I always loved the folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary. Their rendition of “Puff the Magic Dragon” still makes me cry. Now there’s a modern-day folk trio from New York City inspired by PP&M—A Band Called Honalee. They’ll play during Charleston’s annual arts festival this weekend, and I’ll talk with two of their number on the Wednesday edition of “Live and Local.” We’ll also hear from conductor Stephen Alltop about Friday’s concert by the Champaign-Urbana Symphony.
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.
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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.
Roger presents the Eastern Illinois University Symphony, the Eastern Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra, along with the Eastern Illinois University Choral Ensembles.
The Evening Concert
Great performances from the great concert venues
Tonight at 7:00 on “The Evening Concert” on WILL-FM, it’s the Los Angeles Philharmonic led by Music Director Gustavo Dudamel. Yuja Wang is the soloist in Rachmaninoff’s 3rd Piano Concerto. Also on the program, Stravinsky’s “Petrushka” and Daniel Bjarnson’s “Blow bright” for orchestra, a Los Angeles Philharmonic commission.
Classics of the Phonograph
John Frayne's weekly exploration of memorable recordings from the 20th century.
In 1896, after Dvorak's return from America, and from the composition of the New World Symphony, he was attracted to folk tales in the poems of the Czech writer Karel Erben. The result was four symphonic poems telling the stories of such Czech folk figures as "The Water Sprite," and "The Noonday Witch." Great Czech conductors such as Vaclav Talich and Raphael Kubelik have recorded some of these tone poems, and on we'll sample music from them.
Classics by Request
Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac airs at 9:01 am
Afternoon at the Opera
(Mozart) Metropolitan Opera production with Levine, conductor, and Phillips, Leonard, de Niese, Polenzani, Pogossov, Muraro and the Met Orchestra and Chorus.