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Recording, Episodes & Live Studio Performances

Date Description
12/04/2019

Steve Lewis and the Medical Arts Symphony Holiday Concert Dec 7th

11/21/2019

Ryan Head, guitar, live on Kansas Public Radio November 20, 2019

Kansas City guitarist Ryan Head plays Brazilian and Venezuelan classical guitar music in the KPR Live Studio.   First, by Sergio Assad:  Valseana.  Second, by Antonio Lauro, two from his Suite Venezolana.  Third, one of the five Preludes by Heitor Villa-Lobos.  https://www.kcguitarpiano.com/ryanhead
11/14/2019

Cooper McGuire and Alicia Willard live at Kansas Public Radio November 12, 2019

The 1912 death of Salvation Army founder William Booth inspired poet Vachel Lindsay to write 'General Booth Enters into Heaven.'   Bass/baritone Cooper McGuire and pianist Alicia Willard perform Charles Ives' 1926 musical setting of it, describing the Commander's imagined migration into Glory.  Also hear their very touching performances of 'Questo Amor' about unrequited love from Puccini's opera 'Edgar,' and a song from Douglas Moore's 'The Ballad of Baby Doe' called 'Warm as the Autumn Light.' 
11/01/2019

Alyssa Morris - Solo Etude for Oboe "Collision Etudes"

Alyssa Morris performs her own composition, a solo etude for oboe called "Collision Etudes,"  based on works of art by female American painters.   1- “Summertime” (Mary Cassatt) 2- “City Landscape” (Joan Mitchell) 3- “Jimson Weed” (Georgia O’Keeffe) 4- “Rainbow” (Alma Thomas) 5- “Autumn Leaves” (Georgia O’Keeffe) 6- “My World Is Not Flat” (Margarete Bagshaw) Air date November 1, 2019
10/17/2019

The KU Faculty String Trio live on Kansas Public Radio October 15, 2019

Three of KU's String Teachers came by to give us a sneak peak of their Thursday evening October 17th 2019 String Faculty Recital in Swarthout Recital Hall in Murphy Hall, the music building on the KU campus in Lawrence.  String professors David Colwell, violin; Hannah Collins, cello; and Boris Vayner, viola perform the Dohnanyi Serenade for String Trio in the KPR Live Performance Studio.   
10/16/2019

Steve Lewis and the Midwest Chamber Ensemble

10/11/2019

Kansas City Ballet Music Director Ramona Pansegrau

Carmina Burana!  Petal and Tulips and Lobster!   It's a triple-bill for the Kansas City Ballet's October 11-20th run at the Kaufmann Center.  Hear their Conductor and Music Director Ramona Pansegrau talk about these three fascinating productions that are not to be missed.  
10/09/2019

Alexander Tutunov live on Kansas Public Radio October 4, 2019

Alexander Tutunov is widely recognized as one of the most outstanding virtuosos of the former Soviet Union. First Prize winner of the Belarusian National Piano Competition and winner of the Russian National Piano Competition, Tutunov's playing was described by Soviet Culture, Moscow, as "exhilarating and inspired, and which demonstrated a unique talent.” Before he soloed with the Topeka Symphony Saturday night October 5, he and conductor Kyle Wiley Pickett came to the KPR studios to show off some Gershwin, Rachmaninoff, Schubert and Bach. 
09/12/2019

Michael Christie conducts KC's Abduction from the Seraglio

Mozart's farce with a heart is conducted by Michael Christie at the Lyric Opera of Kansas City from September 21-29. Michael Keelan talked with him about specifics of the production. (photo of production as used by New Orleans Opera)
08/29/2019

Opus 76 String Quartet live at Kansas Public Radio August 27, 2019

The Opus 76 quartet came by the studio to preview their concert for Saturday, Aug. 31 at Old Mission United Methodist Church. It includes Mozart's "Dissonance" quartet and (played here) Beethoven's "Harp" quartet. Michael Keelan talked with manager and musician Keith Stanfield. https://opus76.org/

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