Live and Local

WILL - Live and Local - November 02, 2009

Trumpeter Walter Blanton and trombonist Jim Pugh

Monday, November 2, 2009

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(Duration: 43:21)

Trumpeter Walter Blanton is steeped in the Las Vegas music scene, and he has performed with the likes of James Brown, Nancy Wilson, The Temptations, Elvis Presley, Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra. Blanton will be in residence at the University of Illinois for a week beginning Monday, and he'll be my guest with trombonist Jim Pugh on Monday's "Live and Local.


WILL - Live and Local - October 30, 2009

U of I Steel Band; U of I Percussion Ensemble

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(Duration: 55:51)

William Moersch and Ricardo Flores together constitute the percussion division at the University of Illinois School of Music. On Saturday, Prof. Flores leads the U of I Steel Band in concert, and on Sunday Prof. Moersch leads the U of I Percussion Ensemble, both at the Krannert Center in Urbana. Bill and Ricardo will be my guests on Friday's edition of "Live and Local.


WILL - Live and Local - October 29, 2009

University of Illinois Latin Jazz Combo; Portland Cello Project

Thrusday, October 29, 2009

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(Duration: 54:37)

On the Thursday edition of "Live and Local," we'll cover two quite different concerts happening in Urbana in the evening. The University of Illinois Latin Jazz Combo plays at the Iron Post, and the Portland Cello Project will join Thao with The Get Down Stay Down at the Canopy Club.



WILL - Live and Local - October 27, 2009

Violinist Elaine Fine and pianist John David Moore

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(Duration: 40:54)

Violinist Elaine Fine and pianist John David Moore will give a recital of rarely heard works for those instruments at Lake Land College in Mattoon next Monday night, with music by Bach, Cesar Cui and Granville Bantock. Elaine will join us on the Tuesday edition of "Live and Local" to chat about the program and play some samples.


WILL - Live and Local - October 26, 2009

Michael Hammer, organist at Faith United Methodist Church

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(Duration: 1:01:10)

On Monday's edition of the show, I'll talk with Michael Hammer, organist at Faith United Methodist Church in Champaign, who will give a piano recital on the 30th. He'll bring along a recent CD of his playing.


WILL - Live and Local - October 23, 2009

“Sweeney Todd” and the Israeli Ethnic Ensemble

Friday, October 23, 2009

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(Duration: 48:44)

Stephen Sondheim's 1979 musical "Sweeney Todd" is the perfect theatrical fare for Halloween week, when the drama students at Champaign Central High School will bring it to the stage. They'll join us on the Friday edition of "Live and Local" to sing some excerpts. We'll also hear about the Israeli Ethnic Ensemble, in residence this week in Bloomington-Normal.


WILL - Live and Local - October 22, 2009

ACE Awards and the Rhythm and Raag Institute for Indian Performing Arts; ISU Faculty String Quartet

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(Duration: 53:25)

The annual ACE Awards for arts, culture and entertainment in Champaign County are Thursday evening, with live music provided by the Rhythm and Raag Institute for Indian Performing Arts in Urbana. Those same musicians will appear live in our studio on the Thursday edition of "Live and Local." We'll also cover a recital by the Illinois State University Faculty String Quartet in Normal.


WILL - Live and Local - October 21, 2009

The Prairie Ensemble, “The Yoga of Rhythm,” and Arsenic and Old Lace

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(Duration: 47:24)

On the Wednesday edition of "Live and Local," we'll cover three very different events happening in our area: a concert by The Prairie Ensemble in Champaign; a program called "The Yoga of Rhythm" in Normal, and a production of Arsenic and Old Lace at the High School of St. Thomas More in Champaign-with a live-acted scene in our studio.


WILL - Live and Local - October 20, 2009

Concert by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

Many thanks for your support of the program during our fall pledge period. If you missed your opportunity to pledge during the show, you can still make a contribution online any time at willpledge.org. And tune in Tuesday for a live concert by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.


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