Classic Mornings

9 am to noon weekdays on FM 90.0 and 101.1

Vic Di Geronimo kneeling in the midst of shelves full of music CDs

September 19, 2014:

Memories to the Max

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.

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The Evening Concert

7 to 9 pm Monday thru Thursday

Great performances from the great concert venues

September 21, 2014:

Beethovenfest in Bonn; Schubert’s 1st & 6th Symphonies; Yuja Wang Plays Rachmaninoff’s 3rd

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.

September 21, 2014:

The Jerusalem Quartet Plays Shostakovich; Yo-Yo Ma Plays Haydn’s Cello Concerto

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”.

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Prairie Performances

Fridays at 7 pm on FM 90.9 and 101.1

Roger Cooper

Host Roger Cooper brings you outstanding classical music from central Illinois orchestras and ensembles, including many artists from the U of I.

September 19, 2014:

Sinfonia da Camera: Rush Hour

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.

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Classics of the Phonograph

Saturdays at 11 am on FM 90.9 and 101.1

John Frayne

John Frayne's weekly exploration of memorable recordings from the 20th century.

September 20, 2014:

Farewell performances of Mahler

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. 

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Classics by Request

Saturdays at 9 am on FM 90.9 and 101.1

John Frayne plays requests for two hours each Saturday morning. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 217-300-4319.

Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac airs at 9:01 am

Afternoon at the Opera

Saturdays at noon on FM 90.9

September 20, 2014:


(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.

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Live and Local

Conversations and performances with local and national artists, hosted by Kevin Kelly

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