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.
This week we continue our celebration of May birthdays and May performances. We'll hear works by Mozart, Wagner and Mendelssohn. We'll also hear Erich Korngold's Symphonic Serenade in a virtual performance led by Kansas City Symphony Associate Conductor Jason Seber.
This week we begin a celebration of May birthdays and May performances. We'll hear music by Isaac Albéniz, Malcolm Forsyth and Franz Schubert in performances by the Kansas City Symphony led by music director Michael Stern and guest conductors Pinchas Zukerman and Carlos Miguel Prieto. We'll also hear the Kansas City Symphony Chorus in a performance prepared by director Charles Bruffy.
Celebrate the birthdays and music of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Johannes Brahms as co-hosts Michael Stern and Dan Margolies explore the fascinating, if transient, relationship between these two musical giants. We'll hear Tchaikovsky's Cappricio italien and Concerto No.1 for Piano and Orchestra, plus Arnold Schoenberg's orchestration of Brahms' Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor.
This week, co-hosts Michael Stern and Dan Margolies explore the musical and historical elements of Beethoven's Concerto No. 3 for Piano and Orchestra, Charles Ives' Symphony No. 3 and Antonín Dvořák's Symphony No. 5, formerly labeled his Symphony No. 3.