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Members of Eighth Blackbird perform with the Kansas City Symphony - October 2012.
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Members of Eighth Blackbird perform with the Kansas City Symphony - October 2012.

This week co-hosts Michael Stern and Dan Margolies highlight works that feature multiple soloists. We'll hear music by Jennifer Higdon, Zoltán Koldáy, Antonio Vivaldi, Franz Joseph Haydn and Johann Sebastian Bach. These pieces include solo turns from members of the Kansas City Symphony, violinist Pinchas Zukerman, and the chamber ensemble Eighth Blackbird.

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


Concerto for 2 Trumpets in C major, RV 537
by Antonio Vivaldi
Julian Kaplan, Steve Franklin - trumpet
Virtual performance, January 2021

Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043
by Johann Sebastian Bach
Pinchas Zukerman - guest conductor and violin
Noah Geller - violin
Live performance, May 2015

On a Wire
by Jennifer Higdon
Eighth Blackbird - featured soloists
Live performance, October 2012

Concerto for 2 Oboes in D minor, RV 535
by Antonio Vivaldi
Kristina Fulton, Alison Chung - oboe
Virtual performance, February 2021

Sinfonia Concertante in B flat major
by Franz Joseph Haydn
Noah Geller - violin
Mark Gibbs - cello
Kristina Fulton - oboe
Ann Bilderback - basson
Live performance, September 2015

Concerto for Orchestra
by Zoltán Koldáy
Cristian Macelaru, guest conductor
Live performance, January 2017

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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