A preview of Performing Arts Johnson County Community College www.jccc.edu/TheSeries January/February 2014
Terri Lyne Carrington Money Jungle Arturo Sandoval Ballet Memphis The Wizard of Oz
Rain â€“ A Tribute to the Beatles L.A. Theatre Works The Graduate Venice Baroque Orchestra with Philippe Jaroussky
The Wizard of Oz
David Finckel, cello And Wu Han, piano The Unfolding of Music
Jazz Winterlude features local bands, two headliners
Two internationally known artists and 10 local bands will perform when the fifth annual Jazz Winterlude festival takes place in January at Johnson County Community College. Percussionist Terri Lyne Carrington will be the headliner on Friday, Jan. 24, and trumpeter Arturo Sandoval will fill that role on Saturday, Jan. 25. Both are Grammy-award winners. Carrington will share songs from her Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue, which pays homage to Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and Max Roach. Her recording was released in February 2013 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of their iconic Money Jungle album released in 1963. Opening for Carrington will be the Doug Talley Quintet. Sandoval was a protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie. He has evolved into one of the world’s most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugel horn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer. Opening for him will be Book of Gaia. The performances by Carrington and Sandoval in Yardley Hall are part of the college’s Performing Arts Series. Tickets for Carrington’s show will be $20; they will be $25 for Sandoval. Tickets can be purchased through the college box office at 913-469-4445 or online at jccc.edu/TheSeries. The festival will get underway in the Carlsen Center on Friday morning with daylong clinics for area school bands. Students will learn from accomplished area musicians. Carrington will participate in two workshops – one with the jazz students and one for professional musicians. On Saturday, beginning at 1 p.m., local bands will begin playing in the Carlsen Center’s Polsky Theatre and Recital Hall. These performances will be free and open to the public.
New this year is a segment featuring world music. Listeners will be introduced to music from different parts of the globe by professional musicians who have devoted time and energy and sometimes even traveled to distant parts of the world to master new works. Also on Saturday afternoon, percussionist Brandon Draper and singer/pianist Carol Comer will conduct workshops for children ages 5 to 13. For more information about the local bands, see the schedule. Information on the two-day festival also is available at jccc.edu/jazzwinterlude.
Carrington is a Grammy Award-winning drummer, composer and bandleader. She gained recognition on late night TV as the house drummer for The Arsenio Hall Show. After a 20-year touring career with luminaries like Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Al Jarreau, she recently returned to her hometown where she was appointed professor at her alma mater, Berklee College of Music. Sandoval was born in Artemisa, a small town on the outskirts of Havana, on Nov. 6, 1949. That was just two years after Gillespie became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American jazz. Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at age 12 but it didn’t take long for him to catch the excitement of the jazz world. Sandoval is a nine-time Grammy award-winner with 17 nominations. He also is an Emmy recipient and has won six Billboard awards.
Schedule Friday Daytime
School band clinics and performances 2 p.m. Terri Lyne Carrington – master class for professional musicians 3 p.m. Terri Lyne Carrington – master class for student musicians Friday Evening in Yardley Hall
Doug Talley Quintet Terri Lyne Carrington
Saturday in Polsky Theatre
1-1:50 p.m. 2-2:50 p.m. 3-3:50 p.m. 4-4:50 p.m.
Ron Gutierrez KC Sound Chris Clarke Trio Beach Nuts
Saturday in Recital Hall: World Music
1-1:50 p.m. 2-2:50 p.m. 3-3:50 p.m. 4-4:50 p.m.
Marimba Sol de Chiapas Juha’s World Beat Guitarras Ibericas with guest Karim Memi Gamelan Genta Kasturi
Saturday Evening in Yardley Hall
Book of Gaia Arturo Sandoval
Ballet Memphis shines new light on The Wizard of Oz The beloved fairytale of Dorothy and all of her friends will come to life through the lens of Ballet Memphis when it presents The Wizard of Oz at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, and Saturday, Feb. 1, at Johnson County Community College. This children’s classic, told through the eyes of company dancer and choreographic associate Steven McMahon, shines a new dimension on the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and everyone’s favorite, the Cowardly Lion. And 10 local dancers from surrounding studios will portray the roles of Munchkins and Emerald City residents. McMahon will provide a preshow talk each evening at 7 p.m. in the Carlsen Center’s Polsky Theatre. The performances will take place in the center’s Yardley Hall.
