February 10, 2010

Frederica von Stade farewell concert tour; “A Body of Water” at the Station Theatre

Frederica von Stade is one of America's great artists, gracing the operatic and concert stages for nearly 40 years. She will bring her farewell concert tour to the Krannert Center in Urbana Thursday, and she'll be my guest on the Wednesday edition of "Live and Local." We'll also hear about "A Body of Water," the next play at the Station Theatre in Urbana.


February 04, 2010

Folksongs of Illinois with Bucky Halker; Nashville singer Matt Belsante

Bucky Halker calls himself a folksinger, writer, rocker, scholar, labor songster and alt-country twanger. He'll be in Champaign on Sunday with his program on the Folksongs of Illinois, and he'll be my guest on the Thursday edition of "Live and Local." We'll also hear from Matt Belsante, a 23-year-old crooner from Nashville who's the featured artist at the WGLT Jazz Cabaret in Normal on Saturday.


February 03, 2010

Pacifica Quartet with music by Haydn, Beethoven and Jennifer Higdon

On the Wednesday edition of "Live and Local," we'll hear, live in our studio, the energetic and virtuosic Pacifica Quartet. They are the string quartet in residence at the University of Illinois and will perform Thursday evening at the Krannert Center in Urbana. We'll hear excerpts from that program, music by Haydn, Beethoven and Jennifer Higdon.


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February 02, 2010

UIUC February Dance concert; Millikin-Decatur Symphony Young Artists Concert

On the Tuesday edition of "Live and Local"-our first anniversary-I'll talk with Rebecca Nettl-Fiol about the February Dance concert this weekend at the University of Illinois, featuring Trisha Brown's groundbreaking work "Astral Convertible." We'll also hear from conductor Michael Luxner about the Millikin-Decatur Symphony Young Artists Concert on Saturday.


February 01, 2010

Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony program

The Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony program provides the Springfield area's only available orchestral experience for students in elementary and secondary schools. With more than 300 students involved, the symphony presents its annual concerto competition finalists program next Saturday. I'll talk with director Richard Haglund on the Monday edition of "Live and Local.


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