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Classics Live 133: Bach Aria Soloists Bring Schumanns, Brahms to Life

Actors reading from letters between Clara and Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms and more, plus the musicians of Kansas City's Bach Aria Soloists, bring these composers and their music to life.  

Pianist Miles Swaminathan plays Book 1 of Debussy's Preludes in the Kansas Public Radio Live Performance Studio July 19, 2022

Pianist Miles Swaminathan has played for us several times. He studies with Dr. Weirich of UMKC and now that he's freshly out of high school at Olathe Northwest, he's going to play for us before heading off to his freshman year of college at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University!

The Retro Cocktail Hour #955 - July 16, 2022

July 16, 2022

Arcadian Wild - In the Kansas Public Radio Live Performance Studio - June 20, 2022

The Arcadian Wild, fronted by songwriters and lead singers Isaac Horn and Lincoln Mick with fiddler Bailey Warren and bassist Cory Caswell, play music sometimes called "chamber folk," rooted in formal voice training, folk, and progressive bluegrass.

Film Music Friday - July 15, 2022 (Three Film Composers)

On this week's Film Music Friday we're featuring the work of three young film composers - Justin Hurwitz, Pinar Toprak and Ramin Djawadi. We'll hear music from La La Land, First Man, Captain Marvel, The Lightkeepers, Game of Thrones, Eternals and more.

Chat with Ilya Shmukler, the KC pianist back (triumphantly!) from The Van Cliburn Piano Competition

The six finalists in the 2022 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition include Ilya Shmukler, who attends Park University’s International Center for Music in Parkville, Missouri. Ilya also wants to thank David Radzynski for his help and encouragement, along with Stan Ioudenitch, Kenny Broberg, Behzod Abduraimov and many others. Listen also to find out what his favorite KC BBQ place is right now!  

Classics Live 132: Opening Night from Last Year's Sunflower Music Festival

From 2021's Year of the Woman in Topeka at Washburn for the Sunflower Music Festival. This concert starts with Joann Falletta directing Joan Tower's Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman.

The Retro Cocktail Hour #954 - July 9, 2022

July 9, 2022

Film Music Friday - July 8, 2022 (Films of Humphrey Bogart)

Once typecast in gangster roles, Humphrey Bogart eventually transcended his status as a movie star to become an international cultural icon. This week on Film Music Friday we'll hear some memorable themes from Bogart's films, including Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The Caine Mutiny and more.

Classics Live 131: Eva Peng, soprano, with pianist Anthony Olson.


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