Performance
11:13 am
Fri August 1, 2008

Summerfest Closes Season with Premiere Inspired by KC Art

In previous works, New York-based composer Kristin Kuster has drawn inspiration from architecture, weather and mythology. A new work, called "Ribbon Earth", is inspired by Missouri artist Brent Collins's sculpture, Pax Mundi (World Peace), created with a spiraling bronze ribbon. It's on display at the H&R Block headquarters downtown.

Kansas City, MO – In previous works, New York-based composer Kristin Kuster has drawn inspiration from architecture, weather and mythology. A new work, called "Ribbon Earth", is inspired by Missouri artist Brent Collins's sculpture, Pax Mundi (World Peace), created with a spiraling bronze ribbon. It's on display at the H&R Block headquarters downtown.

The chamber music ensemble, Summerfest, presents its final concert of the season with the premiere of Kuster's work "Ribbon Earth." Here, during a recent rehearsal, the composer talked about the process.

August 2 -3: Kristin Kuster's "Ribbon Earth" for woodwinds and string quartet; Aaron Copland's "Quiet City" for trumpet, English horn and strings; and Johann Nepomuk Hummel's Septet in C Major for Winds, Strings and Piano. Saturday concert, 7 p.m. at White Recital Hall in the University of Missouri-Kansas City Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St. Sunday concert, 5 p.m. at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 13th and Holmes. A wine-and-cheese reception follows each concert.

Single tickets range from $10 for students to $25 for adults. Youth 18 and younger are free. Tickets are available through the Central Ticket Office, 816-235-6222.

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