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'Summer marches in' with Mahler's Symphony No. 3

Mezzo-soprano Kelly O'Connor performs with Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony, May 2019
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Mezzo-soprano Kelley O'Connor performs with Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony, May 2019

Get comfy and enjoy Mahler's epic third symphony - the longest in the standard repertoire. Co-hosts Dan Margolies and Michael Stern explore Mahler's musical and emotional journey. We'll also hear from mezzo-soprano soloist, Kelley O'Connor.

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.


Michael Stern
Dan Margolies


Symphony No. 3 (1906 revision)
I. Kraftig Entschieden
II. Tempo di Menuetto Sehr
III. Comodo (Scherzando)
IV. Sehr langsam - Misterios
V. Lustig im Tempo und kec
VI. Langsam - Ruhevoll - Empfunden
by Gustav Mahler

Kelley O'Connor, mezzo-soprano
Women of the Kansas City Symphony Chorus - Charles Bruffy, director
Allegro KC (children's choir) - Christy Elsner, director
Live performance, May 2019

You can learn more about Kelley O'Connor at

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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