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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 Jazz Night
This collage concert at the Folly Theater will feature a variety of ensembles that represent the entirety of jazz studies at the Conservatory, directed by Bobby Watson and Dan Thomas. Performance pieces include Cheli/Walsh/Auwarter: Jazz Percussion Suite; Thomas/Roberts: Border Crossing; Foster: Blues in Hoss’ Flat; Baldwin: Lighthouse; Ellington/Spaits/Bieber/Lee: Mood Indigo/What Do You Mean; Watson/Bertini: Beatitudes; Holman: The Peacocks; Oliver/Ashlock: West End Blues; Jarrett/Coble: Lucky Southern; James/Swift/Jones: Can’t We Be Friends?; Wolf/Landesman/Mantooth: Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most; and Wheeler: Primary Information.
Where: Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 13
Tickets are $12 for the general public; and $5 for UMKC faculty, staff and all students with UMKC or student ID. Tickets can be purchased from the Central Box Office online or by calling 816-235-6222.

April 12 – 18

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: 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.

What: Fabulation, Or the Re-education of Undine
UMKC Theatre presents Fabulation, a social satire about an ambitious and haughty African-American woman, Undine Barnes Calles, whose husband suddenly disappears after embezzling all of her money. Pregnant and on the brink of social and financial ruin, Undine retreats to her childhood home in Brooklyn’s Walt Whitman projects, only to discover that she must cope with a crude new reality. She faces the challenge of transforming her setbacks into small victories in a battle to reaffirm her right to be. The production is by Lynn Nottage and directed by Amanda Davison.
Where: Studio 116, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: Now through April 16
Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for seniors, $10 for students $13 for UMKC faculty and staff. Tickets can be purchased at the Central Ticket Office online.

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: Composers’ Guild
Composition students of all degree levels present new works. Performance pieces include Brake: Moment Miniatures (world premiere); Pan: Mountain Dance (world premiere); Dewalt: A Clockwork Caravan (world premiere); Strawbridge: Benjamin on Culture (world premiere); Shum: Peach Blossom Spring (world premiere); Harris: Darkness to Stardust (world premiere); Morel: Salt Duo; Sprankle: Tempestuous Tremors; Majors: Yearning (world premiere); and Morel: cloudy above, murky below.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 12
It’s free.

What: Josh Draves-Kellerman, Artist’s Certificate Recital
This is an artist’s certificate recital for Josh Draves-Kellerman, bassoon. Performance pieces include Bozza: Récit, Sicilienne et Rondo pour Basson et Piano; Oosborne: Rhapsody for Bassoon; Wharton: Tawny Throated Ayres; Kreutzer: Variationen für Fagott und Orchester; Mignone: 16 Valsas Para Fagote Solo; and Poulenc: Trio pour piano, Hautbois, et Basson.
Where: Diastole Scholars Center, 2501 Holmes St, Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 12
It’s free.

What: Turning the Mind Inside Out Lecture Series
As artistic experiments with living matter become more eccentric, Barbara Stafford asks, what are the implications of certain contemporary artists’ compulsion to produce uncanny images and ineffable experiences? Does art inherit not only science’s undoubted wonder but also its ethical ambiguities? This is part of the UMKC Department of Art and Art History Lecture Series.
Where: 451 Miller Nichols Learning Center, 800 E. 51st St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7 – 8:15 p.m., Thursday, April 13
It’s free.

What: Victor Mortson, Lecture Recital
This is a lecture recital for Victor Mortson, tuba. Performance pieces include Forbes: Tapestries; Corwell: Aboriginal Voice for Tuba and CD; and Steen: Moondance.
Where: Central United Methodist Church, 5144 Oak St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: Noon, Saturday, April 15
It’s free.

What: UMKC Men’s Soccer vs. SIU Edwardsville
Where: Durwood Soccer Stadium, 5025 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 1 p.m., Saturday, April 15
It’s free.

What: Erik Augereau, Lecture Recital
This is a doctoral lecture recital for Erik Augereau, bass trombone. Performance pieces include “Adapting Tuba Solo Music to the Bass Trombone; Vaughan Williams: Concerto for Bass Tuba; Lebedev: Concerto No. 1 for Tuba and Orchestra; and Williams: Concerto for Tuba.
Where: Grant Recital Hall, 5227 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 15
It’s free.

What: Zhuoyue Xu, Doctoral Recital
This is a doctoral recital for Zhuoyue Xu, piano. Performance pieces include Scarlatti: Sonata in F Minor, K. 466/L. 118; Scarlatti: Sonata in E Major, K. 380/L. 23; Mozart: Sonata No. 2 in F Major, K. 280/189e; Debussy: Estampes; and Lachner: Trio for Piano, Violin and Viola in C Major, Op. 103.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 15
It’s free.

What: Ezgi Karakus, Doctoral Recital
This is a doctoral recital for Ezgi Karakus, cello. Performance pieces include Schubert: Arpeggione D. 821; and Rachmaninov: Cello Sonata, Op. 19.
Where: Grant Recital Hall, 5227 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 5 p.m., Saturday, April 15
It’s free.

