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Best Overdue Reward 

Virgil Thomson, Commemorative Concert

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Poor Virgil Thomson. Over his long life (1896-1989), the KC native found the musical success he sought when he left home in 1920. He's the only composer to have won a Pulitzer Prize for a film score, Louisiana Story (1949), yet he remains little remembered here. (His family home still stands, without so much as a plaque, at 2629 Wabash.) But Thomson's legacy as a critic and musical force finally got its local due last fall at one of the inaugural events for the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The commemorative concert featured several chamber groups as well as soloists Nathan Granner, Ben Gulley, Elizabeth Suh Lane, Shay Estes, Kyle Dahlquist, Barclay Martin, Karen Engebretson and Mark Lowrey. The performances, which KCPT Channel 19 taped for a future PBS documentary, did justice to Thomson and reclaimed him as one of our most gifted offspring.

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