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Civic Pride With The Kansas City Civic Orchestra

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 kccivic.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.