More often than not, I’m led astray - though in a fascinating sort of way - while searching for music and other items of interest for Classic Mornings.
The Evening Concert
Great performances from the great concert venues
“And Glory Shone Around: An Early- American Christmas with the Rose Ensemble” on the Evening Concert
Tonight at 7:00 on the Evening Concert on WILL-FM 90.9 you’ll hear a first-time presentation of the holiday special “And Glory Shone Around: An Early- American Christmas with the Rose Ensemble”. It features carols from the New England colonies, Shaker spiritual songs and other folk tunes.
Host Roger Cooper brings you outstanding classical music from central Illinois orchestras and ensembles, including many artists from the U of I.
Roger takes a break while WILL-FM airs two holiday specials: Christmas with the Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs and A Season's Griot 2014.
Classics of the Phonograph
John Frayne's weekly exploration of memorable recordings from the 20th century.
Stravinsky gets many votes as greatest classical composer of the 20th century. He also spent a lifetime conducting his music. Thanks to Columbia Records, a collection of 22 compact discs contains just about everything Stravinsky recorded. Now that collection is available at bargain prices. The pleasures of this set are plentiful, but its scope is somewhat daunting. I will explore the labyrinth.
Classics by Request
Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac airs at 9:01 am
Afternoon at the Opera
(vERDI) Metropolitan Opera production with Marco Armiliato, conductor and Marina Rebeka, Stephen Costello, Ludovic Tezier and the Met Opera Chorus and Orchestra.
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.