Mornings, July 2 - 6

We’ve got sunshine, heat, and glorious music on the way. With a stable air mass in place, there's just a slight risk for an isolated minor key concerto or breathtakingly tender poem late in the mornings. It will be generally breezy and hot with highs in the upper 80s to near 90 degrees. The threat of thunderstorms, canon fire, and musical fireworks increases Tuesday as we inch toward the Fourth of July. (We'll see if they appear as we get closer to the holiday. Stay tuned.)

Homecoming: The Kansas City Symphony Presents Joyce DiDonato

Sun, 07/22/2012 - 2:00pm

The film captures candid backstage moments and personal interviews with members of the symphony and Joyce DiDonato as she returns home for her debut performance at the Kauffman Center.

Marian McPartland at the Movies - Director interview

Pianist Marian McPartland is a familiar and beloved presence on public radio stations across the country, due to her long-running program Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz. Documentary filmmaker Huey spent four years chronicling McPartland's life and music, including the radio show and her compositions in the film In Good Time, The Piano Jazz of Marian McPartland.

Classical Afternoons for July

Weekdays from 2pm-7pm

"And the afternoon, the evening, sleeps so peacefully!
Smoothed by long fingers,
Asleep … tired … or it malingers" (T.S. Eliot)


Music. Laughter. Puppet Nudity.

Sat, 06/30/2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join host Robert Hammond

Los Angeles Opera on Air

Sat, 07/07/2012 - 1:00pm

Tune as the new season kicks off with Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin.

Juliana Athayde and Nicholas Goluses

Fri, 07/06/2012 - 1:00pm

Julia Figueras welcomes RPO Concertmaster Juliana Athayde and guitarist Nicholas Goluses. 

Philip Glass on the River in NYC

Composer Philip Glass turns 75 this year, and his birthday is being celebrated with concerts throughout the year, and even a singalong

Nicholas DiCarlo, a friend from West Virginia living in New York City, posted an invitation to a free, outdoor Philip Glass retrospective along the river in Rockefeller Park on Wednesday. I couldn't make it across the state to join him, but he kindly shared his pictures from the concert and wrote up a few thoughts.


Legato    adv. & adj. Abbr. leg.

Summer mornings in June

"…I’m happy with my decision; it's absolutely magnificent here. By the way, I'd also just mention that there's a ton of beer gardens . . . "

(Postcard from Brahms, eight days after arriving in Thun, to his future biographer Max Kalbeck)

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