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Let new music lead you into the fantasy realm

Composer Aaryn S Ricucci-Hill.
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Composer Aaryn S Ricucci-Hill.

From fairies to unicorns, explore all things fantasy on this week's Sound Currents.

Fantasy worlds and creatures have captivated us for millennia. Many composers, like Kansas City's Aaryn S. Ricucci-Hill, find inspiration in the mystical, spiritual and magical realms that seem just out of our reach.

Sascha Groschang
Laurel Parks

Aaryn S. Ricucci-Hill, composer

Forest Rituals
by Aaryn S. Ricucci-Hill
The Playground Ensemble

Quartet for Queen Mab
by Missy Mazzoli
Aeolus Quartet

Ariel Ascending
I. Begins with a Breath, Gliding Effortlessly
II. Fleeting, Delicate
III. Exuberant, Brilliant
by Christopher Theofanidis
Aeolus Quartet

Unicornis captivatur
by Ola Gjeilo
Charles Bruffy with the Phoenix Chorale

Sascha Groschang is a host for Sound Currents on 91.9 Classical KC.
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