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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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I finally figured out why The Police’s “Every Breath You Take” always makes me think about cats.

Specifically, cartoon cats. Every time Sting creepily intones “I’ll be watching you,” I have manic flashbacks to zany wisecracking felines on roller skates. But why? I would ask people, hey, do you remember a cartoon about a band that gets … Continue reading

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KC Studio Nov/Dec 2017

Another dynamite issue of KC Studio is out.  I wrote about newEar Contemporary Chamber Ensemble’s 25th anniversary celebration and The Wires Alternative Strings Duo Solstice Concert.

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KCUR Central Standard: Women Composers

I joined KCUR’s Central Standard program with host Gina Kaufmann and composer Ingrid Stölzel in conversation about the Kansas City Symphony’s lack of women composer programming within the broader topic of the gender gap in classical music. Listen to the … Continue reading

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