The University of Missouri at Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance will have a free special event for the commemoration of Armistice Day. This will be held at 2:00 p.m. November 11th at the Helzberg Auditorium of the Kansas City Public Library, 14 West 10th Street in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.
The program is as follows from their website:
World War I officially ended at 11:11 a.m., November 11, 1918. Join us throughout the season as we offer repertoire that honors that terrible war. On November 11 the Conservatory presents a myriad of music, dance, and spoken word events in one concert. Attendees may come and go throughout the concert, depending on their preferences.
STRAVINSKY: L’Histoire du soldat
HOLST/arr. ZUGGER: Thaxed
SCHOENBERG: Die eiserne Brigade
ELGAR: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in E Minor, Op. 85
DEBUSSY: Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Minor, L. 140
IVES: Three Songs of the War
RAVEL: Le tombeau de Couperin
COHAN: Over There
Blair Tarr is the Museum Curator of the Kansas State Historical Society. He oversees the three-dimensional collections of the Society, but has special interests in the Civil War, Wichita-made Valentine diners, and Leavenworth's Abernathy Furniture. In the last few years he has also done a lot of cramming on The Great War.
He is a past president of the Kansas Museums Association and the Civil War Round Tables of both Kansas City and Eastern Kansas. He is currently a board member of the Heritage League of Greater Kansas City.
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