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Recording, Episodes & Live Studio Performances

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10/14/2016

Violinist Yevgeny Kutik interview

Yevgeny Kutik's new album is titled "Words Fail," and includes short pieces by Mendelssohn and many others. He commissioned music from Michael Gandolfi and Timo Andres for the album, which also features pianist John Novacek. Michael Keelan talked with him.
10/10/2016

Interview with author Jacky Colliss Harvey

Michael Keelan talks with New York Times-bestselling author Jacky Colliss Harvey in London. Her book is Red: A History of the Redhead, and we delve into some of the composers and classical characters with red hair.
09/15/2016

Joshua Bell interview with Michael Keelan

Violinist Joshua Bell is one of the best-known names in classical music. This month he releases an album with cellist Steven Isserlis, titled For the Love of Brahms. It contains the Brahms Double Concerto, Schumann violin concerto slow movement (in an arrangement by Benjamin Britten), and Brahms's original version of his first piano trio. Michael Keelan talks with Bell about the album.
09/07/2016

Caroline Goulding interview

On September 30, 2016, the KU Symphony orchestra will be joined by violinist Caroline Goulding for Mendelssohn's Op.64 violin concerto. Michael Keelan talked with her about her new album of Enescu, Dvorak, and Schumann.
08/30/2016

Kansas City Chamber Orchestra August 25, 2016

The Kansas City Chamber Orchestra opened its 30th season Aug. 27 at the Kauffman Center, and Park University's International Center for Music supplies the soloists. Faculty members Ben Sayevich, Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich, and Daniel Veis will solo in the Beethoven Triple Concerto, and played Arensky at the KPR studio. Violinist Laurel Gagnon plays Wieniawski's Polonaise Brillante, pianist Jinhong Li plays Chopin's Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise, and cellist Dilshod Narzillaev plays Tchaikovsky's Pezzo Capriccioso.
08/19/2016

Steven Spooner and Massimiliano Baggio August 18, 2016

This coming Sunday, Steven Spooner will play a duo recital with the Italian pianist, Massimiliano Baggio (Professor at the renowned Milan Conservatory) of gorgeous music by Brahms. The recital is free and takes place Sunday, August 21, at 7:30 p.m., in Swarthout Recital Hall.
08/05/2016

Heartland Chamber Music Festival 2016

String students from the Heartland Chamber Music Academy visited the KPR studios to play excerpts from Haydn quartets (Op.76/1 and 76/3), as well as forming a self-conducted chamber orchestra for the elegy from Tchaikovsky's string serenade. http://www.heartlandchambermusic.org
08/03/2016

Lawrence Opera Theatre August 2, 2016

Members of the Lawrence Opera Theatre visited the KPR studios on 8/2 to preview their season (8/5-14)  celebrating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare. Alexandra Roth sang Dido's Lament by Purcell, followed by Antonio Cruz with Rodgers and Hart's The Shortest Day of the Year. Artistic director Hugo Vera contributed a William Schuman song, and Jennifer Wilson finished with the waltz from Gounod's Romeo et Juliette. All were accompanied by Kyle Naig.
07/28/2016

Pianist Chaeyoung Park

Pianist Chaeyoung Park, fresh off her success in the Gina Bachauer Piano Competition, plays Haydn's Sonata No. 41, and the Schumann Novelette Op. 21/8. She is soloist in the Saint-Saëns g minor concerto Saturday, July 23 at the Lied Center at 7:30. That's followed by a recital Sunday at Swarthout Recital Hall at 3:00.
07/15/2016

IIYM (International Institute for Young Musicans) International Piano Competition Finals

The three prizewinners of the International Institute for Young Musicians at the University of Kansas  played their winning selections in advance of the winners' concert 7/16 at the Lawrence Arts Center. Leah Deobald is 16, and Jessica Zhang and Catherine Huang are 14.

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