UMKC Conservatory Artist Series returns with another exciting season!

The UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance is thrilled to partner with the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and the Folly Theater to present our ensembles in these beautiful and important halls.

The 2017–18 Conservatory Artist Series is comprised of seven performances, three in Helzberg Hall, one in the Folly Theater, and the rest in White Recital Hall.

Fall Opera, Hänsel und Gretel, by Engelbert Humperdinck, in German.

October 26–28, 2017 7:30 p.m.

October 29, 2017, 2:30 p.m., White Recital Hall

Join the UMKC Conservatory Opera for a flavorful fairy tale offering. With delightful, imaginative paper scenery by Jeff Ridenour and mouth-watering projections by Kris Kirkwood, this childhood tale is given a toothsome twist. Director Fenlon Lamb stirs in a couple tricks and Humperdinck’s lush orchestral harmonies combine with charming folk melodies for a pitch-perfect treat.

Tickets: $12 general public; UMKC faculty, staff and all students FREE with UMKC or student ID. TICKETS

 

Crescendo: Dawn of a New Stage

November 10, 2017

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

5:30 p.m. patron party/cocktails

7:00 p.m. concert

Patron dinner in Brandmeyer Hall follows performance

The Conservatory’s annual fundraising event for scholarships, with music and dance performed by Conservatory students and faculty, features an exhilarating prism concert with performances in multiple locations around Helzberg Hall. It’s one of the city’s most exciting performances.

Tickets for concert only: $30 general public, $15 for UMKC faculty, staff, and all students with UMKC or student ID. TICKETS

 

Sweet Honey in the Rock

February 23, 2018

7:30 p.m., White Recital Hall

Sweet Honey In The Rock® is a performance ensemble rooted in African American history and culture. The ensemble educates, entertains and empowers its audience and community through the dynamic vehicles of a cappella singing and America Sign Language interpretation for the deaf and hearing impaired. Sweet Honey’s audience and community come from diverse backgrounds and cultures throughout the United States and around the world, and includes people of all ages, economic/educational/social backgrounds, political persuasions, religious affiliations, sexual preferences, and abilities.

Tickets: $25 general public; UMKC faculty, staff and all students $10 with UMKC or student ID. TICKETS

 

UMKC Jazz Night

April 19, 2018

7:30 p.m., C. Stephen Metzler Hall at the Folly Theater

Join the Conservatory jazz bands in a lively collage concert featuring a variety of ensembles that represent the entirety of jazz studies at the Conservatory, directed by Bobby Watson and Dan Thomas.

Tickets: $12 general public; $5 for all UMKC faculty, staff and all students with UMKC or student ID. TICKETS

 

Spring Dance

April 26–28, 2018

7:30 p.m., White Recital Hall

Experience the athleticism, precision, and passion of the Conservatory’s dance ensemble. The extraordinary creativity of the dance faculty’s choreography is combined with our dance students and collaborations with Conservatory musicians.

Tickets: $12 general public; UMKC faculty, staff, and all students FREE with UMKC or student ID. TICKETS

 

Finale, Conservatory Orchestra and Choirs

May 1, 2018

7:00 p.m., Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Helzberg Hall

Featuring the Conservatory Orchestra and Conservatory Choirs, directed by Robert Olson and Robert Bode, respectively. The exciting program includes Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms, directed by Robert Bode, with orchestra, choirs and Conservatory dancers. Stravinsky’s 1930 work was commissioned by Serge Koussevitzky to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Boston Symphony Orchestra

Tickets: $25 general public; UMKC faculty, staff and all students $10 with UMKC or student ID. TICKETS

 

Contact the Central Ticket Office, 816-235-6222. All White Recital Hall and Folly Theater concerts are $12 for the general public, except for Sweet Honey in the Rock.  The White Recital Hall performances are free for UMKC faculty, staff, and all students with ID, except for Sweet Honey in the Rock.  Folly Theater tickets are $5 for UMKC faculty, staff, and all students with ID.

About UMKCConservatory 2 Articles
The UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance is internationally recognized as a center for artistic excellence, innovation, and engagement with our communities, with more than 300 concerts, recitals, shows, and events throughout the year. In rehearsals, in class, and on stage, our students interact with an exceptionally gifted faculty and with leading visiting artists in ways that are supportive, yet rigorous. Our faculty and students recognize that arts careers in the twenty-first century will blend new works with master pieces; unite performance, engagement, and education; and above all will pulse with a sense of adventure and creativity. A community of artists, educators, and scholars, the UMKC Conservatory enrolls more than 600 students in a comprehensive array of liberal arts and professional degree programs in Composition, Music Theory, and Musicology; Dance; Instrumental Studies; Jazz Studies; Keyboard Studies; Music Education/Music Therapy; and Vocal Studies.

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