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Verdi's transcendent and terrifying Requiem and Rautavaara's rhapsodic Fantasia for Violin and Orchestra

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Eric T. Williams
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Kansas City Symphony music director Michael Stern leads the orchestra, chorus and soloists in a performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem in Helzberg Hall, May 2014.

Join co-hosts Michael Stern and Dan Margolies as they honor the birthdays of Giuseppe Verdi and Einojuhani Rautavaara. We'll hear Rautavaara's Fantasia for Violin and Orchestra in a world premiere performance featuring violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, Verdi's Overture to La forza del destino and Verdi's Requiem.

Hosts

Michael Stern
Dan Margolies

Program

Overture to La Forza del Destino
by Giuseppe Verdi
Live performance, March 2012

Fantasia for Violin and Orchestra
by Einojuhani Rautavaara
Anne Akiko Meyers
Live performance, March 2017

Requiem
by Giuseppe Verdi
Amber Wagner, soprano
Tamara Mumford, mezzo-soprano
Dimitri Pittas, tenor
Jordan Bisch, bass baritone
Kansas City Symphony Chorus, Charles Bruffy - director

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