Musica Sacra, Wires CD Release, Opera Premiere, St. Matthew at Kauffman Center!

I’ve got some great concerts coming up!  From early music to compositions hot off the press – there’s something for everyone!  For more specific information about each concert, check out the events page.

Musica Sacra at Rockhust University – February 16 

Musica Sacra is an ensemble-in-residence at Rockhurst University and is presented under the auspices of The Center for Arts and Letters, an alliance of the performing groups and programs associated with Rockhurst. Since 1991, Musica Sacra (Latin for “Sacred Music”) has performed sacred masterworks for chorus, vocal soloists and orchestra, with repertoire ranging from the Renaissance to the present.

Musica Sacra reprises Giovanni Rovetta’s Messa à 4 voci, a work it first performed in a modern premiere in 2005. Rovetta was a leading composer in Venice in the mid-17th century, serving in the ducal chapel of St. Mark’s in Venice. The ensemble also will perform the Missa Dolorosa of Antonio Caldara, a composer who studied in St. Mark’s under Rovetta’s successor Legrenzi and later worked in Rome, Vienna and Milan.

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The Wires CD Release – March 9 at the Record Bar – $5.00 ($15.00 includes a CD) – ALL AGES! – Featuring Quixotic Dancer Laura Jones and a video installation by Benjamin Parks! Come celebrate the release of our debut album with us!!

Zuccotti Park (Up)rising – March 12, 2013, 7:30pm, Epperson Auditorium at KCAI – Zuccotti Park (Up)rising Is a multimedia music drama composed by Jorge Sosa with text by Dina Von Zweck that reflects on the Occupy Wall Street Protests that took place in New York throughout 2011. The piece aims to place the spectator in the middle of the protest, recreating the atmosphere, and painting a poetic picture of the protest and the social issues that led to people to occupy Zuccotti Park.

St. Matthew Passion with the Spire Ensemble at the Kauffman Center Sun, Mar 24, 7pm

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Reservations Required
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Period Performance featuring the Spire Baroque Orchestra and Soloists from the Choir

Bach’s Matthäus-Passion (BWV 244) with its multiple layers of mystical and theological symbolism is considered one of the most monumental and ambitious musical works of the Western tradition. The Spire Chamber Ensemble will be joined by the Schola Cantorum of William Jewell College, the Trinity Choir of Trinity Lutheran Church, and the Spire Children’s Chorus.