance of a diverse repertoire, students are exposed to a wide variety of compositional techniques, rehearsal processes and expressive possibilities.

The Conservatory Wind Ensemble is under the direction of  Dr. Joseph Parisi.

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Informed Consent

04-01-2018

Presented by Unicorn Theatre at Unicorn Theatre, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Mar 07 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Mar 08 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Mar 09 @ 8:00 pm + 20 more dates and times

Sat, Mar 10 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Mar 11 @ 3:00 pm Tue, Mar 13 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Mar 14 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Mar 15 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Mar 16 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Mar 17 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Mar 18 @ 3:00 pm Tue, Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Mar 22 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Mar 23 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Mar 24 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Mar 25 @ 3:00 pm Tue, Mar 27 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Mar 30 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Mar 31 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Apr 01 @ 3:00 pm - less dates and times

By Deborah Zoe Laufer

7 Mar - 1 Apr

Directed by Darren Sextro

The Jerome Stage

A genetic anthropologist, Jillian, is driven to map...

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By Deborah Zoe Laufer

7 Mar - 1 Apr

Directed by Darren Sextro

The Jerome Stage

A genetic anthropologist, Jillian, is driven to map out futures and reveal histories through DNA. desperately fighting to save her own young daughter from developing early-onset Alzheimer's. When the opportunity arises to research the genes of an isolated Native American tribe that could hold the key, Jillian sets out on a mission to make a break-through discovery. Inspired by the conflict between a Native tribe and an Arizona university, Informed Consent takes on the personal and national debate about science vs. belief, and whether our DNA should write our life stories.

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Kansas City Symphony presents Classics Uncorked: At the Movies

03-08-2018

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Mar 08 @ 7:00 pm

Epic movies need epic music. We’re rolling out the red carpet to celebrate great orchestral repertoire from silver-screen blockbusters...

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Epic movies need epic music. We’re rolling out the red carpet to celebrate great orchestral repertoire from silver-screen blockbusters such as “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “Apocalypse Now,” “Black Swan,” “Amadeus,” “The Shining,” “Moulin Rouge,” “Fantasia 2000” and more. After the concert, enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or champagne and mingle with Kansas City Symphony musicians in Kauffman Center’s Brandmeyer Great Hall lobby. Sponsored by BMO Wealth Management.

Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Associate Conductor

 

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The Hot Sardines

03-09-2018

Presented by Folly Theater at The Folly Theater, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Mar 09 @ 8:00 pm

Take a blustery brass lineup, layer it over a rhythm section led by a stride-piano virtuoso in the Fats Waller vein, and tie the whole...

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Take a blustery brass lineup, layer it over a rhythm section led by a stride-piano virtuoso in the Fats Waller vein, and tie the whole thing together with a one-of-the-boys front woman with a voice from another era, and you have the Hot Sardines (and let’s not forget about the tap dancer)! The Sardine sound is steeped in hot jazz, salty stride piano and the kind of music Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt, and Waller used to make: straight-up, foot-stomping jazz.

 

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Fabio Bidini, piano

03-10-2018

Presented by Friends of Chamber Music at The Folly Theater, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 10 @ 7:30 pm

Pianist Fabio Bidini is known for his immaculate taste, electrifying performances, and dazzling dexterity. Winner of the Van Cliburn...

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Pianist Fabio Bidini is known for his immaculate taste, electrifying performances, and dazzling dexterity. Winner of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, as well as many other awards, Mr. Bidini brings Italian bravissimo to all of his performances.

His program includes the fiery “Waldstein” Sonata, the luminous Images Book I of Debussy, and Schumann’s Carnaval. All of the characters from the Carnaval will dance before your eyes with Bidini’s great storytelling gifts.

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Kansas City Symphony Charles and Virginia Clark Inside Music Series Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-Soprano

03-15-2018

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Mar 15 @ 6:30 pm

Helzberg Hall will fill with song as international superstar Joyce DiDonato shares insights into performance, technique, auditioning and...

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Helzberg Hall will fill with song as international superstar Joyce DiDonato shares insights into performance, technique, auditioning and more at this free Inside Music event.

Students interested in performing should submit a nomination form by Monday, February 26.

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Sara Evans - All The Love Tour featuring RaeLynn and Kalie Shorr

03-15-2018

Presented by Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Mar 15 @ 7:30 pm

Part of CMT’s Next Women of Country program, the concert will also feature up-and-coming country stars RaeLynn and Kalie Shorr. This...

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Part of CMT’s Next Women of Country program, the concert will also feature up-and-coming country stars RaeLynn and Kalie Shorr. This event is part of the 2017-2018 Kauffman Center Presents series.

Sara Evans has had five No. 1 singles, sold millions of records, won the Academy of Country Music’s Top Female Vocalist Award and claimed a Country Music Association trophy for her signature song, “Born To Fly.” RaeLynn got her start as a contestant on The Voice; her first studio album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart in March. Kalie Shorr is a member of CMT’s Next Women of Country Class of 2018.

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Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary Tour

03-17-2018

Presented by Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Mar 17 @ 2:30 pm Sat, Mar 17 @ 7:30 pm

The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour. Drawing on Irish...

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The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland – in rock, music, theatre and film – nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance.

Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour is composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan, and returns directly to North America from a sold out run across Europe and Asia.

The event is presented in partnership with MagicSpace Entertainment.

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Parker String Quartet

03-16-2018

Presented by Friends of Chamber Music at 1900 Building, Mission Woods
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm

Mark Steinberg of the Brentano Quartet writes, "Beethoven’s Grosse Fuge, Op. 133, is one of the great artistic testaments to the human...

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Mark Steinberg of the Brentano Quartet writes, "Beethoven’s Grosse Fuge, Op. 133, is one of the great artistic testaments to the human capacity for meaning in the face of the threat of chaos.” You don’t trust a work of this caliber to just any ensemble, but in the hands of the Parker Quartet, audiences are sure to walk away transformed.

As the quartet in residence at both Harvard University and University of South Carolina, the Grammy award winning Parker Quartet returns to Kansas City to present a blockbuster program featuring a classical master and two 20th-century innovators.

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Kansas City Symphony Classical Concert: Joyce DiDonato Sings Bernstein and Berlioz

03-18-2018

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Mar 16 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Mar 17 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Mar 18 @ 2:00 pm

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato returns! Our hometown star and international diva joins Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony to...

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Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato returns! Our hometown star and international diva joins Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony to present works by Berlioz and Bernstein. Berlioz’s Death of Cleopatra foreshadows the dramatic stylings of the French composer’s later masterworks. Bernstein’s songs display the great American musician’s lyric genius and wit. Berlioz’s swashbuckling Le corsaire Overture and Bernstein’s timeless Symphonic Dances from West Side Story complete this captivating program.

Michael Stern, conductor
Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano

BERLIOZ Le corsaire Overture
BERLIOZ La mort de Cléopâtre
BERNSTEIN Songs

“Greeting”
“Music I Heard with You”
“What Lips my Lips have kissed”

BERNSTEIN Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

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