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New Episode of “Classical Music Amarillo” Airs This Sunday at 12p CT


Don’t miss the latest episode of Classical Music Amarillo, HPPR’s regional classical music program, hosted by Stephen Johnson and showcasing the talent of the classical music community in the Yellow City. New episodes premiere on Sundays at 12p CT; an encore presentation can be heard the following Thursday night at 7p CT.

Two major works by Beethoven are on Classical Music Amarillo this week. The Harrington String Quartet delivers a virtuoso performance of the String Quartet in G Major Op. 18, No. 2. The sublime Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral) is a celebration of the countryside where Beethoven loved to visit. We'll hear live performance recorded in 2013 from the Amarillo Symphony under the direction of Jacomo Bairos.

As the host of Open Range, Steve Johnson brings a lifetime of hearing and performing a wide variety of music to this unique program. Growing up in a home where everything from opera to Bill Evans and the Beatles were heard and embraced, he studied piano in college where he became passionate about free-form radio where you might hear everything from punk rock to classic country or jazz in the course of a few hours. Open Range is your invitation to an hour of radio unleashed- presented with heart and humor. All you need for this adventure is an open mind and open ears.