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
Tonight on WILL-FM 90.9 Prairie Performances is pre-empted so we can bring you a special Evening Concert of two holiday programs. Starting at 7:00 it’s “An Afro Blue Christmas” with Howard University’s première a capella group “Afro Blue” singing holiday songs. At 8:00 it’s a “Jazz Piano Christmas” featuring pianist Cyrus Chestnut.
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 we air two holiday specials, An Afro-Blue Christmas and Jazz Piano Christmas XXX.
Classics of the Phonograph
John Frayne's weekly exploration of memorable recordings from the 20th century.
As Christmas approaches, we will feature some famous vocal performances of Christmas carols by famous singers of the past, such as Jussi Bjorling, as well as orchestral performances of works associated with the Christmas season.
Classics by Request
Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac airs at 9:01 am
Afternoon at the Opera
(Mozart) Metropolitan Opera production with Edo de Waart, conductor, and Erwin Schrott, Danielle de Niese, Rachel Willis-Sorensen, Mariusz Kwiecien, Serena Malfi 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.