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Grammys 2022: Here are Kansas City's classical connections

Classical KC invites you to enjoy selections from Grammy Award nominated classical recordings with Kansas City connections. We'll hear music from Joyce DiDonato, Sandbox Percussion, The Kansas City Symphony and more. Symphony Music Director Michael Stern, pianist Alon Goldstein and percussionist Ian Rosenbaum will share their feelings about what it means to be a part of a nominated project.


Brooke Knoll


Winterreise, Op. 89 D911
No. 8 - Rückblick
No. 9 - Irrlicht
No. 22 - Mut
by Franz Schubert
Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, piano
From Schubert: Winterreise

Nominated for: Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
No. 7, Holy God
No. 8, Alleluia (After Znamenny Chant)
Benedict Sheehan and The Saint Tikohn Choir
From the Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom

Nominated for: Best Choral Performance

Pillar VII
by And Akiho
Sandbox Percussion
From Seven Pillars

Nominated for: Best Chamber Music - Small Ensemble and Best Contemporary Classical Composition

Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major, K271 "Jeunehomme" - III. Rondeau. Presto
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, arr. by Ignaz Lachner
Alon Goldstein, piano
Fine Arts Quartet
Alexander Bickard, double bass
From Mozart Piano Concertos Nos. 9 & 17

Included in the nomination for: Steven Epstein - Producer Of The Year, Classical

Le poème de l’extase (The Poem of Ecstasy), Op. 54
by Alexander Scriabin
Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony
From One Movement Symphonies

Included in the nomination for: David Frost - Producer Of The Year, Classical

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