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9 am to noon weekdays on FM 90.0 and 101.1

The Evening Concert

7 to 9 pm Monday thru Thursday

Great performances from the great concert venues

September 18, 2014:

The New York Philharmonic at the 2014 Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival, Program 2

Tonight at 7:00 on the “Evening Concert” on WILL-FM, 90.9 it’s “The New York Philharmonic This Week” recorded at the ‘Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival’.  Alan Gilbert leads the group in Strauss’ Don Juan and “Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks”. Also on the program Christopher Rouse’s “Oboe Concerto” and Tchaikovsky's "Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture".


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Prairie Performances

Fridays at 7 pm on FM 90.9 and 101.1

Roger Cooper

Host Roger Cooper brings you outstanding classical music from central Illinois orchestras and ensembles, including many artists from the U of I.

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).


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Classics of the Phonograph

Saturdays at 11 am on FM 90.9 and 101.1

John Frayne

John Frayne's weekly exploration of memorable recordings from the 20th century.

September 20, 2014:

Farewell performances of Mahler

Gustav Mahler died in May1911 before the premieres of his last two masterpieces. It was not until months later that Mahler's assistant, Bruno Walter, conducted the first hearing of The Song of the Earth, and Walter then conducted the premiere of Mahler's 9th Symphony in the following year, 1912. Thus, it is ironic that Walter conducted the first recording of the 9th Symphony in January, 1938, two months before the German annexation of Austria, forcing Walter into exile. We'll play some of Walter's "farewell" performances of Mahler. 


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Classics by Request

Saturdays at 9 am on FM 90.9 and 101.1

John Frayne plays requests for two hours each Saturday morning. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 217-300-4319.


Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac airs at 9:01 am

Afternoon at the Opera

Saturdays at noon on FM 90.9

September 20, 2014:

IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA

(Rossini) San Francisco Opera production with Finzi, conductor, and Meachem, Camarena, Leonard, Corbelli, Silvestrelli and the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus. After the Opera: Charpentier: LOUISE.


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Live and Local

Conversations and performances with local and national artists, hosted by Kevin Kelly


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