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.
Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper
Roger presents the Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra with Michael Luxner, conductor. On the program are Borodin's In the Steppes of Central Asia and Franck's Symphony in D Minor.
Roger presents the U of I Symphony Orchestra with Donald Schleicher, conductor, and David Harris, clarinet. On the program are Carlos R. Carrillo Cotto's The Gathering Grounds; Mozart's Concerto for Clarinet; Brahms' Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn and Rimsky Korsakov's Capriccio espagnol.
Roger presents The Prairie Ensemble's Conductor’s Choice concert with Kevin Kelly, conductor, and Bernhard Scully, horn. On the program are W. A. Mozart's Symphony No. 25; Richard Strauss' Horn Concerto No. 1 and
Ralph Vaughan Williams' Symphony No. 5.
Roger presents the Prairie Ensemble's "The Whirlwind Finale" concert. On the program are Stravinsky's Dumbarton Oaks; Barber's Violin Concerto with violinist Danwen Jiang; and Vaughan Williams' Job: A Masque for Dancing. Kevin Kelly conducts.
Roger presents the "Diversions" concert of The Prairie Ensemble with Kevin Kelly, conductor. On the program are Mozart's Divertimento for Winds; Wolf's Italian Serenade; Foote's A Night Piece; Françaix's L’heure du berger; and Beethoven's Symphony No. 7.
Roger continues his tribute to The Prairie Ensemble with the group's Music for the Theatre program with soprano Ollie Watts Davis and mezzo Elizabeth Buckley.
All this month, host Roger Cooper presents concerts of The Prairie Ensemble to salute the group and conductor Kevin Kelly. First up, the Around the World in One Night concert. Kevin, who also hosted Live and Local on WILL-FM, has moved out of the area.
Roger presents Sinfonia da Camera's Opening Night Romance concert with pianist and conductor Ian Hobson. On the program are Brahms' Serenade No. 2 in A Major, Poulenc's Aubade, and R. Strauss' Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme.
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.