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A Travelogue - Spain, France And Finland

Marco Borggreve / Benjamin Ealovega
Pianist Alessio Bax and guest conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto

Michael Stern and Dan Margolies lead you on a musical journey to Spain, France and Finland with music from Debussy, De Falla, Salonen, and Sibelius. Conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto and pianist Alessio Bax join the orchestra for a nighttime exploration of the Gardens of Spain.

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Michael Stern, conductor
Dan Margolies


by Claude Debussy
Live performance, April 2016

Nights In the Garden of Spain
by Manuel De Falla
Carlos Miguel Prieto, guest conductor
Alessio Bax, piano
Live performance, November 2015

L.A. Variations
by Esa-Pekka Salonen
Live performance, January 2018

Symphony No. 3
by Jean Sibelius
Live performance, November 2018

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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