The Job: Doreen Maronde

Doreen Maronde has a passion for jazz. And it didn’t stop when she left her job at Johnson County Community College. As a volunteer, Maronde continues to program two jazz

Kansas City Chorale Magnificent in Requiem World Premiere

Kansas City Chorale Magnificent in Requiem World Premiere

No composer lightly undertakes the writing of a requiem. Alexander Kastalsky, one of the leading voices of Russian sacred music, was devastated by the results of World War I. Within the first few months of the war, thousands of Russian soldiers were dead, along with tens of thousands of Allied forces, and Kastalasky began to […]

Kansas City Ballet Unveils a Spectacular “Wizard” Like No Other

Kansas City Ballet Unveils a Spectacular “Wizard” Like No Other

Kansas City Ballet’s world premiere of  “The Wizard of Oz” shows us just what can be accomplished with $1 million: A visually spectacular, elegantly choreographed, expertly designed, surprisingly poignant retelling of the L. Frank Baum classic book — all set to an evocative score by composer Matthew Pierce.  In other words, this joint production with […]

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A History in Dracula

My fascination with Dracula began when I was 8 or 9. I encountered Bela Lugosi on a local late night horror show, probably “Friday Night Fright.” TV stations bought packages of 16mm Universal Horror movies from the 30s, 40s and 50s and played them until the prints wore out. At Universal, Dracula had a daughter, […]

Purchase Tickets Today for Te Deum Chamber Choir’s “To Life” Concert

Final preparations are underway for Te Deum’s first Fall concert of its 11th season, “To Life.” It’s not too late to purchase your tickets and enjoy a musically inspiring, spiritually stirring performance! Kansas City audiences have two opportunities to see this concert: Sunday, October 14th at 3:00 p.m. at Village Presbyterian Church and Monday, October […]

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