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An Interplanetary KC Concert

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When Gustav Holst composed his orchestral suite “The Planets,” he definitely had the solar system in mind. A local concert aims to add the picture Holst might have envisioned in a multimedia experience.

In the second part of Friday's Up to Date, we talk about the new concert from the University of Missouri-Kansas City's Conservatory Wind Symphony that combines the piece with high-definition photographs of the solar system and a high-definition film from NASA solar system explorations.


  • Steven Davis is director of bands and wind ensembles, associate professor of conducting, Conservatory large ensembles chair and conductor of the Conservatory Wind Symphony at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance. He coordinates the graduate program in wind ensemble conducting and guides all aspects of the UMKC band program.

​HEAR MORE: The Planets: An HD Odyssey will be at 8 p.m. Sept. 28 on the Helzberg Hall Stage of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $10 for all UMKC faculty, staff and all students with ID. For more information, call (816) 235-6222.


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Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.