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Words + Music

Photo by Aaron LindbergCombining innovative young writers,
composers and singers

Words + Music continues in its third year, hosted by the Lyric Opera of Kansas City Education Department.  We bring together the WORDS from five young writers in the Coterie Theatre’s Young Playwright’s Roundtable and the MUSIC from five composers from the UMKC Composition Department.  The new works are then performed by singer/actors active in the Lyric productions and programs. Robert Pherigo leads the coaching sessions and is our pianist.


Important dates for 2017:

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 – 7:oo PM
New Works are presented in a masterclass with composor Jennifer Higdon (made possible by the Barr Institute).
Michael and Ginger Frost Production Arts Building
712 E 18th St, KCMO 64108

Sunday, May 7, 2017 – 7:00 PM
The Words + Music pieces are presented at the Coterie Theatre Young Playwright’s Round table Showcase
The Coterie Theatre
2450 Grand Blvd, KCMO 64108

Thursday, June 22, 2017 – 1:00 PM
Our works are officially premiered at the UMKC Summer Composition Workshop.
Grant Theatre in Grant Hall
5200 Charlotte St, KCMO 64110

If you are interested in learning more about Words + Music, please contact Linda Ade Brand at LABrand@kcopera.org.

2016 Program Information

Words + Music continues in its second year, hosted by the Lyric Opera of Kansas City Education Department.

Masterclass Presentation
with composer Susan Kander and Ed Kander

Friday, March 25, 2016 – 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Michael and Ginger Frost Production Arts Building
712 E. 18th Street, KCMO 64108

Coterie Theatre Showcase

Sunday, May 1, 2016 – 7:00 p.m.
Coterie Theatre, lower level of Crown Center
2450 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108


2015 Program Information

In 2015 we brought the WORDS from ten young writers in the Coterie Theatre’s Young Playwright’s Roundtable together with the MUSIC from ten students in the UMKC Composition Department and the Composers in the Schools program. These ten new compositions were performed by singers from Lyric Opera Education Programs.

Each new work was presented in a masterclass with Oscar, Pulitzer, and Grammy-award winning composer John Corigliano and renowned composer Mark Adamo, whose works include Little Women and Lysistrata.

Masterclass Presentation

Thursday, March 19, 2015 – 1:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Michael and Ginger Frost Production Arts Building
712 E. 18th Street, KCMO 64108
A one-sheet about the Words + Music Masterclass Presentation.

Additionally, the ten new compositions were then performed during the 2015 KC Fringe Festival.  Learn more in this KCUR 89.3 story by C. J. Janovy.

KC Fringe Festival

Performances:
Saturday, July 18th from 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 20th from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 25th from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Heartland Forum
3rd Floor, Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd., KCMO 64108



Don’t miss your opportunity to experience this unique collaboration!  For more information call the Lyric Opera of Kansas City Education Department at 816.471.4933 or contact us.  This program is a collaboration between Lyric Opera of Kansas City, The Coterie and UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance.

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