Seg. 1: Symphony's Byrne Retires | Seg. 2: Film Critics | KCUR

Seg. 1: Symphony's Byrne Retires | Seg. 2: Film Critics

Jul 26, 2019

Segment 1: Orchestra's executive director stepping down after 16 years

Frank Byrnes has kept the Kansas City Symphony financially sound, oversaw its move to Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center and maintained a balanced repertoire between classic and modern composers. Byrne spoke to what he liked most about the job, why he's retiring now and how all the best things in his life trace back to Hawaii.

Segment 2, beginning at 20:42: The Film Critics review the latest indie, foreign and documentary movies. 

From a dark comedy about self-defense to a Netflix documentary about Brazil, the Film Critics had  suggestions for movies to get you out of the heat and into a theater. 

  • Cindy Haines, film professor and critic
  • Steve Walker, film critic and freelance arts reporter
  • Beck Ireland, film critic