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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.


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."

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.