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Kansas City Local Feature
Saturday and Sunday evening at 8 p.m.

Join Classical KC each weekend as we feature Kansas City musicians and ensembles.

  • The William Baker Festival Singers are so much more than just a choir. Host Stephen Steigman speaks with Founder and Director William Baker, as well as Executive Associate Music Director Jamea Sale about the group, The Choral Foundation, healthy singing, and more. We'll hear music from their composer in residence program, as well as Byron Smith, Lars Magnus Been, Waldemar Ahlen and others.
  • On this episode of the "Kansas City Local Feature," we will hear performances from, and discover the past and future of, The Kansas City Baroque Consortium with Artistic Director Trilla Ray-Carter, and conductor and composer Anthony Maglione.
  • On this Kansas City Local Feature, we will hear guitarist Jiji in conversation with Classical KC’s Paul Nyakatura, and in performance as part of a February 20th, 2021 Harriman-Jewell Series Discovery concert from The 1900 Building. The only audience present was staff and crew, but it was live streamed around the world.
  • The Friends of Chamber Music Kansas City began with house concerts organized by volunteers nearly fifty years ago. Now, they have evolved into one of the region’s most prominent presenting organizations. On this episode of the "Kansas City Local Feature" we'll speak with Lacie Eades and Tom Nanney about the "Listen & Learn" series, and hear performances from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
  • Classical KC welcomes award winning pianists Stanislav Ioudenitch and Kenny Broberg for a discussion about life at Park University's International Center for Music, their teacher and student relationship, musical competitions, and winning awards. We'll hear performances from Kenny and other award winning Park ICM students.
  • Learn about The William Jewell Choral Studies Program as host Stephen Steigman speaks with director Dr. Anthony Maglione. We also welcome alumnus David M. Sanchez and learn about recording with his alma mater, and making his Metropolitan Opera debut right before theaters shut down. We'll hear music from Adolphus Hailstork, William Dawson, Aaron Copland and more.
  • What is sacred to Kansas City chamber choir Te Deum? Host Alison DeSimone speaks with Matthew Shepard and Rupal Gupta, from Te Deum, about performing with period instruments, and how they define sacred music. We'll hear performances of Brahms, Bach, Poulenc and more.
  • Host Robert MicNichols Jr. speaks with Jade Powers, Assistant Curator at The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, about The Underground Railroad and the exhibit "Selections from Night Coming Tenderly, Black" by photographer Dawoud Bey. We'll also hear an oratorio based on the writings of William Still from composer Paul Moravec and librettist Mark Campbell.
  • Through openness, advocacy, commissions and a focus on underrepresented composers, Kansas City's Mid America Freedom Band strives to play music that reflects our diverse community. Classical KC speaks with the group's Artistic Director and Conductor, plus two members of the ensemble. We'll hear music by Julius Eastman, Chen Yi, Jennifer Higdon and more.
  • Kansas City "Alternative String Duo" The Wires speaks with Classical KC about creating and performing their original music, finding ways to connect with students and audiences, and their personal and musical bond.