Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper

WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - August 22, 2014

Tribute to Oliver Nelson’s “The Blues and the Abstract Truth”

Host Roger Cooper presents the UI Jazz faculty's performance at the Allerton Music Barn Festival 2013, featuring Chip McNeil, tenor/soprano saxophone; Ron Bridgewater, alto/ tenor saxophone; Tito Carillo, trumpet;
Glenn Wilson, baritone saxophone; Jim Pugh, trombone; Larry Gray, bass; Joel Spencer, drums; and Joan Hickey, piano.

 


WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - August 15, 2014

Remembering Benny Goodman

Roger presents "Swing, Swing Swing: Remembering Benny Goodman's Carnegie Hall Concert" from the 2013 Allerton Music Barn Festival. Clarinetist Ken Peplowski, former sideman with Benny Goodman, joins the UI Jazz Concert Band, under the direction of Joel Spencer, to perform arrangements from Goodman’s landmark 1938 Carnegie Hall concert on the occasion of its 75th anniversary.


WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - August 08, 2014

Bach and Schumann: Teacher and Poet

Host Roger Cooper presents a program from the 2013 Allerton Music Barn Festival with pianist William Heiles. On the program are Bach's English Suite No. 1 and Schumann's Kinderszenen, Op. 15 and Carnaval, Op. 9.


WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - August 01, 2014

Jupiter Quartet—Plus!

Host Roger Cooper presents the 2013 Allerton Music Barn Festival's Jupiter Quartet-Plus! concert with pianist Wuna Meng and horn player Bernhard Scully.


WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - July 25, 2014

Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra

Host Roger Cooper presents the Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra with conductor Alastair Willis and pipa virtuoso Wu Man, a member of the Silk Road Ensemble and 2013 Instrumentalist of the Year as honored by Musical America.


WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - July 18, 2014

Sinfonia de Camera: Three’s a Charm

Host Roger Cooper presents Ian Hobson and Sinfonia da Camera with an all-Beethoven program including the Leonore Overture No. 3, the 3rd Piano Concerto with Hobson as soloist, and the heroic 3rd Symphony.
 


WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - July 11, 2014

New World Symphony with EIU Symphony and Chorus

Host Roger Cooper presents R. Richard Rossi conducting the Eastern Illinois University and Chorus in Dvorak's "New World" Symphony No. 9 and Bernstein's Chichester Psalms.


WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - July 04, 2014

Sinfonia da Camera’s ‘Extraordinary Voices’

Host Roger Cooper presents Sinfonia da Camera with Ian Hobson, conductor; Ricardo Herrera, baritone; Ingrid Kammin, soprano; the University of Illinois Chorale and the University of Illinois Oratorio Society. On the program are W. Schuman's American Festival Overture; Prelude for Voices; and On Freedom’s Ground, along with R. Schumann's Symphony No. 4 in D Minor.



WILL - Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper - June 13, 2014

U of I Symphony

Roger presents the University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra with Donald Schleicher, music director and conductor, and Matthew Sheppard, graduate student conductor.


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