October 25, 2014

The Whirlwind Finale

Roger presents the Prairie Ensemble's "The Whirlwind Finale" concert. On the program are Stravinsky's Dumbarton Oaks; Barber's Violin Concerto with violinist Danwen Jiang; and Vaughan Williams' Job: A Masque for Dancing. Kevin Kelly conducts.

October 17, 2014

Prairie Ensemble ‘Diversions’

Roger presents the "Diversions" concert of The Prairie Ensemble with Kevin Kelly, conductor. On the program are Mozart's Divertimento for Winds; Wolf's Italian Serenade; Foote's A Night Piece; Françaix's L’heure du berger; and Beethoven's Symphony No. 7.

October 10, 2014

Music for the Theatre

Roger continues his tribute to The Prairie Ensemble with the group's Music for the Theatre program with soprano Ollie Watts Davis and mezzo Elizabeth Buckley.

October 03, 2014

Paying tribute to the Prairie Ensemble and Kevin Kelly

All this month, host Roger Cooper presents concerts of The Prairie Ensemble to salute the group and conductor Kevin Kelly. First up, the Around the World in One Night concert. Kevin, who also hosted Live and Local on WILL-FM, has moved out of the area.

September 26, 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.

September 19, 2014

Sinfonia da Camera: Rush Hour

Roger presents Sinfonia da Camera's "Rush Hour" concert with music director Ian Hobson. On the program are Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, Smetana's Die Moldau and Grofe's Grand Canyon Suite.

September 12, 2014

C-U Symphony’s ‘Inextinguishable’ Concert

Roger presents the C-U Symphony with violinist Igor Kalnin performing Ralph Vaughan Williams' The Lark Ascending. Also on the program are Richard Wagner's Prelude and Transfiguration from Tristan and Isolde; Russell Peck's Signs of Life; and Carl Nielsen's Symphony No. 4 (The Inextinguishable).

September 05, 2014

UI Symphony Chamber Orchestra

Roger presents the UI Symphony Chamber Orchestra performing the world premiere of Sean Harold's  ...mit starren Fingern with Matthew Shepard, graduate student conductor; Wagner's Siegfried Idyll with Filippo Ciabatti, graduate student conductor, and Walton's Façade with Eugene Power, graduate student conductor.

August 29, 2014

‘The Mikado’ with Sinfonia da Camera

Host Roger Cooper presents Sinfonia da Camera performing Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado, featuring Dawn Harris, Ricardo Herrera, Yvonne Redman with conductor Ian Hobson.

August 22, 2014

Tribute to Oliver Nelson’s “The Blues and the Abstract Truth”

Host Roger Cooper presents the UI Jazz faculty's performance at the Allerton Music Barn Festival 2013, featuring Chip McNeil, tenor/soprano saxophone; Ron Bridgewater, alto/ tenor saxophone; Tito Carillo, trumpet;
Glenn Wilson, baritone saxophone; Jim Pugh, trombone; Larry Gray, bass; Joel Spencer, drums; and Joan Hickey, piano.


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