The Kansas City area has a rich music scene, capped by the Kansas City Symphony and its performances at the beautiful Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Several times a year, many of us suburbanites happily drive downtown, find a parking spot and pay premium prices for the privilege of hearing one of America’s outstanding […]
Opening the Lyric Opera’s 2019-2020 season is Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio. This risqué rom-com is an exciting start to the season, with a production set in the glamour of 1940s Hollywood. What makes it even more exciting is that Prairie Village native Ben Bliss will grace his home stage for the very first time, alongside his mother, Judy Bliss, a longtime member of the Lyric Opera Chorus.
Ask anybody what Kansas City is known for, and most will answer, “Jazz and barbecue!” You’ve probably had a lot of barbecue, but how often do you go listen to live jazz in Kansas City? Well, the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra’s upcoming season is the perfect opportunity to get a taste! As we embark on […]
Kansas City Young Audiences (KCYA) will host their fifth Benefit Concert for Arts Education on Saturday, September 28th at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. This year’s concert features the Tony Award® winning star of Hamilton, Renee Elise Goldsberry performing with the Kansas City Symphony. This concert is sure to be as exciting as […]
Andrew Granade, Professor of Musicology and Associate Dean of Academic and Faculty Affairs, and David Thurmaier, Associate Professor of Music Theory and Chair of the Music Studies Division, do more than just teach at the UMKC Conservatory! They find different and exciting ways to share their love of music not only with their students, but […]
I feel the need to explore the complexities of both blackness and queerness, and the ways in which their intersections have shaped my experience of loving and grieving — pain and pleasure. Themes in my work stem from highly charged and disjointed emotions as I come to terms with self-identity and unpack my interpersonal sentiments […]