Kansas City Chamber Orchestra presents "The Muse: Inspiring Voices"

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In a Nutshell

Trace musical influence through works including Copland’s Appalachian Spring and a contemporary piece sung by the soprano who inspired it

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Promotional value expires Oct 30, 2014. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem on 10/30 for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Old Mission United Methodist. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must redeem together to sit together. Discount reflects Kansas City Chamber Orchestra's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 1 hour before showtime. For ADA seating, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • One ticket to see the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra present The Muse: Inspiring Voices
  • When: Thursday, October 30, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Old Mission United Methodist
  • Door time: Optional pre-concert talk from 6:30–7 p.m. taking place in the hall and included with the ticket
  • Ticket values include all fees.

Seating Options

  • $14 for balcony seating (up to $22 value)
  • $18 for orchestra seating (up to $32 value)

The value of this deal is based on regular ticket prices and doesn’t reflect student or senior discounts.

The Program

For lovers of musical history, it’s a rare treat to find works whose sources of inspiration have been definitively documented. This evening of music sparked by everything from a dancer to an instrument includes a special performance of living composer Forrest Pierce’s The Twelve Kisses starring soprano Sarah Tannehill Anderson—who inspired the piece when it was commissioned by the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra itself in 2009.

  • Finzi—A Severn Rhapsody: Reflecting the natural beauty of the English riverside after which it’s named, this early piece from Finzi’s brief, fruitful career eschews strict structure in favor of an unbound sort of serenity.
  • Forrest Pierce—The Twelve Kisses: The Song of Solomon comes to life in both the original Hebrew and a poetic English translation by the composer.
  • Bach—Concerto for Oboe d’Amore: The warm tone of the little-known oboe d’amore maintains a mellow mood even as it takes a central role in this intimate piece for chamber orchestra.
  • Copland—Appalachian Spring: Perhaps the most quintessentially American orchestral suite of all time, Appalachian Spring evokes pioneer ideals of industry and humane fiddle treatment through folk tunes and hymns of the 19th century. It was commissioned as a ballet for Martha Graham in 1944, but the music has since floated free as a vibrant suite that needs no visual accompaniment.

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