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October 02, 2014:

A Life in Haydn

Some people have a hidden life. I came upon an article in which Hungarian conductor Adam Fischer talked about having a “Haydn life.” 

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The Evening Concert

7 to 9 pm Monday thru Thursday

Great performances from the great concert venues


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Prairie Performances

Fridays at 7 pm on FM 90.9 and 101.1

Roger Cooper

Host Roger Cooper brings you outstanding classical music from central Illinois orchestras and ensembles, including many artists from the U of I.

October 03, 2014:

Paying tribute to the Prairie Ensemble and Kevin Kelly

All this month, host Roger Cooper presents concerts of The Prairie Ensemble to salute the group and conductor Kevin Kelly. First up, the Around the World in One Night concert. Kevin, who also hosted Live and Local on WILL-FM, has moved out of the area.


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Classics of the Phonograph

Saturdays at 11 am on FM 90.9 and 101.1

John Frayne

John Frayne's weekly exploration of memorable recordings from the 20th century.

October 04, 2014:

Dutch conductor Bernard Haitink

Bernard Haitink, born in 1929, is now in his 85th year. He is the most famous Dutch conductor since Willem Mengelberg. Over his long career, Haitink has done an enormous amount of recording, with specialties in the music of Bruckner and Mahler.

Haitink's long association with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra has had its ups and downs. For some of his career his dependable excellence has been taken for granted, but his recent work in Chicago suggests that his musicianship is treasured there. We'll look at the highlights of Haitink's career.


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Classics by Request

Saturdays at 9 am on FM 90.9 and 101.1

John Frayne plays requests for two hours each Saturday morning. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 217-300-4319.


Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac airs at 9:01 am

Afternoon at the Opera

Saturdays at noon on FM 90.9

October 04, 2014:

LA TRAVIATA

(Verdi) San Francisco Opera production with Luisotti, conductor, and Yoncheva, Pirgu, Stoyanov and the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus.


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Live and Local

Conversations and performances with local and national artists, hosted by Kevin Kelly


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