The Other Guys, an offshoot of the University of Illinois Varsity Men’s Glee Club, call themselves a “comedy octet.” They also happen to sing a cappella music of many styles really well. They’ll give their annual Holiday Concert Saturday night, and they’ll sing for us live on the Thursday edition of “Live and Local.” Also, guest host Vincent Trauth will welcome I Ketut Gede Asnawa, director of the University’s gamelan group, in advance of Saturday’s concert.
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.
Why have just a good morning when you can have a classic morning? After Morning Edition, Vic Di Geronimo shares classical music and keeps you company.
Host Roger Cooper brings you outstanding classical music from central Illinois orchestras and ensembles, including many artists from the U of I.
Sinfonia da Camera, with music director Ian Hobson and the UI Women's Glee Club, explores the music of the spheres. On the program: Milhaud: La Création du Monde; Holst: The Planets; Matthews: Pluto, the Renewer.
Afternoon at the Opera
The Metropolitan Opera season of live broadcasts is featured this month. (Verdi) Heras-Casado, conductor, with Kurzak, Volkova, Polenzani, Hvorostovsky and the Met Orchestra and Chorus.
The Evening Concert
Great performances from the great concert venues
Tonight at 7:00 on WILL-FM it’s the Evening Concert. Mitsuko Uchida conducts the Cleveland Orchestra from the piano bench as she plays two of the Mozart Piano Concertos: the 17th in G and the 25th in C. Also on the program: Mozart’s Divertimento in B-flat, K. 173.
Classics of the Phonograph
John Frayne's weekly exploration of memorable recordings from the 20th century.
Many composers have thought that they were the best interpreters of their own works. Many conductors and critics have not quite agreed. Whoever has the better argument, there is one thing to be said for the composer as interpreter: we are hearing the music more or less as he or she intended it to sound. We'll sample such composer/conductors as Darius Milhaud and composer/pianists as Erno Dohnanyi.
Classics by Request
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