Host Roger Cooper presents the Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra with conductor Alastair Willis and pipa virtuoso Wu Man, a member of the Silk Road Ensemble and 2013 Instrumentalist of the Year as honored by Musical America.
Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper
Host Roger Cooper presents Ian Hobson and Sinfonia da Camera with an all-Beethoven program including the Leonore Overture No. 3, the 3rd Piano Concerto with Hobson as soloist, and the heroic 3rd Symphony.
Host Roger Cooper presents R. Richard Rossi conducting the Eastern Illinois University and Chorus in Dvorak's "New World" Symphony No. 9 and Bernstein's Chichester Psalms.
Host Roger Cooper presents Sinfonia da Camera with Ian Hobson, conductor; Ricardo Herrera, baritone; Ingrid Kammin, soprano; the University of Illinois Chorale and the University of Illinois Oratorio Society. On the program are W. Schuman's American Festival Overture; Prelude for Voices; and On Freedom’s Ground, along with R. Schumann's Symphony No. 4 in D Minor.
Roger presents the C-U Symphony's "Classics IV--A Russian Festival" concert with conductor Stephen Alltop and cellist Wendy Warner.
Roger presents the University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra with Donald Schleicher, music director and conductor, and Matthew Sheppard, graduate student conductor.
Roger presents the Illinois Symphony's "Shimmering Shakespeare" concert with conductor Alastair Willis and percussionist Joseph Gramley. On the program are Debussy's Prélude à "L'après-midi d'un faune," Chen Yi's Percussion Concerto, and Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet Suites.
Roger presents the Champaign-Urbana Symphony's "Inextinguishable" concert with conductor Stephen Alltop and violinist Igor Kalnin.
Roger presents Sinfonia da Camera's performance of Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado featuring Dawn Harris, Ricardo Herrera, Yvonne Redman and more.
Roger presents Sinfonia da Camera's Opening Night Romance Concert with pianist and conductor Ian Hobson. On the program are Brahms' Serenade No. 2 in A Major; Poulenc's Aubade and R. Strauss' Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme.