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.

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.

Oct16

Jan Kraybill solo organ concert

Christ Episcopal Church, 207 N 7th St, St. Joseph, MO 64501

Christ Episcopal Church has had a rich history of service and music since it was built in the heart of St. Joseph, MO, in 1851. In 2018, they celebrated the 150th anniversary of their pipe organ's original 20 ranks, making it one of the oldest pipe organs in the state of Missouri. Various additions and updates have been made over its lifetime. I'm pleased to appear on the church's recital series. Stay tuned for details!