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Classics Live

Every Thursday at 7 p.m. 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.

Latest episode of Classics Live:

Upcoming shows:

Windsync Lied Pavilion—Aug 6 
Lawrence’s Lied Center was lucky to host Windsync for the last night of their recent national concert tour. This wind quintet chose their absolute favorites for us as they wrapped up their tour. Some Dvorak for winds and also two fascinating modern pieces including Apollo about the moon landing fifty years ago.

Aeolian Effect Ruel Joyce—Aug 13
This duo for flute and harp has been performing around Kansas City for over 25 years. Nancy Clark and Roseanne Gortenburg have some interesting stories and some gorgeous flute and harp duets for us from Donizetti, Cindy Horstman, George Bizet and more.

Spire Ensemble Grace Cathedral—Aug 20 

Ho Ahn, cello Ruel Joyce—Aug 27 

Baylor A Cappella Choir Grace Cathedral—Sep 3 

Slawomir Dobrzanski & Agustin Muriago, pianos—Sep 10 

Zolt Eder & Friends Grace Cathedral—Sep 17 
Violinist Zolt Eder is featured in this Chocolate and Champagne Concert at Topeka’s Grace Cathedral as part of their Baroque by Candlelight Series. Don’t miss the sweetest part – the music – by LeClair, Couperin, Berteau and Vivaldi. 

No Bow Tie, guitars Ruel Joyce—Sep 24 
No need to dress up for John Svoboda and his band, No Bow Tie. Svoboda and his partner, Sky Smeed, blend classical pieces with a touch of bluegrass. A refreshing approach to classical music played on the guitar.


  • Thursday 7-8pm


Tower Frequencies

91.5 FM KANU Lawrence, Topeka, Kansas City
96.1 FM K241AR Lawrence (KPR2)
89.7 FM KANH Emporia
99.5 FM K258BT Manhattan
97.9 FM K250AY Manhattan (KPR2)
91.3 FM  KANV Junction City, Olsburg
89.9 FM K210CR Atchison
90.3 FM KANQ Chanute

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