I got to talk with three completely different musicians for this issue of KC Studio. I am swooooooning over this cover! Click on the pic below to check out the whole issue, or on the individual links to go to those stories. Honors: Laurel Gagnon, violin Concert to Come: Gerald Trimble, viola da gamba The... Continue Reading →
Heartland Men's Chorus performs works of remembrance and resistance for June's "Indivisible" concert, featuring the new work "We, the Unknown." Conceived by HMC member Rob Hill, the work explores just who might be buried in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. On a lighter note, I was stupidly excited to see that this piece shares... Continue Reading →
There's always more. Writing this piece was a lesson in hard editing, because no way could I pack in all the details and thoughtfulness that Wilks and their collaborators poured into this work. (I tried. I cut out hundreds of words. My editor cut 400 more.) I need to go back and revisit the installation... Continue Reading →
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 →
May/June KC Studio includes a write up on the 2nd annual Kansas City Contemporary Music Festival during Crossroads First Fridays.
Kansas City Ballet's 60th Anniversary Dance Festival - two impressive weekends of performances, including KCB's first performance from Jirí Kylián, the spectacular "Petite Mort," as well as a world premiere by Andrea Schermoly, and a 60th Anniversary Celebration. Bach Aria Soloists "Night of Tango" - the fourth tango show by BAS and the return engagement of... 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
KC Chorale has a full December. Read about the many opportunities to celebrate the season in song in KC Studio's Holiday Edition (page 20).
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.