March 28, 2014

UI Symphony

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.


March 21, 2014

C-U Symphony’s ‘Classic Gems’

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.


March 14, 2014

Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra

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.


March 07, 2014

UI Philharmonia with UI Symphony

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.


February 28, 2014

Classically Black: William Warfield

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.


February 21, 2014

Sinfonia da Camera: Verdi’s ‘Requiem’

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.


February 07, 2014

Opening Night Romance

Roger presents Sinfonia da Camera's Opening Night Romance concert with pianist and conductor Ian Hobson. On the program are Brahms' Serenade No. 2 in A Major, Poulenc's Aubade, and R. Strauss' Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme.


January 31, 2014

Songs of Love

Roger presents Eastern Illinois University choral ensembles, directed by R. Robert Rossi, performing music of Sondheim, Gershwin and Rossi.


January 24, 2014

Swing! Swing! Swing!

In a concert from the 2013 Allerton Music Barn Festival, we'll have the University of Illinois Jazz Band led by Joel Spencer with special guest clarinetist Ken Peplowski. They'll perform music celebrating Benny Goodman and the 75th anniversary of his landmark 1938 Carnegie Hall debut.


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