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Love a new year! What's happening in KC? Try: Kansas City Symphony joins the celebration of Isaac Stern's 100th anniversary. Profile of choreographer Haley Kostas. Lyric Opera of Kansas City "...When There Are Nine" honors 100 years since the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Bach Aria Soloists host Bach Extravaganza for their 20th season.
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 →
I reviewed the Bach Aria Soloist's "Bach & Jazz Inventions" concert, which featured saxophonist Bobby Watson and bassist Jeff Harshbarger. The program contained many selections of J.S. Bach's work, obviously, along with some jazz pieces, a few jazz-ish interpretations of Bach, and songs from Brazilian composer, Guinga. And you can read a review of my review... Continue Reading →