Bobbi Washechek
Kansas Public Radio

KPR to broadcast 2nd annual day of live classical music Oct. 18

Tue, 10/15/2019

LAWRENCE — Well-known regional and University of Kansas musicians will perform for the second annual KPR Live Day, beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, on Kansas Public Radio.

Ångström Brass Quintet, led by Patrick Doyle of Kansas City, will kick off the event in the KPR Live Performance Studio.

Plaza Winds, a quintet led by Gözde Çakir of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, will directly follow at 10 a.m. in the Lawrence Public Library atrium, which will be open to the public.

Performances will continue to alternate every hour between the KPR Live Performance Studio and the Lawrence Public Library atrium until the final performance at 2 p.m. by KU percussionist Mike Compitello, assistant professor in the School of Music.

Additional performers include Steven Spooner, KU professor of piano; Larkin Sanders (recorder) with George Moss (lute), and Destiny Ann Mermagen (violin) with Thomas Rosenkranz (piano).

KPR’s Darrell Brogdon and Cordelia Brown will host the broadcast. Highlights from the event will rebroadcast from 7 to 9 p.m. on KPR or online at

The event is made possible by Kring’s Interiors, a partnership with Lawrence Public Library and support from KPR listener-members.

KPR, an 18-time winner of the KAB’s Station of the Year, licensed to the University of Kansas, broadcasts on 91.5 FM and 96.1 FM (KPR2) in Lawrence, 89.7 FM in Emporia, 91.3 FM in Olsburg-Junction City, 89.9 FM in Atchison, 90.3 FM in Chanute, and 99.5 FM and 97.9 FM (KPR2) in Manhattan. KPR can be heard online at, and KPR2, a news-talk programming stream, which can be heard on an HD receiver or on KPR’s website.



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