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The miraculous clarinet with Raymond Santos

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Suzanne Frisse
The Kansas City Symphony
Kansas City Symphony principal clarinetist Raymond Santos takes a bow following a performance of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto, April 2022

Go behind the scenes and on stage with special guest Raymond Santos, the Kansas City Symphony's principal clarinetist. He joins hosts Michael Stern and Dan Margolies as guides for a kinetic program of music by Felix Mendelssohn, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Ottorino Respighi and Béla Bartók.

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


Raymond Santos, principal clarinet


Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin, Op. 19
by Béla Bartók
Live performance, November 2011

Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Live performance, September 2017

Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 56
by Felix Mendelssohn
Live performance, October 2014

The Pines of Rome
by Ottorino Respighi
Live performance, March 2018

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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