Ballet Memphis was founded in 1986 by artistic director and chief executive officer Dorothy Gunther Pugh. She is one of only five female artistic directors of similar-sized American dance companies and often speaks in the media and on national panels about American dance and the role of women in dance leadership. The company has performed in New York at both the Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse and the Joyce Theatre. Its performances as part of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Ballet Across America II showcase were heralded in The New York Times and The Washington Post, as well as in national dance media. The Ford Foundation has called Ballet Memphis a “national treasure.” In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy and her dog Toto are caught in a tornado’s path and somehow end up in the Land of Oz. There she meets some memorable friends and foes in her journey to meet the Wizard of Oz, who everyone says can help her return home and possibly grant her new friends a brain, a heart and courage. Like The Nutcracker, this production of the The Wizard of Oz is a great opportunity for the entire family, especially your favorite little ballerina, to enjoy a storybook ballet! Tickets $40, $32; under 18 $20, $16 913-469-4445 www.jccc.edu/TheSeries
Tribute band Rain brings back sounds of the Beatles Rain – A Tribute to the Beatles is a Broadway smash that takes audiences on a musical journey through the life and times and entire career of the world’s most celebrated band. In its repertoire are long-time classics such as I Want to Hold your Hand, Hard Day’s Night and Let It Be. Mark Lewis, the founder, manager and original keyboardist of the group, transformed Rain from a 1970s southern California bar band doing Beatles covers into an ultra-professional group. He recruited the musicians who eventually got into Rain's long-standing lineup. Like millions of others, Lewis first saw the Beatles on their first performance of the Ed Sullivan show in 1964. He was 12 at the time, he says, but he was very much into music and remembers “being totally blown away” by the Beatles’ performance.
The hits will keep happening when a tribute band to the Beatles takes the stage at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, in the Carlsen Center’s Yardley Hall.
Rain has evolved over the years. Originally called Reign, the band gained national fame, changed its name to Rain and cut the soundtrack to the made-for-TV movie Birth of the Beatles (thanks to Dick Clark). Lewis worked out all of the musical parts and sounds that enabled Rain to perform many songs that The Beatles themselves never performed live. Tickets $60, $45 913-469-4445 www.jccc.edu/TheSeries
Los Angeles theatre company presents The Graduate L.A. Theatre Works, the foremost radio theatre company in the country, will present two performances of The Graduate on Saturday, Feb. 8, at Johnson County Community College.
The Graduate, a novel written by Charles Webb, is probably best remembered for the film adaptation that came out in 1967. The satire/ comedy centers on a college graduate who finds himself directionless in the shifting social and sexual values of the 1960s. The first performance will take place at 2 p.m. and the second at 8 p.m. Both will be in Polsky Theatre. A member of the theatre company will lead a discussion after each performance. On Friday evening, Feb. 7, a company member will provide a preview about the performances. For details, call 913-469-4445 after Jan. 1. The Los Angeles non-profit arts organization began touring with The Graduate in 2013, 50 years after the novel came out. Whether seen on film or stage or read, The Graduate has been a touchstone for generations – representing the universal feelings of rebellion, confusion, frustration, love and redemption – so honestly and hilariously embodied by the characters of
Mrs. Robinson, Benjamin Braddock, Elaine and the rest. L.A. Theatre Works has been presenting, preserving and disseminating classic and contemporary plays for more than 25 years. Its unique hybrid form of audio theatre and the innovative use of technology in the production and dissemination of theatre keeps this venerable art form thriving, assuring wide and affordable access. The company’s weekly public radio show is heard by 7 million listeners annually in more than 80 markets in the United States. In Kansas City, it can be heard Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. on KKFI Community Radio, 90.1 FM. The show also is available on demand, free of charge, through L.A. Theatre Works’ streaming site at http://www.latw.org. Tickets $30 913-469-4445 www.jccc.edu/TheSeries Friends Hospitality at 6:45 p.m. Bring your membership card.
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Jazz Winterlude Terri Lyne Carrington Money Jungle 7 p.m. Yardley Hall $20
25 Jazz Winterlude Various artists 1 to 5 p.m. Carlsen Center Free Arturo Sandoval 7 p.m. Yardley Hall $25
Ballet Memphis The Wizard of Oz 8 p.m. Yardley Hall $40, $32 Under 18 half price
Polsky Series Tim Carlin, Financial Outlook and Opportunity 2014 7 p.m. Polsky Theatre Free
Orchestra offers romantic selections for Valentine’s Day Jaroussky, born in France in 1978, has already established himself as one of the major singers in the international musical world. He has worked with some of the best Baroque orchestras and has been praised in all of the most prestigious concert halls and theaters in France. Under the baton of Andrea Marcon, the selections will come to life, providing a perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the one you love. The program includes works by Porpora, Leo and Cimarosa, leading composers of the 18th century Neapolitan and Baroque periods.
