If I say the words “Nanki-Poo,” “Ko-Ko,” “Pooh-Bah,” “Pish-Tush” and “Yum-Yum,” you might perhaps think I’ve gone off my rocker. Or you might realize I’m naming some of the main characters in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado. Sinfonia da Camera will present the operetta Friday night in Urbana, and we’ll have a live preview on the Tuesday edition of “Live and Local.” We’ll also preview this week’s Urbana High School production of Beauty and the Beast.
Live and Local
Conversations and performances with local and national artists, hosted by Kevin Kelly
Enjoy past interviews and performances in the Live and Local archive.
One of the traditional curiosities of radio listening is the appearance (and disappearance) of faraway stations.
Host Roger Cooper brings you outstanding classical music from central Illinois orchestras and ensembles, including many artists from the U of I.
Roger presents the Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra performing Finzi's Romance; Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings; and Elgar's Introduction and Allegro. Soloists are William Burden, tenor, and Stephen Hanrahan, horn.
The Evening Concert
Great performances from the great concert venues
Tonight at 7:00 on the "The Evening Concert" on WILL-FM it’s our weekly broadcast of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Stephane Deneve guest conducts the group in Berlioz’s ‘Symphonie fantastique’ and Weber's “Ruler of The Spirits" overture. Also on the program: Shostakovich’s 1st Violin Concerto with soloist James Ennes.
Classics of the Phonograph
John Frayne's weekly exploration of memorable recordings from the 20th century.
Daniel Barenboim is a man of outstanding achievements, not the least of which is his successful attempt to carry on careers as both piano virtuoso and conductor. Barenboim always wanted to conduct, and his chance came in the 1950s to conduct from the keyboard in Mozart piano concertos. In the 1960s he began conducting full symphony concerts, and he has led some of the world's major symphony orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony. We'll hear some of his recordings.
Classics by Request
Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac airs at 9:01 am
Afternoon at the Opera
(Massenet) Metropolitan Opera production with Altinoglu, conductor, and Oropesa, Koch, Kaufmann, Bižić and Summers.