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
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Host Roger Cooper brings you outstanding classical music from central Illinois orchestras and ensembles, including many artists from the U of I.
Host Roger Cooper presents the Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra with conductor Alastair Willis and pipa virtuoso Wu Man, a member of the Silk Road Ensemble and 2013 Instrumentalist of the Year as honored by Musical America.
The Evening Concert
Great performances from the great concert venues
Tonight at 7:00 on “The Evening Concert” on WILL, FM-90.9 it’s the “Wagner Anniversary Concert” from the Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts. Christian Thielemann conducts the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra in an all Wagner program recorded in the Bayreuth Festspeilhaus on the exact 200th birthday of the composer May 22nd 2013. The program includes music from “Tristan and Isolde”, “Gotterdammerung” and other music dramas. That’s the “Wagner Anniversary Concert” tonight at 7:00 on the Evening Concert on WILL, FM-90.9.
Classics of the Phonograph
John Frayne's weekly exploration of memorable recordings from the 20th century.
Andrea Gabrieli and his nephew Giovanni were organists and music directors at the Cathedral of St. Mark in the days of Venice's glory, from the late 16th century to the early 17th century. They wrote multi-voiced compositions for the great cathedral in Venice, and over the past decades, performers have tired to record and duplicate the original sounds of their splendid pieces in the same cathedral or other locations. We will hear some of these records.
Classics by Request
Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac airs at 9:01 am
Afternoon at the Opera
(Mozart) Los Angeles Opera production with Conlon, conductor, and Brugger, Brownlee, Miklosa, Boyer, Pogossov, and the LA Opera Orchestra and Chorus. After the opera: Strauss: A NIGHT IN VENICE.