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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: Student Exhibition
The UMKC Gallery of Art announces the 2017 UMKC Student Art Exhibition. It features the work of 18 graduate and undergraduate artists. All currently enrolled students at UMKC were eligible to submit work across a variety of media including painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, graphic design and video.
Where: UMKC Gallery of Art, Room 203, Fine Arts Building, 5015 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: April 27 – July 27. An opening reception will be from 5-7 p.m., Thursday April 27. Scholarship awards will be presented during the opening reception at 6 p.m.
It’s free. Free parking is available in the Cherry Street Parking Garage, levels 5 and 6.

April 26 – May 2

What: I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard
UMKC Theatre Professor Theodore Swetz and UMKC Theatre alumna Dina Thomas are the sole cast members of the Unicorn Theatre’s newest play, I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard. The play is by Halley Feiffer and directed by Jeff Church. It’s about the complicated relationship between a competitive young actress and her famous playwright father and the intrigues that go on behind-the-scenes in the production of new art within the New York City theater world. It’s a powerhouse drama with darkly funny and shocking insights into the minds of artists, addiction and the attempt to overcome a father’s legacy.
Where: Unicorn Theatre, 3828 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: Now through May 14
Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the Box Office at 816-531-PLAY (7529) x10.

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: Elephant and Piggie’s “We are in a Play!”
When “bestus” friends Elephant and Piggie get together, anything is possible! They might get invited to a fancy costume party, learn a crazy new dance or decide to spend the day playing ping-pong in silly hats. Adapted by Mo Willems from his wildly popular book series, this lively musical features Gerald Elephant and Piggie and their delightfully nutty back-up singers, the Squirrelles, discovering the fun of being in a play – all the while encouraging the audience to join in for some interactive fun. The script and lyrics are by Mo Willems. The music is by Deborah Wicks La Puma.
Where: The Coterie, Crown Center, Suite 144, 2450 Grand Ave., Kansas City, Mo.
When: Now through May 21
UMKC Connection: Two UMKC graduate theatre students founded The Coterie.
Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the Box Office at 816-474-6552.

What: Making History: Kansas City and the Rise of Gay Rights
Kansas City’s pivotal role in helping to launch the modern gay rights movement is the central story of a new exhibit built by faculty, students and staff at UMKC.
Where: Miller Nichols Library, 800 E. 51st St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: Now through Sept. 30.
More information is available online at GLAMA.

What: The Dixie Swim Club
Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives. The Dixie Swim Club focuses on 4 of those weekends and spans a period of 33 years.
Where: New Theatre Restaurant, 9299 Foster St., Overland Park, Kan.
When: 
April 27 – July 2
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: Spring Dance Concert
Experience the athleticism, precision and passion of the Conservatory’s dance ensemble. The extraordinary creativity of the dance faculty’s choreography is combined with the dance students and collaborations with Conservatory musicians. Performance pieces include Fusion-China, Wang Hong-yun and Li Ye; Klavier Poems, Weber; Bach’d, Abbott; Counterpoint Continuum, Henry; Without a Word, Hiett; Release, Douthit-Boyd; and Ghost us, Tice.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., April 27 – 29; and 2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 29
Tickets are $12 for the general public; and free for UMKC faculty, staff and all students with UMKC or student ID. Tickets can be purchased online.

What: Joseph V. Briseno, Senior Recital
This is a senior recital for Joseph V. Briseno, composer. Performance pieces include Briseno: Three Pieces for Flute and Clarinet; Briseno: Fall of the Rebel Angels; Briseno: Three Songs about Flying; and Briseno: This is Your Life.
Where: Grant Recital Hall, 5227 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 27
It’s free.

What: Opera Scenes
The UMKC Opera Theatre presents selected scenes from favorite operas, directed by Fenlon Lamb. Performance pieces include Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro; Humperdinck: Hänsel and Gretel; Offenbach: Grand Duchess of Gerolstein; Verdi: Rigoletto; J. Strauss: Die Fledermaus; Delibes: Lakmé; Gilbert & Sullivan: The Mikado; R. Strauss: Rosenkavalier; Gilbert & Sullivan: Pirates of Penzance; and Bernstein: Candide.
Where: Studio 116, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 27
It’s free.

What: UMKC Rootopia: Timeflies with AY-MusiK from the Battery Tour
The UMKC Office of Student Involvement and UMKC Student Government Association are sponsoring Timeflies with AY-MusiK from the Battery Tour.
Where: Swinney Recreation Center, 5030 Holmes, Kansas City, Mo.
When: 8 – 10:30 p.m., Thursday, April 27
Tickets can be purchased online or at the event. The ticket price goes up for purchases at the door.

