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Recording, Episodes & Live Studio Performances

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Todd Payne, baritone, live in the Kansas Public Radio Live Performance Studio

Baritone Todd Payne visited the studio ahead of his February 10 concert with

Elena Urioste, violin January 12, 2018

Violinist Elena Urioste visited the KPR studios in advance of her Jan. 13 concert with the Topeka Symphony. She played the Sarabande from Bach's second partita, and talked with Michael Keelan about her concerto by Erich Wolfgang Korngold. Kyle Wylie Pickett discussed both that and Brahms' first symphony, also on the program.

Violinist Maria Milstein and Marcel Proust's inspiration

Maria and Nathalia Milstein have released a new album, La sonate de Vinteuil (The Vinteuil Sonata), which includes some of the pieces that may have inspired Marcel Proust as he described the entrancing music composed by Vinteuil, a character in his massive novel, In Search of Lost Time. The album also features songs of Reynaldo Hahn. Maria Milstein talked with Michael Keelan from Lyon, France.

Holiday Vespers 2017

Holiday Vespers is the annual Yuletide concert at the University of Kansas, featuring the KU choirs and symphony.  This year's concert includes traditional carols for the season plus Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite and a musical setting by composer Randol Alan Bass of the Christmas poem The Night Before Christmas.  Recorded December 3, 2017 at the Lied Center.

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.


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