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Kevin Doherty

Morning Classical Host

Kevin Doherty has dedicated much of his life to making classical music a more personal and accessible experience for audiences. Before he started doing this on the radio, Kevin shared his passion for music on the operatic stage. During his nearly two decades as a professional opera singer, he has performed in over 30 different productions across the country, appearing with the Asheville, Shreveport, and Knoxville Operas, among others.  

In 2013, Kevin decided to take matters into his own hands and started an opera company called Marble City Opera, which produced shorter and smaller scaled works in unique spaces across Knoxville, Tennessee.

It was while living in Knoxville that Kevin got his start in radio, hosting the weekend classical music program Early Morning Concert on public radio station WUOT.  Kevin also hosted All Things Considered and filled in frequently on Morning Edition.

A native New Yorker, Kevin received his bachelor's degree in music from Ithaca College.  He also spent time in the hospitality industry as a food server, bartender and restaurant manager. And that might just be what makes Kevin such a genial host on CapRadio!


  • Classical Music

    In your car, at work, or at home, enjoy CapRadio's relaxing and inspiring selection of classical music. Our daily playlists provide information on the pieces, performers and composers featured, plus links if you're interested in buying music.

    Stories by Kevin Doherty

  • Artist Of The Week: Klaus Thunemann

    August 14, 2017

    Klaus Thunemann is proving to audiences worldwide that the art of the bassoon is a very serious business. Hear selections from our Artist Of The Week every day between 7 and 9 on Morning Classical.

  • Marta Argerich

    Sound Advice: Classical Host Kevin Doherty's Favorite New Music

    August 10, 2017

    Capital Public Radio's morning classical host Kevin Doherty shares his thoughts on new releases from Sharon Isbin, Martha Argerich, Klaus Thunemann, and Isabel Leonard.

  • Artist Of The Week: Martha Argerich

    August 7, 2017

    For the better part of six decades, Martha Argerich has been considered to be one of the world's greatest pianists. There was a time when Argerich herself thought she might become a doctor or a secretary. Now she's CapRadio's Artist of the Week!

  • Artist Of The Week: Patrick Gallois

    July 31, 2017

    Patrick Gallois is a man of many talents; most prominently known for his flute playing and conducting. Indeed, Gallois is one of the most acclaimed flutists in the world. We're pleased to present him as our Artist of the Week!

  • Artist of the Week: Daniel Hope

    July 24, 2017

    Daniel Hope is one of the hardest working musicians on the scene today. He's an acclaimed violinist, a producer, a radio host and more. And this week, this adventurous performer is our Artist of the Week!

  • Artist of the Week: Mitsuko Uchida

    July 17, 2017

    Mitsuko Uchida is arguably the world's foremost interpreter of Mozart's piano works, and we're pleased to bring you recordings by this elite pianist all week long during Morning Classical on CapRadio.

  • Todd Rosenberg / Sony Classical

    Artist Of The Week: Yo-Yo Ma

    July 10, 2017

    Welcome to the new Artist of the Week series from CapRadio. Our inaugural featured artist is the celebrated cellist Yo-Yo Ma, whose impact on music and culture runs as deep as his musical interests run wide. Listen between 6-10 a.m. all week.

  • RSVP Ensemble Lends Its Voice To Help Others

    May 12, 2017

    Reconciliation Singers Voices of Peace, or RSVP, performs twice a year for various humanitarian causes. This weekend, they'll use their musical talents to support the Saint John’s Program for Real Change in Sacramento.

  • Home Is Where The Classical Music Is

    May 11, 2017

    It’s seven thirty on a Wednesday night, and UC Davis Grad Student Natalie Popovich is having some friends over for a party. But this is no ordinary college shindig, Popovich has something special planned for her audience.

  • Music With A Spin: New Releases On Old Classics

    May 11, 2017

    Classical host Kevin Doherty will host this week's Sound Advice. The theme he will be following is classics you've heard of, but with a new take on them.