This weekend, Francesco Lecce-Chong makes his debut with the Kansas City Symphony, conducting three concerts from the 13-15 January at the Kauffman Center. The programme features Mason Bates’ Garages of the Valley, and Respighi’s Fountains of Rome and Pines of Rome. Mozart’s Violin Concerto No 3 will be played by Geneva Lewis. More information and tickets are available here.

Francesco recently featured on the KSO’s podcast, “Beethoven Walks into a Bar”, where he discusses his debut and and the importance of introducing performers and audiences to new music. Listen to the episode here.