This exciting collaborative program partners UMKC Conservatory musicians with the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The goal of the program is to combine the visual and performing arts within thespaces of the museum to offer exciting new art interactions to the public.
For the 2013-14 Season, Conservatory Connections presents:
Conservatory Connections - Light Salon: Art in Motion, with Paul Rudy and DeeAnna Hiett
October 4, 2013, 6:30pm. Atkins Auditorium.
Journey thru the galleries with composer Paul Rudy and choreographer DeeAnna Hiett on a walkabout to discover new sights and sounds of art in motion.
This event is FREE, but a ticket is required! Tickets may be obtained as follows:
- Online: https://peo.nelson-atkins.org/show.asp?shcode=1985
- By phone: 816-751-1278 or
- On site: at the Info Desk in the Bloch Lobby of the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art
Conservatory Connections - Music in the Galleries
Scott Steele, Rachel Hulse and Daley Kappenman with the Panta Rhei Music Collective
January 25, 2014, 1:30pm and 2:30pm. Gallery Location TBA.
February 22, 2014, 1:30pm and 2:30pm. Bloch Building, Gallery L2
Zsolt Eder and Gloria Britez Scolari
March 22, 2014, 1:30pm and 2:30pm. Stair hall between Gallery 206 and 205
April 26, 2014, 1:30pm and 2:30pm. Gallery 220
The IMP Ensemble will perform new works as part of the Exchange of Mid-Western Collegiate Composers festival, this year hosted by the Conservatory Composition Program. EMCC is annual exchange between the UMKC Conservatory Composition Program, and the Universties of Iowa and Colorado (Boulder).
IMP Ensemble explores improvisation in the broadest possible definition, where listening (observing) and responding (performing) become a way of real-time creation. Improvisation invites possibilities, as idea supersedes proprietary boundaries of individual media, and techniques serve the real-time creation of performance in community. With imagination any medium can inform, inherit and infuse one to another. Computers are versatile instruments of expression; they are enablers of ideas, as inspiration comes from all available sources. Performance stretches from traditional stage settings, to museum galleries, installations, public spaces, and remote telematics venues. The IMP Ensemble is a think-tank of open-minded people willing to risk, take chances and fail quickly, so a show can go on.