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Dvořák's assertive defiance, Debussy's 'cosmic rhythm' and a summer celebration of André Watts

Pianist André Watts
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Pianist André Watts

Classical KC presents another grab bag of amazing Kansas City Symphony performances led by accomplished guest conductors. Music by Dvořák, Debussy and Gerónimo Giménez, plus Beethoven's Concerto No. 4 in G Major featuring pianist Andrew Watts.

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Dan Margolies
Michael Stern


Nocturne in A-flat Major, Op. 32, No. 1
by Frédéric Chopin, arr. by Igor Stravinsky
Jun Märkl, guest conductor
Live performance, November 2013

by Claude Debussy
I. Nuages
II. Fêtes
Robert Spano, guest conductor
Live performance, October 2017

Concerto No. 4 in G Major for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 58
by Ludwig van Beethoven
Gilbert Varga, guest conductor
André Watts, piano
Live performance, April 2014

Symphony No. 7 in D Minor, Op. 70
by Antonín Dvořák
Carlos Kalmar, guest conductor
Live performance, March 2015

Intermedio from La boda de Luis Alonso
by Gerónimo Giménez
Carlos Miguel Prieto, guest conductor
Live performance, November 2015

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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