Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper

fridays at 7 pm on fm 90.9 and 101.1

WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - April 18, 2014

St. Matthew Passion

Roger presents Sinfonia da Camera with Bach's St Matthew Passion. Fred Stoltzfus is guest conductor.


WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - April 11, 2014

Songs of Love

Roger presents the Eastern Illinois University Symphony's Songs of Love concert with the EIU Choral Ensembles and EIU Symphonic Honor Choir. Richard Robert Rossi is the conductor.


WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - April 04, 2014

Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra

Roger presents the Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra with guest conductor Nicholas McGegan presenting the music of Bach, Telemann, Scarlatti and Haydn.


WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - March 28, 2014

UI Symphony

Roger presents the University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra performing Heinrich Ignaz Franz Von Biber's Battalia; Antonín Dvořák's Serenade for Wind Instruments, Cello, and Double Bass; and Robert Schumann's Symphony No. 2.


WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - March 21, 2014

C-U Symphony’s ‘Classic Gems’

Roger presents the C-U Symphony with conductor Stephen Alltop and pianist James Giles in the group's "Classic Gems" concert. On the program are Walter Piston's Serenata; Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 17 and Beethoven's Symphony No. 7.


WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - March 14, 2014

Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra

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.


WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - March 07, 2014

UI Philharmonia with UI Symphony

Roger presents a concert with two orchestras: the U of I Philharmonia Orchestra with Louis Bergonzi, music director and conductor, and Brandon Eldredge, graduate student conductor, and  the U of I Symphony Orchestra with Donald Schleicher, music director, and Ian Hobson,  guest conductor.


WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - February 28, 2014

Classically Black: William Warfield

We end Black History Month with a portrait of William Warfield, singer, storyteller, and educator.  Known affectionately as “Uncle Bill” to his many students at the University of Illinois, he was a much sought after coach and mentor. We share a glimpse into his life and his legacy.


WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - February 21, 2014

Sinfonia da Camera: Verdi’s ‘Requiem’

Roger presents Sinfonia da Camera's concert of Verdi's Requiem with Ian Hobson, music director and conductor; Stephanie Gregory, soprano; Hyona Kim, mezzo-soprano; Daniel Montenegro, tenor; Ricardo Herrera, bass-baritone; UI Chorale and UI Oratorio Society, Kristina Boerger, choral conductor; UI Men’s Glee Club, Barrington Coleman, choral conductor; and the UI Women’s Glee Club.



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