Kansas City, Mo. -- Cameron Carpenter, a 20-year-old organ prodigy, will perform two concerts this month in the Kansas City area. He will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Music Hall, 13th and Wyandotte streets. For the family-oriented show, he will perform on a Robert Morton theater organ.
Carpenter will play at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road, Prairie Village. He will perform on a Moller pipe organ.
Carpenter has performed throughout the United States and Europe. In 1999 he won the Medal for Interpretation at the World Organ Competition. He served as resident organist at the Reynolda House Museum of American Art and continues to study at the Julliard School.
For more information, call (816) 761-3811.
Lawrence Art Guild
to meet at library
The Lawrence Art Guild will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
The meeting is open to all artists in the area.
Workshop to hone
Mission -- "Explore the Writer Within You," a workshop for new writers who want to delve into fiction, nonfiction and poetry, will meet from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursdays from Sept. 20 to Nov. 8 at 6000 Lamar.
The workshop, sponsored by the Kansas City Writers Group, will help participates develop creativity, writing techniques and marketing skills.
The workshop costs $50. Registration is due Monday. For more information, call Lawrence and Suella Walsh, (816) 630-7063.
Artist blends text
with classical works
Kansas City, Mo. -- Artist Ken Aptekar blends images of Old Master paintings and narrative text to create the works in "Ken Aptekar: Painting Between the Lines, 1999-2000," showing Sunday through Dec. 2 at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Blvd.
Many of his works are autobiographical and examine ideas of judgment and faith, particularly issues of Judaism and Jewish identity and culture.
An opening reception will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, with a talk by Aptekar at 2 p.m. A docent-led tour will be from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 6. "Self-Inspection: Portraits, Personas and Poetry," a program of family activities, will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 28.
For more information, call (816) 753-5784.
Japanese musical duo
to perform at KU
Rika Kubota and Maiko Takiguchi will perform "Koto," a concert featuring Japanese zither music, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Swarthout Recital Hall in Murphy Hall.
The women, who are from Suwa City, Nagano, will play classical and popular works.
The concert is free and open to the public.
LCT to offer series
of improv classes
A new series of improvisation classes will meet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at the Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 N.H. The classes will meet over a six-week period, beginning next Tuesday.
No experience is necessary, and there are no lines to memorize. Classes will be led by Uta Walker, who has studied improv on the West Coast and in Berlin.
Fee is $40 for LCT members and $45 for non-members.
To register or for more information, call the LCT office, 843-7469.
Piano students featured
at 'Concerto Reading'
Four Kansas University piano students will perform concertos with the Kansas University Symphony Orchestra during "Concert Reading" at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Lied Center.
The program includes Liszt's second concert, played by Auguste Antonov; first movement of Beethoven's fourth concerto, Melanie Hadley; first movement of Chopin's first concerto, Jessica Smythe; and Prokofieff's third concert, Lori Dunn.
The orchestra will be conducted by Brian Priestman and two of his conducting students. The students play in casual dress, and Priestman will give background on each composition.
The program is free and open to the public.