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College Town. City Life.

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 21 – Thursday, September 27

What:Conservatory Orchestra, directed by Robert Olson with Douglas Niedt on guitar, performing “Fantasia para un gentilhombre.”
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Mo.
When: Friday, September 21 at 7:30 p.m.
It’s free to UMKC. Get more details.

What:Sarah Breedlove will host a breathing workshop.Breedlove is a practitioner of the Franklin Method, which was originally created for dancers.
Where: UMKC Swinney Recreation Center, Room 502, 5030 Holmes Street Kansas City, Mo.
When: Saturday, September 22, 10:30 to 1:15 p.m.
It’s free. Get more details.

What:The Pangaea Chamber Players, comprised of faculty members from the Oklahoma State University Music Department, will perform.
Where: Grant Recital Hall, 5227 Holmes Street, Kansas City, Mo.
When: Monday, September 24, 7:30 p.m.
It’s free. Get more details.

What:A doctoral recital with David Dimmit on euphonium, Nabil Pettit on piano; Grant Smiley and Kyle Unruh on cornets; and TJ Menges, on tenor horn.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Mo.
When: Tuesday, September 25, 7:30 p.m.
It’s free. Get more details.

What:A doctoral lecture-recital by Yu-Fang Chen on the viola.
Where: Room 122, Grant Hall, 5227 Holmes Street, Kansas City, Mo.
When: Tuesday, September 25, 7:30 p.m.
It’s free. Get more details.

What:Musica Nova, directed by Zhou Long. Musica Nova's first concert this year features works by the Conservatory composition faculty.
Where: UMKC Swinney Recreation Center, Room 502, 5030 Holmes Street Kansas City, Mo.
When: Thursday, September 27, 7:30 p.m.
It’s free. Get more details.

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 trading post will take place Thursday, September 27, 5 to 8 p.m.; View the installation during the Gallery of Art’s business hours September 20-27. 
It’s free.Get more details.

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: Now through October 7.
Get more details.

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.
Get more details.

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.
Get more details.

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.
Get more details.

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.
Get more details.

What:“Ballroom with a Twist” was conceived and choreographed by Emmy-nominated Louis Van Amstel.Dancers from shows such as “Dancing with the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance” will perform. The Kansas City Symphony will accompany the performance.
Where: Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center for the PerformingArts 1601 Broadway
Kansas City, Mo.
When:September 21 and 22, at 8 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:Now through September 24.
UMKC Connection: The Lyric Opera was founded by UMKC doctoral student Russell Patterson in 1958.
Get more details.



 

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