From the Stage at Krannert Center

Poetry and Song with Nathan and Julie Gunn and the Jupiter String Quartet at 7 pm April 2 on WILL-FM

Nathan and Julie Gunn

Nathan and Julie Gunn

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Jupiter String Quartet

Jupiter String Quartet

Photo Credit: Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

Illinois Public Media and Krannert Center for the Performing Arts present From the Stage at Krannert Center: Poetry and Song with Nathan and Julie Gunn and the Jupiter String Quartet at 7 pm Sunday, April 2, on WILL-FM 90.9.

This joint production—recorded last October in Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center and produced by Jason Croft of Illinois Public Media and Bridget Lee-Calfas of Krannert Center—features works from several 20th-century composers. The pieces performed were based on works of poetry, including George Butterworth’s “Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad,” from the writings of A.E. Houseman; and modern-day composer Jennifer Higdon’s “Dooryard Bloom,” from Walt Whitman’s When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d.

Jupiter String Quartet

Jupiter String Quartet

Photo Credit: Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

This unique broadcast will also include interviews with performers Nathan and Julie Gunn and the Jupiter String Quartet. Following the hour-long show, Vincent Trauth will host a complementary hour of programming using recordings from Nathan Gunn's lengthy discography. Moss Bresnahan, president and CEO of Illinois Public Media, said he was excited for the potential of this performance. “Mike Ross (director, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts) does an amazing job of bringing great talent to perform at KCPA. To showcase the Gunns and Jupiter String Quartet on our airwaves is a great honor, and will hopefully lead to further collaboration with the Center.”

Don't miss From the Stage at Krannert Center: Poetry and Song with Nathan and Julie Gunn and the Jupiter String Quartet at 7 pm Sunday, April 2, on WILL-FM 90.9.

Bios

  • Jupiter String Quartet: The Jupiter String Quartet consists of violinists Nelson Lee and Meg Freivogel, cellist Daniel McDonough, and violist Liz Freivogel. Founded in 2004, they are the String Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Nathan Gunn, baritone: Nathan Gunn is an alumnus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and now acts as both professor of voice for the School of Music and the general director of Lyric Theatre @ Illinois.
  • Julie Gunn, piano: The director of Lyric Theatre Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s School of Music, Julie Gunn is also the founder of the Illinois School of Music Academy.