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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

  • 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.

  • Metropolitan Opera Soprano Leads Cast In Return Of Opera To Sacramento

    April 28, 2017

    Metropolitan Opera soprano Jennifer Black stars as Violetta in Verdi's La Traviata. The production marks the return of opera to Sacramento after an absence of almost four years. Kevin Doherty talks to Black about what audiences can expect.

  • Sound Advice: Women Of Classical Music

    March 9, 2017

    Morning classical host Kevin Doherty takes through his recommended music for this week's Sound Advice.

  • Korean Virtuoso Yoonie Han Showcases Spanish Connection On New CD

    February 17, 2017

    Sacramento State's annual piano series will feature Korean virtuoso Yoonie Han on Saturday night. Ms. Han is celebrating the release of her new recording of a suite by composer Enrique Granados, which was inspired by Spanish painter Francisco Goya.

  • Acclaimed Classical Conductor Features Old And New Side By Side

    February 16, 2017

    Conductor Dennis Russell Davies has spent much of his career performing works by living composers like Philip Glass. Last Friday, Davies and the Bruckner Orchester Linz performed the West Coast premiere of Glass' Symphony No. 11 in Davis.

  • Laurel Zucker's New Album Draws Inspiration From All Corners

    February 10, 2017

    Sacramento State professor and flutist Laurel Zucker is a world-renowned performer, a prolific composer, and she even owns her own record label. Zucker has just released a new CD titled Lyrical Sonatas for Flute and Guitar.

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    Piano Prodigy Ray Ushikubo, A Talented Teenager With An Old Soul

    October 14, 2016

    15-year-old pianist Ray Ushikubo has performed with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and on stage at Carnegie Hall. He performed with the Modesto Symphony Orchestra at the Gallo Center for the Arts last weekend.

  • Photo by Harald Hoffmann

    Violinist Daniel Hope Joins Up With New Century Chamber Orchestra

    October 12, 2016

    The San Francisco-based New Century Chamber Orchestra announced yesterday that they have named internationally acclaimed violinist Daniel Hope to the position of “Artistic Partner” beginning next Fall.