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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

  • Photo By Lisa Marie Mazzucco

    Sound Advice: New Classical Releases

    June 7, 2018

    Morning classical host Kevin Doherty stops by with new classical music releases to recommend.

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    Classical Selections In Honor Of Memorial Day

    May 25, 2018

    Composers throughout history have often been moved by the memories of those lost in war. This Memorial Day, CapRadio Classical Host Kevin Doherty shares some of his favorite selections influenced by those emotions.

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    Pianist Simone Dinnerstein Will Find A Way

    May 16, 2018

    Classical Pianist Simone Dinnerstein performs the West Coast premiere of a new piano concerto by Philip Glass with the New Century Chamber Orchestra at the Mondavi Center in Davis.

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    Boston Pops Fêtes Former Leader, Legendary Composer John Williams In Davis Concert

    April 17, 2018

    While most people think of Star Wars when they think of John Williams, the Academy Award-winning composer also served as conductor of the Boston Pops in the '80s and early '90s. Conductor Keith Lockhart and the Pops salute Williams Thursday in Davis.

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    Sound Advice: Classical Selections

    April 12, 2018

    CapRadio classical host Kevin Doherty has music selections for this week's Sound Advice.

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    Playlist: Classical Selections For Your Valentine's Day

    February 13, 2018

    Enjoy this Valentine's Day classical playlist, handcrafted from the sensitive sides of CapRadio's music hosts.

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    Acclaimed Choir Conductor Is Happy To Produce 'Amateur' Singers

    February 6, 2018

    Dr. Anton Armstrong and the St. Olaf Choir continue their tour of the West Coast Tuesday night at the Mondavi Center in Davis. Recognized for their annual Christmas Festival, this amateur choir performs at a professional level.

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    Chamber Group Gets Personal In Grass Valley

    January 19, 2018

    Wu Han is the co-artistic director of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Though CMS is the largest organization of its kind in North America, the essence of chamber music remains intimate and personal for this accomplished pianist.

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    Artist Of The Week: Antonin Kubalek

    November 30, 2017

    "Had he not fallen into a nearby stream, he would almost certainly have died." Pianist Antonin Kubalek suffered a near fatal accident as a boy that caused partial blindness. It was this accident, however, that would lead him to his life's purpose.

  • The Metropolitan Opera, 2015. Photo by Ken Howard

    Dmitri Hvorostovsky: An Inspiration

    November 27, 2017

    CapRadio's morning classical host Kevin Doherty reflects on the powerful impact Dimitri Hvorostovsky had on him as a young opera singer. Hvorostovsky died last week at the age of 55, following a long battle with brain cancer.