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A sonic spectacular: wasps, birds, rivers and the organ in all its glory

Kansas City Symphony
Chris Lee
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Michael Stern leads the Kansas City Symphony in Helzberg Hall, Spring 2012.

Co-hosts Michael Stern and Dan Margolies celebrate the October birthdays of Ralph Vaughan Williams, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Charles Ives and Camille Saint-Saens. We'll hear the Grammy Award-winning Paul Jacobs as soloist in Saint-Saens' powerful "Organ Symphony."

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.

Hosts

Michael Stern
Dan Margolies

Program

The Wasps — Aristophanic Suite
by Ralph Vaughan Williams
From the album Enigma Variations - The Wasps - Greensleeves

Cantus arcticus — Concerto for Birds and Orchestra, Op. 61
by Einojuhani Rautavaara
Live performance, June 2018

Three Places in New England
by Charles Ives
Live performance, April 2012

Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, "Organ Symphony," Op. 78
by Camille Saint-Saens
Paul Jacobs, organ
Live performance, June 2012

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