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Celebratory and commanding: music by Dmitri Shostakovich and George Gershwin

Composers Dmitri Shostakovich and George Gershwin.
Dmitri Shostakovich and George Gershwin.

Hosts Michael Stern and Dan Margolies continue their celebration of September birthdays with an overture and symphony by Dmitri Shostakovich and George Gershwin's Piano Concerto in F featuring Jon Kimura Parker as soloist.


Michael Stern
Dan Margolies

Festive Overture
by Dmitri Shostakovich
Live performance, September 2015

Piano Concerto in F
by George Gershwin
Josh Weilerstein, guest conductor
Jon Kimura Parker — piano
Live performance, January 2022

Symphony No. 10
by Dmitri Shostakovich
Carlos Miguel Prieto, guest conductor
Live performance, November 2011

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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