Live and Local

WILL - Live and Local - September 03, 2010

Allerton Music Barn Festival: Reynold Tharp, Joy Pierce Mathews and Yvonne Redman; Timothy Ehlen

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(Duration: 47:48)

On the Friday edition of "Live and Local," my guests will be composer Reynold Tharp, librettist Joy Pierce Mathews and soprano Yvonne Redman, who will present the premiere of a new work on Saturday night at the Allerton Music Barn Festival. I'll also talk with pianist Timothy Ehlen, who plays music by Chausson in that evening's program with the Pacifica Quartet.


WILL - Live and Local - September 03, 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Jazz trumpeter Jon Faddis has played with Lionel Hampton, Charles Mingus, and many others and is considered one of today's most virtuosic artists and effective teachers. He will headline Friday night's concert at the Allerton Music Barn Festival, and he'll be my guest on the Thursday edition of "Live and Local.


WILL - Live and Local - September 01, 2010

Allerton Music Barn Festival: Conductor Robert Rumbelow and horn player Bernhard Scully

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(Duration: 39:49)

The Allerton Music Barn Festival gets underway in Monticello this Thursday and continues through Labor Day. The final concert will feature two masterful works for winds by Mozart and Richard Strauss. On the Wednesday edition of "Live and Local," I'll talk with conductor Robert Rumbelow and horn player Bernhard Scully, and of course play excerpts from both pieces.


WILL - Live and Local - August 31, 2010

Baritone Nathan Gunn and pianist Julie Gunn

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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(Duration: 47:19)

Baritone Nathan Gunn is one of the bright stars of the opera world and on the music faculty at the University of Illinois. He and his wife, pianist Julie Gunn, will open the Allerton Music Barn Festival in Monticello with a Cabaret Night on Thursday. Nathan will be my guest on the Tuesday edition of "Live and Local," sharing stories and some of his own musical inspirations.


WILL - Live and Local - August 30, 2010

Allerton Music Barn Festival

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(Duration: 43:44)

On the Monday edition of "Live and Local," I'll have the first of a week's worth of shows highlighting the Allerton Music Barn Festival at Allerton Park in Monticello. Monday's program joins conductor Fred Stoltzfus, violinist Stefan Milenkovich and Pastor Roger Digges, all of whom will participate in an all-Bach concert next Sunday.


WILL - Live and Local - August 27, 2010

Allerton Music Barn Festival; Champaign-Urbana Symphony music director Steven Larsen

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(Duration: 41:12)

The Allerton Music Barn Festival takes place next week at Allerton Park in Monticello, with jazz, classical music and more. University of Illinois School of Music director Karl Kramer will join us for the Friday edition of "Live and Local" to provide an overview. And Champaign-Urbana Symphony music director Steven Larsen will preview the orchestra's 51st season.


WILL - Live and Local - August 26, 2010

Sam Reese, emeritus professor of music education at the University of Illinois

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(Duration: 42:36)

My guest on the Thursday edition of "Live and Local" will be Sam Reese, emeritus professor of music education at the University of Illinois. In addition to his teaching interests, Sam is highly knowledgeable about jazz and its history, and he'll share some of that knowledge with us, focusing on jazz in Chicago.


WILL - Live and Local - August 25, 2010

Guitarist Shawn Purcell; Irish music festival Erin Feis

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(Duration: 56:36)

Guitarist Shawn Purcell was already a seasoned veteran when he entered the doctoral program in jazz studies at the University of Illinois. On Wednesday night, the Shawn Purcell Group will play at the Iron Post in downtown Urbana, and they'll join us live in our studio on the Wednesday edition of "Live and Local." We'll also hear about an Irish music festival called Erin Feis, happening in Peoria this weekend.


WILL - Live and Local - August 23, 2010

The Ruthless Goats; Tim Britton; Violinist Rachel Barton Pine

On the Monday edition of "Live and Local," we'll hear highlights from three shows heard earlier this year, with live performances by a local old-time band called The Ruthless Goats, and two guests from elsewhere: the uilleann piper and pipe maker Tim Britton and the wonderful violinist Rachel Barton Pine.


WILL - Live and Local - August 20, 2010

Vox Chambana; Tango quintet Tango Espejo; Folk singer Bucky Halker

On the Friday edition of "Live and Local," we'll hear highlights from three shows heard earlier this year, with live performances by an early-music group called Vox Chambana and by a tango quintet called Tango Espejo, plus an interview with Illinois folk singer Bucky Halker.


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