Tuesday, September 16, 2014

UT Wind Ensemble Session Video Excerpt

Watch an excerpt from the UT Wind Ensemble's Recording Session rehearsal of Frank Ticheli's Concerto for Clarinet featuring UT faculty member, Nathan Williams:


Friday, September 12, 2014

University of Texas Wind Ensemble Sessions


Thursday, September 11, 2014

University of Texas Wind Ensemble Recording Sessions!

The RR crew is headed to Austin, Texas to record Jerry Junkin and the University of Texas Wind Ensemble!

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Make sure to follow RR on Twitter for live updates and photos from the rehearsals on Friday!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tune in Jan Kraybill and Organ Polychrome!

Jan Kraybill and Organ Polychrome are about to hit the airwaves this weekend!


KCUR Up to Date

Friday, September 12 at 11am (Central), Jan Kraybill will be in-studio with KCUR's Up to Date program for a discussion on the Organ Polychrome recording as well as her career and duties overseeing the care of the largest pipe organ in Kansas City!

Bookmark KCUR today to listen live on Friday!

OrganLive.com At the Organ

Sunday, September 14th OrganLive.com will broadcast an interview with Jan Kraybill at both 6am and 6pm (Central) on their “At the Organ” program hosted by Jim Logue. After 6am on Sunday, the recording of the interview will be available on-demand at www.attheorgan.com!

Bookmark OrganLive.com and tune in this Sunday!

Now Available in Stores and Across the Web — Organ Polychrome

Organ Polychrome: The French School

Jan Kraybill

Premiere Solo Recording — The Julia Irene Kauffman Organ, Casavant Freres Op. 3875, 2011

This program of French masterworks was designed to showcase all the colors and nuances of this outstanding new instrument. It includes the world premiere recording of an important piece by beloved composer Florent Schmitt: Prière (Prelude in G minor), Op.11 (1899). These sonic riches were captured in three-dimensional, high-resolution sound by RR's own, "Prof." Keith Johnson.

Reference Recordings is proud to offer these brilliant performances by the organist who knows this instrument best, Jan Kraybill. She regularly plays and oversees the care of the three largest pipe organs in the Kansas City metro area: the Community of Christ Auditorium’s 113-rank Aeolian-Skinner (installed in 1959) and Temple’s 102-rank Casavant (1993), and the 102-rank Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant (2011) at the Kauffman Center’s Helzberg Hall.


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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

New Release — Organ Polychrome

Now Available in Stores and Across the Web — Organ Polychrome

Organ Polychrome: The French School

Jan Kraybill

Premiere Solo Recording — The Julia Irene Kauffman Organ, Casavant Freres Op. 3875, 2011

This program of French masterworks was designed to showcase all the colors and nuances of this outstanding new instrument. It includes the world premiere recording of an important piece by beloved composer Florent Schmitt: Prière (Prelude in G minor), Op.11 (1899). These sonic riches were captured in three-dimensional, high-resolution sound by RR's own, "Prof." Keith Johnson.

Reference Recordings is proud to offer these brilliant performances by the organist who knows this instrument best, Jan Kraybill. She regularly plays and oversees the care of the three largest pipe organs in the Kansas City metro area: the Community of Christ Auditorium’s 113-rank Aeolian-Skinner (installed in 1959) and Temple’s 102-rank Casavant (1993), and the 102-rank Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant (2011) at the Kauffman Center’s Helzberg Hall.

At the Kauffman Center, she performs and hosts guest organists in both solo and collaborative musical events, including regular appearances with a major tenant of the Center, the Kansas City Symphony and Chorus. As a junior in high school in Colby, Kansas, Jan Kraybill performed her first European piano recital in Andover, England. She earned education and piano performance degrees from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, and her doctorate in organ performance is from the Conservatory of Music and Dance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. In 2010 she earned the Fellow certificate from the American Guild of Organists, the highest certification available for organists. Dr. Kraybill maintains an active concert career, having appeared as a soloist and collaborative artist throughout the United States and in Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Poland, Russia, South Korea, and Tahiti; she has been featured at regional and national conventions of the AGO and other musicians’ organizations. She has recorded three solo CDs on Community of Christ’s instruments, and this disc is the first on the Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant.

Gorgeous HDCD sonics by Grammy-winning engineer Keith Johnson will thrill organ music lovers and audiophiles of all persuasions, especially those with powerful subwoofers!


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Friday, September 5, 2014

Jan Kraybill Introduces the Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant Organ

Organ Polychrome artist Jan Kraybill gives a tour of the new Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant Organ, Opus 3875:



Now Available at RR.com — Organ Polychrome


Organ Polychrome: The French School

Jan Kraybill

Premiere Solo Recording — The Julia Irene Kauffman Organ, Casavant Freres Op. 3875, 2011

This program of French masterworks was designed to showcase all the colors and nuances of this outstanding new instrument. It includes the world premiere recording of an important piece by beloved composer Florent Schmitt: Prière (Prelude in G minor), Op.11 (1899). These sonic riches were captured in three-dimensional, high-resolution sound by RR's own, "Prof." Keith Johnson.

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

ClassicalEar Reviews Miraculous Metamorphoses

The ClassicalEar iPhone Review App has a new review for The Kansas City Symphony's Miraculous Metamorphoses!

“Mouth-watering and terrific music in good performances…The Kansas City Symphony plays with excellence and dedication, and Michael Stern solicits well-judged pacing and detailing…Worth considering”

Read the full review on the ClassicalEar App

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