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Elizabeth Gray, David Gamble, David Sullivan and Alberto Suarez - members of the Kansas City Symphony horn section - perform Robert Schumann's "Konzertstück for Four Horns" in Helzberg Hall, September 2015.

This week, Michael Stern and Dan Margolies offer their insights on works that showcase members of the Kansas City Symphony as featured soloists. Plus, associate principal horn David Sullivan joins the conversation to share his experience moving from inside the orchestra to center stage to play Schumann's "Konzertstück" for four horns.

Hosts

Michael Stern
Dan Margolies

Guest

David Sullivan, associate principal horn

Program

Danse sacrée et Danse profane
by Claude Debussy
Katherine Siochi, harp
Virtual performance, April 2021

Sinfonia concertante in E-flat Major for Violin, Viola, and Orchestra, K.364 (K. 320D)
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Noah Geller - violin, Christine Grossman - viola
Live performance, January 2018

Konzertstück in F Major for Four Horns and Orchestra, Op. 86
by Robert Schumann
Alberto Suarez, David Sullivan, David Gamble, Elizabeth Gray - horn
Live performance, September 2015

Concerto in C Major for Piano, Violin, Cello, and Orchestra, Op. 56
by Ludwig van Beethoven
Noah Geller - violin, Mark Gibbs - cello, Sean Chen - piano
Live performance, September 2018

You can learn more about David Sullivan and all the members of the Kansas City Symphony at kcsymphony.org.

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