September 03, 2010

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

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.


August 30, 2010

Allerton Music Barn Festival

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.


August 25, 2010

Guitarist Shawn Purcell; Irish music festival Erin Feis

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.


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.


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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