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Jan Kraybill, Josh Jones And Making Music On A Work Of Art

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Floyd Gingrich and the Kansas City Symphony
Jan Kraybill and The Kansas City Symphony
Jan Kraybill and Josh Jones

Organist Jan Kraybill selects works that showcase the organ in different roles, including music by Saint-Saëns, Gounod and Guilmant. We'll also be joined by Josh Jones, principal percussionist with the Kansas City Symphony, who will play Vivaldi on marimba with Jan on harpsichord. Plus, we'll hear Yo-Yo Ma in "Three Meditations" from Leonard Bernstein's Mass.

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Michael Stern, Conductor
Dan Margolies


Jan Kraybill, Organ Conservator at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Josh Jones, Principal Percussionist, Kansas City Symphony


Concerto in C Major for Piccolo
by Antonio Vivaldi
Josh Jones, marimba
Live streaming performance, January 2021

The Kansas City Symphony
Josh Jones with The Kansas City Symphony - January 2021

Funeral March of a Marionette
by Charles Gounod
Jan Kraybill, solo organ
The Orchestral Organ
Reference Recordings, 2019

Symphony No. 1 for Organ and Orchestra
by Alexandre Guilmant
Paul Jacobs, organ
Live Performance, October 2016

Three Meditations from "Mass"
by Leonard Bernstein
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Live performance, March 2018

Symphony No. 3 "Organ"
by Camille Saint-Saëns
Jan Kraybill, organ
Reference Recordings, 2015

You can find music from Jan Kraybill and the Kansas City Symphony at

Julie Denesha
Organist Jan Kraybill plays the Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant Organ.

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Dan Margolies has been a reporter for the Kansas City Business Journal, The Kansas City Star, and KCUR Public Radio. He retired as a reporter in December 2022 after a 37-year journalism career.
Sam Wisman is a Senior Producer for 91.9 Classical KC and a backup announcer for KCUR 89.3. Email him at