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Classical Music Amarillo: New Regional Music Show Debuts Sunday on HPPR

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Dr. Robert Hansen (WTAMU) & David Palmer (Chamber Music Amarillo) popped in for a talk about HPPR's latest regional music show, Classical Music Amarillo. They also shared insight about the classical music community in the Texas Panhandle, as well as details about upcoming concerts.

HPPR had two esteemed guests this week on High Plains Morning: Dr. Robert Hansen, D.M.A., the Regents Professor of Music / Director of the School of Music at West Texas A&M University; and David Palmer, Artistic Director of Chamber Music Amarillo (and one heck of a piano player, as Amarillo classical concert audiences were so recently reminded). I was thrilled to catch up with Bob and David about the resilient performers across our region, as well as the robust calendar of events to come. We also discussed the new regional, classical music show premiering on Sunday, October 3rd: Clasical Music Amarillo. There will be an encore presentation of the show on Thursday evenings at 7p CT.

MORE ABOUT THE SHOW: Starting October 3 at 12 pm CT, join host Stephen Johnson for Classical Music Amarillo, showcasing a variety of performances by the finest ensembles on the High Plains. From intimate chamber settings to epic symphonies, this program features the dazzling sounds of Amarillo Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Music Amarillo, West Texas A&M University’s Harrington String Quartet, Friends of Aeolian Skinner Opus 1024 (FASO), and more. Relax and enjoy selections from the heart of the Yellow City and its thriving classical music scene, curated with care for HPPR listeners.

***Classical Music Amarillo makes its debut at 12p CT on Sunday, October 3rd, with a premiere you won’t want to miss. Tune in for pieces by Chamber Music Amarillo, Harrington String Quartet and a thrilling live performance of Beethoven's 9th Symphony Fourth Movement from the Amarillo Symphony Orchestra (with the Amarillo Master Chorale).

To hear the full interview, click the link at the top of the page.