Music
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Thu January 27, 2011

Composer Maury Yeston on the Collaborative Process

Maury Yeston, the Tony-award winning composer for Broadway hits like "Nine" and "Titanic," is writing the music for the first production the Kansas City Ballet is staging at the new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. It's a ballet called "Tom Sawyer" and was inspired, as you might guess, by Mark Twain's coming-of age story.

Kansas City, Mo. – Maury Yeston, the Tony-award winning composer for Broadway hits like "Nine" and "Titanic," is writing the music for the first production the Kansas City Ballet is staging at the new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. It's a ballet called "Tom Sawyer" and was inspired, as you might guess, by Mark Twain's coming-of age story.

KCUR's Laura Spencer met up with Yeston in a ballet studio on Thursday to talk about the collaborative process.

"Tom Sawyer - A Ballet in Three Acts"
October 14-23, 2011 | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts | Music performed by Kansas City Symphony
Choreography: William Whitener
Music: Maury Yeston

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