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Sunnat Ibrahim, cello, in the Kansas Public Radio Live Performance Studio March 8, 2018

Sunnat Ibrahim and Benjamin Dominguez performed Rachmaninoff and Beethoven
in anticipation of their Ruel Joyce recital Monday, 12:00pm March 12, 2018, at the Carlsen Center
at Johnson County Community College.

http://www.jccc.edu/carlsen-center-presents/events/2017-2018/recital-series.html

Rachel Barton Pine on her recording of Elgar and Bruch

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine is known for her catholic taste in music, performing everything from the standard Romantic concertos to baroque rarities on period equipment. Her new album features the first Bruch concerto, an audience favorite, with the underperformed (and perhaps misunderstood) Elgar concerto. The BBC Symphony is led by Andrew Litton. Michael Keelan talked with Rachel Barton Pine.

Elena Urioste, violin January 12, 2018

Violinist Elena Urioste visited the KPR studios in advance of her Jan. 13 concert with the
Topeka Symphony. She played the Sarabande from Bach's second partita, and talked with
Michael Keelan about her concerto by Erich Wolfgang Korngold. Kyle Wylie Pickett
discussed both that and Brahms' first symphony, also on the program.

Violinist Maria Milstein and Marcel Proust's inspiration

Maria and Nathalia Milstein have released a new album, La sonate de Vinteuil (The Vinteuil Sonata), which includes some of the pieces that may have inspired Marcel Proust as he described the entrancing music composed by Vinteuil, a character in his massive novel, In Search of Lost Time. The album also features songs of Reynaldo Hahn. Maria Milstein talked with Michael Keelan from Lyon, France.

Holiday Vespers 2017

Holiday Vespers is the annual Yuletide concert at the University of Kansas, featuring the KU choirs and symphony.  This year's concert includes traditional carols for the season plus Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite and a musical setting by composer Randol Alan Bass of the Christmas poem The Night Before Christmas.  Recorded December 3, 2017 at the Lied Center.

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