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!
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There is a whole world of music out there that is barely touched on the airwaves. Saturdays at 6 is a curation of out of the box, pan-genre music from around the world. Host Kevin Doherty brings a brand new listening experience to a curious audience.
May 5, 2022
Sacramento pianist Lara Downes is hoping to inspire new audiences for classical music with her inclusive approach to programming.
August 26, 2021
Michael Morgan, the longtime music director for the Sacramento Philharmonic and Oakland Symphony who strived to have his organizations better represent the communities they served, died last week from an infection following a kidney transplant.
April 2, 2021
CapRadio’s Classical Music Director Kevin Doherty spoke with Danielpour about the award-winning 2018 oratorio “The Passion of Yeshua,” how Johann Sebastian Bach served as its initial inspiration and how obsession can define a composer’s style.
February 2, 2021
Black composers are an integral part of the American classical music vernacular, but have often been underrepresented in the genre. Here’s a look at some of today’s Black composers sharing their experiences through music.
November 2, 2020
CapRadio Classical Music Director Kevin Doherty explores the changing soundscape of classical music with original tunes inspired by pop and folk music.
September 22, 2020
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw sat down with CapRadio Classical Host Kevin Doherty to talk about winning the Pulitzer Prize, being inspired by Carl Sagan, and what it was like working with Kanye West.
August 4, 2020
Here at CapRadio, we want to bring you examples of the diverse face of classical music today. Here are just a few examples of the broad reach of the music we’re spinning.
June 18, 2020
This Juneteenth, join CapRadio in honoring the extensive contributions of Black composers and musicians to the classical music canon.
May 5, 2020
Out of history’s monumentally difficult times has risen beautiful, powerful and hopeful works of art. Here’s a look back on some of the pieces that have stuck with CapRadio’s Kevin Doherty most.
February 4, 2020
These modern classical music artists are not only living up to the legacy of the masters of yore, they’re also finding new ways to make the genre more relevant today. Here are 10 artists we think you should keep an eye on.