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Baroque By Candlelight

February 18, 2011 Events

Baroque By Candlelight

From the Organizers:
This year’s Baroque By Candlelight program might easily be subtitled “Baroque Sacred and Profane”, especially when considering that those worlds freely intermingled in the eighteenth century!  We begin with the overture to Handel’s magnificent oratorio Theodora.  This story, set to music very late in the composer’s life, takes place in Rome during the fledgling period of Christianity, and tells the story of a young woman who refuses to yield either her virtue or her faith in the face of death.  Handel’s powerful overture opens both the oratorio and our concert with strength and severity.

Bach’s Concerto for oboe d’amore gives us a glimpse of the original creative impulse which Bach utilized when making transcriptions of  his own works for performance on the harpsichord. The majority of his harpsichord concertos were transcriptions from his own earlier compositions (mostly for violin or woodwinds), and our performance gives us the chance to hear what the original might have sounded like.  The oboe d’amore is an infrequent guest in orchestral programs, so our audience will have an opportunity both rare and unique. Oboist Margaret Marco is the soloist for this performance.

Telemann is documented as being the most prolific composer of the Baroque period, having written with great fluency, and in every conceivable form. In complete contrast with the story of the Handel overture heard at the beginning of our program, the subject of this extended overture “La Putain” is indeed a lady of dubious repute.  The sections of this piece provide musical portrayals of her many associates, places of visit, and activities; fortunately, not all of her exploits are described in the music! The overture is based on a popular song of the time, “I haven’t seen you in such a long time”, which is worked into many sections of the music.

The concert is concluded with the joyous Symphony in B-flat of William Boyce, an English composer and associate of Handel.  The first of eight such works, this symphony has no extra-musical story to tell, and is a fine representative of the English style of writing that was developing towards the end of Handel’s lifetime.  The music of Boyce makes a return visit to LCO audiences.

KAWR Live Concert Event

January 20, 2011 Events

• KAWR Live Concert Event
Liberty Hall (803 Massachusetts Street in Lawrence, KS)
Saturday, January 22, 4pm-2am

From the organizers:
Free Early Show at 4:00 pm. Doors for Evening Show at 6:30 pm.

KAWR Come Together… Over KAWR
$10 on the day of the show. All Ages!

Bands include:
Lonnie Fisher and the Mobile Spirits
Vera, Chuck and Dave
Uncle Dirtytoes
Rachel Anderson
The Latenight Callers
Ricky Dean Sinatra
Tinhorn Molly
Dismantle the Virus

Other performances by:
Loaded for Bear: A New Comedy Show from Some of the Writers of Victor Continental
Felt Puppet Show
The KAWR DJ’s CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS (AFTERNOON & EVENING): **great opportunity to earn volunteer hours
** email nickdormer@kawr.org
More news and information about this event @ www.kawr.org

Unemployed Works: Amber Hanson and Nicholas Ward

January 20, 2011 Events

Nicholas Ward

Unemployed Works: Amber Hanson and Nicholas Ward
Love Garden Sounds
(822 Massachusetts Street in Lawrence, KS)
Friday, January 28, 6-9pm

Colony Collapse will play and there will be art on display. Who’s artwork? So far my Magic Eightball says, “Future is unclear, check again later”.

Update (From the Organizers):
New Paintings and 2 stellar musical entities? Yes! Hell, Yes!

Final Fridays has a number of other hosts in addition to Love Garden. There will be super solid openings at the Pig, Invisible Hand Gallery, Lawrence Art Center, and Wonderfair amongst others.
We are stoked to be participating in such an art saturated
night in Lawrence, Ks.

The Musical Guests on Late Night with Love Garden are:
7:15: Jordan Geiger Solo Set
8:00: Colony Collapse

Amber Hanson and Nicholas Ward

Grande Granada Gala III

January 14, 2011 Events

• Grande Granada Gala III
The Granada (1020 Massachusetts in Lawrence, KS)
Saturday, January 15, 9pm-2am

From the organizers:
Live Art, Live Music, and Gallery showcase! Ages 18+. A gathering of the genres and cultures for one night of collective creativity. Music performances by Cosmopolitics Antimosity & The Freedom Writerz, The Will Nots, and The Brody Buster Band.  Artists include Jordan Tarrant, Rick Dunwoody, Mike Hooper, Hunter MCcullough, Erok Johanssen, Kevin Smith, Eddie Reed, Curtis Yazza Jr., Hilary Robinson, Zray Brooke Henderson, Trey Coughenhour, Ian Graham, Tyler Waugh, and Bailey Hoffman.

Art Roundup: December 17, 2010 to December 24, 2010

December 17, 2010 Art

Weekly roundup of the best art shows and art related events in and around the Lawrence/Kansas City area. Check out the link below for our calendar events December 17, 2010 through December 24, 2010.

Calendar link for events

There are few art events this week but for everyone that wants to heat up with the crowd in Lawrence, check out these music events.
Rooftop Vigilantes West Coat Tour at the Replay Lounge
E100 with the Magentalmen and the New Franklin Panthers at the Bottleneck
Christmas Eve Soul Shakedown at the Taproom


• Percolator Benefit Show
The Jackpot Saloon (943 Massachusetts Street in Lawrence, KS)
Friday, December 17, 9-12pm

From the Organizers:
A benefit for the Lawrence Percolator. Door prizes, stick your head in Perco-Painted photo booth thingy like they have at carnivals, and early special guests. Music by Kirsten Paludan, Danny Pound, and DJ Junco Partner.


Out of Dodge
The Invisible Hand Gallery (801 1/2 Massachusetts Street in Lawrence, KS)
Tuesday, December 21, 5-9pm (Ongoing until Dec. 30th)

From the Organizers:
For this show I have made a bunch of little drawings about Dennis Hopper. The actor’s recent passing awakened a personal interest in his life story, and this work recounts my discoveries. Clinton Ricketts is an artist and teacher. He lives in liberal Lawrence, KS with his awesome wife Cristina.


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