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Music that explores 'inner landscapes'

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Eric T. Williams
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Pianist Wei Luo performs Prokofiev's Third Piano Concerto with the Kansas City Symphony in Helzberg Hall, February 2017.

Co-hosts Michael Stern and Dan Margolies present a diverse selection of music exploring the darkness of the world's deepest cave, the rugged beauty of the Finnish countryside, the lush possibilities of a 100-year old concerto and the power of a modern orchestral showpiece.

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.

Hosts

Michael Stern
Dan Margolies

Program

Rapture
by Patrick Harlin
Live performance, September 2016

Something for the Dark
by Sarah Kirkland Snider
Ryan McAdams, guest conductor
Live performance, March 2019

Concerto No. 3 in C Major for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 26
by Sergei Prokofiev
Wei Luo, piano
Live performance, February 2017

En saga, Op. 9
by Jean Sibelius
Osmo Vanska, guest conductor
Live performance, November 2012

A Thousand Words
by Michael Kurth
Live performance, October 2018

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