The arts are recovering from COVID!  I'm happy that my performance calendar is filling up again, and I'm loving sharing music both in-person and online. Because the COVID-19 situation is still in flux in many places, please check back here frequently.  I will make every endeavor to keep this calendar page updated as concert plans are made and re-made.  Stay safe, everyone! 

 

The below calendar includes all events open to the public.  Private events are not listed.

May21

Jan Kraybill masterclass

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St. Michael Catholic Church, 310 S Wheaton Ave, Wheaton, IL 60187

I'll work with talented area organists as we learn together in a masterclass setting. You may observe or participate as a player. Visit https://foxvalleyago.org/chapter-events/ and scroll down to the bottom of the page for details. This event is free and open to the public. I hope you'll join me to discuss the exciting world of organ playing for church and concert!

Jun3

Kansas City Symphony: Saint-Saëns' Organ Symphony, World Premiere of Rogerson's Violin Concerto

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108

[from the KC Symphony website]

Gemma New, guest conductor

Benjamin Beilman, violin

Jan Kraybill, organ

Maurice Ravel Mother Goose Suite

Chris Rogerson Violin Concerto (world premiere, Kansas City Symphony commission)

Camille Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3 "Organ"

Guest conductor Gemma New is taking the symphonic world by storm with her dynamic and insightful leadership. The New Zealand-born conductor will bring to life the Mother Goose fairy tales so colorfully set to music by Maurice Ravel.

Chris Rogerson is no stranger to Kansas City Symphony audiences and his inspired music is always a delight to hear. We’ll be the first to hear his new violin concerto, premiered by violin phenom Benjamin Beilman. The New York Times notes, “Mr. Beilman’s handsome technique, burnished sound and quiet confidence…showed why he has come so far so fast.”

Better known as the “Organ Symphony,” Camille Saint-Saëns’ Symphony No. 3 makes good use of its namesake instrument thundering away in the exuberantly grand final movement. Kansas City’s own organist extraordinaire Jan Kraybill will join the orchestra for this exhilarating, bold music that awakens the spirit.

Jun4

Kansas City Symphony: Saint-Saëns' Organ Symphony, World Premiere of Rogerson's Violin Concerto

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108

[from the KC Symphony website]

Gemma New, guest conductor

Benjamin Beilman, violin

Jan Kraybill, organ

Maurice Ravel Mother Goose Suite

Chris Rogerson Violin Concerto (world premiere, Kansas City Symphony commission)

Camille Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3 "Organ"

Guest conductor Gemma New is taking the symphonic world by storm with her dynamic and insightful leadership. The New Zealand-born conductor will bring to life the Mother Goose fairy tales so colorfully set to music by Maurice Ravel.

Chris Rogerson is no stranger to Kansas City Symphony audiences and his inspired music is always a delight to hear. We’ll be the first to hear his new violin concerto, premiered by violin phenom Benjamin Beilman. The New York Times notes, “Mr. Beilman’s handsome technique, burnished sound and quiet confidence…showed why he has come so far so fast.”

Better known as the “Organ Symphony,” Camille Saint-Saëns’ Symphony No. 3 makes good use of its namesake instrument thundering away in the exuberantly grand final movement. Kansas City’s own organist extraordinaire Jan Kraybill will join the orchestra for this exhilarating, bold music that awakens the spirit.

Jun5

Kansas City Symphony: Saint-Saëns' Organ Symphony, World Premiere of Rogerson's Violin Concerto

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108

[from the KC Symphony website]

Gemma New, guest conductor

Benjamin Beilman, violin

Jan Kraybill, organ

Maurice Ravel Mother Goose Suite

Chris Rogerson Violin Concerto (world premiere, Kansas City Symphony commission)

Camille Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3 "Organ"

Guest conductor Gemma New is taking the symphonic world by storm with her dynamic and insightful leadership. The New Zealand-born conductor will bring to life the Mother Goose fairy tales so colorfully set to music by Maurice Ravel.

Chris Rogerson is no stranger to Kansas City Symphony audiences and his inspired music is always a delight to hear. We’ll be the first to hear his new violin concerto, premiered by violin phenom Benjamin Beilman. The New York Times notes, “Mr. Beilman’s handsome technique, burnished sound and quiet confidence…showed why he has come so far so fast.”

Better known as the “Organ Symphony,” Camille Saint-Saëns’ Symphony No. 3 makes good use of its namesake instrument thundering away in the exuberantly grand final movement. Kansas City’s own organist extraordinaire Jan Kraybill will join the orchestra for this exhilarating, bold music that awakens the spirit.

Jun12

Future Stages Festival

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The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108

This annual festival, featuring the future of the arts in the performances of talented young people, is always so much fun, and this year it's back in-person again! This year, as in the past, I'll be providing organ performances and fun facts about the Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant pipe organ. Admission is free! Visit https://www.kauffmancenter.org/open-doors/future-stages-festival-2022/ for details, and come join us!

[from the Kauffman Center website:] The ninth annual Future Stages Festival will be presented June 12, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Future Stages Festival is a FREE community event that showcases hundreds of young performers on the Kauffman Center stages and invites attendees to enjoy a wide range of diverse performance styles and engaging arts activities.

Tickets are not required, but registrants will receive updated details regarding performance and activity schedules in the weeks leading up to the event as well as sneak peeks and announcements.