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

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.

Learn more about the Kansas City Symphony here.

The Kansas City Symphony's Podcasts:
KCS is Still Making Music
Beethoven Walks Into A Bar
Music for Our Time
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  • Kansas City Symphony Associate Principal Cello Susie Yang speaks with co-hosts Dan Margolies and KCS Music Director Michael Stern about a program of works that prominently feature the cello. The program features Yo-Yo Ma as the soloist in Haydn's Second Cello Concerto and the world premiere of Chris Rogerson's A Single Candle, which he wrote after visiting the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. Rogerson derived the title from the line in her diary: "Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness."
  • Co-hosts Dan Margolies and Michael Stern are joined by Jonathan Leshnoff, who composed three of the works on this week's program, and pianist Joyce Yang, who was the soloist in one of those pieces as well as in Rachmaninov's Variations on a Theme of Paganini.
  • Co-hosts Dan Margolies and Michael Stern converse with Associate Principal Flutist Shannon Finney about a diverse program of works, each of which holds a special significance for her in one way or another. One such work features Joyce DiDonato in a glorious 2012 homecoming performance.
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    Co-hosts Dan Margolies and Michael Stern welcome Kansas City Symphony second horn Elizabeth Gray. She explains “low horn” vs. “high horn” roles and digs into the details of her performances in works by Beethoven, Grieg and Hanson.