On the first portion of the Monday edition of "Live and Local," my guests are John Poole, managing director of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival in Bloomington, and Glenn Wilson, renowned baritone saxophone player, who coordinates the Festival's weekend jazz series. On the second portion of the show, we visit with Rich Perkins and Diane Bechtel of the ACT Theatre Company in Gibson City, about their current production, "Midlife: The Crisis Musical."
We'll take a break from the regular show on Friday to bring you a concert by the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. The program includes music by Prokofiev, Respighi and Dvorak.
The Thursday edition of "Live and Local" will be a special edition for our one-day fundraiser. I've pulled four of my favorite segments from the four months since we started the show. You'll hear Mande music from West Africa, the klezmer band Little Oy on the Prairie, guitarist Tommy Emmanuel, and Scottish singer Jean Redpath. If you missed them the first time or would just like to hear them again, I hope you'll tune in.
We'll take a break from the regular show on Wednesday to bring you a concert by the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. The program includes music by Beethoven and Richard Strauss.
We'll take a break from the regular show on Tuesday to bring you a concert by the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Cliff Colnot conducts a program of music by Paul Hindemith and Igor Stravinsky.
We'll take a break from the regular show on Monday to bring you a concert by the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Oliver Knussen conducts a program of music by Igor Stravinsky and Marc-Anthony Turnage.
On the Friday edition of "Live and Local," we'll hear an in-studio performance by members of the Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana, who will play their next concert at Busboom Castle, near Mahomet. Also, we'll talk with Christine Steelman of the Springfield Area Arts Council about the Washington Street Jazz & Blues Festival.
On the Thursday edition of "Live and Local," we'll meet the members of Stringtown Lane, quite an eclectic band playing this week's First Friday event in Monticello. They'll be live in our studio, followed by the director and two of the actors from The Station Theatre's production of the musical "The Full Monty," which opens in Urbana next week.
On the Wednesday edition of "Live and Local," we'll talk with Ann Yeung about her Summer Harp Class at the University of Illinois and its associated concerts, and we'll hear a live performance in our studio by harpist Chen-Yu Huang. Also, we meet Champaign Centennial High School junior Ashley Mondisa, who is headed to New York City for an NAACP-sponsored drama competition.
The Fuchsia Band is, as band members say, "a group of four lads from Cork, Ireland, who play, dance, sing and generally have a good time like it used to be in Ireland." They will play on the Piper's Hut Concert Series in downtown Urbana on Wednesday, and we'll talk with their lead singer, Máirtin de Cógáin, on Tuesday's "Live and Local.