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Morning Classical Host and Classical Content Coordinator
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!
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.
October 1, 2019
Our classical music hosts are your tastemakers on the air, but this monthly playlist will give you a peek into their minds (and ears) with some of their favorite pieces.
September 3, 2019
Our classical music hosts are your tastemakers on the air, but this monthly playlist will give you a peek into their minds (and ears) with some of their favorite pieces, featuring the charango, baroque classics and new releases.
August 30, 2019
Lara Downes's new album isn't just about the composer and pianist Clara Schumann's bicentennial, but also how she and her husband Robert Schumann truly needed each other in order to accomplish enormous feats.
August 6, 2019
Our classical music hosts are your tastemakers on the air, but this monthly playlist will give you a peek into their minds (and ears) with some of their personal favorite pieces.
July 4, 2019
This Independence Day, CapRadio will be staging an American Revolution of its very own. Listen here to a list of our favorite American classical music to put yourself in a patriotic mood for the Fourth of July.
April 18, 2019
Morning Classical host Kevin Doherty shares what’s new and noteworthy in the world of classical music.
March 15, 2019
Capital Public Radio's Kevin Doherty and other classical public radio hosts put together their favorite albums for this march, with an emphasis on Women's History Month, piano, birthdays and vocal music.
March 11, 2019
Sacramento-based concert pianist Lara Downes is well known for her creative programming. In concerts and on CDs, she draws from wide-ranging sources to address a common theme. On her latest release, that theme is both universal and highly personal.
February 15, 2019
Er-Gene Kahng, the first violinist to record two long-lost concertos by classical composer Florence Price, will perform one of them this weekend with the Camellia Symphony. Kahng talked about Price's music and legacy with CapRadio's Kevin Doherty.
February 14, 2019
Enjoy this Valentine's Day classical playlist, handcrafted from the sensitive sides of CapRadio's music hosts.