Springtime at the Conservatory

Springtime is always an exciting time of year, and the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance has a wealth of performances scheduled in our Conservatory Artist Series, featuring all major

The Job: Gary Mosby, Scenic Designer, Unicorn Theatre

The Job: Gary Mosby, Scenic Designer, Unicorn Theatre

A stage manager has to make magic — to create an entirely new world on the stage that entices us in and holds us throughout the play. Gary Mosby, whose career as a designer and technical builder/director spans more than three decades, is one such magician. Mosby is known for his innovations. For UMKC’s “Five […]

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Heartland Men’s Chorus Performs “Tyler’s Suite” This Weekend at The Folly

In Heartland Men’s Chorus’ next performance, Identify, will begin with “Tyler’s Suite,” the tragic story of Tyler Clementi. Conceived by famed Broadway composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), “Tyler’s Suite” is an uplifting choral composition dedicated to the memory of Tyler Clementi. Clementi was a talented young musician who committed suicide after being bullied by his freshman […]

Kansas City Wind Symphony presents “Magic and Mystery”

The Kansas City Wind Symphony continues their 19th season, “As You Like It,” on March 26, 2017, at 7:00 PM at Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road in Prairie Village, Kansas. The free concert, entitled “Magic and Mystery,” features Rimsky Korsakov’s classic “Scheherazade” transcribed for wind orchestra by Mark H. Hindsley. The story One Thousand […]

Road-Tested and Fired Up: “Jazz 100” at JCCC

Road-Tested and Fired Up: “Jazz 100” at JCCC

Jazz fans often lament that so many of the music’s legends have moved on to that jam session in the sky. And indeed, there’ll never be another Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Mongo Santamaria or Ella Fitzgerald. But the spirit of those performers lives on. And by a serendipitous coincidence, each of them — iconoclastic pianist […]

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