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UMKC’s weekly arts and culture roundup

Every week, the University of Missouri-Kansas City offers an array of on-campus activities. It’s nothing new. UMKC has a long legacy of hosting countless culturally enriching events. These activities are part of what has made UMKC an arts and culture powerhouse. The influence of UMKC-based and UMKC-trained artists extends well beyond the campus’ edge, so their activities are listed here as well.

Featured Event: “Musical Bridges Fundraiser”

The Musical Bridges Fundraiser will feature performer Daniel Bernard Roumain and will be held 7:30 p.m., April 26, at the Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity, 500 W. Pershing, Kansas City, Mo.

Roumain is a renowned composer, and violinist. The Musical Bridges Fundraiser, which will benefit the Conservatory’s Musical Bridges program, is the culmination of his residency at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance.

Musical Bridges provides exceptional young musicians with the intensive, one-on-one instruction and performance experience necessary to prepare for auditions into selective university programs such as the UMKC Conservatory.  By focusing on underrepresented populations, Musical Bridges aims to give students with great artistic potential the opportunity to succeed in the performing arts.

Since Musical Bridges was founded in 2007, a total of 45 students in the Kansas City, Kansas, Kansas City, Missouri and Hickman Mills school districts   have participated in the Musical Bridges program. All of the program’s graduating seniors since 2008 have gone on to college, some receiving significant scholarships for their musical skills.

What: Musical Bridges Fundraiser. Proceeds will benefit the Conservatory in the Schools engagement programs. The event will include performances by DBR, Musical Bridges students and faculty, and Conservatory students.
Where: Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity, 500 W. Pershing, Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 26.
Click here for ticket information or call 816-235-1247.

What: Musical Bridges Fundraiser. Proceeds will benefit the Conservatory in the Schools outreach programs. Guest artist Daniel Bernard Roumain will perform with Sabrina Madison-Cannon and DeeAnna Hiett of the UMKC Conservatory dance faculty, and students from the Conservatory in the Schools programs.
Where: Bolender Center for Dance and Creativity, 500 W. Pershing, Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 26.
Click here for ticket information or call 816-235-1247.

Friday, April 26 – Thursday, May 2

What: UMKC Theatre presents “Kansas City Swing.” The play takes place in the fall of 1947 as the baseball season is winding down, and tells a story of hope, uncertainty and an America on the threshold of change.
Where: James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: Opens: 7:30 p.m. April 24. Closes: 2 p.m. April 28.
Tickets: Single ticket prices are: Adult, $15; Senior (60+), $10; Non-UMKC Student, $10; UMKC Faculty/Staff, $10; UMKC Student, $6. Industry Night is Monday, April 22 and tickets are $10.  For tickets, call the Central Ticket Office at (816) 235-6222 or purchase online at www.umkctheatre.org (additional fees apply with online ticket purchase).
It’s free. Get more details.

What: “Srimary Ptructures” is Justin Beachler’s first solo exhibition at Dolphin Gallery. A painter and conceptual artist based in Kansas City, Mo., Beachler’s work has recently been shown at such Kansas City gallery spaces as Fokl, Spray Booth Gallery and The Base Gallery.
Where: Dolphin Gallery 1600 Liberty St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: Exhibit runs through May 11.
UMKC Connection: Beachler is a graduate of UMKC’s Art and Art History program.
 Get more details.

What: UMKC Theatre presents “Burnt by the Sun.” “Burnt by the Sun” starts out like a masterpiece by Chekhov and then is hit by sudden violence. The movie, which won an Oscar for Best Foreign Film, is adapted for the stage by Peter Flannery.
Where: James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: May 3-12.
Tickets: Single ticket prices are: Adult, $15; Senior (60+), $10; Non-UMKC Student, $10; UMKC Faculty/Staff, $10; UMKC Student, $6. Industry Night is Monday, April 22 and tickets are $10.  For tickets, call the Central Ticket Office at (816) 235-6222 or purchase online at www.umkctheatre.org (additional fees apply with online ticket purchase).
It’s free. Get more details.

What: The Kansas City Repertory Theatre presents “American Buffalo.” Winner of the Obie Award and New York Drama Critic’s Best Play Award, American Buffalo tells the story of Don, Teach and Bob’s struggle to get ahead. Centering on a scheme to recover a buffalo nickel recently sold from Don’s Resale Shop, the three discover realities about business, leadership and ethics, all told from the petty theft view of the pursuit of the American Dream.
Where: Copaken Stage, 1 H&R Block Way, Kansas City, Mo.
When: Now through May 19.
Get more details.

What: A master’s recital with Harmony Tasker, oboe; Dan Velicer, piano; and Mark Lauer, bassoon.
Where: Diastole, 2501 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: Friday, April 26, 5 p.m.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: Conservatory Wind Ensemble directed by Joseph Parisi.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 26.
Get more details.

