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Recording, Episodes & Live Studio Performances

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11/14/2016

Harpist Yolanda Kondonassis interview

Yolanda Kondonassis is at the pinnacle of the classical harp world. She appears on a new album she co-produced, Ginastera One Hundred, featuring the harp concerto of the Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera in this centennial year of his birth. Violinist Gil Shaham, pianist Orli Shaham, and guitarist Jason Vieaux are also on the album. Kondonassis talks with Michael Keelan about the composer, and music being written for the harp.
11/12/2016

The Retro Cocktail Hour #703

November 12, 2016 (rebroadcast)
11/05/2016

The Retro Cocktail Hour #702

November 5, 2016
11/04/2016

Calvin Arsenia live on Trail Mix November 6, 2016

Calvin Arsenia blends traditions of the celtic harp and old time banjo with strikingly original songs and his gorgeous voice. Hear his entire performance in the KPR studios Sunday, Nov. 6 at 4:04 p.m. on KPR's Trail Mix. http://calvinarsenia.com/  
11/03/2016

Lara Downes on her new album, "America Again"

Michael Keelan talks with Lara Downes about the album of American composers spanning over 100 years, ranging from folk song arrangements to Duke Ellington. She speaks about playing for school audiences, and winning the Sphinx Medal for artists of color.
10/29/2016

The Retro Cocktail Hour #728 - Halloween!

October 29, 2016
10/28/2016

Erin Wood Harp Duo October 27, 2016

Harpists Erin Wood, of the KU faculty, and Tabitha Steiner, of the Topeka and Kansas City Symphonies, visited the KPR studio to play in advance of KC Harp Days. Steiner played Handel's Harmonious Blacksmith Variations, followed by Wood with Gabriel Pierné's Impromptu Caprice. Together, they finished with Parvis, by Bernard Andrès.
10/22/2016

The Retro Cocktail Hour #727

October 22, 2016
10/21/2016

Ensemble Iberica October 6th, 2016

Ensemble Iberica founder Beau Bledsoe stopped by the KPR studios along with a first-time guest, Michael McClintock. They play two different guitars, as they discussed with Michael Keelan. They previewed their performance, Cubanissimo!, at the Lawrence Arts Center, and played three Latin dances. http://www.ensembleiberica.org/  
10/15/2016

The Retro Cocktail Hour #726

October 15, 2016

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