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Recording, Episodes & Live Studio Performances

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Ellen Lind, cello - Topeka Symphony Orchestra

Ellen Lind, principal cellist for the Topeka Symphony Orchestra came to KPR's studios with pianist Laura Hrivnak and TSO conductor Kyle Wiley-Pickett.  On Saturday, February 14th, 7:30PM at White Concert Hall, Ellen will perform the Elgar Cello Concerto with the Orchestra.  This morning, we were treated to a beautiful performance of the first and third movements of this wondrous work by Ellen and Laura.  Click on Listen, and enjoy!


Three members of the ensemble "Cucharada" came to KPR's Live Performance Studio to give a preview of their upcoming concert Sunday night, 1/25, at Grunauer in Kansas City.  We were treated to twenty minutes of great Tango music on flute, violin and guitar.  Click on listen, and enjoy!

Jack Winerock and Chaeyoung Park, piano

KU Professor of Piano Jack Winerock and his student, Chaeyoung Park of Lawrence opened KPR's Live Performance Studio for the first time in 2015 by giving us previews of their upcoming recitals at the Lawrence Arts Center. Jack will perform Wednesday, January 7th at 7:30PM.  The following Wednesday, Chaeyoung joins Jack for another concert at 7:30PM.  From what we heard today, these concerts will be very special evenings.  Click on listen to enjoy their performance on KPR!

Spire Chamber Ensemble: Handel's Messiah

The Spire Chamber Ensemble will be performing Handel's Messiah with period instruments and a 16-member choir at Helzburg Hall in Kansas City Tuesday, December 23rd at 7PM.  Founder/Conductor Ben Spalding came to KPR's performance studio with 3 singers from the ensemble: Soprano Kayleigh Aytes, Mezzo-soprano Patricia Thompson and Baritone Jack William Herbert.  Accompanied by Jiwon Choi, we heard 5 selections from this great work.

Doug Lawrence, baritone - Sue Aber, piano

Baritone Doug Lawrence and pianist Sue Aber came to KPR's performance studio bearing the gift of music for the holiday season! Click on listen to enjoy five Christmas songs arranged by Kansas City's Mark Hayes.

The Dahlia Trio

The Dahlia Trio will be performing at the Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence Sunday, November 30th at 2:30 PM.  The trio came to our studios and gave a preview performance today.  We loved hearing the first movement of Beethoven's Archduke Piano Trio, and we were treated to a World Premiere Performance of composer Ryan Woodhouse's new composition, "Taured."  Click on listen, and enjoy the music and conversation.

The Lawrence Children's Choir

The Ambassador Choir from the Lawrence Children's Choir came to KPR's studios today and sang six selections that are part of the upcoming concert Sunday, November 23rd, 3:30 at the Lawrence High School.  The choir, under the direction of Carolyn Welch sounded marvelous!  Click on Listen and enjoy!

Kansas City Chamber Orchestra preview

The Kansas City Chamber Orchestra will be presenting a concert called "The Muse:  Inspiring Voices" Thursday, October 30th, 7:30 PM  at the Old Mission Methodist Church in Fairway, KS.  We were treated to a preview today in our studios.  Forrest Pierce's original composition, The Twelve Kisses will be performed.  Soprano Sarah Tannehill Anderson, oboist Margaret Marco and the composer at the piano performed a movement from this work for us.  Plus, Margaret Marco performed a couple of movements from the Bach concerto for Oboe d'amore with KCCO conductor Bruce Sorrell at the piano.  Click on listen to hear these outstanding musicians! 

Zhao Yangmingtian, piano

Pianist Zhao Yangmingtian first came to KPR as part of the International Institute for Young Musicians nearly four years ago. He has been here several times and always amazes us. Today he came to our studios to give us a preview of his upcoming concert October 24 at Theatre Lawrence. Click on listen and enjoy Mingtian's performances of works by Chopin, Schubert and Liszt.    

Avguste Antonov, piano


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