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Recording, Episodes & Live Studio Performances

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Meggi Sweeney Smith on Baroque dance

Meggi Sweeney Smith headed to New York City after graduating from the University of Kansas, teaching at New York University and dancing for the New York Baroque Dance Company. She is a soloist in multiple guises, including an ostrich, on the new premiere complete recording of Rameau's opera Le Temple de la Gloire. Michael Keelan talked with her about it.

Amit Peled records the Bach suites on Casals' cello

Amit Peled takes the brave step of playing the Bach suites on the cello of the man who made them famous through their first recording, Pablo Casals. Michael Keelan talked with Peled about Bach.  

Holiday Vespers 2018

The 94th annual performance of Holiday Vespers at the University of Kansas, recorded December 2, 2018 at the Lied Center.

Christmas with the St. Louis Symphony's English horn player, Cally Banham

Cally Banham plays oboe, oboe d'amore, and English horn on her new album, Cor Christmas. She arranged Christmas songs and carols, sometimes with a classical, sometimes a tango twist. Michael Keelan talked with her.

Vanessa Thomas live at Kansas Public Radio December 7, 2018

Vanessa Thomas is the soloist for the Kansas City Symphony Christmas Festival December 14-18. She stopped by the studio to play some songs exclusive to this appearance at KPR.

Susanna Perry Gilmore plays an Irish-Appalachian Christmas

Omaha Symphony concertmaster Susanna Perry Gilmore has a longstanding interest in the Celtic music of her genealogical roots. A new folk album with Baroque ensemble Apollo's Fire is titled "Christmas on Sugarloaf Mountain."

Jan Kraybill on her many keyboards

Jan Kraybill performs on four different keyboard instruments for the Kansas City Symphony, all of which appear in the concerts leading up to Christmas. Michael Keelan talked with her about those diverse roles.

Topeka Symphony Soloist Jane Carl live at Kansas Public Radio November 2, 2018

​Clarinetist Jane Carl joined pianist Patricia Higdon in the studio for an excerpt from Mozart's clarinet concerto, followed by the full clarinet sonata of Francis Poulenc.

Elsa Dreisig on her debut album

Danish-French soprano Elsa Dreisig makes her recorded debut with an album that looks at operatic characters in two versions each, by different composers. Michael Keelan talked with her about her career thus far.

Agustin Muriago live at Kansas Public Radio October 16, 2018

Kansas State University piano professor Agustin Muriago stopped by the KPR studio to play Spanish pieces by Mompou, Halffter, and de Falla. He performs a duo recital with Martin Cuellar at Emporia State University Friday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. His solo recital is in Manhattan at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on November 3 at 7 p.m.


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