A Valentine for Virgil Thomson

All Kansas City Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and will remain closed all day Thursday, November 27, for Thanksgiving.

View clips from a new PBS documentary about KC-born composing genius Virgil Thomson, and enjoy a conversation with the filmmakers –- James Arntz, John Paulson, and Aimee Larrabee.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Virgil Thomson (1896-1989) went from playing organ in Kansas City’s silent movie houses to become a fixture of “Paris in the twenties,” a prominent music critic, and a world-famous composer of operas (Four Saints in Three Acts, The Mother of Us All) and movie scores (The Plow that Broke the Plains, The River).

Celebrate the life and career of this Pultizer Prize winner with footage from an upcoming PBS documentary about Kansas City’s home-grown musical genius and a public conversation conducted by Andrew Granade of the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance with filmmakers James Arntz, John Paulson, and Aimee Larrabee.