Monthly Archives: March 2013

REVIEW: Spire Chamber Ensemble, et al, on Bach’s St. Matthew Passion

I reviewed a performance of J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion  for The Kansas City Star. The work was performed in combination by the Spire Chamber Ensemble, the Spire Baroque Orchestra, William Jewell College Schola Contorum, Trinity Choir and Lawrence Children’s … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Monterey Jazz Festival 55th Anniversary Tour

I reviewed the Monterey Jazz Festival 55th Anniversary Tour for The Kansas City Star. They performed for the Jammin’ at the Gem series.

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REVIEW: Kansas City Ballet, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

I reviewed the Kansas City Ballet’s production of William Whitener’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” for The Kansas City Star. They also performed Pimble’s “Concerto Grosso” and Jessica Lang’s “Splendid Isolation III.”

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REVIEW: Kansas City Chorale

I reviewed the Kansas City Choral for The Kansas City Star. This was their first performance after their Grammy Award win for their 2012 album “Life and Breath: Choral Works by René Clausen.”

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REVIEW: Jonathan Biss at the Folly Theater

I reviewed pianist Jonathan Biss’s second recital for his project “Schumann: Under the Influence” for The Kansas City Star.

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REVIEW: Lyric Opera “The Flying Dutchman”

I reviewed the Lyric Opera’s production of Wagner’s “The Flying Dutchman” for The Kansas City Star.

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NSFW JAZZ

On January 27, 2013, the notorious KC band Jazz Discharge meandered up on the stage of the RecordBar, effectively sabotaging Snuff Jazz’s gig with keyboardist Brian Hass, to present a surprise tribute/roast in honor of my husband’s 30th birthday. They … Continue reading

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