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UMKC’s weekly arts, sports and culture roundup

Each 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 give UMKC a vibrant campus life, and make UMKC an arts and culture powerhouse. The influence of UMKC-based and UMKC-trained alumni extends well beyond the campus’ edge, so their activities are listed here as well.

Featured Event:

What: UMKC Men’s Basketball vs William Jewell
Where: Municipal Auditorium, 301 W. 13th St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 6:05 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 15
Current UMKC students with ID receive free admission to all UMKC athletic events. Children ages 5 and under receive free admission for all home games. Single tickets start at $10 and can be purchased online.


Nov. 11 – 17
 

What: Elliott Antokoletz, musicologist
Elliott Antokoletz gives a coaching session/lecture for the music history class, featuring the UMKC Conservatory Graduate Fellowship String Quartet.
Where: Grant Hall, Room 222, 5227 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo.
When:
4 – 5:15 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11
It’s free.

 What: Matthew Patnode, Master Class
Matthew Patnode, associate professor of saxophone and jazz studies at North Dakota State University, is guest instructor for a master class.
Where: Grant Recital Hall, 5227 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 12 – 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12
It’s free.

What: Coaching Session: Elliott Antokoletz, musicologist
Elliott Antokoletz coaches the UMKC Conservatory Graduate Fellowship String Quartet.
Where: Rooms 333 and 105A, Grant Hall, 5227 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 12:15 – 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12
It’s free.

What: Volker Brass: UMKC Graduate Fellowship Brass Quintet
Volker Brass, the UMKC Conservatory Graduate Fellowship Brass Quintet, performs. Pieces presented include Renwick: Dance; Tilson Thomas: Street Song; Gabrieli, arr. King: Canzona per sonare No. 4; Ewald, ed. Thomas: Quintet No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 5; and McKee: Escape.
Where: Central United Methodist Church, 5144 Oak St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12
It’s free.

What: UMKC Women’s Basketball vs North Florida
Where: Swinney Recreation Center, 5030 Holmes, St., Kansas City, Mo.
When:
1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13
Current UMKC students with ID receive free admission to all UMKC athletic events. Children ages 5 and under receive free admission for all home games. Single tickets start at $7 each. To purchase tickets, visit the website.

What:  Sonance II.
The UMKC Gallery presents new dances, sounds, videos and art installations. The fall season events, known as Sonance II, start Wednesday, Nov. 18, and run through Friday, Dec. 11, 2015.
Where:  Fine Arts Building, Room 203, 5015 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo.
When:  On Wednesday, Nov. 18, from noon to 1 p.m., UMKC students will create art with their bodies in an exhibit called “Body as Drawer and Drawing,” in which the paper serves as a map for traversing space. Conceptual rock band “Ape Herring,” consisting of Shawn E. Hansen, Neal J. Wilson, and Aaron T. Osborne, mixes classical, jazz and avant-garde styles and unique instrumental techniques. They perform Thursday, Nov. 19, noon to 1 p.m.
It’s free.

What: Matthew Patnode, Guest Artist Recital
This is a guest artist recital featuring Matthew Patnode, associate professor of saxophone and jazz studies at North Dakota State University; with Tyler Wottrich, piano. Performance pieces include Goldstein: Fault Lines; Decruck: Sonate en ut# pour saxophone alto et orchestra; Dubois: Konzertstück; Shostakovich: Preludes and Fugues Nos. 3, 7, and 2, Op. 87; Davis: Passacaglia: überfunk; Rogers: Breaking; D’Rivera: Vals Venezolano; and D’Rivera: Contradanza.
Where: Grant Recital Hall, 5227 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12
It’s free.

 What: Elliott Antokoletz, musicologist, Bartók’s Fourth String Quartet, Guest Lecture
Elliott Antokoletz, professor of musicology at the University of Texas at Austin’s Butler School of Music, presents a guest lecture on Bartók’s Fourth String Quartet. Antokoletz is one of the world’s foremost Bartók scholars, and also a Juilliard-trained violinist, possessing a unique set of skills and knowledge about these remarkable works from both the analytical and performance perspectives. This session is a “must” for aspiring string players, chamber music enthusiasts and anyone wishing to better understand the construction of this quartet and how to play it.
Where: Grant Hall, Room 332, 5227 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 4 – 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13
It’s free.

What: Leone Buyse, Chamber Music Master Class
Chamber music master class with Leone Buyse, professor of flute at the Shepherd School of Music, Rice University.
Where: Grant Recital Hall, 5227 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 4 – 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13
It’s free.

 What: Leone Buyse, Flute Master Class
Flute master class with Leone Buyse, professor of flute at the Shepherd School of Music, Rice University.
Where: Grant Hall, Room 122, 5227 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 1 – 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14
It’s free.

 What: Victor Mortson, Doctoral Recital
The is a doctoral recital for Victor Mortson, tuba; with Dan Velicer, piano; Jon Kratzer and Alex Spoon, trumpets; Sarah Rogers, horn; and Scott Rogers, euphonium. Performance pieces include Marcello: Sonata No. 1 in F Major; F. Strauss: Nocturno, Op. 7; Wilhelm: Concertino for Tuba and Piano; Stevens: Salve Venere, salve Marte; Broughton: Sonata (Concerto); and Kamen: Quintet for Brass.
Where: Central United Methodist Church, 5144 Oak St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14
It’s free.

What: Chloe David, Senior Recital
This is a senior recital for Chloe David, soprano, with Aurélien Boccard, piano. Performance pieces include Mozart: Vado, ma dove?, K. 583; Chopin: Nocturnes, Op. 9; C. Schumann: Drei Lieder, Op. 12; Faure: Après un rêve; Faure: Automne; Faure: Notre amour; and Beach: Three Browning Songs.
Where: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1700 Westport Rd., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14
It’s free.

