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In August the pickings for classical music fans are a bit thin when compared to the rest of the year. However, there is still plenty coming your way. For instrumental music fans, the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra performs music of Beethoven and Mendelssohn; the Kauffman Center, in association with the National World War I Museum, presents a concert of World War I era music featuring organist Jay Kraybill and others; and the Midwest Chamber Ensemble performs Beethoven's Symphony No. 7. Choral fans will enjoy concerts by the Summer Singers of Kansas City (William Baker Festival Singers) performing the music of Handel.
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Five concerts constitute the Heritage Philharmonic's 2014–15 season, the ensemble's 70th.
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The musicians of Summerfest reaped musical bounty at “A Time to Plant,” the final installment of Summerfest 2014, featuring works by Jennifer Higdon, Ping Jin, and Robert Schumann.
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With a large cast and meaningful message, Theatre in the Park presents a limited engagement of "Ragtime," a musical that speaks of the American dream and teaches what it means to be human.
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Newcomer Ellar Coltrane is a revelation as he grows into adulthood during Richard Linklater’s magnificent, 12-years-in-the-making cinematic achievement "Boyhood."
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William Baker’s Summer Singers of Kansas City will present an all-Handel program on August 16 and 17 at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral. The 150-voice, summer-only ensemble performs the “Dettingen Te Deum” and two “Coronation Anthems,” and the accompanying instrumentalists play “Water Music.”
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“Legally Dead” at the Mystery Train; “Great Duets of Musical Theatre” at Quality Hill Playhouse; “Ragtime” at Theatre in the Park; “The Butcher’s Son” at Westport Center for the Arts; “South Pacific” at Musical Theater Heritage; “Ghost-Writer” at Spinning Tree Theatre.
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The first of Mozart’s great operas, “Idomeneo,” gets a truncated, semi-staged version courtesy of the Kansas City Opera Institute.
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Jacqueline Chanda, president of the Kansas City Art Institute since 2011, has informed the college's board of trustees that she plans to retire on Aug.4, 2014.
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Missouri Arts Council Executive Director Beverly Strohmeyer will retire effective February 1, 2015 from the agency she has served for 17 years, nine of them as executive director.
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