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The Evening Concert
Great performances from the great concert venues
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 UI Symphony Orchestra with conductor Donald Schleicher and pianist Soo Jung Hur. On the program are R. Strauss' Wiener Philharmoniker Fanfare; Grieg's Piano Concerto in a minor; and Ravel's Mother Goose Suite and Bolero.
Classics of the Phonograph
John Frayne's weekly exploration of memorable recordings from the 20th century.
One of the outstanding chamber ensembles of the early 20th century was composed of the great cellist Pablo Casals and two outstanding French musicians, the violinist Jacques Thibaud and the pianist Alfred Cortot. Together they recorded in the 1920s and 1930s some of the classics of the piano trio repertory. We will sample some of their recordings.
Classics by Request
Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac airs at 9:01 am
Afternoon at the Opera
(Verdi) Muti, conductor, with Salsi, Serjan, Belosselskiy, Meli and the Chicago Symphony Chorus and Orchestra. After the Opera: d'Albert: TIEFLAND.
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.