Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper

WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - October 11, 2013

Bach and Beyond

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.


WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - October 01, 2013

Sinfonia’s Rush HOur

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.


WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - September 27, 2013

Illinois Symphony ‘Fabulous Finale’ Concert

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.


WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - September 20, 2013

BACH Performs Handel’s ‘Judas Maccabeus’

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.



WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - September 06, 2013

Rush Hour—Romance

Roger presents lively music and sparkling solos for all ages to enjoy in a concert by Sinfonia da Camera with Ian Hobson as conductor and pianist.



WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - August 23, 2013

‘Iberia’ with Ian Hobson

This week we revisit  the 2010 Allerton Music Barn Festival. Ian Hobson played Iberia, saac Albeniz’ richly evocative and famously difficult suite for piano, for the first time.


WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - August 16, 2013

Oliver Nelson Jazz Salute

Host Roger Cooper presents the Oliver Nelson Jazz Salute from the 2012 Allerton Music Barn Festival with the UI jazz faculty.


WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - August 09, 2013

Bach Cantata from Allerton Festival

Host Roger Cooper presents Bach: Cantata 21 “Ich hatte viel Bekummernis” from the 2012 Allerton Music Barn Festival. The Allerton Bach Choir and Allerton Bach Chamber Orchestra perform with Denise Hassler, soprano; Riccardo Herrera, bass; and Fred Stoltzfus, conductor. The Rev. Roger Diggs provides the homily.


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