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.
Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Valentine's Day special, hosted by Vincent Trauth, replaces Roger's show this week. More info.
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.
Roger presents Eastern Illinois University choral ensembles, directed by R. Robert Rossi, performing music of Sondheim, Gershwin and Rossi.
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.
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.