What: Bach’s Lunch
Bring your lunch and enjoy some Bach! Joshua Maize is the conductor. The performance piece is “Was Gott tut, das ist Wohlgetan: BWV 99.
Where: Grant Hall, Room 122, 5227 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: Noon, Friday, April 28
It’s free.

What: Geoff Deibel, Guest Artist Master Class
This is a guest artist master class featuring Geoff Deibel, assistant professor of Saxophone and Jazz Studies at Wichita State University.
Where: Grant Recital Hall, 5227 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 1 p.m., Friday, April 28
It’s free.

What: Rachel Lovelace, Junior Recital
This is a junior recital for Rachel Lovelace, bassoon. Performance pieces include Spisak: Duetto Concertante for Viola and Bassoon; Siqueria: Drei Etüden für Fagott und Klavier; Bordeau: Premier Solo for Bassoon with Piano Accompaniment; Davis: Sonata for Bassoon and Piano; and Ciacaglini: Seikilos Quartet, Op. 100 for Oboe, Bassoon, Marimba and Piano’.
Where: Grant Recital Hall, 5227 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 5 p.m., Friday, April 28
It’s free.

What: Daniel Yung, Master’s Recital
This is a master’s recital for Daniel Yung, cello. Performance pieces include Bach: Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major, BWV 1010; Rachmaninoff: Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G Minor; Heath: On Fire; and Dvořák: Cello Concerto, Op. 104.
Where: Central United Methodist Church, 5144 Oak St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 28
It’s free.

What: Dylan Sack, Senior Recital
This is a senior recital for Dylan Sack, composer. Performance pieces include Sack: Dream Progress; Sack: Awakening; Sack: Black Fuchsia; Sack: Ancient Wind; Sack: Recollection; Sack: Pilgrimage; Sack: Forest Temple; Sack: Enshrined; and Sack: Prayer.
Where: Musical Theater Heritage, Stage II, Crown Center Plaza, 2405 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 28
It’s free.

What: Michael Spicer, Doctoral Recital
This is a doctoral recital for Michael Spicer, clarinet. Performance pieces include Nielsen: Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, Op. 57; Glinka: Trio Pathétique in D Minor; and D’Rivera: Cape Cod Files.
Where: Leawood United Methodist Church, 2915 W. 95th St., Leawood, Kan.
When: 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 28
It’s free.

What: Glenn Anthony Ritchie, Master’s Recital
This is a master’s recital for Glenn Anthony Ritchie, trombone. Performance pieces include Galliard: Sonata No. 5; Hindemith: Sonate; Persichetti: Parable XVIII for Trombone, Op. 133; Serocki: Sonatina; and Ter Veldhuis: Jesus is Coming.
Where: Grant Recital Hall, 5227 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: Noon, Saturday, April 29
It’s free.

What: Amelia Lawson, Doctoral Recital
This is a doctoral recital for Amelia Lawson, soprano. Performance pieces include Rossini: La Promessa; Rossini: Airs chantés; Strauss: From Sechs Lieder nach Gedichten; Rodrigo: Cuatro madrigales amatorios; Head: The Singer; Head: You Shall Not Go A-Maying; Head: Dear Delight; and Delibes: “Où va la jeune Indoue” (The Bell Song) from Lakmé.
Where: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 1307 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 29
It’s free.

What: Rachael Rule, Master’s Recital
This is a master’s recital for Rachael Rule, piano. Performance pieces include Voormolen: Suite de Clavecin; Andriessen: Image de Moreau; Beethoven: Sonata in G Major, Op. 14, No. 2; Schumann: Arabeske in C Major, Op. 18; Shostakovich: 24 Preludes, Op. 34; Schumann/Liszt: Dedication (Widmung); and Brahms: Scherzo in E-flat Minor, Op. 4.
Where: Grant Recital Hall, 5227 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 29
It’s free.

What: Justin Colwell, Master’s Recital
This is a master’s recital for Justin Colwell, piano. Performance pieces include Bach: Partita No. 1 in B-Flat Major, BWV 825; Chopin: Nocturne in B Major, Op. 62, No. 1; Prokofiev: Visions fugitives, Op. 22; and Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15.
Where: Grant Recital Hall, 5227 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 5 p.m., Saturday, April 29
It’s free.

