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Folly Theater
Kansas City, Missouri
Tuesday, 14 April 2015 - 7:30 PM
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The Series is known for its insatiable taste for the world’s best tenors and Maltese-born Joseph Calleja has been on its wish list for some years.

At 35, Calleja has sung an impressive 28 principal roles and counting. His frequent appearances have been on the world’s leading opera and concert stages.

His expansive discography has prompted National Public Radio to hail him as “arguably today’s finest lyric tenor” and led to him being voted Gramophone magazine’s 2012 Artist of the Year.

A Grammy-nominated recording artist for Decca Classics, Calleja has just released his fifth solo album for the label.

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Tchaikovsky: Net, tolko tot, kto znal (None but the lonely heart)
Artist: Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
From Op. 6, No. 6
Caldara: Alma del core
Artist: Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Handel: Ombra mai fu
Artist: Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
From Xerxes
Pergolesi: Tre giorni son che Nina
Artist: Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
De Crescenzo: Rondine Al Nido
Artist: Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Bixio: Parlami d'amore, Mariù
Artist: Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Offenbach: l ètait une fois à la cour d'Eisenach
Artist: Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
From Les Contes d'Hoffmann
Tosti: Ideale
Artist: Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Donaudy: Vaghissima sembianza
Artist: Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Tosti: La serenata
Artist: Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Verdi: Ah, La Paterna Mano
Artist: Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
From Macbeth
Puccini: E lucevan le stelle
Artist: Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
From Tosca
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts: Helzberg Hall
Kansas City, Missouri
Saturday, 25 April 2015 - 8:00 PM

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For his new creation called STePz, Savion Glover returns to the Series with friends. Glover and his ensemble of protégé dancers take tap to new heights while fusing traditional music selections with his self-proclaimed tap style and energy.

STePz exposes Glover’s capability in all complexities of jazz phrasing—bass line and melody, wild improvisations, structures and deconstruction—from departure to return. STePz showcases the infinite versatility of a virtuosic tap genius.

“The result is a tight show with some of the most skillful tap you’ll ever see.” —The New York Post

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Program TBA
William Jewell College: John Gano Memorial Hall
Liberty, Missouri
Saturday, 2 May 2015 - 8:00 PM
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Emanuel Ax has played for the Series 12 times, including a November 2010 benefit recital in tribute to the Series’ late founder Richard Harriman.

For his next Series appearance, the venerable pianist will return to the place where the Series began: John Gano Memorial Hall on the William Jewell College campus in Liberty, Mo.

“His greatness, his overwhelming authority as musician, technician, and probing intellect emerges quickly as he plays.” —Los Angeles Times
Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Bizet: Variations chromatiques de concert for Piano
Artist: Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Rameau: Pièces de clavecin
Artist: Emanuel Ax (Piano)
I. Les Tricotets. Rondeau.
II. L'indifférente
III. Menuet I - Menuet II
IV. La Poule
VII. L'Enharmonique. Gracieusement.
VIII. L'Egyptienne
Debussy: Les Estampes, L 100
Artist: Emanuel Ax (Piano)
I. Pagodes
II. La soirée dans Grenade
III. Jardins sous la pluie
Debussy: Hommage a Rameau, L110 No. 2
Artist: Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Debussy: L'isle joyeuse
Artist: Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Chopin: 4 Scherzi
Artist: Emanuel Ax (Piano)
I. Op. 20: Scherzo No. 1 in B minor
II. Op. 31: Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor
III. Op. 39: Scherzo No. 3 in C-sharp minor
IV. Op. 54: Scherzo No. 4 in E Major
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts: Muriel Kauffman Theatre
Kansas City, Missouri
Saturday, 6 June 2015 - 7:30 PM
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A 12th Series appearance by Kansas City native son David Parsons’ namesake company further galvanizes a hometown relationship that has spanned more than 25 years.

The athletic and exuberant NYC-based Parsons Dance includes eight full-time dancers and a repertory of more than 80 works by Parsons.

“The Company’s accuracy and teamwork are a tribute to Parsons’ commitment to keeping the dancers fully employed and performing together 40 weeks a year, a rarity in the hard-pressed modern dance world. That commitment pays off handsomely on stage.” —Newsday

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Program TBA
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