Note: This is an extended version. When more than 200 guests gathered in September for a party celebrating Richard Harriman's 75th birthday, conversation at the event focused as much on the performing arts series Harriman founded in 1965, now called the Harriman-Jewell Series.
By Laura Spencer
Kansas City, MO – Through the years, Richard Harriman has been credited with his ability to identify prominent or promising performers...from Yo Yo Ma to Pavarotti...and bring them to Kansas City. KCUR's Laura Spencer talked recently to Artistic Director Richard Harriman, and Executive Director Clark Morris...about the history of the Harriman-Jewell Series and some memorable moments.