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Recording, Episodes & Live Studio Performances

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Opus 76 String Quartet live at Kansas Public Radio August 27, 2019

The Opus 76 quartet came by the studio to preview their concert for Saturday, Aug. 31 at Old Mission United Methodist Church. It includes Mozart's "Dissonance" quartet and (played here) Beethoven's "Harp" quartet. Michael Keelan talked with manager and musician Keith Stanfield.

Heartland Chamber Music Festival Orchestra and Scholars live at Kansas Public Radio August 1, 2019

Heartland Chamber Music brought the Camerata Orchestra, as well as two Festival Scholar quartets to play in the studio. Michael Keelan talked with executive director Vicki Olson.  

Karina Gauvin takes on a new operatic style

Canadian soprano Karina Gauvin is known for her large discography of Baroque opera, but her new recording is a more dramatic title role in Olimpie, the grand opera by Spontini. Michael Keelan talked with her about the rarely heard music.

Augustin Hadelich plays Brahms and Ligeti concertos

Violinist Augustin Hadelich has paired a warhorse, the Brahms violin concerto, with the fiendishly difficult concerto by the avant-garde master Ligeti. Michael Keelan talked with him about the contrasting challenges.

Anna Shelest on female pianist-composers

Ukrainian pianist Anna Shelest has recorded a recital titled Donna Voce of the most famous 19th-20th century female pianist composers, with one present-day work for good measure. Michael Keelan talked with her about the different roles each figure had in the musical life of her time.

Jean-Philippe Sylvestre plays chamber music by Mathieu

Canadian pianist Jean-Philippe Sylvestre has recorded the chamber music of André Mathieu (1929-68) on a new album with string players. Sylvestre talked from Montreal with Michael Keelan about the composer's meteoric and tragic career. Michael Keelan at the André Mathieu memorial in Montreal

The Kansas City Baroque Consortium live at Kansas Public Radio June 18, 2019

Members of the Kansas City Baroque Consortium visited the studio for a

Yolanda Kondonassis premieres Jennifer Higdon's harp concerto

A new album from the Rochester Philharmonic and their music director Ward Stare features Yolanda Kondonassis and the new harp concerto written for her by Jennifer Higdon, one of today's most established composers. Stare and Kondonassis talked with Michael Keelan.

A week of celebrations for the D-Day anniversary

The Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum hosts commemorative events from June 1-6 in honor of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the Allied invasion of Europe commanded by the future president. Michael Keelan talked with library director Dawn Hammatt about the schedule.

Brian J. Nelson Concert Preview live at Kansas Public Radio May 22, 2019

Brian J. Nelson of the St. Lawrence Catholic Center visited the studio with several musicians-


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