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The Evening Concert
Great performances from the great concert venues
This week on the Evening Concert on WILL-FM, it’s the next “Beethovenfest in Bonn” program, then Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Wednesday it’s a “Debate Simulcast” from IL Public Media and “Fiesta!”; Thursday it’s “The New York Philharmonic This Week” and Sunday, Chamber Music from Lincoln Center and from Spoleto.
Tonight at 7:00 on the Evening Concert on WILL FM-90.9, the Belcea Quartet plays the First String Quartet by Britten and by Prokofiev on “The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center”. At 8:00 Chris Costanza plays Bach’s First Suite for Unaccompanied Cello on the “Spoleto Chamber Music Festival”.
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 Prairie Ensemble's "The Whirlwind Finale" concert. On the program are Stravinsky's Dumbarton Oaks; Barber's Violin Concerto with violinist Danwen Jiang; and Vaughan Williams' Job: A Masque for Dancing. Kevin Kelly conducts.
Classics of the Phonograph
John Frayne's weekly exploration of memorable recordings from the 20th century.
Richard Strauss was fortunate to attract many virtuoso conductors to interpret his tone poems. Strauss' brilliant orchestration challenged the skills of world-class orchestras. We'll hear some of the many successful recordings of the Strauss tone poems by the 1930s by such conductors as Mengelberg, Koussevitzky and Stokowski.
Classics by Request
Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac airs at 9:01 am
Afternoon at the Opera
(Kern) San Francisco Opera production with Demain, conductor, and Stober, Simpson, Irwin and the San Francisco Opera and Chorus.
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.