Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper

fridays at 7 pm on fm 90.9 and 101.1

WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - September 19, 2014

Sinfonia da Camera: Rush Hour

Roger presents Sinfonia da Camera's "Rush Hour" concert with music director Ian Hobson. On the program are Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, Smetana's Die Moldau and Grofe's Grand Canyon Suite.


WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - September 12, 2014

C-U Symphony’s ‘Inextinguishable’ Concert

Roger presents the C-U Symphony with violinist Igor Kalnin performing Ralph Vaughan Williams' The Lark Ascending. Also on the program are Richard Wagner's Prelude and Transfiguration from Tristan and Isolde; Russell Peck's Signs of Life; and Carl Nielsen's Symphony No. 4 (The Inextinguishable).


WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - September 05, 2014

UI Symphony Chamber Orchestra

Roger presents the UI Symphony Chamber Orchestra performing the world premiere of Sean Harold's  ...mit starren Fingern with Matthew Shepard, graduate student conductor; Wagner's Siegfried Idyll with Filippo Ciabatti, graduate student conductor, and Walton's Façade with Eugene Power, graduate student conductor.


WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - August 29, 2014

‘The Mikado’ with Sinfonia da Camera

Host Roger Cooper presents Sinfonia da Camera performing Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado, featuring Dawn Harris, Ricardo Herrera, Yvonne Redman with conductor Ian Hobson.


WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - August 22, 2014

Tribute to Oliver Nelson’s “The Blues and the Abstract Truth”

Host Roger Cooper presents the UI Jazz faculty's performance at the Allerton Music Barn Festival 2013, featuring Chip McNeil, tenor/soprano saxophone; Ron Bridgewater, alto/ tenor saxophone; Tito Carillo, trumpet;
Glenn Wilson, baritone saxophone; Jim Pugh, trombone; Larry Gray, bass; Joel Spencer, drums; and Joan Hickey, piano.

 


WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - August 15, 2014

Remembering Benny Goodman

Roger presents "Swing, Swing Swing: Remembering Benny Goodman's Carnegie Hall Concert" from the 2013 Allerton Music Barn Festival. Clarinetist Ken Peplowski, former sideman with Benny Goodman, joins the UI Jazz Concert Band, under the direction of Joel Spencer, to perform arrangements from Goodman’s landmark 1938 Carnegie Hall concert on the occasion of its 75th anniversary.


WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - August 08, 2014

Bach and Schumann: Teacher and Poet

Host Roger Cooper presents a program from the 2013 Allerton Music Barn Festival with pianist William Heiles. On the program are Bach's English Suite No. 1 and Schumann's Kinderszenen, Op. 15 and Carnaval, Op. 9.


WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - August 01, 2014

Jupiter Quartet—Plus!

Host Roger Cooper presents the 2013 Allerton Music Barn Festival's Jupiter Quartet-Plus! concert with pianist Wuna Meng and horn player Bernhard Scully.


WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - July 25, 2014

Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra

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.


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

Sinfonia de Camera: Three’s a Charm

Host Roger Cooper presents Ian Hobson and Sinfonia da Camera with an all-Beethoven program including the Leonore Overture No. 3, the 3rd Piano Concerto with Hobson as soloist, and the heroic 3rd Symphony.
 


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