The Mark Morris Dance Group has made the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts its Midwest home and has returned this week for its annual visit, with public performances this weekend. Their program will include three of their newest works, always performed with live music. I’ll talk with Mark Morris on the Wednesday of “Live and Local.” We’ll also have a live preview of the musical Willy Wonka at Edison Middle School in Champaign.
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.
One of the traditional curiosities of radio listening is the appearance (and disappearance) of faraway stations.
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 Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra performing Finzi's Romance; Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings; and Elgar's Introduction and Allegro. Soloists are William Burden, tenor, and Stephen Hanrahan, horn.
The Evening Concert
Great performances from the great concert venues
Tonight at 7:00 on WILL-FM’s “Evening Concert” it’s the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Nicola Benedetti is the soloist in Tchaikovsky’s “Violin Concerto” with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Kazem Abdullah guest conducts. Also on the program, Brahms’ “Tragic” Overture and the “Mattias the Artist” Symphony of Paul Hindemith.
Classics of the Phonograph
John Frayne's weekly exploration of memorable recordings from the 20th century.
Teresa Sterne, born in 1927, was a child prodigy as a pianist. Later, she worked in the record business. In 1965, she began making recording history as director of Nonesuch Records. She made memorable recordings with new young artists, and she produced recordings of the music of composers who became famous as a result. On the occasion of her death in 2000, Nonesuch issued an album with highlights of her career. We'll sample famous recordings she made.
Classics by Request
Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac airs at 9:01 am
Afternoon at the Opera
(Massenet) Metropolitan Opera production with Altinoglu, conductor, and Oropesa, Koch, Kaufmann, Bižić and Summers.