What: A senior recital with Ryan Overfelt, guitar.
Where: Grant Recital Hall, 5227 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 26.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: A master’s recital with Laura Lowry, soprano; Lee D. Thompson, piano.
Where: Country Club United Methodist Church, 400 W 57 St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 27.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: A master’s recital with Micaela Barber, horn; Kelly Hackleman, piano; and Catherine Root, violin.
Where: Old Mission United Methodist Church, 5519 State Park Rd., Fairway, Kan.
When: 2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 27.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: A senior recital with Sarrah Cantrell, percussion; Tyler Harvey, piano; Jennifer Wagner, percussion; Michael O’Brien, flute; and Joshua Wise, cello.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 27.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: A master class with clarinetist Gregory Oakes, faculty member at Iowa State University.
Where: Grant Recital Hall, 5227 Holmes Street, Kansas City, Mo.
When: 2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 27.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: An artist certificate recital with Erik Augereau, bass and trombone; Victoria Fatu, piano.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 5 p.m., Saturday, April 27.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: An artist certificate recital with Filip Lazovski, violin; Tate C. Addis, piano.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 27.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: A master’s recital with Justin Sextro, tenor; Natalia Rivera, piano.
Where: Trinity Lutheran Church, 5601 W. 62nd St., Mission, Kan.
When: 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 27.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: A master’s recital with Kyle Unruh, trumpet; Melody Steed, organ; Lauren Hart, trumpet; Micaela Barber, horn; Erik Augereau, bass trombone; and Ethan Patterson, tuba.
Where: Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, 415 W. 13th St., Kansas City, Mo.
When:  2:30 p.m., Sunday, April 28.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: A senior recital with Anna Hacker, soprano; Lee D. Thompson, piano; and Zoë Melcher, mezzo soprano.
Where: Asbury Methodist Church, 5400 75th St., Prairie Village, Kan.
When: 5 p.m., Sunday, April 28
It’s free. Get more details.

What: An undergraduate recital with John Kelly, piano.
Where: Grant Recital Hall, 5227 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 5 p.m., Sunday, April 28.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: Duo Solose—Jane and Kathleen Solose, duo pianists—presents “A Latin American Adventure” featuring works by Abras, Copland, Guastavino, Milhaud, and Riley.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., Sunday, April 28.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: A master’s recital with Ivo Suarez, bass baritone; Richard Williams, piano.
Where: St. Paul Episcopal Church, 11 E. 40th St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., Sunday, April 28.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: The UMKC Graduate Fellowship Woodwind Quintet will perform: Katie Howard, flute; Jason Paschall, oboe; Abby Lloyd, clarinet; Natalie Higgins, horn; and Jonathan Zepp, bassoon.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 29.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: The Conservatory Wind Symphony, directed by Steven D. Davis, with graduate conductor Hayes Bunch and guest faculty artist Tom Stein, tuba. Pre-concert lecture with Hayes Bunch will take place at 7 p.m.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 30.
Get more details.

What:  A master class with Michael Gordon, principal flutist of the Kansas City Symphony.
Where: Grant Hall, Room 122, 5227 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 1.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: The UMKC Graduate Fellowship Brass Quintet will perform: Charles Calloway and Dustin Williams, trumpets; Matthew Haislip, horn; Kathleen McGowan, trombone; and Brielan Andersen, tuba.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 1.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: A doctoral recital with Dietrich Koch, oboe; Jonathan Young, piano and harpsichord; Jason Paschall, oboe; and James Ryan Morris, bassoon.
Where: Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, 415 W. 13th St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 1.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: An artist certificate recital with James Westbook, clarinet; Patricia Higdon, piano; Bridget Clonts, piano; and Kevan Clarkston, viola.
Where: Faith Lutheran Church, 4805 W 67th St., Prairie Village, Kan.
When: 5 p.m., Thursday, May 2.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: A doctoral recital with Matthew Haislip, horn; Matthew Siegel, piano.
Where: Grant Recital Hall, 5227 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 5 p.m., Thursday, May 2.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: The UMKC Graduate Fellowship String Quartet performs.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 2.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: A doctoral recital with James Keel Williams, bassoon; Lamar Sims, piano; Sharra Wagner, clarinet; and Michael Scott, James Ryan Morris, and Raquel Vargas-Ramírez, bassoons.
Where: Californos Ballroom, 4124 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 2.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: UMKC’s Gallery of Art presents the UMKC Student Exhibition. All currently enrolled students at UMKC were eligible to submit work across a variety of media, include painting, photography, printmaking, graphic design, and video. The exhibition features pieces by 29 artists.
Where: Fine Arts Building, Room 203, 5100 Rockhill Rd., Kansas City, Mo.
When: Opening Reception: 5-7 p.m., Thursday, May 2.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: Design Speaks Series: Erin Roebuck, Hallmark Recruiter. This is a part of Art and Art History’s 2012-2013 Visiting Artist & Scholar Lecture Series.
Where:
Fine Arts Building, Room 106, 5100 Rockhill Rd., Kansas City, Mo.
When:
4 p.m., Monday, April 29.

What: The Coterie Theatre presents “Bud, Not Buddy.” Bud’s momma never told him who his father was, but leaves a clue leading him to a roadhouse band. This comic ‘Oliver Twist’ story follows Bud “not Buddy” Caldwell as he solves this jazz-era mystery set in the Midwest.
Where: 2450 Grand Blvd., Suite 144, Kansas City, Mo.
When: Now through May 19.
UMKC Connection: Two UMKC graduate theatre students founded the Coterie.
Get more details.

What: A master class with Shiela Kibbe, assistant professor of piano from Boston University.
Where: Grant Recital Hall, 5227 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 10 a.m., Friday, April 26.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: “Weekend Comedy,” starring Cindy Williams of “Laverne and Shirley,” features two couples who rent the same Catskills cabin for the same weekend by mistake.
Where: The New Theatre Restaurant, 9299 Foster, Overland Park, Kan.
When: Through June 16.
UMKC Connection: Co-owners Dennis Hennessy and Richard Carrothers are both UMKC graduates and both were presented this year with honorary doctorates by the UMKC College of Arts and Sciences.
Get more details.

What: The Blue Gallery presents Alyssa Monks’ “Presence.”
Where: The Blue Gallery, 118 Southwest Boulevard, Kansas City, Mo.
When:
Exhibition runs through June 3.
UMKC Connection:
Kelly Kuhn, co-owner of the Blue Gallery, is a UMKC graduate.
Get more details.

 


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