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Kansas City Ballet’s Bolender Society – A Musical Evening with Ramona

Kansas City Ballet’s Bolender Society members enjoyed A Musical Evening with Ramona, featuring the Ballet’s music director, Ramona Pansegrau, on January 18th at the Carriage Club. The evening featured a dessert reception and a program about George Balanchine’s ballet, Jewels, with its captivating music. Guests enjoyed a presentation by Ramona and performances by KCB’s Company Pianist Dr. Jordan Voth, Company Artist Cameron Thomas, and Keith Stanfield, Opus 76 String Quartet. The Ballet’s performances of Jewels will be held at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts from May 10th through the 19th.

Cameron Thomas, Ramona Pansegrau, and Dr. Jordan Voth, all with Kansas City Ballet


Richard Schupp and Marilu Goodyear


Peggy and Andy Beal with Barbara Nash

Featured in the March 9, 2024 issue of The Independent.
Photo credit: Mark McDonald


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Kansas City Young Matrons’ Magic Ball – Patrons’ Party

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The Kansas City Art Institute

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