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Super Bowl Sunday Recital XV - Jan Kraybill extends a great local tradition

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What to do while awaiting the evening kickoff? Listen to ungrammatical talking heads rattle off endless statistics to fill time? What to do, what to do? Jan Kraybill's Super Bowl Sunday Recital XV, Sunday, February 2, 2014, at 3:00 PM, will fill the bill nicely, and will undoubtedly lift your spirits more than the Super Bowl half time show, and will keep your fingers out of the snack bowls set out for the (sometimes) big game.

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Venture off to the Community of Christ Auditorium in Independence,MO, for a rousing concert sure to please any palette (click on link for driving instructions) . Hear music from the Sochi Winter Olympics Opening Ceremonies." before anyone else does. You have been energized by Aaron Copland's "Fanfare for the Common Man," but you may not have known its name; hear it in all it's splendor, featuring thirty-two foot high horns (32’ Principal [Great extension] and 32’ Resultant pipes) and more trumpets than you can identify by shaking a stick.

The artist for this series, Jan Kraybill, is the principal organist for the Community of Christ International Headquarters and conservator of the Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant organ at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City. She is in demand internationally, and is an artist who is recognized in her home town. Mrs. Kraybill holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the UMKC Conservatory, and is a Fellow of the American Guild of Organists, the highest level of certification bestowed upon accomplished organists by the organization's Board of Examiners.

This treasured Kansas City annual event is without charge and will occur at 3:00 PM, Sunday, February 2, 2014, regardless of the weather or re-scheduling of the game in New York. The program includes:

Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man
Bach: Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543
Brahms: Prelude and Fugue on “O Traurigkeit, O Herzeleid”, WoO 7
Reger: Introduction, Passacaglia and Fugue, Op. 127
Music from the Sochi Winter Olympics Opening Ceremonies
Schmitt: Prélude/Priére in G minor
Gigout: Grand Choeur Dialagué
Gangwere: Passing Thoughts
Mulet: Tu es Petra (Thou Art Peter)

It is Dr. Kraybill's policy that the audience will have plenty of time after the program to travel to any part of the Kansas City area before kickoff, and to get your fingers into those waiting bowls of noshers.

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