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 Yefim Bronfman is the piano soloist in Beethoven’s “Emperor” Piano Concerto with the San Francisco Symphony. Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas conducts. Also on the program: Strauss’ “Till Eulengspiegel’s Merry Pranks” and Mark Volkert’s “Pandora”.
Classics of the Phonograph
John Frayne's weekly exploration of memorable recordings from the 20th century.
One of the orchestras to emerge on the national scene during the early years of the CD was the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. With Gerard Schwartz as conductor, this orchestra on Delos CDs issued a number of outstanding performances, especially of American composers such as Howard Hanson. This orchestra and label showed yet once more the power of recordings in establishing a national, if not international, reputation.
Classics by Request
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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.