Traditionally, Memorial Day weekend marks the official beginning of summer activities. And in Kansas City, one of the best ways to observe it will be coming up this Sunday night. That’s the annual Bank of America’s Celebration At the Station, featuring the Kansas City Symphony. It’s a free event at Union Station, complete with fireworks to cap off the evening… but if you can’t get down there, you can watch it live right here on KCPT.
Every year, the orchestra plays a mix of patriotic favorites and music that Music Director Michael Stern thinks will be fitting for the occasion. They’ve had some great guest artists in recent times, like Mark O’Connor and Bobby Watson. This year, Kansas City’s own Oleta Adams will be featured with the band. The great Kansas City singer stopped by to give us an update on her musical journeys, and a preview of what’s in store on Sunday’s show.