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"Pride in Every Note" with The Mid America Freedom Band

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Composer Julius Eastman

Through openness, advocacy, commissions and a focus on underrepresented composers, Kansas City's Mid America Freedom Band strives to play music that reflects our diverse community. Classical KC speaks with the group's Artistic Director and Conductor, plus two members of the ensemble. We'll hear music by Julius Eastman, Chen Yi, Jennifer Higdon and more.

Host
Stephen Steigman

Guests
Lee Hartman, Artistic Director/Conductor
Christian Montes, Board Chair/Clarinet
Rameka Jennings, Board Member/Saxophone

Program

Rail Lights from Road Stories
by Jennifer Higdon

Spring Festival
by Chen Yi

Asphyxiating Sky
by Stephen Ryan Jackson

Vigil - For Those Who Do Not Know
by O'Neal Douglas Jr.

Gay Guerrilla
by Julius Eastman

A Symphony of Fables - Mvt 1 The Lion and The Mouse
by Julie Giroux

Genç Osman Mehter
Traditional Turkish Mehter Arr. by Lee Hartman

Red Hill Special
by Margaret Brouwer

To learn more about the Mid-America Freedom Band, visit www.freedomband.com

Stephen Steigman is director of Classical KC and chief of broadcast operations for KCUR 89.3 and 91.9 Classical KC.
Sam Wisman is Assistant Producer at 91.9 Classical KC.
Dawn is on the Accounting and Classical Music Staff at KCUR and Classical KC. She can be reached by email at dawn@kcur.org