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Recording, Episodes & Live Studio Performances

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Mei-Chun Chen, viola March 17, 2017

​ Mei-Chun Chen is the viola soloist for the Topeka Symphony's March 18 concert. She is featured in William Walton's viola concerto, and played the first two movements of the concerto live in the KPR studio, with pianist Erik Lawrence. Michael Keelan talked with her about viola concertos, and with guest conductor Brian Stone about the rest of the program, including Stravinsky and Theofanidis.

The Retro Cocktail Hour #740

March 18, 2017

Songs From Ireland: Carswell & Hope and Ashley Davis

Nick Carswell, his band Carswell & Hope and Ashley Davis join Bob McWilliams on Trail Mix to talk about their pre-St. Patrick's Day concert at Liberty Hall: ​Songs from Ireland.

The Retro Cocktail Hour #739

March 11, 2017

Allegresse and Dahlia March 9, 2017

The trio Allégresse visited the KPR studio to play music by KU faculty composer Kip Haaheim, "Childhood's End." That and other newly written pieces with the Dahlia Trio and others will appear on Saturday's concert at the Lawrence Arts Center at 7:30.

Composer Jake Heggie on opera and song

Jake Heggie is among today's most performed American composers, especially of vocal music. His opera Dead Man Walking is at the KC Lyric Opera March 10 and 12, and KU faculty member Joyce Castle performs a song cycle, Statuesque, that Heggie wrote for her. The concert with other KU faculty is March 12 at 7:30. Michael Keelan talked with Heggie about both pieces and how he crafts his subject matter.

The Retro Cocktail Hour #738

March 4, 2017

Pianist Ben Model February 24, 2017

Pianist Ben Model visited the KPR studios in advance of his performances accompanying some of

The Retro Cocktail Hour #737

February 25, 2017

The Retro Cocktail Hour #736

February 18, 2017


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