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Recording, Episodes & Live Studio Performances

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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.
06/24/2016

Cellist Meredith McCook

Cellist Meredith McCook plays the first of Bach's cello suites. She just completed her first season with the Kansas City Symphony, after playing for Miami's New World Symphony. http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article58686983.html
06/23/2016

The Amernet String Quartet

The Amernet Quartet played live in advance of their 6/12 concert at the Sunflower Music Festival in Topeka. Their program here includes the opening of Haydn's "Emperor" Quartet, Op.76/3, and Erwin Schulhoff's Five Pieces, a set of stylized dances, for string quartet. http://amernetquartet.com/  
06/23/2016

Charles and Rachel Stegman

The Sunflower Music Festival's artistic director Charles Stegeman joined fellow violinist Rachel Stegeman in the KPR studio for the second of G.P. Telemann's canonic sonatas, followed by the Duo Concertant No. 3 of Charles de Beriot. Michael Keelan talks with the players about legendary violinist Nathan Milstein, and the experience of playing for movie soundtracks and the Oscars.
05/13/2016

Steven Spooner and Matt Smith

Pianist Steven Spooner and conductor Matt Smith were in the Kansas Public Radio Live Performance Studio in preparation of their concert with the Lawrence Community Orchestra on May 7th, 2015. https://music.ku.edu/steven-spooner http://www.lawrenceorchestra.org/  

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