KPR’s Live Day is Wednesday; hear performers live in Lawrence

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Kansas Public Radio on Wednesday will hold its annual Live Day, a celebration of the station’s commitment to classical music.

People may attend live concerts throughout the day, or listen to the broadcast live on KPR.

“The Opus76 Quartet, a Kansas City-based string quartet, will kick off the morning at 9 a.m. in the KPR Live Performance Studio,” according to a news release from the station.

“Violinist Joseph Genualdi and pianist Jihyun Oh will directly follow at 10 a.m. in the Lied Center of Kansas Pavilion, which will be free and open to the public, featuring autumnal tunes and other music of the season. KPR also encourages schools, childcare centers and other community groups to attend.”

Jake Jacobson, KPR / Courtesy photo Pianist Tatiana Tessman performs during the 2022 KPR Live Day.

Performances will alternate between the KPR Live Performance Studio and the Lied Center Pavilion until 3 p.m.

Additional performers include Lawrence local pianist Koji Attwood, Bach Aria Soloists, the Beaufort Winds and the St. Lawrence Catholic Center Music Ensemble, directed by Jesse Henkensiefken, according to the release. See the full lineup at this link.

“The evening will conclude with a capstone concert featuring the creepy classical sounds of Halloween by Kansas City violinist, and KPR Evening Classical host, Destiny Ann Mermagen,” according to the release. She’ll be accompanied by pianist Karen Savage and percussionist John Currey at 7 p.m. at the Lied Center of Kansas Pavilion. That is a ticketed event; tickets may be reserved at this link.

KPR’s Darrell Brogdon and Cordelia Brown will host the broadcast on KPR, online at and on the KPR app. The station broadcasts on 91.5 FM and 96.1 FM (KPR2) in Lawrence.

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