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John Mauceri on conductors and conducting

Conductor John Mauceri is well known for his international work in opera, as well as founding and leading the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. His new book, Maestros And Their Music, discusses many aspects of a conductor's role and image. Michael Keelan talked with him.

Rezound! Handbell Ensemble at Kansas Public Radio December 12, 2017

The handbell ensemble Rezound! visited the KPR studio in advance of their performances on the

The St. Lawrence Catholic Center Choir - Lessons and Carols Service December 7, 2017

The St. Lawrence Choir, directed by Brian Nelson, visited the Kansas Public Radio Live Performance Studio and performed a preview of their upcoming service of Lessons and Carols. The service begins at 7 p.m., Saturday, December 9, 2017, at the St. Lawrence Catholic Center (1631 Crescent Rd, Lawrence Kansas 66044) Please visit their Facebook page for more details.

Christina Pluhar goes wild with Handel

Christina Pluhar leads the baroque ensemble L'Arpeggiata, which teams up with jazz musicians for the album Handel Goes Wild. Improvisation is a feature of the performances, and Michael Keelan spoke with her about improvising in the history of classical music, and the recording process.

Robert McNichols Jr. at Kansas Public Radio

Bass-baritone Robert McNichols, Jr. visited the KPR studio with Charles Whiters, pianist,

Ignea Strata at Kansas Public Radio November 11, 2017

The vocal ensemble Ignea Strata visited KPR in advance of their Oct.

Noah Geller, violin October 5, 2017

Kansas City Symphony Concertmaster Noah Geller visited the KPR studio to play music by

Leonard Slatkin on his new book, Leading Tones

Leonard Slatkin's long and distinguished career includes seven Grammy awards, along with the music directorships of the St. Louis and Washington, D.C. (National) Symphonies, and currently that of the Detroit Symphony. Michael Keelan talked with him about his second book, Leading Tones, in which he discusses music he loves to conduct, influential figures from his past, and how the Detroit Symphony has recovered from economic turmoil.

Leonard Slatkin, extended interview

In this extended version of the aired feature, Michael Keelan talks with Detroit Symphony music director Leonard Slatkin about American symphonies, educational efforts for music in the United States, and the recovery of the Detroit Symphony from the 2008 financial crisis and its effects. Slatkin's new book, his second, is titled Leading Tones.

Gabriela Martinez, piano, September 29, 2017

Pianist Gabriela Martinez visited the KPR Studio to play in advance of her Sept.


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