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Changing with the times: From Franz Josef Haydn to Carlos Simon

Eric T Williams
Michael Stern welcomes composer Carlos Simon to speak on the Helzberg Hall stage before a May 2021 masked and socially distanced performance of Simon's work "Warmth From Other Suns."

In the spirit of a new year, co-hosts Michael Stern and Dan Margolies highlight five works never before heard on these broadcasts. We'll hear Mozart's "Serenade No. 11 for Winds," Haydn's "Symphony No. 64," "Rainbow Body" by Christopher Theofanidis, Carlos Simon's "Warmth From Other Suns," and the "Burlesque in D Minor for Piano and Orchestra" by a young Richard Strauss.


Michael Stern
Dan Margolies


Serenade No. 11 for Winds in E flat major, K. 375
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Live performance, June 2021

Symphony No. 64 in A Major - "Tempora mutantur"
by Franz Josef Haydn
Live performance, June 2021

Rainbow Body
by Christopher Theofanidis
Live performance, June 2015

Warmth From Other Suns
by Carlos Simon
Live performance, May 2021

Burleske in D Minor for Piano and Orchestra
by Richard Strauss
Peter Oundjian, guest conductor
Janice Carissa, piano
Live performance, November 2021

Eric T Williams
Pianist Janice Carissa performs Richard Strauss' "Burleske in D minor" with the Kansas City Symphony, November 2021

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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