Live and Local

WILL - Live and Local - November 10, 2010

John Philip Sousa scholar Patrick Warfield; conductor Richard Rossi


(Duration: 46:36)

On the Wednesday edition of "Live and Local," I'll talk with Patrick Warfield, one of the country's leading scholars on John Philip Sousa. Mr. Warfield will give a guest lecture at the University of Illinois on Sunday about the March King's 1911 World Tour. And we'll hear from conductor Richard Rossi about Sunday's concert by the Eastern Symphony Orchestra in Charleston.

WILL - Live and Local - November 09, 2010

Alethea Taylor and Don Nolen of The Prairie Ensemble; Gus Gordon, producer of “Altar Boyz”


(Duration: 42:46)

On today's show, I talk with Alethea Taylor and Don Nolen, president and vice-president, respectively, of The Prairie Ensemble, an eclectic chamber orchestra in Champaign-Urbana, which opens it's 15th concert season next Tuesday; and Gus Gordon, producer of the award-winning musical "Altar Boyz" at the Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield.

WILL - Live and Local - November 08, 2010

TUNKUL Percusiones México; Barbara Zachow

Monday, November 8, 2010

On the Monday edition of "Live and Local," I'll talk with David Lopez, director of TUNKUL Percusiones México, who will present music from the Mayans, Aztecs and other prehispanic Mexican cultures at the Doudna Fine Arts Center in Charleston Tuesday night. And we'll hear from Barbara Zachow, who will lead Tuesday's concert by the Parkland Chorus and Chamber Singers in Champaign.

NOTE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the scheduled concert by TUNKUL in Charleston was canceled, but you can still hear my interview with Mr. Lopez.

WILL - Live and Local - November 05, 2010

A cappella quintet Calmus; The Chorale


(Duration: 44:52)

When the German a cappella quintet Calmus comes to Urbana on Sunday, they will bring with them a program that ranges from Bach and Purcell to Freddie Mercury and Sting. On the Friday edition of "Live and Local," I'll talk with the tenor and bass of the group. And I'll visit with Julie Beyler, conductor of The Chorale of Champaign, about their concert called "A Celebration of Live.

WILL - Live and Local - November 04, 2010

Composer and singer Toby Twining; Choreographer Rebecca Nettl-Fiol

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010


(Duration: 43:05)

Composer and singer Toby Twining graduated from the University of Illinois and recorded his first a cappella compositions by multi-tracking his own voice at Pogo Studio in Champaign. Music from his latest CD will be featured in this weekend's concerts by Dance at Illinois, with choreography by Rebecca Nettl-Fiol. Toby and Becky will join me on the Thursday edition of "Live and Local.

WILL - Live and Local - November 03, 2010

Traditional Irish band the HiB’s; Tangotta

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


(Duration: 55:59)

Kate and Jode Dowling are the core members of the HiB's, a traditional Irish band from Minnesota who will play on the Piper's Hut series in Urbana on Thursday. They'll be my guests on the Wednesday edition of "Live and Local." Also joining us live in our studio will be a local group called Tangotta, who will play for an evening of tango dancing in Champaign Thursday night.

WILL - Live and Local - November 02, 2010

Traditional Jazz Orchestra; Banjo player Ken Perlman

Champaign-Urbana's Traditional Jazz Orchestra plays music from the early 20th century when jazz was young-folks like King Oliver, Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller. They're at the Iron Post in Urbana Tuesday night, and I'll talk with cornet player Jeff Helgesen on the Tuesday edition of "Live and Local." We'll also hear from banjo player Ken Perlman, who joins fiddler Alan Jabbour for a concert in Champaign.

WILL - Live and Local - November 01, 2010

Ian Hobson and Ricardo Herrera from Sinfonia da Camera


(Duration: 39:31)

Aaron Copland said of William Schuman's works, "You have the feeling that only an American could have written them." Sinfonia da Camera will play three of Schuman's pieces on its next concert in Urbana, and I'll talk with conductor Ian Hobson and soloist Ricardo Herrera on the Monday edition of "Live and Local." We'll also hear about a locally written play by Jennifer Goran, part of a weekend of one-acts at Parkland Theatre next weekend.

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