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'Art Of The Present Moment'

Eric T. Williams
Kansas City Symphony percussionist Dan Morris prepares to drive the Mahler hammer during the October 2019 world premiere performance of Daniel Kellogg's "The Golden Spike."

This week the Kansas City Symphony on Classical KC features works that were commissioned or co-commissioned by the orchestra. We'll hear music by composers Daniel Kellogg, David Ludwig, Avner Dorman and André Previn.

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.


Michael Stern
Dan Margolies


Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra
by André Previn
Live performance, January 2015 (local premiere)

Frozen in Time (Percussion Concerto)
by Avner Dorman
Martin Grubinger, percussion
Live performance, April 2011 (U.S. premiere)

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
by David Ludwig
Bella Hristova, violin
Live performance, April 2016 (local premiere)

The Golden Spike
by Daniel Kellogg
Live performance, October 2019 (world premiere)

Eric T. Williams
Violinist Jaime Laredo, cellist Sharon Robinson, conductor Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony strike a final chord during a performance of André Previn's "Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra."

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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