September 01, 2010

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

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.


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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.


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August 27, 2010

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

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.


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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.


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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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