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02/19/2018

Lara Downes on Leonard Bernstein

Lara Downes has recorded music for and about Leonard Bernstein, including guest performances from Rhiannon Giddens, Thomas Hampson, Javier Morales-Martinez, and Kevin "K.O." Olusola. Michael Keelan talked with her about "For Lenny."
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02/17/2018

The Retro Cocktail Hour #722

February 17, 2018 (rebroadcast)
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02/15/2018

Classics Live 52: Lyric Opera Love Songs

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02/12/2018

Todd Payne, baritone, live in the Kansas Public Radio Live Performance Studio

Baritone Todd Payne visited the studio ahead of his February 10 concert with
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02/12/2018

Rachel Barton Pine on her recording of Elgar and Bruch

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine is known for her catholic taste in music, performing everything from the standard Romantic concertos to baroque rarities on period equipment. Her new album features the first Bruch concerto, an audience favorite, with the underperformed (and perhaps misunderstood) Elgar concerto. The BBC Symphony is led by Andrew Litton. Michael Keelan talked with Rachel Barton Pine.
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02/10/2018

The Retro Cocktail Hour #652 (Crime Jazz Special)

February 10, 2018 (rebroadcast)
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02/08/2018

Classics Live 47: Thomas Aber, reeds, with guitarist Cindy Egger

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02/03/2018

The Retro Cocktail Hour #770

February 3, 2018
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02/01/2018

Classics Live 46: Sunflower Music Festival III

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01/27/2018

The Retro Cocktail Hour #769

January 27, 2018
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01/25/2018

Classics Live 45: Sunflower Baroque Ensemble from KU

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01/20/2018

The Retro Cocktail Hour #768

January 20, 2017
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01/18/2018

Classics Live 44: Sunflower Music Festival I

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01/13/2018

The Retro Cocktail Hour #767

January 13, 2018
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01/12/2018

Elena Urioste, violin January 12, 2018

Violinist Elena Urioste visited the KPR studios in advance of her Jan. 13 concert with the Topeka Symphony. She played the Sarabande from Bach's second partita, and talked with Michael Keelan about her concerto by Erich Wolfgang Korngold. Kyle Wylie Pickett discussed both that and Brahms' first symphony, also on the program.
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01/11/2018

Classics Live 43: David Sullivan and Elizabeth Gray, Horns, with Pianist Ellen Sommer

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01/09/2018

Violinist Maria Milstein and Marcel Proust's inspiration

Maria and Nathalia Milstein have released a new album, La sonate de Vinteuil (The Vinteuil Sonata), which includes some of the pieces that may have inspired Marcel Proust as he described the entrancing music composed by Vinteuil, a character in his massive novel, In Search of Lost Time. The album also features songs of Reynaldo Hahn. Maria Milstein talked with Michael Keelan from Lyon, France.
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01/06/2018

The Retro Cocktail Hour #766

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01/04/2018

Classics Live 48: A Tribute to Puerto Rico

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12/28/2017

The Retro Cocktail Hour #736 (All Exotica Special)

December 30, 2017
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12/28/2017

Classics Live 50: Cantus: Three Tales for Christmas

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12/23/2017

The Retro Cocktail Hour #765 - Christmas

December 23, 2017
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12/21/2017

Holiday Vespers 2017

Holiday Vespers is the annual Yuletide concert at the University of Kansas, featuring the KU choirs and symphony.  This year's concert includes traditional carols for the season plus Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite and a musical setting by composer Randol Alan Bass of the Christmas poem The Night Before Christmas.  Recorded December 3, 2017 at the Lied Center.
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12/17/2017

The Retro Cocktail Hour #505 (Outer Space)

December 17, 2017 - Outer Space (rebroadcast)
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12/16/2017

The Retro Cocktail Hour #764

December 16, 2017
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12/15/2017

John Mauceri on conductors and conducting

Conductor John Mauceri is well known for his international work in opera, as well as founding and leading the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. His new book, Maestros And Their Music, discusses many aspects of a conductor's role and image. Michael Keelan talked with him.
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12/14/2017

Classics Live 42: Stirling Trent

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12/14/2017

Rezound! Handbell Ensemble at Kansas Public Radio December 12, 2017

The handbell ensemble Rezound! visited the KPR studio in advance of their performances on the
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12/09/2017

The Retro Cocktail Hour #747

December 9, 2017 (rebroadcast)
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12/08/2017

The St. Lawrence Catholic Center Choir - Lessons and Carols Service December 7, 2017

The St. Lawrence Choir, directed by Brian Nelson, visited the Kansas Public Radio Live Performance Studio and performed a preview of their upcoming service of Lessons and Carols. The service begins at 7 p.m., Saturday, December 9, 2017, at the St. Lawrence Catholic Center (1631 Crescent Rd, Lawrence Kansas 66044) Please visit their Facebook page for more details.
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12/07/2017

Classics Live 41: The Silverwood Duo

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12/07/2017

The Bumper Jacksons October 29, 2017

The Bumper Jacksons performed and visited with Bob McWilliams in the Live Performance Studio at Kansas Pulic Radio. https://www.bumperjacksons.com/music  
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12/02/2017

The Retro Cocktail Hour #745 (rebroadcast)

December 2, 2017 (rebroadcast)
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11/30/2017

Classics Live 40: Organist Dr Richard Elliott

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11/29/2017

Guitar Elation October 22, 2017

Guitar Elation - Ken Lovern, organ, Danny Embrey, guitar, Brian Baggett, guitar and Todd Strait, drums, stopped by the Kansas Public Radio Live Performance Studio to perform and visit with Bob McWilliams on Jazz in the Night.
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11/25/2017

The Retro Cocktail Hour #743 (rebroadcast)

November 25, 2017 (rebroadcast)
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11/22/2017

Terry Klein on Trail Mix with Bob McWilliams

Austin based singer-songwriter Terry Klein performs and visits with Bob McWilliam's on Trail Mix, October 23, 2017. https://www.terrykleinmusic.com/
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11/18/2017

The Retro Cocktail Hour #740 (rebroadcast)

November 18, 2017 (rebroadcast)
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11/16/2017

Classics Live 39: Anne-Marie Brown and Lawrence Figg, violin and cello

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11/11/2017

The Retro Cocktail Hour #738

November 11, 2017 (rebroadcast)
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11/09/2017

Classics Live 38: Imani Winds

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11/07/2017

Christina Pluhar goes wild with Handel

Christina Pluhar leads the baroque ensemble L'Arpeggiata, which teams up with jazz musicians for the album Handel Goes Wild. Improvisation is a feature of the performances, and Michael Keelan spoke with her about improvising in the history of classical music, and the recording process.
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11/04/2017

The Retro Cocktail Hour #763

November 4, 2017
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11/02/2017

Classics Live 37: Eman Chalshatori, cello with pianist Melody Stroth.

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10/28/2017

The Retro Cocktail Hour #762

October 28, 2017 - Halloween Spook-tacular
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10/26/2017

Classics Live 36: Tacaks String Quartet

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10/24/2017

Robert McNichols Jr. at Kansas Public Radio

Bass-baritone Robert McNichols, Jr. visited the KPR studio with Charles Whiters, pianist,
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10/21/2017

The Retro Cocktail Hour #734

October 21, 2017 (rebroadcast)
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10/19/2017

Classics Live 35: David Adams, tenor, with guitarist Beau Bledsoe

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10/14/2017

The Retro Cocktail Hour #761

October 14, 2017
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