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Recording, Episodes & Live Studio Performances

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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-

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 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.

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.

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.

The Ambassador Choir from the Lawrence Children's Choir live at Kansas Public Radio March 28, 2019

The Ambassador Choir, part of the Tour Choir of the Lawrence Children's Choir program,

Philippe Quint gives Charlie Chaplin songs the deluxe treatment

Violinist Philippe Quint joined pianist Marta Aznavoorian to discuss their new album, "Chaplin's Smile." It features songs and film soundtracks by the legendary star, and includes Joshua Bell as a guest. Michael Keelan talked with Quint and Aznavoorian about Chaplin's approach to music.

KU Faculty Trio Live at Kansas Public Radio March 1, 2019

Paul Stevens, horn, David Colwell, violin, and Ellen Sommer, piano, play two movements of the Brahms horn trio. They are all University of Kansas faculty.

Joyce DiDonato makes old favorites sound new

Joyce DiDonato took the old Italian songs and arias sung by every aspiring classical student as the basis for her new album, Songplay. Her all-star team of musicians arranged the songs in jazz and samba styles. She intersperses those with show tunes and jazz standards of our own time. Michael Keelan talked with her about the album and her roles in the upcoming Metropolitan Opera season.


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