The Central Illinois Stage Company in Charleston will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s A Grand Night for Singing, featuring many of the duo’s most beloved songs. It happens next week, and we’ll have a live preview on the Thursday edition of “Live and Local.” I’ll also talk with Robert Rumbelow, Director of Bands at the University of Illinois, about the summer band season, which opens with a concert Thursday night.
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.
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.
Karen Lynne Deal conducts the Illinois Symphony in the orchestra's "Earthly Encounters" concert. On the program are Abels: Global Warming; Hovhaness: And God Created Great Whales; Debussy: Le Mer; Sibelius: Finlandia; Dvorak: Symphony No. 8; and Mancini: Moon River.
The Evening Concert
Great performances from the great concert venues
Tonight at 7:00 on The Evening Concert it’s the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet is the soloist in Saint-Saens 5th Piano Concerto. “Resident Conductor” Lionel Bringuier leads the group. Also on the program: Ravel’s “Suite Number 2 from (the ballet) Daphnis and Chloe” and “La Valse”.
Classics of the Phonograph
John Frayne's weekly exploration of memorable recordings from the 20th century.
When we think of piano virtuosos, we usually get an image of brilliant soloists performing dazzling technical feats at the keyboard. But there are famous pianists who are also lovers of chamber music, and who like nothing better than to submerge their musical egos in a larger group of musicians. The names of Arthur Schnabel, Rudolf Serkin and Emmanuel Ax come to mind. We'll hear some their recordings.
Classics by Request
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