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The Kansas City Symphony
Thursdays, 8 - 10 p.m., Sundays, 4 - 6 p.m.

91.9 Classical KC brings you magnificent performances by the Kansas City Symphony, interspersed with insightful commentary and conversation between co-hosts Dan Margolies and Kansas City Symphony Music Director Michael Stern. Each week, Maestro Stern selects the episode's musical repertoire and invites a guest from the orchestra to discuss their performance with the KCS and the week’s pieces.

Founded in 1982, the Kansas City Symphony has established itself as a major force in the cultural life of the community. Praised for performances of uncompromising standard, the orchestra is the largest in the region and enjoys a national reputation under the artistic leadership of Music Director Michael Stern.

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    Michael Stern returns as co-host for a program featuring music for our time, a classic concerto and a requiem for the living. We'll hear anthemic music by Jessie Montgomery and a concerto by Max Bruch with violinist Augustin Hadelich. Also, find out why Brahms' "A German Requiem" is a "desert island" piece for Michael Stern.
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    Charles Bruffy, the director of the Kansas City Symphony Chorus and Kansas City Chorale, joins Dan Margolies as guest host for an all-choral program featuring the chorus. We'll learn about his rehearsal process and hear his insights into works by Mark Hayes, Gabriel Fauré, Alexander Zemlinsky, Francis Poulenc and Sergei Rachmaninoff.
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    Bach, Beethoven and Brahms are known as "The Three B's," but this week we'll hear music from five other B's: Borodin, Bartók, Barber, Busoni and Johann Christian Bach. These performances are led by five guest conductors and include solo turns from pianist Alessio Bax and then-Kansas City Symphony concertmaster Noah Geller.
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    This week, the Kansas City Symphony on Classical KC explores oceans and fountains with works by Wagner, Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Debussy, plus the world premiere of Daniel Kellogg "Water Music."