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Cooke, McKee, and More!

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This week Classical Music Amarillo presents a program of music by Arnold Cooke, Kevin McKee, Howard Hanson, and Johannes Brahms, performed by the musicians of the School of Music at West Texas A&M University.

This week's program features recordings by the faculty and ensembles of the School of Music at West Texas A&M University. Tune in for: Nocturnes by Arnold Cooke, performed by a piano/vocalist/horn group called TriSarahChops. This trio features Sarah Rushing on piano, vocalist Sarah Beckham-Turner, and Guglielmo Manfredi on horn. We’ll also listen in on a performance of Kevin McKee's Metallic Figures by the WT Symphonic Band, with accompanying tuba by professor Jeremy Lewis. We’ll close out the show with the WT Symphony Orchestra performing an arrangement of a chorale prelude by Johannes Brahms and American composer Howard Hanson’s Symphony No. 1 "Romantic", the latter of which they performed on their international “Postcards from America” tour.

HPPR's new host for Classical Music Amarillo, Dr. Kimberly Hieb, brings her rich knowledge of music history to our regional classical music program.