KC Composer Celebrated in Upcoming PBS Documentary
Walt Disney. Harry S Truman. Most Kansas Citians recognize these native sons. But Virgil Thomson? Blank stare. Actually, Virgil Thomson is the most important KC native most people have never heard of. That may soon change, thanks to a forthcoming PBS documentary that could return Thomson — one of the great American composers — to the fame and appreciation his admirers believe he has long deserved.