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Brooke Knoll

Digital Audience Specialist & On-Air Host, Classical KC

Brooke Knoll is the digital audience specialist and on-air host for Classical KC. A Minnesota native, she comes to Kansas City from the Twin Cities, where she received her BSB in Entrepreneurial and Public Non-Profit Management from the University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management, as well as a major in harp performance. She was the on-air host of Radio K’s all-classical show, Rock Me, Amadeus, during her college years before joining YourClassical Minnesota Public Radio as a digital producer and board operator.

An advocate for arts accessibility, she has previously worked with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Cuban American Youth Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra on their initiatives to engage younger audiences and cultivate the next generation of classical music lovers.

When not obsessing over all things classical radio, you can find her playing harp all around Kansas City, starting a new craft, or searching for vinyl to add to her growing collection.

Brooke is the host of the Kansas City Local Feature and can also be heard weekdays from 3-5 p.m. on Classical KC.

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  • The guitar is a wonderful solo instrument alone but when paired with an orchestra, it can be even more beautiful. We have two outstanding 20th century guitar concertos that bring out all the colors and textures of the instrument.
  • Experience some of Kansas City's best classical musicians in performance with Classical KC's broadcast of Stanislav and Friends 2024 presented by Park University's International Center for Music. Stanislav Ioudenitch, Behzod Abduraimov, Mikhail Voskresensky, the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra and Park ICM students and faculty take the stage to perform works by Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Brahms and Poulenc.
  • The story of Cinderella is found in cultures around the world and it existed well before the Disney franchise. We’ll hear Prokofiev’s brilliant ballet score in a classic recording that is superb in both performance and recorded sound.