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
This week on the Evening Concert on WILL-FM, it’s the third of the “Beethovenfest in Bonn” programs, then Schubert’s First and Sixth Symphonies from the CSO; Wednesday Yuja Wang plays Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto with the San Francisco Symphony; Thursday it’s “The New York Philharmonic This Week” and Sunday, Chamber Music from Lincoln Center and more.
Tonight at 7:00 on the Evening Concert on WILL FM-90.9, it’s chamber music by Shostakovich (played by the Jerusalem Quartet), Stravinsky and Prokofiev on “The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center” followed at 8:00 by Yo-Yo Ma playing one of the Haydn Cello Concertos with the “Civic Orchestra of Chicago”.
Host Roger Cooper brings you outstanding classical music from central Illinois orchestras and ensembles, including many artists from the U of I.
Roger presents Sinfonia da Camera's "Rush Hour" concert with music director Ian Hobson. On the program are Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, Smetana's Die Moldau and Grofe's Grand Canyon Suite.
Classics of the Phonograph
John Frayne's weekly exploration of memorable recordings from the 20th century.
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.
Classics by Request
Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac airs at 9:01 am
Afternoon at the Opera
(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.
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.