What: Kelsey Shields, Doctoral Recital
This is a doctoral recital for Kelsey Shields, trumpet; with Patricia Higdon, piano and Burnt Ends Brass: Jeff Curtin, trumpet; Devon Martene, horn; Samantha Beemer, trombone; and Erik Augereau, bass trombone. Performance pieces include Purcell: Sonata for Trumpet in D Major, Z. 850; Bohme: Concerto for Trumpet in F Minor, Op. 18; Sermila: Sahara Moods; Trad., arr. Tay: Shenandoah; Calvert: Suite from the Monteregian Hills; and Tay: SalSoSa!.
Where: Old Mission United Methodist Church, 5519 State Park Rd., Fairway, Ks.
When: 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14
It’s free.

What: Jazz Ensembles: Guitar, Latin Percussion, and Jazz Bass
The UMKC Jazz Guitar Ensemble, Latin Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Bass Ensemble perform. All compositions and arrangements will be announced from the stage.
Where: Grant Recital Hall, 5227 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mp
When: 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16
It’s free.

 What: Patrick McCoy, Senior Recital
This is a senior recital for Patrick McCoy, tenor, with Lee D. Thompson, piano and Jay Carter, countertenor. Performance pieces include Monteverdi: “Nigra sum” from Vespro della Beata Vergine; Bach: Selections from Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243; Beethoven: Sechs Lieder von Gellert, Op. 48; Faure: En prière; Gounod: Repentir; Franck: Panis angelicus; and Britten: Canticle II, Op. 51 (“Abraham and Isaac.”)
Where: St. John’s United Methodist Church, 6900 Ward Pkwy., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 
7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16
It’s free.

 What: Fall Opera: Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (Conservatory Artist Series)
Directed by Fenlon Lamb and guest conducted by alumnus Andy Anderson, UMKC Opera Theatre presents Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute). It will be performed in German with English dialogue.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 
7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 17
Tickets: $12, general public; UMKC faculty, staff, and all students FREE with UMKC or student ID.

 What: Edmund White & Michael Carroll
Edmund White, author of the autobiographical novel “A Boy’s Own Story” and others will be joined by Michael Carroll, author of the short-story collection “Little Reef,” for a dinner, public interview and reading moderated by Whitney Terrell, of the MFA program in Creative Writing and Media Arts at UMKC.
Where: Kansas City Public Library-Central Branch, 14 W. 10th Street, Kansas City, Mo. 
When: 
6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12
The event benefits Literacy Kansas City. For tickets, contact Literacy Kansas City, 816-333-9332.

 What: The Vagina Monologues Auditions
All skill levels welcome – no memorization required! Performance will be held Feb. 18, 2016. To reserve your audition time, contact Kacie Otto at 816-235-5560 or ottokj@umkc.edu. Co-sponsored by the UMKC Violence Prevention & Response Program.
Where: Women’s Center, 105 Haag Hall, 5120 Rockhill Rd., Kansas City, Mo.
When:  Nov. 13 – 17

 What: “Blueprints to Freedom: An Ode to Bayard Rustin World Premiere”
The Kansas City Repertory Theatre presents this play, written by and starring Michael Benjamin Washington. Those who stand up for equality in 2015 are following in the footsteps of Bayard Rustin, the lesser-known but powerfully influential civil rights leader who orchestrated the March on Washington and stepped forward himself as an openly gay man at a time when few had the courage to do so. In this ode, an exiled Rustin masterminds “a tribute to the ancestors” 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation.
Where: Copaken Stage, 1 H&R Way, Kansas City, Mo.
When: Now through Nov. 15
For more information and show times, visit the KC Rep website.

What: You Can’t Take it With You
In this Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy, Alice wants to marry Tony, the banker’s son, and invites his parents to dinner to give their blessing to the marriage. But when Tony’s snooty, high-class parents met Alice’s peculiar extended family – including her grandfather the philosopher, her nutty ballerina sister and the fireworks enthusiast Mr. De Pinna – things become hilariously explosive. Cast members include New Theatre favorites Cathy Barnett, Craig Benton, Deb Bluford, Dodie Brown and Jim Korinke.
Where: The New Theatre Restaurant, 9299 Foster St., Overland Park, Kan.
When:
Now through Nov. 29
For tickets and show times, visit the website.
UMKC Connection: Co-owners Dennis Hennessy and Richard Carrothers are both UMKC graduates and both were presented with honorary doctorates by the UMKC College of Arts and Sciences in 2012. 

What: People, Places, and Perceptions: Art by Sharon Gradischnig
This new exhibit at UMKC Miller Nichols Library, by artist Sharon Gradisching, is a look into her perspective of art over the last 10 years. The exhibit is a sample of the artist’s creative wanderings while a student at several institutions. Those include the Kansas City Art Institute where, at age 75, she earned a BFA in painting.
Where: Dean’s Gallery, 4th floor, Miller Nichols Library, 800 E. 51st St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: Now through Dec. 20.
It’s free.

 What: Art in the Square
Art in the Square is an initiative of the City of Kansas City to showcase public art while reinforcing the city’s commitment to investing in local artists. The exhibit represents a unique collection of thought-provoking artwork that ranges from whimsical to innovative. The first Art in the Square exhibit, which will be placed in Washington Square Park, will feature art from five local artists. UMKC Associate Dean of the UMKC College of Arts & Sciences Kati Toivanen will have her “Flowering Wall” on display. Toivanen is also a professor in the UMKC Art and Art History Department
Where: Washington Square Park, Pershing Road and Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, Mo.
When:
Now through Dec. 21
It’s free. For information, visit Art in the Square online.

 

 

 


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