Monthly Archives: October 2012

REVIEW: Richard Elliot, organist

I reviewed Richard Elliot, principal organist for the Mormon Tabernacle, on the Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant organ in Helzberg Hall for The Kansas City Star. He played the first concert of the Kansas City Symphony’s organ recital series on Wednesday … Continue reading

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Meredith Marsha Helga Jayhawk: a study in contrasting audience experiences

We attended a christening on Thursday night. From the stage of the Lied Center in Lawrence KS, the members of Brooklyn-based Sō Percussion took suggestions to name the cactus that they were using for the first time, a Kansas resident. … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Chamber Music Soicety of Lincoln Center, with Jeremy Denk

I reviewed the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center with pianist Jeremy Denk for The Kansas City Star. Not only is Jeremy Denk an amazing virtuoso, performing with also fantastic musicians, with a program of excellent selections, but – to … Continue reading

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REVIEW: KCBallet, “Carmina Burana”

I reviewed the Kansas City Ballet’s season opening performance, “Carmina Burana,” for The Kansas City Star. Orff is probably best known by the punch-you-in-the-face drama of that opening “O Fortuna,” but his committment to “total art” was more thorough than even Wagner’s. … Continue reading

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Fado Novato

“He, who came from nothing | In his nothingness was all.” – Joaquim Fredrico de Brito ****************** Beau Bledsoe has added another new project to his one-man global take-over, one that I was pleased to help with in a very … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Ailey II at the Folly Theater

I reviewed Ailey II at the Folly Theater for The Kansas City Star. Once again, the Ailey organization put on an exciting, theatrical, challenging performance.

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