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Jan Kraybill's 22nd annual Super Bowl Sunday organ concert: "Virtual Virtuosity: a tribute to all virtuosos of the COVID digital era"

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Click here to attend the concert

FREE event, available online only.
YouTube premiere at 2:30pm CT. Available for viewing one month thereafter. Click on the above link to attend.

I've designed this concert to honor all who have faced the challenges of the COVID era with creativity and courage. It will be available online only. Though it's unfortunate that we cannot safely gather to share music in person, there are advantages to this digital format: I'll be able to feature all THREE organ consoles at Community of Christ Auditorium and Temple, and you'll learn some interesting facts about seldom-seen parts of the Headquarters complex. And you can watch from the comfort of your own home!

Details on Community of Christ's pipe organs are at https://www.cofchrist.org/visit-auditorium-organ and https://www.cofchrist.org/visit-temple-organ.

Repertoire will include:

WILLIAM WALTON (1902-1983), transcr. Herbert Murrill: Crown Imperial March

HERBERT HOWELLS (1892-1983): Psalm-Prelude, Op. 32, No. 2 (on Psalm 37:11, "The meek shall inherit the earth")

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750): Prelude and Fugue in G Major, BWV 541

PAUL MANZ (1919-2009): Partita on St. Anne ("O God Our Help in Ages Past")

FRANKLIN D. ASHDOWN (b. 1942): Variations on "The Star-Spangled Banner"

SIGFRID KARG-ELERT (1877-1933): O Gott, du frommer Gott ("O God, Thou Faithful God"), Op. 65, No. 50

JEHAN ALAIN (1911-1940): Litanies

Mar9

Jan Kraybill and Ryan Main: online class "The Great Hymns: Then and Now"

Online only

Ryan Main, director of music ministry at Village Presbyterian on Antioch, and I will team-teach this online course, 2-3:30pm on four consecutive Tuesdays, March 9, 16, 23, and 30. To receive information on how to connect to any of the four class sessions, click the above link.

[From the Village U website] We sing what we believe because our theology is shaped by our hymnody. Discover the history and story behind some of our most treasured hymns. We will listen to and reflect on both classic and modern renditions. Whether you are a musician or enthusiast, to discover new layers of meaning and context to the music that shapes our faith, all are invited.

Mar14

Kansas City Symphony: "Vivaldi and Tchaikovsky"

Online only

I am pleased to play harpsichord for the Vivaldi Concerto for Two Oboes, featuring Kristina Fulton and Alison Chung.

[description from the KCSymphony website] Premieres Sunday, March 14 at 5:00 p.m. on MySymphonySeat.org

VIVALDI Concerto for Two Oboes in D Minor
Kristina Fulton, Shirley Bush Helzberg Chair, and Alison Chung, oboes TCHAIKOVSKY/DREW Souvenir de Florence

Composers love the plaintive and reedy sound of the oboe and you will too, after hearing Principal Oboist Kristina Fulton and Associate Principal Oboist Alison Chung perform Vivaldi’s Concerto in D Minor for Two Oboes. The rich sonorities and sheer athleticism of the piece will delight and thrill you. Italy has inspired so much beautiful music, and Tchaikovsky’s remembrance of that vibrant locale is embodied in his Souvenir de Florence. Trademark Tchaikovsky melodies convey a sense of refinement, yearning, and passion. Salute, tutti!

This concert is not available for in-person seating. Current subscribers may view the full concert online at www.mysymphonyseat.org. To become a KC Symphony subscriber, please call (816) 471-0400.

Mar16

Jan Kraybill and Ryan Main: online class "The Great Hymns: Then and Now"

Online only

Ryan Main, director of music ministry at Village Presbyterian on Antioch, and I will team-teach this online course, 2-3:30pm on four consecutive Tuesdays, March 9, 16, 23, and 30. To receive information on how to connect to any of the four class sessions, click the above link.

[From the Village U website] We sing what we believe because our theology is shaped by our hymnody. Discover the history and story behind some of our most treasured hymns. We will listen to and reflect on both classic and modern renditions. Whether you are a musician or enthusiast, to discover new layers of meaning and context to the music that shapes our faith, all are invited.

Mar19

Jan Kraybill and Marian Thomas: "Bach's Keyboard Voices"

Online only

Rescheduled from March 2020, Marian Thomas and I will present a concert exploring the wide variety of keyboard compositions of the great Johann Sebastian Bach, the weekend of the 336th anniversary of his birth.

[from Westport Center for the Arts' website] Westport Center for the Arts’ Brown Bag Concert Series is going online with a Livestream Friday Evening Concert Series. Our March concert will be Bach’s Keyboard Voices: Jan Kraybill, organ and Marian Thomas, harpsichord. Celebrating the great composer Johann Sebastian Bach through organ and harpsicord.

We will go live on WCA’s Facebook Page from the Sanctuary at Westport Presbyterian Church on Friday, Feb. 19 at 7 pm. Join us for this free livestream concert. Online donations are welcomed and encouraged to help support our concert series.

You can watch on our facebook page at: https://facebook.com/westportcenterforthearts/live?cft[0]=AZWk8sqnLwux0n7FzWiULx0GVsIoLQpFKNoU83fptMvokL94ACCW7o6-zutYGQrY7QIe1sOP-CY3g6ZJFJAH2HI5AuvOqO7e_njhTxYvTslf7WltrCk9XaBf48kdKY2XwuCspF5MHe6tWy_4fR0kJD1T&tn=q

or on our website at: http://wcakc.org/live-stream-events/?fbclid=IwAR22FsOfmfoOjtCptKOe0GGZ4BoaahMw1UqWI73fjnt9yZP3_Lv7LFvLTfw

Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency, and the Arts KC-Regional Arts Council.