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Labor Of Love

Brooke Knoll at Minnesota Public Radio.
Brooke Knoll at Minnesota Public Radio.

On this special Labor Day episode of the Kansas City Local Feature, we’re introducing Classical KC's newest on-air voice and digital audience specialist, Brooke Knoll, to the airwaves. She has curated a playlist that highlights themes such as class solidarity, women’s rights, unionization and labor protests.


Stephen Steigman


Brooke Knoll


Chanson dans la nuit
by Carlos Salzedo
Marion Hofmann, harp

Fanfare for the Common Man
by Aaron Copland
Antal Doráti and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman - No. 1
by Joan Tower
Leonard Slatkin and the St. Louis Symphony

The Plow That Broke the Plains - Prelude
by Virgil Thomson
Neville Marriner and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

Suite from Estancia, Op. 8a
by Alberto Ginastera
Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra

The People United Will Never Be Defeated - Var. 26; Improvisation
Frederic Rzewski, composer/pianist

Symphony No. 3 in Eb Major, Op. 20 - III. Moderato
by Dimitri Shostakovich
Valéry Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra and Chorus

Sonatine bureaucratique
by Erik Satie
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

Symphony No. 45 "Farwell" (Selections)
by Franz Joseph Haydn
Adam Fischer and the Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra

You can learn more about Brooke and see what she's been working on here.

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
Brooke Knoll is the digital audience specialist and afternoon host for Classical KC. You can reach her at