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A Family Of Instruments

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The Kansas City Youth Percussion Ensemble with Kevin Clarke conducting.

Classical KC speaks with the director of The Kansas City Youth Percussion Ensemble, Kevin Clarke, plus two talented young members of the group. We'll hear performances of eclectic music that explores the large world of percussive sound.

Host

Stephen Steigman

Guests

Kevin Clarke, artistic director
Levi Birks, ensemble member
Ben Mason, ensemble member

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Artistic Director Kevin Clark

Program

Taiko
by Scott Harding

Angelic Voices
by David Gillingham

Sharpened Stick
by William Dietz

“Maverick” from Percussion Quartet
by Peter Schickele

Leaves Fell Playfully
by Josh Gottry

Impulsion
by David Long

Mudra
by Bob Becker
David Yoon, percussion soloist

You can learn more about The Kansas City Youth Percussion Ensemble, and see performances at kcype.org.

Stephen Steigman is director of Classical KC and chief of broadcast operations for KCUR 89.3 and 91.9 Classical KC. You can email him at stephen@kcur.org.
Sam Wisman is a Producer for 91.9 Classical KC. Email him at samwisman@classicalkc.org.