KPAC30 http://tpr.org en Latin American String Quartet Celebrates 30 Years http://tpr.org/post/latin-american-string-quartet-celebrates-30-years <p></p><p>In many ways, KPAC and the <a href="http://www.cuartetolatinoamericano.com/" target="_blank">Cuarteto&nbsp;Latinoamericano </a>have lived parallel lives over the past 30 years. San Antonio's cultural profile would be quite different today if not for KPAC's dedication to providing great music around the clock for the greater San Antonio area. For these same three decades, the Latin American String Quartet has emerged as the essential champion of Latin American music for string quartet. Long may both these cultural institutions survive.</p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 08:19:49 +0000 James Baker 5171 at http://tpr.org Latin American String Quartet Celebrates 30 Years KPAC's 30th Anniversary: 30 Years, 30 Musical Moments http://tpr.org/post/kpacs-30th-anniversary-30-years-30-musical-moments <p>In 1982 I was pushed into a chair in front of a microphone to back announce Bach's "Brandenburg Concerto No. 3." &nbsp;Back then,&nbsp;KPAC was brand new, and had four turntables, reel to reel machines, and a small staff. With no university or college to support us, bringing classical music to San Antonio was a gamble from the get - go. Here are some of my favorite musical moments of the last three decades.</p> Sat, 01 Dec 2012 07:05:09 +0000 Randy Anderson 2628 at http://tpr.org KPAC's 30th Anniversary: 30 Years, 30 Musical Moments KPAC's 30th Anniversary: 30 Great Latin American Recordings http://tpr.org/post/kpacs-30th-anniversary-30-great-latin-american-recordings <P></P> <P>What? Only thirty? Yeah, I get it. This is KPAC’s 30th anniversary year. Happy Birthday KPAC! When I first began presenting the program we know now as "<A href="http://www.tpr.org/programs/itinerarios" target=_blank>Itinerarios</A>," I felt I had enough material to keep the show going a year, or maybe two. However, it has been a decade of discovery for me as I have done almost constant detective work to find more and better recordings for the show. I am both surprised and exasperated by the experience. Wed, 28 Nov 2012 21:01:20 +0000 James Baker 2470 at http://tpr.org KPAC's 30th Anniversary: 30 Great Latin American Recordings KPAC's 30th Anniversary: 30 Great Vocal Recordings http://tpr.org/post/kpacs-30th-anniversary-30-great-vocal-recordings <P>This month, KPAC is celebrating thirty years of broadcasting. Our hosts are having some fun sharing "30 lists" - artists, music, movies, and recordings you might enjoy, that help shape the sound of your classical oasis.</P> <P>As the host of Saturday Afternoon at the Opera, Ron Moore is KPAC's resident expert on vocal music, whether on stage at the opera or in recital as lieder or art-song. Here, he shares 30 of his favorite singers and/or composers for voice and (a few more of) their recordings. Technically, there's more than 30 here, but what can we say? Tue, 27 Nov 2012 15:41:11 +0000 Ron Moore 2379 at http://tpr.org KPAC's 30th Anniversary: 30 Great Vocal Recordings KPAC's 30th Anniversary: 30 Great Film Scores http://tpr.org/post/kpacs-30th-anniversary-30-great-film-scores <p></p><p>This month, KPAC is celebrating thirty years of broadcasting. Our hosts are having some fun sharing "30 lists" - artists, music, movies, and recordings you might enjoy, that help shape the sound of your classical oasis.</p><p>As the curator of Texas Public Radio’s film series, Cinema Tuesdays, I spend a lot of my free time enjoying movies, and their soundtracks.&nbsp; Soundtracks make up a small but important section of our library at KPAC. Because we connect to movies on such a personal level, film scores often come with built-in emotional attachment. Below is a list of some of my favorites. While this is by no means a ‘best of’ list, these are the records I enjoy spinning most often on my CD player and iPod. I created a Spotify&nbsp;list, linked below, so you can listen to all of the tracks in a playlist, and in the article, each track is linked to Amazon when available so you can download a song or album for yourself. Have fun listening!</p><p><a href="http://open.spotify.com/user/1220054779/playlist/4tdu7Kh7f3FaQFw0UOatY5">Click here to listen to the list on Spotify</a>.</p><p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 04:11:42 +0000 Nathan Cone 1450 at http://tpr.org KPAC's 30th Anniversary: 30 Great Film Scores KPAC's 30th Anniversary: A Dream Became Reality in 1982 http://tpr.org/post/kpacs-30th-anniversary-dream-became-reality-1982 <p>During this 30th year anniversary, I have had several people ask me if it has felt like thirty years, and the answer is yes and no. When I think back to all the improvements to the station and the additions to the library it does feel like three decades, but in time spent presenting this great music, it hasn’t seemed that long at all.</p><p>Another question that comes up is, ‘What was it like to get the station on the air?’</p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 21:45:53 +0000 Randy Anderson 1391 at http://tpr.org KPAC's 30th Anniversary: A Dream Became Reality in 1982 KPAC's 30th Anniversary: 30 Great Violinists http://tpr.org/post/kpacs-30th-anniversary-30-great-violinists <p>This month, <strong>KPAC </strong>celebrates thirty years in broadcasting. Our hosts are having some fun sharing "30 lists" - artists, music, movies, and recordings you might enjoy and help shape the great sound of your classical oasis.</p><p>Kicking things off is Afternoon Host <strong>John Clare </strong>with 30 Great Violinists! (<em>They are in no particular order, and were chosen keeping in mind the artist was available to be heard on Spotify</em>)</p><p><a href="http://spoti.fi/VG9KKJ" target="_blank">Click here to listen to these violinists on <strong>Spotify</strong></a></p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 20:22:05 +0000 John Clare 1334 at http://tpr.org KPAC's 30th Anniversary: 30 Great Violinists