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Springtime melodies from Bach, Haydn and Beethoven

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Todd Rosenberg
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and Kansas City Symphony music director Michael Stern take a bow in Helzberg Hall

Celebrate the changing seasons with Kansas City Symphony performances of orchestral favorites including Bach's "Air on the G String" and "Brandenburg Concerto No. 3." We'll also hear Yo-Yo Ma as soloist on Haydn's "Concerto in D Major" and guest conductor Ludovic Morlot leads the orchestra through Beethoven's bucolic "Symphony No. 6."


Michael Stern
Dan Margolies


Suite No. 3 in D major for Orchestra, BWV 1068
by Johann Sebastian Bach
Live performance, January 2014

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3/Amazing Grace
by Johann Sebastian Bach and Jennifer Higdon, arr. by Michael Stern
Virtual performance, March 2021

Concerto in D Major for Cello and Orchestra
by Franz Joseph Haydn
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Live performance, March 2018

Andiam! - Din don, suona vespero (Bell Chorus)
by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Kansas City Symphony Chorus - Charles Bruffy, director
Live performance, October 2015

Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 - Pastoral
by Ludwig van Beethoven
Ludovic Morlot, guest conductor
Live performance, January 2017

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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