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Kids Commute - Pokemon Week with Keith Brown

Performers dressed as Pikachu, a character from Pokemon series, march during the Pikachu Outbreak event hosted by The Pokemon Co. on August 9, 2017 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.
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Performers dressed as Pikachu, a character from Pokemon series, march during the Pikachu Outbreak event hosted by The Pokemon Co. on August 9, 2017 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.

IPR's resident Pokemon Trainer (and host of GAMEPLAY) Keith Brown joins us all week for music inspired by the wildly popular Japanese pocket monsters!

This week on Kids Commute, we'll hear arrangements of music created for video games starring everyone's favorite pocket monsters - Pokemon!

Pokemon Trainer (and host of IPR's GAMEPLAY) Keith Brown joins us this week. He's chosen five terrific pieces of Pokemon-inspired music - and his five favorite Pokemon - to share with us!

We'll also have a Pokemon-themed Quizlet to poke your brain!

Tune in to Kids Commute Monday through Friday at 7:40 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. on Classical IPR, or listen any time at the links below!

Check out the original trailer for Pokemon Red & Blue!

Kids Commute - POKEMON WEEK! Monday: Pokemon - Red, Blue, Yellow (Junichi Masuda)
Chamber ensemble, arranged by Casey Ormond
Kids Commute - POKEMON WEEK! Tuesday: Professor Oak Suite
Trevor Alan Gomes, piano
Kids Commute - POKEMON WEEK! Wednesday: Shorts Come Highly Recommended: The Road to Cerulean City
arr. Julia Seeholzer/Videri String Quartet
Kids Commute - POKEMON WEEK! Thursday: Battle! Rival (Junichi Masuda)
Trevor Alan Gomes (arranger and performer)
Kids Commute - POKEMON WEEK! Friday: Harmony of a Champion
Orchestre de Jeux Video (the Video Game Orchestra)

Tune in to "Gameplay" with Keith Brown on Tuesday nights at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday at 8:00 p.m.!

Amanda Sewell is IPR's Music Director. Our Producer is Emily Duncan-Wilson. Production help came from Delia Zaleski and Joseph Levesque. Kacie Brown is our Digital Content Manager.

Kate Botello is a host and producer at Classical IPR.