Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper

WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - March 07, 2014

UI Philharmonia with UI Symphony

Roger presents a concert with two orchestras: the U of I Philharmonia Orchestra with Louis Bergonzi, music director and conductor, and Brandon Eldredge, graduate student conductor, and  the U of I Symphony Orchestra with Donald Schleicher, music director, and Ian Hobson,  guest conductor.


WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - February 28, 2014

Classically Black: William Warfield

We end Black History Month with a portrait of William Warfield, singer, storyteller, and educator.  Known affectionately as “Uncle Bill” to his many students at the University of Illinois, he was a much sought after coach and mentor. We share a glimpse into his life and his legacy.


WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - February 21, 2014

Sinfonia da Camera: Verdi’s ‘Requiem’

Roger presents Sinfonia da Camera's concert of Verdi's Requiem with Ian Hobson, music director and conductor; Stephanie Gregory, soprano; Hyona Kim, mezzo-soprano; Daniel Montenegro, tenor; Ricardo Herrera, bass-baritone; UI Chorale and UI Oratorio Society, Kristina Boerger, choral conductor; UI Men’s Glee Club, Barrington Coleman, choral conductor; and the UI Women’s Glee Club.



WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - February 07, 2014

Opening Night Romance

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.


WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - January 31, 2014

Songs of Love

Roger presents Eastern Illinois University choral ensembles, directed by R. Robert Rossi, performing music of Sondheim, Gershwin and Rossi.


WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - January 24, 2014

Swing! Swing! Swing!

In a concert from the 2013 Allerton Music Barn Festival, we'll have the University of Illinois Jazz Band led by Joel Spencer with special guest clarinetist Ken Peplowski. They'll perform music celebrating Benny Goodman and the 75th anniversary of his landmark 1938 Carnegie Hall debut.


WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - January 17, 2014

Bach and Schumann: Teacher and Poet

Roger presents this program from the 2013 Allerton Music Barn Festival with pianist William Heiles. On the program are Bach's English Suite No. 1 in A Major, and Schumann's Kinderszenen Op. 15 and Carnaval Op. 9.



WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - January 03, 2014

Jupiter Quartet—Plus!

Roger presents the Jupiter Quartet's Allerton Music Barn Festival concert with Wuna Meng, piano, and Bernhard Scully, horn. On the program is music of Mozart, Schuller and Franck.


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