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Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Correction Blurb I had a great conversation with pianist Ran Dank a couple of months ago, in advance of his performance with the Kansas City Symphony playing Leonard Bernstein's "Age of Anxiety." In preparation of the interview, I listened to the work, read about Bernstein's... Continue Reading →
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
Of all the disrespectful, small minded... I won't even link to community engagement editor Derek Donovan's "opinion piece," so here's a screen shot of this appalling tweet. Short answer: uh, no? Not at all. Never, nada, nyet. Is this what The Star's arts coverage looks like, now? Geesh. The article has nothing to do, really,... Continue Reading →
Our hometown Symphony opened their Classical Series with an all-Russian program: two Russian composers, Russian-born soloist, and an American piece based on extra-musical Russian associations. This is also the fifth season in which a piece by a female composer has not been included in the Classical Series. Since moving to Helzberg Hall, the Classical Series... Continue Reading →
For this issue of KC Studio, I interviewed Van Cliburn silver medalist Kenny Broberg, a graduate student at Park University's International Center for Music; the Kansas City Symphony's 2017-2018, including the Century of Bernstein festival; and Mid America Freedom Band's diverse and challenging season.