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Recording, Episodes & Live Studio Performances

Date Description
11/21/2016

The Ambassador Choir of the Lawrence Children's Choir November 17, 2016

The Ambassador Choir from the Lawrence Children's Choirs stopped by the studio to preview their fall concert. Carolyn Welch conducted, and Holly Page accompanied. The assistant director is Amy Waldron.  
11/19/2016

The Retro Cocktail Hour #706

November 19, 2016 (rebroadcast)
11/16/2016

Alexander Markov, violin, November 10, 2016

Violin soloist Alexander Markov, and conductor Kyle Wylie Pickett of the Topeka Symphony, visited the KPR studio ahead of Markov's performance of Paganini's Violin Concerto No. 2. He played Massenet and Bach, besides discussing the technical innovations of Paganini. Then, he took out his electric violin and light saber bow for a 21st century version of virtuosity.  
11/14/2016

Harpist Yolanda Kondonassis interview

Yolanda Kondonassis is at the pinnacle of the classical harp world. She appears on a new album she co-produced, Ginastera One Hundred, featuring the harp concerto of the Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera in this centennial year of his birth. Violinist Gil Shaham, pianist Orli Shaham, and guitarist Jason Vieaux are also on the album. Kondonassis talks with Michael Keelan about the composer, and music being written for the harp.
11/12/2016

The Retro Cocktail Hour #703

November 12, 2016 (rebroadcast)
11/05/2016

The Retro Cocktail Hour #702

November 5, 2016
11/04/2016

Calvin Arsenia live on Trail Mix November 6, 2016

Calvin Arsenia blends traditions of the celtic harp and old time banjo with strikingly original songs and his gorgeous voice. Hear his entire performance in the KPR studios Sunday, Nov. 6 at 4:04 p.m. on KPR's Trail Mix. http://calvinarsenia.com/  
11/03/2016

Lara Downes on her new album, "America Again"

Michael Keelan talks with Lara Downes about the album of American composers spanning over 100 years, ranging from folk song arrangements to Duke Ellington. She speaks about playing for school audiences, and winning the Sphinx Medal for artists of color.
10/29/2016

The Retro Cocktail Hour #728 - Halloween!

October 29, 2016
10/28/2016

Erin Wood Harp Duo October 27, 2016

Harpists Erin Wood, of the KU faculty, and Tabitha Steiner, of the Topeka and Kansas City Symphonies, visited the KPR studio to play in advance of KC Harp Days. Steiner played Handel's Harmonious Blacksmith Variations, followed by Wood with Gabriel Pierné's Impromptu Caprice. Together, they finished with Parvis, by Bernard Andrès.

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