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Civic Pride With The Kansas City Civic Orchestra

The Kansas City Civic Orchestra in Helzberg Hall
Andy Schwartz
The Kansas City Civic Orchestra in Helzberg Hall

Conductor Chris Kelts and timpanist Bryan Busby join Classical KC for a conversation full of laughs and a shared love for The Kansas City Civic Orchestra. We'll hear how Bryan Busby balances his life as a meteorologist and musician and about some memorable performances with his fellow Civic Orchestra members. We'll also hear music from Paul Dukas and Nikolai Rimsky-Kosakov.


Stephen Steigman


Chris Kelts, music director/conductor
Bryan Busby, timpanist


Fanfare from La Péri
by Paul Dukas
Live performance, April 2021

Selections from Scheherazade
by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Live performance, October 2019
Keith Stanfield, violin

Learn more about The Kansas City Civic Orchestra and discover upcoming performances at

Stephen Steigman is director of Classical KC. You can email him at <a href=""></a>.
Sam Wisman is a Senior Producer for 91.9 Classical KC and a backup announcer for KCUR 89.3. Email him at