Author Archives: Libby Hanssen

The Pitch: Bernstein at 100 in KC

I wrote about Leonard Bernstein as man, musician and advocate for The Pitch, plus a full page of February happenings in the Classical Music & Dance Calendar. Cheers to a robust arts scene!

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Scroll down to browse my latest words, thoughts and contributions. “Read Me…” collects some personal favorites and links to other publications. Everything else is just for fun.

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Panels for a display I made for the Music/Media Library.

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KCUR: William Baker Festival Singers

I wrote about William Baker Festival Singers’ “Festival of Kansas City Composers,” featuring composer–in-residence Ed Frazier Davis, William Dawson, Virgil Thomson and a ream of local talent for Kansas City’s NPR-affiliate KCUR 89.3FM.  

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KC Studio Jan/Feb 2018

Laura Kaminsky’s As One at LOKC | Violist Christine Grossman | Boston Camerata’s Play of Daniel with Friends of Chamber Music | Dance Theater of Harlem with Harriman-Jewell Series

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arx duo in The Pitch

January issue of The Pitch, with a piece on arx duo and a busy, busy classical music arts calendar sidebar.

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Arts Year End

Fail better. The arts in Kansas City had a pretty phenomenal year, some huge achievements, some huge, disastrously phenomenal events, but a big impact and plenty of challenges to meet in 2018. We can’t overcome the deaths of people important … Continue reading

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