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Recording, Episodes & Live Studio Performances

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Jan Kraybill fits an orchestra into an organ

A new album from Jan Kraybill, one of the region's most visible organists, features transcriptions of orchestral music. Michael Keelan talked with her.

The Retro Cocktail Hour #820

May 11, 2019

The Topeka Symphony Principal String Players live at Kansas Public Radio May 3, 2019

Topeka Symphony principal string players Zsolt Eder and Eman Chalshotori visited the KPR studio to play duos ahead of their appearance as soloists with their orchestra in Brahms' Double Concerto. They played Castillo Interior by Peteris Vasks, and the Handel-Halvorsen Passacaglia. Michael Keelan talked with conductor Kyle Wylie Pickett.

Classics Live 82: Michael Davidson, trombone.


The Retro Cocktail Hour #819

May 4, 2019

Classics Live 81: Allegresse Trio with Sarah Tannehill Anderson, soprano


Hannah Collins and Lawrence Figg live at Kansas Public Radio May 1, 2019

Hannah Collins of the KU faculty and Lawrence Figg of the KC Symphony

Madeline Adkins plays the Danse Macabre solo

Camille Saint-Saëns wrote a famous violin solo in his Danse Macabre (Ghoulish Dance) for orchestra. It's played by the concertmaster of the Utah Symphony, Madeline Adkins, on the orchestra's new series of the orchestral works by Saint-Saëns. Michael Keelan talked with her about the concept and technique of the solo.

The Retro Cocktail Hour #818

April 27, 2019

Conductor Antony Walker on Bizet's Pearl Fishers

Lyric Opera Kansas City presents Bizet's opera The Pearl Fishers on April 27 and May 1/3/5. Michael Keelan talked with Antony Walker about this second-best known opera by the composer, and how it compares with Carmen.


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