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.
Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper
Roger presents the Illinois Symphony Orchestra's "Virtuosic Vibes" concert with conductor Alastair Willis and violinist Nicholas Kendall.
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.
Roger presents a concert from the 2012 Allerton Music Barn Festival featuring marches, ragtime and patriotic music.
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.
Host Roger Cooper presents the Oliver Nelson Jazz Salute from the 2012 Allerton Music Barn Festival with the UI jazz faculty.
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.
All this month, Roger brings you programs from the 2012 Allerton Music Barn Festival. This week it's the Jupiter String Quartet in the inaugural concert from last year's festival.
On the program are:
Ravel: String Quartet in F Major
Webern: Langsamer Satz
Schubert: String Quintet in C Major, D. 956
Roger presents Sinfonia da Camera's "Nature’s Majesty" concert from 2011. Sinfonia extols the beauty and majesty of the natural world with familiar works used in films, suggesting tumbling brooks and violent thunderstorms, sunrise and bird calls, woodland walks and canyon hikes. On the program are Beethoven's Symphony No. 6; Smetana's Moldau; Grofe's Grand Canyon Suite and Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, with pianist Ian Hobson, who also conducts.
Roger presents the UI jazz faculty's Great American Songbook concert from the 2009 Allerton Music Barn Festival.