Starts: October 20 @ 12:10pm
Location: Westport Presbyterian Church
201 Westport Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64111
Westport Center for the Arts Brown Bag Concert Series:
Kurt Knecht, Spooky Organ Music
The Westport Center for the Arts Brown Bag concert on Oct. 20, 2017 features Kurt Knecht, composer and organist, who promises a program of “dark and spooky” seasonal music including selections by Widor, Bach, Rheinberger, and a spider-filled Tarantella.
Knecht currently living in Kansas City, Missouri. His compositions have been described as “funky” and “joyous” in the Washington Post, and “brilliant in concept” in The Tracker magazine.
As an eclectic performer, he has been a featured soloist with groups ranging from Smokey Robinson to The Florida Orchestra, and Knecht regularly appears as a concert organist and collaborative pianist. He is also the organist at St. Paul’s Episcopal in Kansas City. Together with his wife, Jennifer Rosenblatt, he is the co-founder of MusicSpoke, a marketplace for artist-owned sheet music allowing composers to retain their copyrights and a majority of the profits from sales of their work. Knecht’s compositions have become a staple of the modern choral festival literature and have been performed at festivals and concerts in more than 43 states.
Kansas City’s Westport Center for the Arts (WCA) offers the community a chance to experience the arts in an intimate atmosphere and fellowship with other audience members. The Brown Bag concert series allows audiences of all ages to experience free concerts by professional musicians. WCA theater performances and art exhibits connect the community with emerging local artists. The Kids Team Up for Art Program brings children from kindergarten to 8th grade together for project-based group learning that fosters both art and cooperation. For more information about WCA, visit our website: www.WCAkc.org, Facebook page, or Twitter.
Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency, and the ArtsKC-Regional Arts Council.