Conservatory Performs "Crossroads" Concert in Kansas City's Crossroads Before Taking it to New York City


The UMKC Conservatory is pleased to announce that it will perform its New York Crossroads concert in Kansas City's creative Crossroads before taking it on the road to New York City's le poisson rouge.

The Kansas City Crossroads concert is on a First Friday, March 2, 2012 at OfficePort/Java Port/Stage Port, 208 W. 19th Street, KC MO 64108, whose founder Shaul Jolles notes, "As a member of such a creative community, OfficePort has made it a priority in supporting local artists and their education by celebrating our diversity in music, dance, theatre, and art. We are proud to welcome the UMKC Conservatory to the Crossroads for a night of great music and tremendous talent." 

The UMKC Conservatory, home to a robust composition community, is committed to living music, from Charlie Parker to Zhou Long, from John Kander to Narong Prangcharoen. The March, 2012, Crossroads concerts in Kansas City and New York City are an eclectic mix of people and cultures, including composers Paul Rudy, winner of a 2010 Rome Prize fellowship; Guggenhiem Fellow James Mobberley; Chen Yi, winner of the Charles Ives Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, DMA Composition student Nicholas Omiccioli; NYC’s own John Corigliano, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and Barr Laureate Composer at UMKC 2012–14; the music of Kevin Oldham and John Kander as sung by internationally acclaimed tenor and UMKC Professor Vinson Cole, and excerpts from Zhou Long's brilliant opera Madame White Snake, winner of 2011 Pulitzer Prize in Music.

Faculty James Snell and Nicholas Petrella, percussion, Keith Benjamin, trumpet, and Natalia Rivera, piano, will also perform, along with students and alumni.

The performance is 8 p.m.  Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Central Ticket Office, 816-235-6222 or here.


For more information, please contact:

Name: Dana Self
Phone: 816-235-2949