Roger presents the C-U Symphony's "A World of Color" concert with Stephen Alltop, conductor, and Elissa Koljonen, violin.
Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper
Roger presents the Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Michael Luxner, performing Hindemith's Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Weber and Richard Strauss' Rosenkavalier Suite.
Roger presents the UI Symphony with Donald Schleicher, condcuctor, and Eunhae Cho, soprano. On the program are Haydn: Symphony No. 90; Mozart: Come scoglio from “Cosi fan tutte”; Charpentier: Depuis le jour from “Louise”; J. Strauss: Czardas from “Die Fledermaus"; and Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1.
Roger presents Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana (BACH) in their Bach and Beyond concert. On the program are Bach's Motet Cantata 21 and Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb. Keep reading for the full program.
Roger presents the Prairie Ensemble's "A Windy Affair" concert with Kevin Kelly, conductor, and the Prairie Voices, conducted by Laurie Matheson. On the program are Handel's Royal Fireworks Music; Arvo Pärt's Fratres; Stravinsky's Mass; Maurice Duruflé's Four Motets on Gregorian Themes; and Arthur Bird's Serenade for Winds.
Roger presents the Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana (BACH)'s “Bach and Beyond” concert. In honor of the anniversary of the death of namesake J.S. Bach, the chorus sings a chorale motet from his Cantata 21, as well as more recent choral works, part songs by Johannes Brahms, three movements from Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Vespers, and the rousing Rejoice in the Lamb by Benjamin Britten. Chester Alwes directs.
Roger presents Sinfonia da Camera's "Rush Hour" concert including Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, Smetana's Die Mouldau, Grofe's Grand Canyon Suite, and Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue with Ian Hobson, piano.
Host Roger Cooper presents the Illinois Symphony Orchestra performing Beethoven’s furious and triumphant Seventh Symphony, dynamic Croatian pianist Martina Filjak in Schumann’s richly romantic Piano Concerto and Copland’s intensely evocative Quiet City led by world-renowned guest conductor Stefan Sanderling.
Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana, with conductor Chet Alwes, performs Handel's Judas Maccabeus, an oratorio written in 1746, drawn from the Apocrypha of the Bible (First Book of the Maccabees) and the historian Josephus.
Roger presents the Illinois Symphony Orchestra's "Virtuosic Vibes" concert with conductor Alastair Willis and violinist Nicholas Kendall.