Monthly Archives: March 2014

REVIEW: KCSymphony with Carlos Miguel Prieto and guitarist Jiyeon Kim

I reviewed the Kansas City Symphony, conducted by Carlos Miguel Prieto and featuring guitarist Jiyeon Kim for The Kansas City Star. Their performance of Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet” was one of the most riveting I’ve ever heard. For a brief … Continue reading

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Charlotte Street Foundation Award Winners’ Profiled in KCStar

I contributed a profile on dancer and choreographer Jane Gotch for The Kansas City Star’s story on the winners of this year’s Charlotte Street Foundation’s Generative Artist Awards. One project that I thought particularly interesting, but edited for space, was … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Kansas City Jazz Orchestra w/ Wycliffe Gordon

I reviewed the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra’s performance in Helzberg Hall for The Kansas City Star. Their “T-bone Sizzle!” concert featured Wycliffe Gordon and the entire trombone section. For a brief time, you can read the review here.

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DOUBLE REVIEW: LA Phil w/ Yuja Wang and Lyric Opera’s “La bohème” (and a peek into my subconscious)

I reviewed the LA Philharmonic and Lyric Opera’s “La bohème” for The Kansas City Star. For a brief time, read the reviews here and here. Looks like LA Phil, along with performing an inspiring concert, enjoyed their time in Kansas City, … Continue reading

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DOUBLE REVIEW: KCSymphony w/ Joshua Bell and Bartok ; KCChorale w/ Michael McGlynn

I reviewed Kansas City Symphony with soloist Joshua Bell for The Kansas City Star, as well as Kansas City Chorale with tenor and composer Michael McGlynn. For a brief time, read the Bell review here and the McGlynn review here. … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Haifa Symphony Orchestra

I reviewed the Haifa Symphony Orchestra for The Kansas City Star. This concert was part of the ensemble’s first-ever United States tour. For a brief time, you can read the review here.

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Therapy Sessions: en plein air

When I’m drawing – and here drawing is very different from writing or reasoning – I have the impression at certain moments of participating in something like a visceral function, such as digestion or sweating, a function that is independent … Continue reading

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