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NEVSKY REDUX: Symphony, mezzo-soprano, impress with noisy Prokofiev classic The Alexander Nevsky Cantata is a big, raucous masterpiece, one of Prokofiev’s most richly detailed compositions and an orchestral tour de force to boot. The Kansas City Symphony’s performance of it on May 20th did not stint on theatrics, and the orchestra rose to the virtuosic challenge, with Michael Stern’s natural affinity for […]

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GETTING THE RIGHT SOUND: Conductor has spent a lifetime evoking magic from choirs worldwide Simon Carrington knows what he wants in a choral sound, and in 2008 he and two dozen Kansas City area singers formed a choir that has had a huge success in producing that sound. The British-born conductor and singer, who began […]

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SUN IN THE FUN: Kansas City’s cultural summer sizzles in 2011 Ah, summer. Kansas City used to be a downright sleepy place during the warm months, culturally speaking—but no longer. In recent years, perennial favorites such as the Starlight Theatre, the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival and Summerfest have been joined by all sorts of […]

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MY ACHIN’ HEART: Musical uses classic country songs to tell stories of heartbreak and courage If you want to know the heart and soul of America, listen to its songs. And few genres of song tell our stories more vividly than country music, that unique style born of folk and gospel and blues and rooted […]

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SIZZLING CLASSICS: Summerfest offers chamber music to musically needy fans The key to finding a niche in Kansas City is to identify something that’s lacking in the community and go for it. That’s what a group of local musicians did 21 years ago, when they determined that July was a frightfully dead month for music locally—and […]

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BIG AND BOLD: Bolender Center to forge new paths for the KC Ballet and its School Mark your calendars: In just a few days the Kansas City Ballet enters a new era of its 54-year history, as it moves into its new Todd Bolender Center for Dance and Creativity and, just a month and a […]

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GRABBING THE RING: San Francisco Opera presents fascinating production of Wagner milestone By Paul Horsley SAN FRANCISCO – In this loveliest of West Coast cities, the San Francisco Opera has staged what is arguably the most intriguing production of Wagner’s Ring that one can currently see in America. On four separate nights during a week in June […]

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