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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: A Raisin in the Sun
The classic story of the Younger family remains universally relevant and deeply relatable more than 60 years after it first hit Broadway. In pursuit of the American Dream, this dynamic African-American family wrestles with the push to assimilate into a white Chicago neighborhood, and the pull of their cultural roots. These opposing forces both unite and divide the family, as each grapple with the social issues that challenge their identity – and the personal choices that will determine their future.
Where: Spencer Theatre, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: Now through April 16
Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the Box Office at 816-235-2700. Current UMKC faculty, staff and alumni receive a 20 percent discount on tickets.

April 5 – 11

What: Shamus Clisset | Chris Kienke at UMKC Gallery
This is the UMKC Gallery of Art’s group exhibition, Shamus Clisset: Mr. Realistic and Chris Kienke: Hotrods and Handguns.
Where: UMKC Gallery of Art, 203 Fine Arts Building, 5015 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: Now through April 14
It’s free.

What: Hyeyoung Shin Solo Exhibition
Hyeyoung Shin, UMKC Department of Art and Art History assistant professor of Print Media, will have her work shown in a solo exhibition titled unapologetic. An opening reception is scheduled for March 10 from 6 – 9 p.m. She will also give an artist talk at noon on March 11 at Studio Inc.
Where: Studios Inc., 1708 Campbell St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: Now through April 14
It’s free.

What: Boeing-Boeing
This stylishly retro production was a monster comedy hit on London’s West End and a Tony winner on Broadway. Bernard is a bachelor juggling a very precarious social calendar. He is engaged simultaneously to three different flight attendants. Helped by his long suffering housekeeper Bertha (Debra Jo Rupp), Bernard has devised a sophisticated timetable so that each girlfriend visits him on their layovers and remains oblivious of the other two. Everything proceeds like clockwork until the arrival of the new double speed Super Boeing which changes the schedules of the airlines. Bernard’s old school friend Robert arrives unexpectedly and unwittingly joins in this farcical whirlwind of mayhem.
Where: New Theatre Restaurant, 9299 Foster St., Overland Park, Kan.
When: 
Now through April 23
UMKC Connection: Co-owners Dennis Hennessy and Richard Carrothers are both UMKC graduates; the UMKC College of Arts and Sciences presented both honorary doctorates in 2012. For tickets and show times, visit the website.

What: Inside the Art Life of Adrienne Walker Hoard
Beyond her life as a professor at UMKC, Adrienne Walker Hoard, M.F.A., Ed.D., is an accomplished painter, photographer and jewelry maker. Her work will be on display at the Miller Nichols Library.
Where: Dean’s Gallery, Fourth Floor, Miller Nichols Library, 800 E. 51st St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: Now through May 19
It’s free.

What: Austin Coop, Senior Recital
This is a senior recital for Austin Coop, composer. Performance pieces include Knightwing; Piano Sonata; Echoes, Hull; and Sinfonietta, Wisps and Dreams.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 5 p.m., Thursday, April 6
It’s free.

What: Emily Schaefer, Doctoral Recital
This is a doctoral recital for Emily Schaefer, horn. Performance pieces include Bozza: Eh Forêt, Op. 40; Ewazen: Sonata for Horn and Piano; Persichetti: Parable for Solo Horn, Op. 120; and Wilder: Suite No. 1 for Horn, Tuba, and Piano.
Where: Central United Methodist Church, 5144 Oak St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 6
It’s free.

What: Michael O’Brien, Performer’s Certificate
This is a performer’s certificate recital. Performance pieces include C.P.E. Bach: Flute Sonata in G Major H. 564, Wq. 133 “Hamburger”; Enescu: Cantabile et Presto; Mozart: Quartet in C Major for Flute, Violin, Viola, and Cello, K. 285b; Carter: Scrivo in Vento; and Franck: Sonata for Flute and Piano in A Major.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 6
It’s free.

What: Jonathan Borja, Alumni Lecture
This is an alumni lecture by Jonathan Borja, assistant professor of Musicology and Flute, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. His performance piece is “Cultural Syncretism: The Sounds and Rhythms in the Flute Music of Samuel Zyman.”
Where: Grant Hall, Room 330, 5227 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: Noon, Friday, April 7
It’s free.

What: UMKC Softball vs. Grand Canyon
Where: Missouri 3&2 Field, 9600 Blue River Rd., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 2 p.m., Friday, April 7
It’s free.