What: Opera Scenes
The UMKC Opera Theatre presents selected scenes from favorite operas, directed by Fenlon Lamb. Performance pieces include Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro; Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel; Offenbach: Grand Duchess of Gerolstein; Verdi: Rigoletto; J. Strauss: Die Fledermaus; Delibes: Lakmé; Gilbert & Sullivan: The Mikado; R. Strauss: Rosenkavalier; Gilbert & Sullivan: Pirates of Penzance; and Bernsetin: Candide.
Where: Studio 116, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 29
It’s free.

What: Devin Morton, Lecture Recital
This is a DMA lecture recital for Devin Morton, oboe. Performance pieces include Tuthill: Sonata for Oboe and Piano, Op. 24; and Chenette: Frolics for Oboe and English Horn.
Where: Grant Recital Hall, 5227 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: Noon, Sunday, April 30
It’s free.

What: Conservatory Choirs present Duruflé’s Requiem
The UMKC Conservatory Choirs, with Robert Bode as conductor, performs with guest organist Dr. Elisa Bickers and special guests Blue Springs High School Chamber Choir. Performance pieces include Gjeilo: Excerpt from Prelude; Dickau: I Carry Your Heart With Me; Luridsen: Sure on this Shining Night; Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb, Op. 30; Danner: Arise, Your Light Has Come; and Duruflé: Requiem, Op. 9.
Where: Community of Christ Temple, 1001 W. Walnut St., Independence, Mo.
When: 3:30 p.m., Sunday, April 30
It’s free.

What: Lindsay Baker, Master’s Recital
This is a master’s recital for Lindsay Baker, flute. Performance pieces include Kuhlau: Divertissement No. 1 in G Major, Op. 68; Poulenc: Sonata for Flute and Piano; Hong-Da Chin: Mimosa, for solo piccolo; Boismortier: Suite No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 35, for Solo Flute; and Rutter: Suite Antique for Flute and Piano.
Where: Grant Recital Hall, 5227 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 5 p.m., Sunday, April 30
It’s free.

What: Grace Hemmer, Junior Recital
This is a junior recital for Grace Hemmer, violin. Performance pieces include Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 1 in D Major, Op. 12, No. 1; Bach: Partita No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1002; and Saint-Saë: Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 61.
Where: Trinity Lutheran Church, 5601 W, 62nd St., Mission, Kan.
When: 7:30 p.m., Sunday, April 30
It’s free.

What: Xueli Liu, Lecture Recital
This is a doctoral lecture recital for Xueli Liu, piano. Performance pieces include “Piano Works by Chinese-American Composers”; Zhou Long: Mongolian Folk-tune Variations; Chen Yi: Ji-Dong-Nuo; Chou Wen-Chung: The Willows are New; and Chen Yi: Ba Ban.
Where: Grant Recital Hall, 5227 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 – 8:30 p.m., Sunday, April 30
It’s free.

What: Kathryn Hilger, Junior Recital
This is a junior recital for Kathryn Hilger, viola. Performance pieces include Hindemith: Sonata for Viola and Piano Op. 11 No. 4; Spisak: Duetto Concertante for Viola and Bassoon; and Bruch: Romanze, op. 85.
Where: Old Mission United Methodist Church, 5519 State Park Rd., Fairway, Kan.
When: 7:30 p.m., Monday, May 1
It’s free.

What: Rhys Lloyd Talbot, Master’s Recital
This is a master’s recital for Rhys Lloyd Talbot, bass-baritone. Performance pieces include Brahms: Vier ernste Gesänge (Four Serious Songs), Op. 121; and Mozart: “Madamina, il catalogo è questo” from Don Giovanni.
Where: St. John’s United Methodist Church, 6900 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., Monday, May 1
It’s free.

What: Conservatory Chamber Orchestra
The Conservatory Chamber Orchestra, directed by Robert Olson, performs with guest conductor Joseph Genualdi, violin. Performance pieces include Britten: Simple Symphony, Op 4; Dvořák: Serenade for Strings in E Major, Op. 22; and Mobberley: The Mozart Tuba Concerto.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 2
It’s free.

What: Grace Odell, Master’s Recital
This is a master’s recital for Grace Odell, piano. Performance pieces include Haydn: Piano Sonata in E-flat Major, Hob XVI:49; Bach: Partita in G Major, BWV 829; and Brahms: Sieben Fantasien, Op. 116.
Where: Diastole Scholars Center, 2501 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 2
It’s free.


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