This is a lovely issue: stories on women playwrights, sustainable fashion, Cuban music and a profile on trombonist/band leader Marcus Lewis, to name a few favorites. I wrote about the "Nelly Don: The Musical," Kansas City Ballet's annual choreographic showcase "New Moves," and Heartland Men's Chorus' commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising.
New issue out now and wow--sit down, everybody--you'll need to spend some time with this magazine and your calendar because you do not want to miss a thing happening in KC. But--real talk--you may have to make some hard choices. It's a crazy season. Enjoy. A Stimulating Season for Music Lovers Concert to Come: Beethoven's... Continue Reading →
I reviewed the Kansas City Ballet's season opening performance, "Carmina Burana," for The Kansas City Star. Orff is probably best known by the punch-you-in-the-face drama of that opening "O Fortuna," but his committment to "total art" was more thorough than even Wagner's. Orff's theory of music and movement, his committment to children's music education, along with the... Continue Reading →
I went to see the Kansas City Ballet's final program of the season a few weeks ago. Because I also had an obligation across the lobby in Helzberg Hall the same evening, I was only able to watch the first piece standing in the back of Kauffman Theatre. Coming back to the work after weeks... Continue Reading →
I reviewed the music for Maury Yeston's ballet "Tom Sawyer - A Ballet in Three Acts." It was performed as the Kansas City Ballet's inaugural event in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Read it here.