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A June celebration — Part 3

Eric T. Williams
Michael Stern leads the Kansas City Symphony and Chorus in a performance of Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms, October 2019.

In the third and final installment of our June celebration, co-hosts Michael Stern and Dan Margolies commemorate Igor Stravinsky's birthday by featuring performances of his Symphony of Psalms and Firebird Suite. We'll also hear June performances by the Kansas City Symphony of John Corigliano's Snapshot: Circa 1909 and Dimitri Shostakovich's powerful and defiant Symphony No. 5.

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


Snapshot: Circa 1909 for Two Violins and String Orchestra
by John Corigliano
Live performance, June 2019

Symphony of Psalms
by Igor Stravinsky
Live performance, October 2019

Firebird (1919 revision)
by Igor Stravinsky
Live performance, January 2019

Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47
by Dimitri Shostakovich
Live performance, June 2014

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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