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Nature Sounds with Hannah Collins

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John Paul Henry
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Cellist Hannah Collins.

This week on Sound Currents, explore music inspired by the sounds of nature. From dappled rays of sunlight to the great wide expanse of the open sky, join guest Hannah Collins as we journey through all our world has to offer.

Cellist Hannah Collins captures the delicate flutter of butterfly wings in music featured on a new album of solo works. We’ll also hear sacred animal music from the KC Chorale, the sounds of expansive skies, the susurrus of rushing water and music composed in reverence to our National Parks on this week's Sound Currents.

This week's guest is cellist and assistant professor of cello at the University of Kansas School of Music: Hannah Collins.

Be sure to answer this week's "favorite piece" poll down below and check out an online exclusive: Rushing Water by Toronto-based composer and pianist David King.

Hosts
Sascha Groschang
Laurel Parks

Guest
Hannah Collins, cellist

Program
The Tyger
by Rene Clausen
Charles Bruffy with the Kansas City Chorale

The Lamb
by Rene Clausen
Charles Bruffy with the Kansas City Chorale

Sept Papillons
by Kaija Saariaho
Hannah Collins, cello

Big Sky
by Joan Tower
Kim Chee-yun - violin, Andre Emelianoff - cello, Joan Tower - piano

From Noon to Noon
by Daniel Pesca
The American Wild Ensemble

Bonus Content
When you picture flowing water, how does it make you feel? Listen to up-and-coming composer David King's 'Rushing Water' and hear what Sascha and Laurel are reminded of with this piece.
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Sascha Groschang is a host for Sound Currents on 91.9 Classical KC.
Laurel Parks is a host for Sound Currents on 91.9 Classical KC.
Sam Wisman is Assistant Producer at 91.9 Classical KC. Email him at samwisman@classicalkc.org.
Brooke Knoll is the digital audience specialist and on-air host for Classical KC. You can reach her at brooke@classicalkc.org.