Archive for Wednesday, February 7, 2001

Arts in Brief

February 7, 2001

Chamber ensemble replaces orchestra

A Swedish chamber ensemble will perform March 13 at the Lied Center of Kansas, rather than the Berlin Chamber Orchestra, which has canceled its spring tour.

Camerata Sweden will perform at 8 p.m. March 13.

It is a 15-member ensemble and is one of Sweden's leading chamber orchestras.

For tickets, call the Lied Center, (785) 864-2747.

Drummers to rock the Lied Center

The 17-member Kodo Drummers from Japan will perform later this month at the Lied Center of Kansas.

The performance, which begins at 8 p.m. on Feb. 20, is presented by the Lied Center's World Series and the Lawrence Journal-World.

The 17 drummers will perform 10 pieces from their repertoire. The group performs on drums ranging from snare-size to as large as 800 pounds.

For tickets, call the Lied Center, (785) 864-2747.

Series focusing on Franz Schubert

Friends of Chamber Music and the Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College will present on Feb. 24 the "Art of Song," the third of four "What Makes It Great?" series events.

The event will begin at 8 p.m. at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St., Kansas City, Mo.

Featuring composer Rob Kapilow as host and baritone Christopheren Nomura, the "Art of Song" celebrates the art form that almost wasn't, and Franz Schubert, the musical genius who made sure it "was."

The "Art of Song" will introduce audience members to selections from Schubert's three great song cycles: Die Schone Mulerin ("The Fair Maid of the Mill"), Schwanengesang ("Swan Song"), and Die Winterreise ("A Winter's Journey"). Host Rob Kapilow will deliver a lively and entertaining discovery program for curious minds of all ages.

The evening opens with Kapilow and Nomura on stage for interactive exploration of selected songs.

Following intermission, Nomura returns to the stage for a formal recital of the works.

Finally, Kapilow and Nomura return to the stage for an informal question and answer session with audience members.

For ticket information, call Friends of Chamber Music, (816) 561-9999 or the Carlsen Center at (913) 469-4445.

Climb aboard for train show

The Mid-America Train Meet show and sale will be running on Sunday at the Reardon Civic Center in Kansas City, Kan.

The event will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fifth Street and Minnesota Avenue and will feature 300 dealers buying and selling all types of toy and model trains. Early admission begins at 7 a.m.

For additional information about the show, call (913) 651-5864.

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