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Recording, Episodes & Live Studio Performances

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Soloists from Park University's International Center for Music February 12, 2019

Soloists from Park University's International Center for Music visited the studio to preview

Jane Glover writes Handel in London and conducts Mozart in KC

Conductor and author Jane Glover has studied 18th-century music for her entire career, culminating in books on first Mozart and now Handel. Michael Keelan talked with her about the new volume and her upcoming performances of Mozart's Cosi fan tutte in Kansas City.

Jennifer Forni Live at Kansas Public Radio January 18, 2019

Soprano Jennifer Forni appeared in the KPR studio with pianist Charles Tsui. Forni sang as the soloist with the Topeka Symphony on their Jan. 19 program, including the ending of Mahler's fourth symphony, which she included in her KPR appearance. Before that, she sang songs of Chausson, Strauss, and Barber.

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.


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