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Mark Adam’s opera "Little Women" is an ideal choice for a university production because the work features a number of different vocal roles of several different types as well as ensembles of all kinds and many expressive opportunities for the singers. The UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance took full advantage of this opera in a charming and heartfelt presentation.
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The small chamber ensemble Les Violons Du Roy with Marc-André Hamelin at the piano played an inspiring and brilliant program of Rameau, Haydn, and Mozart dazzling the audience with their flawless unified sound and vitality.
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“Broadway and Back” at Quality Hill Playhouse; “Angels in America” at Kansas City Repertory Theatre; “Women Playing Hamlet” at Unicorn Theatre; “The Art of Murder” at The Mystery Train; “Jitney” at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre; “Carmen, or Don’t Cry for Me, Martin City!” at Martin City Melodrama and Vaudeville Co.; “Black Pearl Sings!” at Spinning Tree Theatre; “The Merchant of Venice” at Heart of America Shakespeare Festival; “Three Bears” at Paul Mesner Puppets; “Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat” at the Coterie; “Peter and the Starcatcher” at Theater League; “Guys and Dolls” at Musical Theater Heritage; and more.
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Joshua Bell delighted audiences with his recent recital at the Kauffman Center for the Harriman-Jewell Series. This intimate program of Beethoven, Grieg, Brahms, and Bartók demonstrated Bell’s variety and virtuosity.
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The Kansas City Symphony brings us the music of Dvorák, Tchaikovsky, and Beethoven. Several smaller chamber ensembles are in action, including London’s Academy of St. Martin in the Fields on the Harriman-Jewell Series with pianist Jeremy Denk, the Spire Chamber Ensemble with music of Monteverdi, and the Midwest Chamber Ensemble. The Kansas City Symphony also performs a Classics Uncorked concert featuring Russian music. Vocal fans will enjoy Musica Vocale, Schola Cantorum, the Te Deum Chamber Choir, and the Heartland Men’s Chorus, while opera aficionados can attend Mark Adamo’s modern classic, "Little Women," at the UMKC Conservatory.
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You do not need to be a sports enthusiast to appreciate the enlightening Soviet hockey documentary "Red Army."
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Ensemble Ibérica 2015 season features a range of world music from Mexico, Hungary, Vienna, Brazil, Portugal, and more.
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The Fountain City Brass Band and Fountain City Youth Brass Band both took first place this past week at the North American Brass Band Association's 2015 contest. The award-winning ensemble was led by Roger Oyster at this event. Full score details are within.
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Opening night of Kansas City Ballet’s "Giselle" left the audience captivated by its bravura presentation of classical ballet.
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The Unicorn Theatre debuts "Women Playing Hamlet," an ambitious but tenuous new comedy about one woman's quest to tackle history's most demanding role.
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