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New Composition called 'Canopy' inspired by Sculpture

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Composer Dr. Mara Gibson of the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance and Chicago-based violist Michael Hall in the KCUR studios.

Have you seen the gleaming silver "tree" that's twisting up from a rise in front of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art? The new sculpture called Ferment is almost 60 feet tall, the work of artist Roxy Paine. And it's inspired a new composition.

By Laura Spencer

Kansas City, Mo. – Have you seen the gleaming silver "tree" that's twisting up from a rise in front of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art? The new sculpture called Ferment is almost 60 feet tall, the work of artist Roxy Paine. And it's inspired a new composition.

Composer Mara Gibson with UMKC's Conservatory of Music and Dance and Chicago-based violist Michael Hall talk about the work called Canopy.

Ferment Event! Friday, April 29 6-7 p.m. | Atkins Auditorium FREE, tickets required

Performance of Canopy, by Dr. Mara Gibson of the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance performed by Chicago-based violist Michael Hall. Immediately following, Director Juli?n Zugazagoitia sits down for a lively discussion with Martin Friedman, Hall Family Foundation consultant for the Kansas City Sculpture Park.

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