What: UMKC Softball vs. Grand Canyon
Where: Missouri 3&2 Field, 9600 Blue River Rd., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 4 p.m., Friday, April 7
It’s free.

What: Curtis Simmons, Master’s Recital
This is a master’s recital for Curtis Simmons, horn. Performance pieces include Beethoven: Horn Sonata in F Major, Op 17; Monti: Csárdás; Messiaen: Appel Interstellaire; Baldwin: And the Clouds Break; and Jacob: Concerto for Horn and Strings.
Where: Central United Methodist Church, 5144 Oak St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 7
It’s free.

What: Erik Lawrence, Master’s Recital
This is a master’s recital for Erik Lawrence, piano. Performance pieces include Rameau: Suite in A Minor, RCT 5; Debussy: Études, L 136; Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 7
It’s free.

What: UMKC Softball vs. Grand Canyon
Where: Missouri 3&2 Field, 9600 Blue River Rd., Kansas City, Mo.
When: Noon, Saturday, April 8
It’s free.

What: UMKC Volleyball vs. Kansas State
Where: Swinney Recreation Center, 5030 Holmes, St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 10 a.m., Saturday April, 8
It’s free.

What: Brittany Klever, Doctoral Recital
This is a doctoral recital for Brittany Klever, euphonium. Performance pieces include Fiocco: Arioso and Allegro; Szentpali: Pearls; Downie: Concerto for Euphonium (Eulogy); Corwell: Heart of a Wolf; and Hackett: Super Hero Suite.
Where: Central United Methodist Church, 5144 Oak St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: Noon, Saturday, April 8
It’s free.

What: UMKC Volleyball vs. University of Kansas
Where: Swinney Recreation Center, 5030 Holmes, St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: Noon, Saturday, April, 8
It’s free.

What: UMKC Volleyball vs. University of Nebraska-Kearney
Where: Swinney Recreation Center, 5030 Holmes, St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 8
It’s free.

What: UMKC Volleyball vs. Wichita State
Where: Swinney Recreation Center, 5030 Holmes, St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 8
It’s free.

What: A.J. Beu, Doctoral Recital
This is a doctoral recital for A.J. Beu, tuba. Performance pieces include Forbes: The Grumpy Troll; Koetsier: Concertino; Baadsvik: New Kid; York: Snapshots; and Gershwin: Three Preludes.
Where: Central United Methodist Church, 5144 Oak St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 8
It’s free.

What: Matthew Anderson, Senior Recital
This is a senior recital for Matthew Anderson, percussion. Performance pieces include Kopetzki: Canned Heat; Glentworth: Blues for Gilbert; Carter: Eight Pieces for Four Timpani; Thomas: Merlin; Trevino: 2+1; Koshinski: Dance of the Drums; and Arlen/Oetomo: Over the Rainbow.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 5 p.m., Saturday, April 8
It’s free.

What: Conservatory Singers, University Singers and special guest Shawnee Mission East HS
The Conservatory Singers, directed by Robert Bode, join the University Singers and special guests from Shawnee Mission East High School presenting Bright Morning Stars. Performance pieces include Vaughan Williams: Antiphon from Five Mystical Songs; Stoppord: Ave Verum Corpus; Haydn: Gloria from Heiligmesse; Arnesen: Flight Song; Daley: In Remembrance; Lauridsen: Sure On This Shining Night; Paich/Porcaro: Africa; Lennon/McCartney: Penny Lane; Narverud: Alleluia; Elder: Echoes from The Greatest of These; Schubert: Widerspruch, D. 865; Earnest: Crickets and Commas; Ledbetter: Bring Me Little Water Sylvie; Lloyd: Cells Planets; and Kirchner: Bright Morning Stars.
Where: St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 701 E. Meyer Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 8
It’s free.

What: Jonathan Borja, Master Class
This is a master class with flutist Jonathan Borja, assistant professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Where: Grant Recital Hall, 5227 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 2 p.m., Sunday, April 9
It’s free.

