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Recording, Episodes & Live Studio Performances

Date Description
09/10/2018

Michael Stern on KC Symphony highlights, and Yo-Yo Ma

Michael Stern is music director of the Kansas City Symphony and a longtime friend of cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Ma asked him to write the commentary for the cellist's new version of Bach's Suites. Michael Keelan talked with Stern about the opening of the 2018-19 symphony season, and his friendship with Ma.
08/31/2018

The Mient Duo live at Kansas Public Radio August 29,2018

The Mient Duo is Michael Averett, trumpet/flugelhorn and Brent Ferguson, guitar. They played pieces by Astor Piazolla, Louis Bonfi and Rafael Mendez in the Kansas Public Radio Live Performance Studio. Darrell Brogdon was the host.
08/23/2018

Zsolt Eder and Friends live at Kansas Public Radio August 22, 2018

​Zsolt Eder and Keith Stanfield, violins, joined violists Ashley Stanfield and Gloria Britez Scolari,
08/17/2018

Megan Blocksom on Portraits of Painters

When masters of three different arts combine, you get the "Portraits de Peintres" (Portraits of Painters). The young novelist Marcel Proust saw a number of paintings in the Louvre, which inspired him to write poems about the images and their creators, whose character seemed to him to come through the work. Then composer Reynaldo Hahn added piano miniatures to go with each poem. Michael Keelan talked with KU graduate and art historian Megan Blocksom from the Baldwin Wallace University faculty about the four artists and their paintings.
08/14/2018

Lawrence Opera Theatre live at Kansas Public Radio August 10, 2018

The company of Lawrence Opera Theatre visited the KU studios to preview their
08/13/2018

Stephen Hough's Dream Album

Pianist, composer, and writer Stephen Hough has made many albums of miniatures, but this is the most personal. He had a hand in the creation of many of the selections, alongside favorites by Romantic-era composers. Michael Keelan talked with him. (note: The cover has the other Temptation of St. Anthony by Bosch, aside from the Nelson-Atkins Museum painting of that description.)
08/03/2018

The Heartland Chamber Music Festival live at Kansas Public Radio August 2, 2018

Heartland Chamber Music visited the KPR studio August 2. The full Camerata Orchestra played
07/30/2018

Pianist Han Wang live at Kansas Public Radio July 27, 2018

Pianist Han Wang, completing her doctorate at KU, played a Chopin Mazurka (Op.30/4),
07/18/2018

Full-blown Romanticism for cello and piano

Cellist Inbal Segev and pianist Juho Pohjonen have joined forces for their first album together, playing Chopin, Grieg, and Schumann. Michael Keelan talked with them about performing and recording the music of three pianist-composers.
07/13/2018

2018 International Institute of Young Musicians contest winners July 11, 2018

Winners of the International Institute of Young Musicians competition played in the KPR studio ahead of the July 14 winners' concert at 3 p.m. in Swarthout Hall. Eric Lin played Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 13. Joshua Jensen performed Scarbo from Ravel's Gaspard de la nuit. Beethoven's "Tempest" Sonata was played by Junhao Wang of Lawrence, and Yu Lei concluded with Horowitz's transcription of Danse Macabre, by Saint-Saens.

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