On the Wednesday edition of "Live and Local," I'll talk with Wil Maring, award-winning singer, guitarist and songwriter, who be in Urbana this weekend with guitarist Robert Bowlin for workshops and performances. Also, we'll hear performances by the East Central Illinois Youth Orchestra in advance of their spring concert and upcoming auditions.
On the Tuesday edition of "Live and Local," I'll talk with Eduardo Diazmuñoz, director of the opera program at the University of Illinois and guest conductor of Tuesday's UI Symphony Orchestra concert. We'll also chat with Jessica Holmes, director of the Rantoul Theater Group's production of Pirates and Petticoats.
Matt and Shannon Heaton are a Boston-based, Chicago-born husband-and-wife duo who play traditional Irish music, performing in Urbana Tuesday night. Shannon will be my guest on the Monday edition of "Live and Local." We'll also have a preview of a concert Monday night in Champaign by chamber ensembles from the East Central Illinois Youth Orchestra.