Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper

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.


WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - August 02, 2013

Jupiter Quarter at Allerton Music Barn Festival

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


WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - July 26, 2013

Nature’s Majesty

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.
 


WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - July 19, 2013

Great American Songbook

Roger presents the UI jazz faculty's Great American Songbook concert from the 2009 Allerton Music Barn Festival.


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