Community Arts Resource in St. Joseph sponsors the Sounds of the Prairie Community Band and Chorus, and both will begin rehearsals next week. I’ll talk with their respective directors on the Friday edition of “Live and Local.” And we’ll hear the Petkov-Brazzel Violin and Guitar Duo, live in our studio. They’re giving a warm-up recital for their summer tour of Bulgaria Saturday night in Springfield.
Live and Local
Conversations and performances with local and national artists, hosted by Kevin Kelly
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Why have just a good morning when you can have a classic morning? After Morning Edition, Vic Di Geronimo shares classical music and keeps you company.
Host Roger Cooper brings you outstanding classical music from central Illinois orchestras and ensembles, including many artists from the U of I.
I'll present the Illinois Chamber Orchestra conducted by Alastair Willis performing Schnittke's Moz-Art a la Haydn; Mozart's Clarinet Concerto with John Bruce Yeh, clarinet; and Haydn's Symphony No. 104 “London.”
The Evening Concert
Great performances from the great concert venues
Classics of the Phonograph
John Frayne's weekly exploration of memorable recordings from the 20th century.
Sir Thomas Beecham was a man of strong likes and dislikes. The conductor was cold to the music of Bach, but very warm to Handel, and his love for the music of Mozart and Delius was famous. Less known was his affection for the earlier, less heroic symphonies of Franz Schubert. He recorded some of these works in the 1930s and later in the 1950s. There was something in the buoyant youthful cheerfulness in these earlier symphonies that appealed to the genial side of Beecham. We'll hear some of these recordings.
Classics by Request
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