Not only is this great Baroque program by the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra full of glorious music for the holidays but it features some of the most important composers in the Baroque canon – representing great variety and drama. Although most of us are very familiar with Handel (whose Concerto Grosso will be performed on […]
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 […]
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.
If you’re a newcomer to the art form of opera, La bohème is often described as the perfect “first opera” to experience. Why is that? Is it because the story is so universal, that it has been remade repeatedly in contemporary settings, like the musical RENT or parts of Moulin Rouge (which is a mixture of La bohème and La traviata, another good “first opera” choice)?
Rock ‘n’ Roll pioneers, Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly are on tour together for the first time. The Rock ‘N’ Roll Dream Tour will feature remastered audio from both legends coming together in one mesmerizing night of performances. Accompanied by a live band and back-up singers, this cutting edge holographic performance and remastered audio will […]
For 2019, Flying Through 40 Years of Gladfest Fun is the theme for Gladfest. The festival will be held at Linden Square and Central Park (Kids Corner, KnockerBall and Camel Rides) October 4, 5 and 6. Some of the mainstay of this festival has been craft booths, the parade, Little Mr. and Miss Pageant, the […]