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Kent Teeters began his public radio involvement during his previous career as a music teacher. He was a phone volunteer during pledge drives and later volunteered as a part-time announcer for a local public station in Quincy, Illinois. From 1995-2000, he was music director and then program director for public radio WNIN-FM, a small, award-winning station in Evansville, Indiana. Before coming to Capital Public Radio, Kent served as music director for WGUC in Cincinnati from 2000-2007. He is the 1997 recipient of Public Radio's National FLO Award as Best Announcer.
"One of my earliest memories is of listening over and over to an LP from Al Hirt and Arthur Fiedler called 'Pops Goes the Trumpet.' A really wild reading of Haydn's Trumpet Concerto was on that disc. Also, in the 60's my parents would take me from our little town to the big city of Indianapolis where the large department stores would give marionette shows accompanied by classical music. I'm forever grateful to my parents for exposing me to as much culture as they could find and afford."
In addition to traveling with his wife, reading, and occasionally picking up the French horn, Kent spends time cooking, collecting model trains, listening to music (of course), and enjoying the company of Sophie the Dog.
October 1, 2015
The symphonic language of Dmitri Shostakovich runs the gamut, from heroic to playful, passionate to provocative.
August 26, 2015
David Diamond was one of the most prolific American composers of the 20th century. He wrote several concertos (three are for the violin), many chamber music pieces including ten string quartets, and numerous orchestral works.
August 13, 2015
Sound Advice goes classical with some powerful Russian symphonies. We'll also listen to some Mozart.
July 27, 2015
The birthday of Jean Sibelius was celebrated during his adult years as a national event in Finland. Classical host Kent Teeters explains why this man was so beloved in his home country and beyond.
June 30, 2015
With the exception of a few songs and song cycles, the symphony as a musical form was the be all and end all for Gustav Mahler. He composed no concertos, hardly any chamber music, and though he was an important conductor of opera, Mahler wrote...
June 10, 2015
Many of the world’s best classical musicians come to our area each summer to perform concerts surrounded by the natural beauty of our western landscapes. Here are some of the festivals and series coming up.
May 22, 2015
Classical Host Kent Teeters brings you expert commentary on extraordinary symphonies monthly - this month he looks at the life and music of Ralph Vaughan Williams.
May 15, 2015
Enter for your chance to win tickets to see pianist Natsuki Fukasawa and violinist Igor Veligan perform works by Franck and Ravel as part of the Crocker Classical Concert series.
March 26, 2015
Next up in our series on extraordinary symphonies, Franz Berwald's Symphony Number Three.
February 23, 2015
Kent Teeters unpacks a superb second symphony from a famous opera composer.