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The Juilliard String Quartet gave knockout performances of quartets by Haydn, Bartók, and Dvorák last Thursday evening at the Lied Center in Lawrence.
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Just about every classical music organization in town is active during the last part of October, so you have a variety of choices of what to attend. Famed violinist Joshua Bell visits Kansas City with the Harriman-Jewell Series, while The Friends of Chamber Music presents David Shifrin, Amit Peled and Alon Goldstein in recital. Fans of orchestral music can attend performances by the Chicago Symphony Orhestra and the Kansas City Symphony, the Northland Symphony Orchestra, and the Kansas City Civic Orchestra, as well as the Mid America Freedom Band, for those interested in wind ensembles. Choral music enthusiasts, meanwhile, can enjoy the Kansas City Chorale, Musica Sacra, and Te Deum, along with a choral performance sponsored by the Midwest Chamber Ensemble. Opera fans can enjoy Hänsel und Gretel with the UMKC Conservatory, and newEar Contemporary Music Ensemble will perform contemporary compositions.
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It was a night of laughs at the Carlsen Center with “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” on the big screen and a Q&A with John Cleese afterwards.
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The Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble brought their brilliant Baroque musicianship to Kansas City on Sunday, performing seven chamber duets by the relatively unknown seventeenth-century composer Agostino Steffani.
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The Heartland Men’s Chorus’ new season includes a new fall performance in Leawood, the biggest selling songs in pop music history, a world premiere collaboration with the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and HMC’s usual show stopping productions.
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Jane Aspinwall, Associate Curator of Photography at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, discussed the images in a current exhibit, “Dignity vs. Despair,” which showcases sixty-four photographs taken between 1933 and 1941.
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The Topeka Symphony Orchestra’s season commemorating revolutions opened with sensitive and exciting performances of Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5 (“Reformation”), J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20.
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Asleep at the Wheel with founder Ray Benson made it a Western Swing PARTY at the Carlsen Center on Saturday night, playing songs from five decades of recordings.
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Starlight Theatre's production of "Kinky Boots" is a rock ‘n roll musical with heart, and is perhaps THE perfect show for the troubled times we’re in.
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Academy Award-nominated film “The Fencer” is a straightforward, rewarding work of cinema.
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