October 19, 2009

Highlights from the last few months of the show

Today's program is a special fundraising edition with highlights from the last few months of the show, including performances by the Frank Vignola Trio, Stringtown Lane, Dennis Stroughmatt & Creole Stomp, students from the Illinois Summer Youth Music Senior Jazz Camp, John Elder and Tommy Emmanuel--all live in our studio!


October 15, 2009

50th Anniversary of the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra

The Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 50th anniversary this season, with special events and some special features in its concerts. On the Thursday edition of "Live and Local," I'll talk with Steve Larsen, conductor of the CU Symphony, and Gilbert Papp, one of the founders of the orchestra, and we'll play some archive recordings.


October 12, 2009

Mark Moore of the University of Illinois on solo tuba

On the Monday edition of "Live and Local," we'll hear an instrument that is rarely thought of as a soloist: the tuba. In fact, two tubas. Mark Moore of the University of Illinois will solo with the UI Symphony on Friday, and Andy Rummel of Illinois State University will give a recital on Tuesday. Both will join us for a chat and to blow some tunes.


October 09, 2009

Pianist Ian Hobson and vocalists Yvonne Redman and Ricardo Herrera

Pianist Ian Hobson is recording the complete works of Chopin, with some discs already released. He'll join us on the Friday edition of "Live and Local" to talk about the project, and to tell us about the evening's concert by Sinfonia da Camera in Urbana. He'll be joined by vocalists Yvonne Redman and Ricardo Herrera, who will sing Cole Porter on that concert.


October 07, 2009

Baroque’n Consort

The Baroque'n Consort is a chamber music ensemble in Bloomington with a repertory concentrated in music of the Baroque, but ranging from early music to contemporary original works. They've been playing together for twenty years now, and to celebrate they'll give a concert on Friday-and appear live on the Wednesday edition of "Live and Local.


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