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The Return Of Summerfest

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Members of Summerfest

After summer was (mostly) canceled last year, Summerfest returns with chamber music performances by some of the best local and national musicians. Classical KC speaks with Summerfest artistic advisors and musicians Michael Gordon and Jane Carl about the group's history, mission, and future plans. We'll hear music from composers David Baker, Richard Lavenda and Ottorino Respighi.

Host

Stephen Steigman

Guests

Jane Carl, artistic advisor & clarinet
Michael Gordon, artistic advisor & flute/alto flute

Program

String Quartet, P. 144, Quartetto dorico
by Ottorino Respighi
Live performance, 2018
Anne-Marie Brown, Tony DeMarco - violin
Sean Brumble - viola
Alex East - cello

Chiaroscuro
by Richard Lavenda
Live performance, 2018
Michael Gordon - alto flue
Joshua Hood - basson
Richard Ryan - bass
Garret Arney - vibraphone

Roots II - Jubilee
by David Baker
Live performance, 2016
Tony DeMarco - violin
Alex East - cello
Dan Velicer - piano

You can learn more about Summerfest, including their upcoming performances at summerfestkc.org.

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.