Sinfonia

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As part of our dedication to timeless music, High Plains Public Radio continues to bring you classical music every weekday afternoon. National hosts Valerie Kahler and Julie Amacher bring decades of classical music background to the show, plus a wealth of stories and information.

Today, High Plains Public Radio presents a special edition of Sinfonia to celebrate the regional talent tucked in among the flatland prairies of our region. To accompany this showcase, we thought we’d check in with the artists being featured on today’s program, including representatives from  Chamber Music AmarilloAmarillo Master ChoraleHarrington String Quartet, and the Amarillo Symphony 

For live music lovers of the High Plains, this pandemic has been quite a challenge. While we are all trying to stay home and healthy, tucked away in our private spaces, our hearts grow ever fonder for the companionship and inspiration of getting lost in live performance. This Friday afternoon, arts communities to which we have grown accustomed.

While I’m a little miffed that he didn’t bring me any beer, David Palmer of Chamber Music Amarillo stopped by High Plains Morning today. This Saturday night, March 7th, CMA presents “German Giants,” the fifth concert of the current season, featuring sonatas by Bach and Brahms.

High Plains Morning was thrilled to welcome back Chamber Music Amarillo this morning. David Palmer, Michael Palmer, and Guli Manfredi stopped by to remind you that this Saturday, January 11th is their annual Concerto Extraordinaire!, the annual celebration of classical mastery in the Texas Panhandle. As always, it’s one night only & tickets go fast – so don’t miss it!

Thanks so much to Guli Manfredi of WTAMU and Isannah Gonzales of Chamber Music Amarillo for stopping by High Plains Morning today to chat about the 3rd classical concert for CMA’s 22nd season: The Heroic Journey of Life!

We were happy to get a visit from Lucy Tan and David Palmer this week, stopping by to remind folks that Chamber Music Amarillo's new season starts TONIGHT with a fabulous program "Celebrating Women in the Arts." The first classical concert of their 22nd season, The Heroic Journey of Life shines a spotlight on female composers—and it's one night only: TONIGHT, Friday September 13th @ 7:30pm at the Fibonacci Space (3306 SW 6th Ave., Amarillo).

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Thanks so much to Katherine Stribling for stopping by HPPR Studios in Amarillo today to chat about this weekend's exciting concet. The Amarillo Youth Choirs will present the Vienna Boys Choir in concert on Saturday, November 3 at 8:00 p.m. The concert will be held at the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts and tickets are available online here.

Thanks so much to Evgeny Zvonnikov for stopping by High Plains Morning to remind folks about the upcoming Season Opening Concert for the Harrington String Quartet on Friday, November 9th at the Amarillo Botanical Gardens. 

Hear all of the details in our interview below:

John Graham

Recently I spoke with Amarillo Symphony Music director and conducter Jacomo Bairos about the 2018-2019 season now underway. In this audio clip, Bairos talks about the exciting  music, performers and outreach plans for the Amarillo Symphony for the current season.

Today on High Plains Morning, we had a full house in the studio thanks to TWO SHOWS happening this Friday in Amarillo. (Scroll down for details!)

Sometimes, one's morning radio show gets REALLY CLASSY when classical performance musicians show up with instruments and an amp. And thankfully, "sometimes" was today!

High Plains Morning thanks our esteemed partners at Amarillo College for the live, in-studio mini-concert on High Plains Morning. It was our pleasure to host Camille Day Nies (viola), Tiffany McDaniel (violin), and Dr. Diego Caetano (piano).   

FASO is thrilled to present internationally celebrated concert violinist, Rachel Barton Pine for the 2nd concert in the Friends of Aeolian-Skinner Opus 1024 (FASO)'s 2016-2017 Concert Season on Sunday, October 16!

Concerts are held at Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church, (1601 Georgia St., Amarillo, TX).