Each season, the Conservatory Artist Series brings to the stage a wide variety of performances from talented students, faculty and guests. Stunning opera performances and guest concerts in White Recital
For more than 60 years, Ballet Folklórico de México has introduced audiences to the incredibly rich and varied forms of Mexican dance with a theatricality worthy of Busby Berkeley. On Nov. 3, Ballet Folklórico de México will make its third appearance on the Harriman-Jewell Series, filling the Kauffman Center’s Helzberg Hall with its exuberant live […]
We sat down with drummer and KC native Mike Warren for a conversation about his connection to the jazz culture, the American Jazz Museum and Jazz Storytelling, one of AJM’s educational programs for children. Growing up, were you aware of Kansas City’s place in the history of jazz? Yes and no. I wasn’t entirely aware […]
Each season, the Conservatory Artist Series brings to the stage a wide variety of performances from talented students, faculty and guests. Stunning opera performances and guest concerts in White Recital Hall, masterworks performed in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, and the swinging sounds of our jazz bands at the Folly […]
When The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art opened its doors in 1933, volunteers were present to educate the public about the new collections. Eighty-five years later, the Volunteer Docent Program at the museum continues to play a central role in helping visitors of all ages make powerful and lasting connections with works of art. The story […]
As a non-profit organization hosting more than 300 performances each year, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts relies on a core group of nearly 600 active volunteers who ensure patrons have a positive experience. Kauffman Center volunteers fulfill many important tasks, interacting and connecting with people of all ages and backgrounds. This dedicated group […]
The con in quaint River City was beginning to work. Robert Preston, as roguish professor Harold Hill, had sung a few early numbers and won over the school board and mayor’s wife when, suddenly . . . The screen in the lower-floor auditorium at the Kansas City Public Library’s Plaza Branch went dark, and the strains of Dixieland jazz filtered in.