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The City of Lenexa is establishing a new Community Orchestra to enrich and enhance the community through music by offering opportunities for musicians to perform and for the listening public to enjoy family-friendly musical entertainment.
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Bach Aria Soloists presented a program of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century works, interspersed with letters that the composers wrote to friends, family, and patrons. The written word added a human dimension to the lives of these great musicians, who are too often considered solely in terms of the music they wrote.
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Pianist Charlie Albright proved the future of classical music is bright to an enthusiastic Lawrence audience as part of the Lied Center's Pavilion Chamber Series.
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You know Dasher and Dancer, Prancer and Vixen; but you might not know Rudolph like this! The Coterie Theatre brings a classic holiday film back to life in “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: the Musical,” kicking off the festive season with familiar tunes and creative effects that will appeal to the kid in all of us.
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The Lied Center of Kansas presented AXIS Dance Company in an evening of thought-provoking dance that leaped over barriers and challenged our understanding of the art form.
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"American Pastoral" is an excellent example of a filmmaker trying too hard to tell a moving story. Director and male lead Ewan McGregor’s effort is akin to someone jamming a square in a triangle hole. His drama about an all-American Catholic/Jewish couple who try to live a pastoral life that blows up in non-spectacular fashion is a disappointing, tangled up mess of a melodrama.
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The excellent Te Deum Chamber Choir sang a variety of sacred music, including some great new discoveries, with mixed but mostly positive results
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Meteorologist and local celebrity Bryan Busby joined Dr. Michael Mapp and the Kansas City Civic Orchestra in a concert featuring works about animals, culminating with a fun performance of Sergei Prokoviev’s “Peter and the Wolf.”
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The amazing young Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov performs his own piano concerto with the Kansas City Symphony. The Symphony also performs with another fine soloist, pianist Robert Levin. Chamber music fans will thrill to the ancient music of Sequentia presented by The Friends of Chamber Music, and Ensemble Iberica presents a toe-tapping program of Roma (gypsy) music. Opera fans can enjoy a double bill of the KU School of Music, and choral aficionados have the William Baker Festival Singers’ annual Thanksgiving concert this month. NewEar brings us woodwind music and Jan Kraybill is at the organ for a Westport Center for the Arts concert. There is much music to enjoy around Thanksgiving time in Kansas City this year.
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“Cabaret” at Musical Theater Heritage; “Nine” at Spinning Tree Theatre; “Nice Work if You Can Get It” at The Barn Players; “Rachel” at KC MeltingPot Theatre; “The Illusionists” at Theater League; “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical” at The Coterie; “Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?” at Rockhurst Theatre Department; “A Christmas Stalking” at The Mystery Train; “A Christmas Carol” at Kansas City Repertory Theatre; “Christmas in Song” at Quality Hill Playhouse; “Sister’s Christmas Catechism” at Starlight Theatre; “An Octoroon” at Unicorn Theatre; and more.
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