Enjoy past interviews and performances in the Live and Local archive.
Live and Local
Conversations and performances with local and national artists, hosted by Kevin Kelly
Some of you may wonder if, after a fund drive, those of us who have repeated the pledge telephone number hundreds of times over the course of several days accidentally give that number instead of our own telephone numbers and follow it up by saying: “That number again is......!”
Host Roger Cooper brings you outstanding classical music from central Illinois orchestras and ensembles, including many artists from the U of I.
Roger presents Sinfonia da Camera with Bach's St Matthew Passion. Fred Stoltzfus is guest conductor.
The Evening Concert
Great performances from the great concert venues
Classics of the Phonograph
John Frayne's weekly exploration of memorable recordings from the 20th century.
Bach's St. Matthew Passion is said to be that composer's ultimate masterpiece. It requires large musical forces, yet it has been recorded from the mid-1930s on to the present. Some historic recordings of this work feature such soloists as the famous contralto Kathleen Ferrier, and some recordings are conducted by such maestros as Serge Koussevitzky and such renowned composers as Ralph Vaughan Williams. I'll sample some of the older recordings of this masterpiece.
Classics by Request
Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac airs at 9:01 am
Afternoon at the Opera
(R. Strauss) Metropolitan Opera production with Auguin, conductor, and Bystrom, Kuhmeier, Sacca, Volle, Winkler and the Met Orchestra and Chorus.