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Hartke's 'Muse of the Missouri' and Tchaikovsky's 'virtuosity and profundity'

Violinist Midori performs with Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony, January 2016
Eric T. Williams
Violinist Midori performs with Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony, January 2016

Happy 184th birthday to Peter Tchaikovsky, who was born on May 7. We'll hear three of his crowd-pleasing favorites: “Capriccio Italien,” Midori playing his only violin concerto and his glorious first piano concerto with soloist Vadym Kholodenko. We’ll also hear a Kansas City Symphony commission honoring the fountains and culture of Kansas City called "Muse of the Missouri" written by American composer Stephen Hartke.

Hosts

Michael Stern
Dan Margolies

Program

Muse of the Missouri
by Stephen Hartke
Live performance, June 2012

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
by Peter Tchaikovsky
Midori, violin
Live performance, January 2016

Capriccio Italien, Op. 45
by Peter Tchaikovsky
Carlos Kalmar, guest conductor
Live performance, March 2015

Concerto No. 1 in Bb Minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 23
bu Peter Tchaikovsky
Vadym Kholodenko, piano
Live performance, June 2015

Dan Margolies is a co-host, The Kansas City Symphony on Classical KC
Sam Wisman is a senior producer for 91.9 Classical KC and a backup announcer for KCUR 89.3