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.
This issue of KC Studio comes with a retrospective about Kansas City's public art initiative. I wrote about Kansas City Baroque Consortium's summer series, "Between Silence and Light," and about "The Classical Challenge," the classical music radio show on KKFI 90.1 FM Kansas City Community Radio.