Monthly Archives: November 2013

REVIEW: KCSymphony w/ Bernard Labadie

I reviewed the Kansas City Symphony, under the direction of guest conductor Bernard Labadie, for The Kansas City Star. Along with the Kansas City Symphony Chorus, they performed Faure’s “Requiem” and Mozart’s Symphony No. 31, with the alternative Andante movt. … Continue reading

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REVIEW: newEar’s “Tours de Force”

I reviewed newEar Contemporary Chamber Ensemble’s “Tours de Force” concert for The Kansas City Star. For a brief time, read the review here.

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REVIEW: Jake Shimabukuro, ukulele

I reviewed Jake Shimabukuro’s solo rock-ukulele performance for The Kansas City Star. For a brief time, read it here.

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NEW INK & NOTABLE PERFORMANCES: 34 Connaught Street, W2

New Ink No. 2: Ferdinand (Gillet Singleton Duo) and The Print Factory I cracked open my 75 cent Pepsi. According to the lore, my grandfather invented this system of opening cans but didn’t get the patent in time. Every time … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI

I reviewed Jordi Savall & Hespèrion XXI for The Kansas City Star. The Friends of Chamber Music presented “Blood and Honey: The Cycles of Life in the Mosaic of the Balkan People.”

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