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Recording, Episodes & Live Studio Performances

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The Retro Cocktail Hour #719

July 9, 2016

The Retro Cocktail Hour #718

July 2, 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.

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.

The Retro Cocktail Hour #716

June 18, 2016

Cyrus Chestnut at the Lied Center Pavilion

Cyrus Chestnut (born January 17, 1963) is an American jazz pianist, composer and producer. In 2006, Josh Tyrangiel, music critic for Time Magazine, wrote: "What makes Chestnut the best jazz pianist of his generation

The Retro Cocktail Hour #715

June 11, 2016

The Retro Cocktail Hour #713

May 28, 2016

Addison Frei and Tahira Clayton

Lawrence native Addison Frei has achieved acclaim as the winner of the American Jazz Pianist Competition and UNISA International Piano Competition (South Africa). Addison returned home in late March for a concert at the Lawrence Arts Center alongside vocalist Tahira Clayton. While Tahira and Addison met at the University of North Texas, they are now based in New York City, performing regularly at venues such as the Kitano, the Cell Theatre and Cornelia Street Cafe.


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