Enjoy past interviews and performances in the Live and Local archive.
Live and Local
Conversations and performances with local and national artists, hosted by Kevin Kelly
One of the traditional curiosities of radio listening is the appearance (and disappearance) of faraway stations.
Host Roger Cooper brings you outstanding classical music from central Illinois orchestras and ensembles, including many artists from the U of I.
Roger presents a concert with two orchestras: the U of I Philharmonia Orchestra with Louis Bergonzi, music director and conductor, and Brandon Eldredge, graduate student conductor, and the U of I Symphony Orchestra with Donald Schleicher, music director, and Ian Hobson, guest conductor.
The Evening Concert
Great performances from the great concert venues
Classics of the Phonograph
John Frayne's weekly exploration of memorable recordings from the 20th century.
Daniel Barenboim is a man of outstanding achievements, not the least of which is his successful attempt to carry on careers as both piano virtuoso and conductor. Barenboim always wanted to conduct, and his chance came in the 1950s to conduct from the keyboard in Mozart piano concertos. In the 1960s he began conducting full symphony concerts, and he has led some of the world's major symphony orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony. We'll hear some of his recordings.
Classics by Request
Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac airs at 9:01 am
Afternoon at the Opera
(Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau and others) Metropolitan Opera production with Summers, conductor, and de Niese, Chuchman, Graham, Daniels, Costanzo, Domingo and Pisaroni.