What: Jieqing Wang, Doctoral Recital
This is a doctoral recital for Jieqing Wang, piano. Performance pieces include Schubert: Piano Sonata in B Major, D 575; Debussy: Préludes; Bach: English Suite in E Minor, BWV 810; and Chopin: Ballade No. 3 in A- at Major, Op. 47.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 5 p.m., Saturday, April 15
It’s free.

What: Josh East, Senior Recital
This is a senior recital for Josh East, horn. Performance pieces include Brahms: Sonata No. 2 for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 120; Chabrier: Larghetto for Horn and Orchestra; Basler: Majaliwa for Two Horns and Piano; and Wilder: Suite No. 1 for Horn, Tuba and Piano.
Where: Central United Methodist Church, 5144 Oak St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 5 p.m., Saturday, April 15
It’s free.

What: Benny Kim, Faculty Recital
This is a faulty recital featuring Benny Kim, violin; with guests Noah Geller, Scott Lee, Philip Marten, Richard Beene and Filip Lazovski. Performance pieces include Vaughan Williams: Six Studies in English Folksong for Bassoon and Piano; Handel: Trio Sonata for Violin, Bassoon, and Continuo; Mozart: Diverimento in D Major, K. 136; and Brahms: String Quartet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 111.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 15
It’s free.

What: Courtney Wallace, Artist’s Certificate Recital
This is an artist’s certificate recital for Courtney Wallace, soprano. Performance pieces include “A Woman’s Touch, compositions by women composers;” Colbran: Povero cor tu palpiti; Colbran: Mi lagnerò tacendo; Mendelssohn Hensel: Mailied; Mendelssohn Hensel: Wenn der Frühling kommt; Mendelssohn Hensel: Das Veilchen; Lang: Ob ich manchmal Dein gedenke; Clara Schumann: Ich stand in dunklen Träumen; Clara Schumann: Das ist ein Tag, der klingen mag; Garcia-Viardot: Hai luli!; Garcia-Viardot: In der Frühe; Heritte-Viradot: Sérénade; Alma Mahler: Fünf Lieder; Beach: Take, O Take Those Lips Away; Carew: Everywhere I Look; Boulanger: Was will die einsame Thräne; Boulanger: Le couteau; and Larsen: Cowboy Songs.
Where: The Fishtank, 1715 Wyandotte St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 15
It’s free.

What: Blaise Rothwell, Master’s Recital
This is a master’s recital for Blaise Rothwell, percussion. Performance pieces include Druckman: Reflections on the Nature of Water; Kitazume: Side by Side; Bach: Lute Suite in E Minor, BWV 996; Carter: Eight Pieces for Four Timpani (One Player); Miki: Marimba Spiritual; and Bach: Partita No. 3 in E Major for Solo Violin, BWV 1006.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 5 p.m., Monday, April 17
It’s free.

What: Student Chamber Ensembles
Students of all degree levels perform chamber music. Performance pieces include Haydn: String Quartet in C Major, Op. 76, No. 3 (“Emperor”)’ Taffanel: Quintette pour Instruments à Vent; Saint-Seans: Caprice on Danish and Russian Airs, Op. 79; Berkeley: Trio for Flute/Piccolo, Oboe/English Horn, and Piano; and Poulenc: Sextet for Wind Quintet and Piano.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 17
It’s free.

What: UMKC Softball vs. Creighton
Where: Missouri 3&2 Field, 9600 Blue River Rd., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 18
It’s free.

What: UMKC Volleyball vs. Missouri State-West Plains
Where: Swinney Recreation Center, 5030 Holmes, St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 18
It’s free.

What: Herin Cho, Doctoral Recital
This is a doctoral recital for Herin Cho, violin. Performance pieces include Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in A Major, Op. 12, No. 2; Schumann: Sonata for Piano and Violin in A Minor, Op. 105; Mozart: Sonata for Piano and Violin in B-flat Major, KV 454; and De Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy, Op. 25 (after Bizet’s Opera).
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 18
It’s free.

What: Laura Zitelli, Artist’s Certificate
This is an artist’s certificate recital for Laura Zitelli, clarinet. Performance pieces include Weinberg: Clarinet Sonata, Op. 28; Massenet: Sous Les Tilleuls from Scenes Alsaciennes; Bozza: Bucolique; Yadzinksy: Sirène for Solo Clarinet; and Giacoma: Cavalleria Rusticana Fantasy Op. 83 for Clarinet and Piano.
Where: Trinity Lutheran Church, 5601 W. 62nd St., Mission, Kan.
When: 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 18
It’s free.

What: Scott Rogers, Doctoral Recital
This is a doctoral recital for Scott Rogers, euphonium. Performance pieces include Von Weber: Andante and Hungarian Rondo, Op. 35; Santandreu: Bestiarium of the Lost Dark Matter; Meechan: Night Flight; York: Memories of Things Both Lost and Found; and Hummel: Fantasy, Op. 94.
Where: Central United Methodist Church, 5144 Oak St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 18
It’s free.


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