Roger presents the Eastern Illinois University Symphony, the Eastern Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra, along with the Eastern Illinois University Choral Ensembles.
Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper
Roger presents Sinfonia da Camera with Bach's St Matthew Passion. Fred Stoltzfus is guest conductor.
Roger presents the Eastern Illinois University Symphony's Songs of Love concert with the EIU Choral Ensembles and EIU Symphonic Honor Choir. Richard Robert Rossi is the conductor.
Roger presents the Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra with guest conductor Nicholas McGegan presenting the music of Bach, Telemann, Scarlatti and Haydn.
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.
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.
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.