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Recording, Episodes & Live Studio Performances

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Topeka Symphony Soloist Rachel Lee Priday October 1, 2021, in the Kansas Public Radio Live Performance Studio

Violinist Rachel Lee Priday, who's the soloist in the October 2, 2021, Homecoming Dance concert with the Topeka Symphony.

Film Music Friday - October 1, 2021 (Alex North)

One of the most renowned film composers of the 20th century, Alex North created music for more than 60 major motion pictures, including A Streetcar Named Desire (the first all-jazz movie score), Death of a Salesman, Spartacus, Cleopatra and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.  We'll hear excerpts from those films, as well as North's rejected score for 2001: A Space Odyssey on this week's Film Music Friday.

Thomas Rosenkranz to play JS Bach and John Adams Oct. 3, 2021

Solo Recital at the UMKC Conservatory. Program includes John Adams: Phrygian Gates (1978) and J.S. Bach’s ‘Goldberg’ Variations. 

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

An hour of Spanish music for soprano and piano by Isaac Albeniz!  

KU Cello Professor Hannah Collins releases new album of solo cello music

Resonance Lines, a term borrowed loosely from physics, refers to the energy emitted or absorbed by an atom as it transitions between different energy states.  Listen to the resonating energy in Hannah Collin's new album called Resonance Lines on the Sono Luminus classical label.  KPR's Cordelia Brown and cellist Hannah Collins chat between selections about these exciting and singular pieces came to be.  Featuring the music of Benjamin Britten, Giuseppe Colombi, Caroline Shaw, Kaija Saariaho and Thomas Kotcheff.  

The Retro Cocktail Hour #823 - September 25, 2021 (rebroadcast)

September 25, 2021 (rebroadcast)

Film Music Friday - September 24, 2021 (The Theremin in Film Music)

This week on Film Music Friday it's an encore broadcast of our show featuring the theremin in movies. It became a staple of sci-fi movies in the '50s, but the theremin has appeared in lots of other films besides. Tonight we'll hear the FIRST use of a theremin in a film score, plus excerpts from The Lost Weekend, Spellbound, The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Thing, First Man and more.

Classics Live 130: Sean Chen, pianist


Midwest Chamber Ensemble concert Sunday, September 26, 7:30 p.m.

Kansas City high school students Oliver Zhang, trumpet, and Miles Swaminathan, piano, & "The Vocalise Project" with Matthew Bennett, violin

The Retro Cocktail Hour Fall Pledge Week Special - September 18, 2021

September 18, 2021


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