The brainchild of saxophonist Tim Doherty, 9plus1 was established in 2008, and features Kansas City’s top professional jazz musicians performing the best in ‘little big band’ music. Their crisp ensemble work, advanced musical expression, unique arrangements, and superb imp...
Legendary balladeer Gordon Lightfoot weaves tales of love and longing in eloquent musical masterpieces that have become enduring standards. His poetic journeys have been told with such timeless, thought-provoking songs as “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Sundown,” “Early M...
LSO concertmaster Anton Miller takes center
stage to perform Samuel Barber’s Violin
Concerto, a piece which, in Barber’s own words, explores the “brilliant and virtuosic character of the
violin.” On the second half, listen to the American influences in the
Journey and America’s Immigration Dilemma”
Enrique's mother, Lourdes,
left him in Honduras when he was five years old. She could barely afford to
feed him and his sister, much less send them to school. Twelve years later Enrique
began his journey to...
Featuring an eight-member group of outstanding Chinese contemporary
folk musicians, this performance melds traditional Chinese music with western compositions.
Led by Composer/Artistic Director Jiuyue Ma (Beijing Olympics Gala, Xinjiang
International Dance Festival), Sounds o...
Tony Award®-winning icon Idina Menzel has a diverse career that traverses stage, film, television and music. Menzel’s voice can be heard as Elsa in Disney’s global box office smash Frozen. She made history as the first person with both a Billboard Top 10 hit and a Tony Awar...
Better Than It Looks: Election 2016"
no journalist today is better than David Brooks at incisively—yet
accessibly—analyzing culture and politics. As the 2016 presidential election
approaches, he will provide context on the candidates and political proc...
WINNER OF EIGHT 2012 TONY AWARDS® including Best Musical, Once tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician
and a beautiful young woman who takes a sudden interest in his haunting love
songs. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own
WITNESS THE EXPLOSIVE CHOREOGRAPHY, dynamic rhythm, speed
and physical strength of Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound. The Emmy Award-winning
choreographer, known by his work on So You Think You Can Dance and
frequent guest appearances on Ellen, continues to electrify the dance
The concert opens with the elegance and
gracefulness of Robert Fuchs’ Serenade
For Strings No. 3. Next, LSO principal pianist Richard Fountain takes the
stage for the thunder and lightning of Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2, well-known from its role as the setting for...