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Film Traces Career Of KC Musician

Feb 13, 2013

He tickled the ivories from Kansas City to Paris in the 1920s. Now, a new documentary is chronicling organist Virgil Thomson’s journey from movie theater musician to trailblazer of the American style of music composition.

On Wednesday's Up to Date, we’ll talk about the Pulitzer Prize winner and KC native with co-producer and writer of the PBS film Aimee Larabee and Andrew Granade, associate professor of musicology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance.