Classics Live brings you exclusive performances from throughout the KPR listening area. Our microphones travel to the Sunflower Music Festival, the Lied Center, the Ruel Joyce Recital series, the Great Spaces Music and Arts series, as well as performances recorded in Kansas Public Radio's live studio. Performers include the Emerson String Quartet, the Zoco Duo, Ensemble Iberica, and members of the Kansas City Symphony, among others. The series producer is KPR's Cordelia Brown, with recording engineer Chuck Smith. Darrell Brogdon hosts the program. Thursdays at 7 p.m.
The Capriole Duo Plus One - August 31
Classics Live 182: The flute and piano duo Capriole play chamber music by Otar Taktakishvili, Aaron Copland, and then welcome cellist Sally Dorer to sit in for Clara Schumann’s Opus 17. Join these three amazing women for lively music from a recent Ruel Joyce Recital at JCCC.
The St Petersburg String Quartet - September 7
Classics Live 183: Fresh from a European tour, The St Petersburg Quartet brings us a Ruel Joyce Recital of Russian greats: Dmitri Shostakovich’s Eleventh Quartet and the First Quartet of Alexander Borodin.
Sunflower Music Festival’s Concertmaster and Friends - September 14
Classics Live 184: This chamber music night begins with Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Blues Forms for Solo Violin, played by Jesse Thompson. Then an oboe sextet buzzes with Antonio Pasculli’s honeybee version of Flight of the Bumblebee. Before the concluding Piano Trio in D Minor by Anton Arensky.
Pianist Slawomir Dobrzanski - September 21
Classics Live 185: The Polsky Theater recital of three pieces played by K-State Professor of Piano Slawomir Dobrzanski. Starting off with Bach’s keyboard Partita in C Minor, and moving through a Mozart Sonata in Bb and then six Etudes by Fryderyk Chopin.
Music of the Spanish Court - September 28
Classics Live 186: Early Music Missouri presents this concert for voice, viol and vihuela. Featuring soprano Victoria Botero, with viola da gambist Stephanie Hunt and Jeffrey Noonan playing the vihuela and Renaissance guitar. Love songs and dances for entertaining the nobles of the Spanish court of the 1400 and 1500s.
Soprano Victoria Botero, Stephanie Hunt viola da gamba, and founder Jeffrey Noonan vihuela and Renaissance guitar.
Classics Live 185: Dr Slawomir Dobrzanski's Midwest Trust Center recital of Bach, Mozart, and ChopinIncluding a special Chopin encore.
From the summer of 2022, Sunflower Music Festival Concertmaster Jessie Thompson opens this chamber music night with Blue/s Forms for Solo Violin by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Our sound engineer Chuck Smith caught their Ruel Joyce Recital of Shostakovich and Borodin.
This flute and piano duo with cellist Sally Dorer bring you Clara Schumann's Piano Trio in G Minor, op 17.
Pianist Dan Velicer, clarinetist Elena Lence Talley, and soprano Sarah Tannehill Anderson with a Ruel Joyce recital of Shakespeare and Emily Dickinson set to music. Plus Bryan J Nelson's ode to Kansas, called Windswept Glory.
3 Spirituals for Orchestra by Adolphus Hailstork. Antifonys for Chamber Orchestra by George Walker. Starburst by Jessie Montgomery. William Grant Still's "Afro-American" Symphony No 1.
These Goldenberg siblings grew up playing together. They've been fascinating Kansas City audiences for over 30 years with their violin and piano concerts full of colorful stories about the music and the composers.
John Currey's lively group from UMKC gave a Ruel Joyce Recital recently.
with Kansas City musicians Lamar Sims, piano, with cellist Sascha Groschang.