Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper

WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - April 04, 2014

Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra

Roger presents the Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra with guest conductor Nicholas McGegan presenting the music of Bach, Telemann, Scarlatti and Haydn.


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

UI Symphony

Roger presents the University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra performing Heinrich Ignaz Franz Von Biber's Battalia; Antonín Dvořák's Serenade for Wind Instruments, Cello, and Double Bass; and Robert Schumann's Symphony No. 2.


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

C-U Symphony’s ‘Classic Gems’

Roger presents the C-U Symphony with conductor Stephen Alltop and pianist James Giles in the group's "Classic Gems" concert. On the program are Walter Piston's Serenata; Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 17 and Beethoven's Symphony No. 7.


WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - March 14, 2014

Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra

Roger presents the Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra performing Finzi's Romance; Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings; and Elgar's Introduction and Allegro. Soloists are William Burden, tenor, and Stephen Hanrahan, horn.


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.


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