Reason To Celebrate
This week, hosts Michael Stern and Dan Margolies take a look back and a look forward with a program commemorating anniversaries — including the launch of 91.9 Classical KC a year ago. We'll hear music by Bernstein, Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky, as well as a performance of Chen Yi's "Fountains of KC" from the Kansas City Symphony's opening subscription concert in Helzberg Hall nearly a decade ago.
An agreement with the Kansas City Symphony allows us to share audio for this program up to four weeks after the program's original air date. You can listen to currently available episodes here.
Anniversaries for Orchestra
by Leonard Bernstein, orchestrated by Garth Sunderland
Live performance, April 2018
Symphony No. 5, Opus 107
by Felix Mendelssohn
Jun Märkl, guest conductor
Live performance, February 2017
Fountains of KC
by Chen Yi
Live performance, September 2011
Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36
by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Live performance at The Lyric Theatre, June 2011