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The Conservatory Wind Symphony will perform Tuesday, Sept. 18.

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UMKC's weekly arts and culture roundup

Every 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 has made UMKC an arts and culture powerhouse. The influence of UMKC-based and UMKC-trained artists extends well beyond the campus’ edge, so their activities are listed here as well.

 

Friday, September 14 – Thursday, September 20

 

What:Anthony de Mare performing "Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano." His performance is part of the Conservatory Artist Series. He is internationally recognized as one of the world’s most versatile pianists and one of the foremost champions of contemporary music.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Mo.
When: Friday, September 14 at 7:30 p.m.
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Anthony de Mare also will present a Master Class at White Recital Hall,Monday, September 17 at 1 p.m.
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What:The Kansas City Repertory Theatre presents “Pippin,” a play about a theatre troupe that portrays a prince who is searching for greater meaning.
Where: Spencer Theatre, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Mo.
When: Friday, September 14 at 8 p.m.; “Pippin” runs through October 7.
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What: The Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company performs. The program includes Martha Graham's “Diversion of Angels” and world premiere performances of Winston Dynamite Brown's “E. what SAY YOU” and new associate professor of modern dance at the Conservatory Gary Abbott's “Behavior.”
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Mo.
When: Saturday, September 15 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, September 16 at 6 p.m.
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What:The UMKC Graduate Fellowship Brass Quintet will perform.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Mo.
When: Monday, September 17 at 7:30 p.m.
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What:The Conservatory Wind Symphony will perform, directed by Steven Davis.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Mo.
When: Tuesday, September 18 at 7:30 p.m.
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What:The Conservatory Wind Ensemble will perform, directed by Joe Parisi.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Mo.
When: Wednesday, September 19 at 7:30 p.m.
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What: The UMKC Department of Art and Art History is hosting POP! Trading Post. Everyone with a skill, service or good to trade is invited to participate. Participants will join a group of featured traders for an evening of festive conversation and fellowship.All transactions for barter/trade only, no currency allowed. Those who can’t make it to the trading post may be interested in the week-long installation entitled "Locality as Reliquary."
Where:Gallery of Art in Fine Arts Building #203, 5100 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, Mo.
When: The first trading post will take place Thursday, September 20, 5 to 8 p.m.; View the installation during the Gallery of Art’s business hours September 20-27.  
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What:“The Mother (expletive) With the Hat,” a gritty, funny play about addiction and recovery, love and sex.
Where: Unicorn Theatre, 3828 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: Now through September 30.
UMKC Connection: Rufus Burns, a UMKC Theatre graduate, plays the role of Ralph D. The Unicorn Theatre was started by three UMKC Theatre graduates.
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What:The New Theatre Restaurant’s “Social Security,” features Barbara Eden, best known for her role in “I Dream of Jeannie.”
Where: The New Theatre Restaurant, 9299 Foster, Overland Park, Ks.  
When: Now through Nov. 4
UMKC Connection: Co-owners Dennis Hennessy and Richard Carrothers are both UMKC graduates and both were presented this year with honorary doctorates by the UMKC College of Arts and Sciences.
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What:The Coterie Theatre’s “Spring Awakening,” is a mature rock musical that tackles issues of sexuality.
Where:The Coterie Theatre, 2450 Grand Blvd., Suite 144, Kansas City, Mo.
When: Now through September 30.
UMKC Connection: Two UMKC graduate theatre students founded the Coterie.
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What:The American Heartland Theatre’s “Making God Laugh” is a play about God and family. 
Where: American Heartland Theatre, 2450 Grand Boulevard, Suite 314, Kansas City, Mo.  
When: Now through October 21.
UMKC Connection: The theatre’s founder, Jim Assad, was a UMKC graduate.
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What:The Kansas City Actors Theatre presents “The Real Inspector Hound.”
Where: Union Station’s H&R Block City Stage, 30 West Pershing Rd, Kansas City, Mo.
When: September 14, 7:30 p.m.
UMKC Connection: Most of the theatre’s founders have ties –either from having graduated from or taught at UMKC.
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What:John Lithgow stars in “Farkle & Friends,” with the Kansas City Symphony. “Farkle & Friends” is based on Lithgow’s children’s book.
Where: Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center for the PerformingArts 1601 Broadway
Kansas City, Mo.
When:Sunday, September 16, 2:30 p.m.
UMKC Connection: The Kansas City Symphony was founded by faculty member Karl Krueger in 1933.
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What:The Lyric Opera of Kansas City presents “Madama Butterfly”
Where: Muriel Kauffman Theatre, 1601 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo.
When:Saturday, September 15, at 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, September 19 at 7:30 p.m.
UMKC Connection: The Lyric Opera was founded by UMKC doctoral student Russell Patterson in 1958.
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