What: Adam Holthus, Junior Recital
This is a junior recital for Adam Holthus, baritone. Performance pieces include Handel: “Arm, arm, ye brave” from  Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63; Legrenzi: “Che fiero costume” from  Eteocle e Polinice; Sarti: “Lungi dal caro bene” from Berenice; Schumann: From Der arme Peter, Op. 53, No. 3; Saint-Saens: La sérénité; Faure: Mandoline Op. 58 No. 1 from 5 Mélodies; Severac: Ma poupée chérie; and Wildhorn: This is the Moment from Jekyll & Hyde.
Where: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1700 Westport Rd., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 5 p.m., Sunday, April 9
It’s free.

What: Hui-Yi Kao, Doctoral Recital
This is a doctoral recital for Hui-Yi Kao, viola. Performance pieces include Bach: Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Keyboard No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1027; Brahms: Zwei Gesänge for Voice, Viola and Piano, Op. 91; and Bax: Sonata for Viola and Piano.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 5 p.m., Sunday, April 9
It’s free.

What: Jonathan Borja, Alumni Recital
This is an alumni recital featuring Jonathan Borja, assistant professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse; with Lindsay Garritson, piano. Performance pieces include Identities: Music for Flute and Piano by Mexican and U.S. Composers; Lavista: Danza de las bailarinas de Degas; Beaser: Variations for Flute and Piano; Omiccioli: calling for flute and piano (Kansas City premiere); and Zyman: Sonata No. 2 for Flute and Piano.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., Sunday, April 9
It’s free.

What: Student Chamber Ensembles
Students of all degree levels perform chamber music. Performance pieces include Beethoven: String Quartet no. 7 in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1; Poulenc: Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano, FP 43; Ciancaglini: Seikilos Quartet for Oboe, Bassoon, Marimba, and Piano, Op. 100; and Rachmaninov: Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G Minor.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 10
It’s free.

What: Conservatory Concert Choir, Canticum Novum and special guest middle school and high school ensembles
The Conservatory Choirs, directed by Robert Bode and Charles Robinson, perform For the Children, the annual choral concert to benefit Operation Breakthrough. With guests from Bluejacket-Flint Elementary School, Grandview High School, Oregon Trail Middle School and Shawnee Mission South High School. Performance pieces include Culloton: Sinner Man; Hogan: Hear My Prayer; Main: Dies Irae; Handel: “Lift Up Your Voices” from Judas Maccabeus; Ginsberg: Cricket; Young: A Birthday; Harris: The Tiger; Lauridsen: Sure on This Shining Night; Traditional: Lachen, Lachen; Traditional: Round and Round the Earth is Turning; Gilpin: Zum Gali Gali; Hoiby: Where the Music Comes From; Solomon: Brisa Cambiando; Solomon: Glide; Runestad: I Will Lift Mine Eyes; Mozart: Regina Coeli, K. 276; Dilworth: Jeremiah’s Fire; Main: You Are Not Alone.
Where: Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Rd., Prairie Village, Kan.
When: 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 11
It’s free.

What: Connor Mautner, Master’s Recital
This is a master’s recital for Connor Mautner, piano. Performance pieces include Bach: English Suite No. 4 in F Major, BWV 809; Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 11 in B-flat Major, Op. 22; Shostakovich: Prelude and Fugue in D Minor, Op. 87, No. 24; and Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 7 in B- at Major, Op. 83.
Where: Diastole Scholars Center, 2501 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 11
It’s free.

What: Grace Wallace, Master’s Recital
This is a master’s recital for Grace Wallace, voice. Performance pieces include Handel: “Se Pietà di me non senti” from Giulio Cesare, Duparc: Extasé, Duparc: L’invitation au voyage, Duparc: Au pays où se fait la guerre, Mahler: Rückert-Lieder, Johnson: Will There Really Be A Morning, Gordon: The Red Dress; and Gordon: Will There Really Be A Morning.
Where: St. John’s United Methodist Church, 6900 Ward Pkwy., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 11
It’s free.

What: UMKC Men’s Tennis vs. Creighton
Where: Plaza Tennis Center, 4747 J. C. Nichols Pkwy., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 11
It’s free.

What: UMKC Women’s Tennis vs. Creighton
Where: Plaza Tennis Center, 4747 J. C. Nichols Pkwy., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 11
It’s free.

What: UMKC Softball vs. South Dakota State
Where: Missouri 3&2 Field, 9600 Blue River Rd., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 11
It’s free.

What: UMKC Softball vs. South Dakota State
Where: Missouri 3&2 Field, 9600 Blue River Rd., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 3 p.m., Tuesday April 11
It’s free.

 


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