This is the season for seasonal concert announcements, and the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts has announced theirs for 2013 and 2014. It is, as usual, one of considerable variety and energy, and I’ll talk with director Joel Aalberts on the Thursday edition of “Live and Local.” We’ll also hear from Chicago jazz musician Petra Vannuis, who will visit Decatur with her Recession Seven for a concert Saturday 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.
I'll present the Illinois Chamber Orchestra conducted by Alastair Willis performing Schnittke's Moz-Art a la Haydn; Mozart's Clarinet Concerto with John Bruce Yeh, clarinet; and Haydn's Symphony No. 104 “London.”
The Evening Concert
Great performances from the great concert venues
Tonight at 7:00 on The Evening Concert it’s the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Frequent guest conductor Charles Dutoit returns to lead the group in Mendelssohn’s “Hebrides Overture” and Mozart’s 29th Symphony. Also on the program cellist Gautier Capuçon and violist Carrie Dennis are the soloists in Richard Strauss’ tone poem “Don Quixote”.
Classics of the Phonograph
John Frayne's weekly exploration of memorable recordings from the 20th century.
Sir Thomas Beecham was a man of strong likes and dislikes. The conductor was cold to the music of Bach, but very warm to Handel, and his love for the music of Mozart and Delius was famous. Less known was his affection for the earlier, less heroic symphonies of Franz Schubert. He recorded some of these works in the 1930s and later in the 1950s. There was something in the buoyant youthful cheerfulness in these earlier symphonies that appealed to the genial side of Beecham. We'll hear some of these recordings.
Classics by Request
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