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Generations of Influence: Celebrate women in classical music

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Charles Boudreau / Anthony Barlich / Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
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Pedagogue Nadia Boulanger (upper left), violinist Midori (upper right) and composers Vivian Fung (bottom left) and Augusta Read Thomas (bottom right).

Commemorate International Women's Day with the Kansas City Symphony on Classical KC. Hear works by Vivian Fung and Augusta Read Thomas, plus hosts Michael Stern and Dan Margolies pay tribute to the immeasurable influence of composing pedagogue Nadia Boulanger.

Hosts

Michael Stern
Dan Margolies

Program

Dust Devils
by Vivian Fung
Peter Oundjian, guest conductor
Live performance, January 2020

Suite from The Incredible Flutist
by Walter Piston
Liver performance, September 2015

Funeral Song (Pogrebal'naya Pesnya), Op. 5
by Igor Stravinsky
Andrey Boreyko, guest conductor
Live performance, January 2019

EOS (Goddess of the Dawn), a Ballet for Orchestra
by Augusta Read Thomas
Ryan McAdams, guest conductor
Live performance, March 2019

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 3
by Peter Tchaikovsky
Midori - violin
Live performance, January 2016

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Eric T. Williams
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Midori performs Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony in Helzberg Hall, January 2016

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