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“A Refuge of Peaceful Meditation”

In January of 1915, Claude Monet (1840-1926) wrote of his intention to begin work on his large-scale triptych Water Lilies, of which the Nelson-Atkins painting comprises the right-hand panel (FIG

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The Dance Season

The rhythm of dance has always been the pulse of the Harriman-Jewell Series. The very first concert presented by the Series in 1965 featured Edward Villella and Patricia McBride, two

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Conservatory Piano Faculty Excel in a Digital World

In a time when a lot of us are feeling disconnected and missing personal interactions, members of the Conservatory piano faculty have been finding new ways to connect with students and audiences alike. With virtual performances and festivals, podcast interviews, and never-before-seen archival footage releases, pianists Thomas Rosenkranz, Alon Goldstein, and Sean Chen are reaching wider audiences than ever before.

“A Refuge of Peaceful Meditation”

“A Refuge of Peaceful Meditation”

In January of 1915, Claude Monet (1840-1926) wrote of his intention to begin work on his large-scale triptych Water Lilies, of which the Nelson-Atkins painting comprises the right-hand panel (FIG 1): “I’m pursuing my idea of grande décoration.

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The Arts Make Everything Better. Sponsorships Make the Arts Better.

The Arts Make Everything Better. Sponsorships Make the Arts Better.

Keeping live performing arts strong takes support from a broad-based coalition of caring individuals, foundations and businesses. The Kauffman Center enjoys and values close partnerships formed with three major sponsors: Saint Luke’s Health System, Premier Partner Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City and Aristocrat Motors, Building Sponsor PNC Bank, Exclusive Bank Sponsor and Ensemble Membership Program Sponsor […]

The Dance Season

The Dance Season

The rhythm of dance has always been the pulse of the Harriman-Jewell Series. The very first concert presented by the Series in 1965 featured Edward Villella and Patricia McBride, two stars of the New York City Ballet. Now, even in the midst of a pandemic, one can spot joyful, life-affirming dance on the horizon.

The Symbiotic Relationship Between Jazz and Hip-Hop

The Symbiotic Relationship Between Jazz and Hip-Hop

Take a trip to the American Jazz Museum and you’ll understand why jazz’s songbook history is complex. On one hand, the genre created standards like Ella Fitzgerald’s “A-Tisket A-Tasket” and Louis Armstrong’s “Mack the Knife.” But, jazz also produced Abbey Lincoln’s “Triptych: Prayer/Protest/Peace,” a raw expression of racial inequality. Across America today, racial protests echo […]

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