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A Sea Of Sound

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Eric T. Williams
Michael Stern leads the Kansas City Symphony and Kansas City Symphony Chorus in a June 2016 performance of Beethoven's "Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage."

This week, the Kansas City Symphony on Classical KC explores oceans and fountains with works by Wagner, Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Debussy, plus the world premiere performance of Daniel Kellogg's "Water Music."

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


Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Cantata for Chorus and Orchestra, Op. 112
by Ludwig van Beethoven
Live performance, June 2016
Featuring the Kansas City Symphony Chorus - Charles Bruffy, director

The Water Goblin
by Antonín Dvořák
Jeffrey Kahane, guest conductor
Live performance, June 2016

Water Music
by Daniel Kellogg
Live performance, March 2012 - World Premiere

Hebrides Overture
by Felix Mendelssohn
Live performance, June 2011

La Mer
by Claude Debussy
Aram Demirjian, guest conductor
Live performance, January 2015

Overture to the Flying Dutchman
by Richard Wagner
Live performance, October 2014

Bonus Content
Michael Stern explains the Slavic myth of the Vodník, or the Water Goblin.
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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