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Recording, Episodes & Live Studio Performances

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The Retro Cocktail Hour #704

July 23, 2016 (rebroadcast)

The Retro Cocktail Hour #720

July 16, 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.

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.

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 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.  

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


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