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Thinking Back: A Visit With Hugo Vianello

Hugo Vianello at the Missouri Theatre podium
Hugo Vianello at the Missouri Theatre podium

KBIA's Darren Hellwege in a conversation from 2006 with Hugo Vianello, founder of the Missouri Symphony. We talk about his musical background, the history of the Symphony, and rescuing Columbia's iconic Missouri Theatre.
Thinking Back is a series highlighting some of our favorites from the archives of 15 years of Thinking Out Loud shows on KBIA.

"The Voice Of Columbia," Darren Hellwege has hosted NPR's “Morning Edition” for over 30 years on KBIA, and serves as host/producer of the award-winning “Thinking Out Loud” programs. He also hosts “Vox Humana” on Classical 90.5 FM. Darren is also a marketing representative for KBIA and Classical 90.5, helping businesses connect with their customers using public radio.