I can’t believe it. Max is 80! It almost seemed like yesterday that he was here, sitting in the studio and chatting with me.
The Evening Concert
Great performances from the great concert venues
Tonight at 7:00 on "The Evening Concert" on WILL, FM-90.9 it’s the first of this season’s Cleveland Orchestra broadcasts. Jonathan Biss is the soloist in Beethoven’s Second and Third Piano Concertos with the Cleveland Orchestra. Leon Fleisher(!) guest conducts. Also on the program: Mendelssohn’s “Hebrides Overture”.
Host Roger Cooper brings you outstanding classical music from central Illinois orchestras and ensembles, including many artists from the U of I.
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.
Classics of the Phonograph
John Frayne's weekly exploration of memorable recordings from the 20th century.
Bernard Haitink, born in 1929, is now in his 85th year. He is the most famous Dutch conductor since Willem Mengelberg. Over his long career, Haitink has done an enormous amount of recording, with specialties in the music of Bruckner and Mahler.
Haitink's long association with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra has had its ups and downs. For some of his career his dependable excellence has been taken for granted, but his recent work in Chicago suggests that his musicianship is treasured there. We'll look at the highlights of Haitink's career.
Classics by Request
Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac airs at 9:01 am
Afternoon at the Opera
(Verdi) San Francisco Opera production with Luisotti, conductor, and Yoncheva, Pirgu, Stoyanov and the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus.
Live and Local
Conversations and performances with local and national artists, hosted by Kevin Kelly
Enjoy past interviews and performances in the Live and Local archive.