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Moving forward with Devon Carney, Edwaard Liang and the Kansas City Ballet

Members of The Kansas City Ballet perform Edwaard Liang's "Wunderland."

Kansas City Ballet Artistic Director Devon Carney speaks with Classical KC about an emotional return to the rehearsal room and the performance stage. We'll hear music from the Kansas City Ballet's season opening program by Tchaikovsky, Philip Glass and The Chieftains. Edwaard Liang, artistic director of BalletMet, will also speak about creating his work "Wunderland."


Stephen Steigman


Devon Carney, artistic director - Kansas City Ballet
Edwaard Liang, artistic director - BalletMet


Music from "Serenade" - Choreography by George Balanchine, 1935

Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48 - selections
by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Robert Irving and The New York City Ballet Orchestra

Music from "Wunderland" - Choreography by Edwaard Liang, 2009

String Quartet No. 5 - selections
String Quartet No. 3 - selections
by Philip Glass
Performed by The Kronos Quartet

Metamorphoses Two
by Philip Glass
Philip Glass - piano

Music from "Celts" - Choreography by Lila York, 1996

Dunmore Lassies
Piper’s Lullaby
Performed by The Chieftains

You can learn more about the Kansas City Ballet and their upcoming season at kcballet.org.

Steve Wilson
Dancers for The Kansas City Ballet rehearse George Balanchine "Serenade."

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 Senior Producer for 91.9 Classical KC and a backup announcer for KCUR 89.3. Email him at samwisman@classicalkc.org.