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Spring Serenades And An Elegy

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Eric Schwabelt / Terrance Ragland
Composers Michael Abels and Carlos Simon

This week we feature more music from the Kansas City Symphony's return to Helzberg Hall after a year away. We'll hear emotional and cathartic performances of music by Carlos Simon, Michael Abels, Samuel Barber and more. We'll also hear the original chamber version of Aaron Copland's "Appalachian Spring."


Michael Stern
Dan Margolies


Divertimento in D Major, K. 136
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Serenade for Strings, Op. 1
by Samuel Barber

Delights and Dances
by Michael Abels

An Elegy: A Cry From the Grave
by Carlos Simon

Appalachian Spring
by Aaron Copland

Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48
by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Dan Margolies is senior reporter and editor at KCUR. He can be reached by email at or on Twitter @DanMargolies.
Sam Wisman is Assistant Producer at 91.9 Classical KC.