Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper

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

The Solar System with Sinfonia da Camera

Sinfonia da Camera, with music director Ian Hobson and the UI Women's Glee Club, explores the music of the spheres. On the program: Milhaud: La Création du Monde; Holst: The Planets; Matthews: Pluto, the Renewer.


WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - November 29, 2013

Millikin-Decatur Symphony

Roger presents the orchestra with Michael Luxner, conductor, and Hye-Jin Kim, violinist, performing Beethoven, Bruch and Brahms.


WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - November 22, 2013

Cathedrals, Castles & Colonies

Roger presents the Eastern Illinois Symphony, conducted by R. Robert Rossi and April Lee. From the Gothic cathedrals and the majestic castles of Europe to the shores of the Americas, the Eastern Illinois University Choral Ensembles and Collegium Musicum (Early Music Ensembles) perform works by English, French, German, Italian and American composers.



WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - November 08, 2013

Millikin-Decatur Symphony Performs Hindemith and Strauss

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.


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

UI Symphony with Soprano Eunhae Cho

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.


WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - October 25, 2013

Bach and Beyond

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.


WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - October 18, 2013

Prairie Ensemble’s ‘Windy Affair’

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.


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.


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