The Venice Baroque Orchestra will set just the right mood for Valentine’s Day when it performs selections from romantic, Neapolitan operas on Friday, Feb. 14, at Johnson County Community College. The orchestra, with guest vocalist counter-tenor Philippe Jaroussky, will appear at 8 p.m. in the Carlsen Center's Yardley Hall. Dr. Paul Laird, a professor of musicology at the University of Kansas, will provide a preconcert talk at 7 p.m. in Polsky Theatre, located adjacent to Yardley Hall. Laird’s talk is free and open to the public.
The orchestra was founded in 1997 by Marcon, a Baroque scholar and harpsichordist. It is recognized as one of the premier ensembles devoted to period instrument performance. The orchestra has received wide critical acclaim for its concert and opera performances throughout North America, Europe, South America, Japan and Korea.
This concert is co-presented with the Friends of Chamber Music-Kansas City. Tickets $40, $30 Preshow dinner $30/person (Paid reservations are required by noon Wednesday, Feb. 12.)
Kansas City’s Guide to the Visual and Cinematic Arts
February 2014 Sunday
1 Ballet Memphis The Wizard of Oz 8 p.m. Yardley Hall $40, $32 Under 18: half price
7 Rain–A Tribute to the Beatles 8 p.m. Yardley Hall $60, $45
Ruel Joyce Recital Series Avguste Antonov, Piano Noon Recital Hall Free
8 L.A. Theatreworks The Graduate 2 and 8 p.m. Polsky Theatre $30
Venice Baroque Orchestra with Philippe Jaroussky, countertenor 8 p.m. Yardley Hall $40, $30
Academic Theatre Four X Tenn Tennessee Williams One-Acts 2, 7 and 9 p.m. 7 and 9 p.m. Bodker Black Box Bodker Black Box Theatre Theatre Free Free
David Finckel, cello and Wu Han, piano The Unfolding of Music
23 Academic Theatre Four X Tenn Tennessee Williams One-Acts 2 and 4 p.m. Bodker Black Box Theatre Free
24 Ruel Joyce Recital Series Heartland Harp Ensemble Noon Recital Hall Free
Jazz Series Mark Lowrey Noon Recital Hall Free
8 p.m. Yardley Hall $38, $28
28 Academic Theatre Four X Tenn Tennessee Williams One-Acts 7 and 9 p.m. Bodker Black Box Theatre Free
For best seats, order early. Call 913-469-4445 or buy tickets online at www.jccc.edu/TheSeries. Box Office: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday • Call 913-469-4445. Tickets are required for most events in Polsky Theatre and Yardley Hall. Programs, dates and times are subject to change. Discounts are available for students. PAS Administrative Office: Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday • Call 913-469-4450. Requests for reasonable modifications should be made by contacting Access Services, 913-469-8500, ext. 3521, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Interpreters for the deaf may be requested by email at email@example.com. Please place “Interpreter Request” in the subject line. Be sure to include the date of the performance you will be attending. A 72-hour advance notice is required.
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David Finckel/Wu Han
The duo’s repertoire spans virtually the entire literature for cello and piano, with an equal emphasis on the classics and contemporary music. The two, who are husband and wife, appear each season at the most prestigious venues and in concert series across the United States, Mexico, Canada, the Far East and Europe. They also are artistic directors of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Through cello and piano duos spanning nearly a quarter of a millennium, Finckel and Han will take listeners through the extraordinary evolution of classical music in a program titled, The Unfolding of Music.
Duo share history of chamber music
Beginning with Bach’s vibrant sonata for the viola da gamba and harpsichord – the ancestors of the cello and piano – the program transitions seamlessly to Beethoven’s experimental sonata; then to Mendelssohn, who paved the way for full-blown romanticism; to Debussy, universally regarded as the inspiration for musical modernism, and to Englishman Benjamin Britten, a composer who ranks with the greatest of the 20th Century. Britten’s sonata employs innovative ideas in each of its five short movements. Here’s the program:
Cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han, who are in high demand year after year among chamber music audiences worldwide, will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, in the Carlsen Center’s Yardley Hall at Johnson County Community College.
Bach Sonata in G Major for viola da gamba and harpsichord, BWV 1027 Beethoven Sonata for piano and cello No. 4 in C Major, Op. 102, No. 1 Mendelssohn Sonata No. 2 in D Major, Op. 58 Debussy Sonata in D minor Britten Sonata in C
Dr. Paul Laird, a professor of musicology at the University of Kansas, will provide a preshow talk at 7 p.m. in Polsky Theatre, located adjacent to Yardley Hall.
Tickets $38, $28 www.jccc.edu/TheSeries 913-469-4445