Fantastic finish

This past weekend, the Kansas City Symphony concluded its 2017-18 season with brio and panache, commemorating Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday one last time in Helzberg Hall.

Music through July

The American Guild of Organists is hosting its annual conference in Kansas City between July 2 and 6, and for organ aficionados there is a plethora of offerings of...

Enticing and engaging

An intimate evening of music with Canadian jazz singer/pianist Diana Krall inside the Muriel Kauffman Theatre delighted audience members with favorites old and new.

Cantatas and serenades

Two local ensembles joined forces this weekend, as Bach Aria Soloists and the Kansas City Chorale performed collaborative works including cantatas by Bach and Britten and a soothing serenade...

Unknown no longer

A newly commissioned oratorio and a smattering of familiar tunes filled Saturday’s concert from Kansas City’s own Heartland Men’s Chorus.

Music of the Counter-Reformation

Last Saturday, Kantorei KC offered a fascinating program of music reflecting the religious and philosophical conflicts of the French Counter-Reformation, demonstrating the way in which the conflict between Catholics...

Music through June

There are many symphonic and chamber music concerts to enjoy in June, including the final three classical music series weekends with the Kansas City Symphony and the always impressive...

“No place like home”

This past Saturday, Helzberg Hall lit up with an animated audience and animated performances for the final concert of the LGBA (Lesbian and Gay Band Association) 2018 Conference.

A reflective Requiem

This past weekend, the Kansas City Symphony Chorus performed works that featured its lush sound in Helzberg Hall, including Duruflé’s meditative Requiem.

A collection of stars

The Fountain City Brass Band, one of Kansas City’s brightest musical ambassadors, brought their award-winning 2017–18 season to an end Saturday Night with “Across the Stars” at the...

Love and war during the Crusades

The sounds of the 12th-century Occitan troubadours filled the sanctuary of Country Club Christian Church last Friday as Ignea Strata presented an hour-long program of narration and song celebrating...

Classical horizons

The Kansas City Chamber Orchestra was joined by students from the Park University's International Center for Music at Helzberg Hall this past weekend for a program of nineteenth-century concertos...

Music through late May

The Friends of Chamber Music wraps up its season in high style, presenting the internationally renowned pianist Yefim Bronfman in recital at the Folly Theater. The Lyric Opera’s “The...

Ending on a high note

SFJazz Collective brought their tour to an end at the Folly Theater last Friday night, and said goodbye to two players from this all-star group.

Spectacular spectacle

In what’s sure to be the smash hit of the season, the Lyric Opera of Kansas City opened their stunning 11th production of Rossini’s "The Barber of Seville" last...

A full night

At the Folly Theater this past Saturday, the Bach Aria Soloists were joined by two guest artists (Grammy winner bandoneón player Héctor Del Curto and Grammy nominated pianist Gustavo...

Introspective delicacy

Nelson Freire’s impeccable tranquility and finesse at the piano illuminated a contemplative program of pieces by Mozart, Schumann, Brahms, Debussy, and Albéniz at the Folly Theater.

Mass relevance

The UMKC Conservatory Singers with the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Choir acknowledged troubled times with an uplifting performance of Haydn’s “Lord Nelson Mass.”
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