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Recording, Episodes & Live Studio Performances

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.  

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.

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.  

Pianist Anastasia Dedik March 11, 2016

Pianist Anastasia Dedik was in the Kansas Public Radio Live Performance Studio in preparation for her concert later that evening.

Allegresse/Margaret Marco Faculty Recital March 4, 2016

Allegresse graced the Live Performance Studio this morning  with a preview of two concerts this weekend. Friday, March 4, 2016 they perform at Haskell Indian Nations University at Haskell Auditorium at 7:30 pm. Sunday, March 6, 2016 is a faculty recital by Margaret Marco at Swarthout Recital Hall in Murphy Hall, Kansas University at 5:00pm. Margaret Marco, Ellen Sommer, Annie Gnojek


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