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Recording, Episodes & Live Studio Performances

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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.

Jack Winerock live at Kansas Public Radio October 4th, 2018

KU piano professor Jack Winerock visited the studio to play a preview of his October 8

Hilary Hahn on Bach's Sonatas and Partitas

Hilary Hahn recorded some of the monumental solos for unaccompanied violin by Bach for her debut. Now she has returned to finish the set. Michael Keelan talked with her about her approach.

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.


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