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Dancing with the Kansas City Symphony

Guest conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto takes a bow with the Kansas City Symphony
Eric T. Williams
Guest conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto takes a bow with members of the Kansas City Symphony.

With an affectionate nod to the Kansas City Ballet, this week co-hosts Michael Stern and Dan Margolies showcase three works linked to dance. We'll hear live performances of John Adams' "The Chairman Dances," a suite from Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet" and Tchaikovsky's Orchestral Suite No. 3.

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


The Chairman Dances - Foxtrot for Orchestra
by John Adams
Live performance, February 2016

Suite from Romeo and Juliet
by Sergei Prokofiev
Carlos Miguel Prieto - guest conductor
Live performance, March 2014

Suite No. 3 in G Major, Op. 55
by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Andrey Boreyko - guest conductor
Live performance, January 2019

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