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The Ambassador Choir from the Lawrence Children's Choir live at Kansas Public Radio December 12, 2019

The Ambassador Choir from the Lawrence Children's Choir performing five songs
in the KPR Live Performance Studio, Thursday December 12th 2019, ahead of their
Sunday, December 15th 4 pm concert at the Lied Center Pavilion in Lawrence. 
With pianist Erin Crabb Zipper and director Carolyn Welch. 

https://www.lawrencechildrenschoir.org/

Cooper McGuire and Alicia Willard live at Kansas Public Radio November 12, 2019

The 1912 death of Salvation Army founder William Booth inspired poet Vachel Lindsay to write
'General Booth Enters into Heaven.'   Bass/baritone Cooper McGuire and pianist Alicia Willard
perform Charles Ives' 1926 musical setting of it, describing the Commander's imagined migration into Glory. 
Also hear their very touching performances of 'Questo Amor' about unrequited love from Puccini's opera 'Edgar,'
and a song from Douglas Moore's 'The Ballad of Baby Doe' called 'Warm as the Autumn Light.' 

Alyssa Morris - Solo Etude for Oboe "Collision Etudes"

Alyssa Morris performs her own composition, a solo etude for oboe called "Collision Etudes," 
based on works of art by female American painters.  

1- “Summertime” (Mary Cassatt)
2- “City Landscape” (Joan Mitchell)
3- “Jimson Weed” (Georgia O’Keeffe)
4- “Rainbow” (Alma Thomas)
5- “Autumn Leaves” (Georgia O’Keeffe)
6- “My World Is Not Flat” (Margarete Bagshaw)

Air date November 1, 2019

The KU Faculty String Trio live on Kansas Public Radio October 15, 2019

Three of KU's String Teachers came by to give us a sneak peak of their Thursday evening
October 17th 2019 String Faculty Recital in Swarthout Recital Hall in Murphy Hall, the music building
on the KU campus in Lawrence.  String professors David Colwell, violin; Hannah Collins, cello;
and Boris Vayner, viola perform the Dohnanyi Serenade for String Trio in the KPR Live Performance Studio. 

 

Alexander Tutunov live on Kansas Public Radio October 4, 2019

Alexander Tutunov is widely recognized as one of the most outstanding virtuosos of the former Soviet Union.
First Prize winner of the Belarusian National Piano Competition and winner of the Russian National Piano Competition,
Tutunov's playing was described by Soviet Culture, Moscow, as "exhilarating and inspired, and which demonstrated a unique talent.”
Before he soloed with the Topeka Symphony Saturday night October 5, he and conductor Kyle Wiley Pickett came
to the KPR studios to show off some Gershwin, Rachmaninoff, Schubert and Bach. 

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