As the holiday season approaches, the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra would like to extend joy and love and, of course, great big band music to all of you! KCJO’s first concert of the season was a tremendous success. Celebrating the beautiful music and artistry that emerged from the Cotton Club and Harlem Renaissance with wonderful […]
It has been an exciting fall semester at the UMKC Conservatory! July 1 marked the official merger of the Theatre Department into the Conservatory, as we unveiled our new branding with all UMKC performing arts under one entity. The UMKC Conservatory is the designated performing arts campus for the University of Missouri system, and our […]
The One for Whom the Sun Shines. Beautiful Companion. First Royal Spouse. Queen Nefertari. Who was she? One of the most celebrated ancient Egyptian queens alongside Nefertiti, Hatshepsut and Cleopatra, Nefertari was the wife of the great pharaoh Ramesses II, who reigned about 1279–1213 B.C.E. during the 19th dynasty of the New Kingdom. Ramesses II […]
La bohème seems to be the perfect opera. The story is romantic, but full of high-spirited comedy; the libretto poetic, yet concise; the melodies memorable and ideally suited to each situation; the orchestration heartfelt and lush. Bohème caught the public’s interest at its premiere in 1896, and has been a part of the standard operatic repertoire ever since.
The holidays are a time of giving, and the Harriman-Jewell Series has two brightly wrapped packages for Kansas City this December. One is a Christmas celebration by Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, and the other is a free Discovery Concert featuring the young British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and his sister, pianist Isata […]
On Dec. 17, Carlsen Center Presents welcomes the energetic and moving Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical Bandstand to Yardley Hall during its first national tour. From three-time Tony winner and Hamilton choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler comes a poignant and inspirational new American musical exploding with infectious music and high-octane dancing. Tickets are available at jccc.edu/CarlsenCenter or by […]