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Atomic Age Cocktail Party
Saturdays at 11 PM and Sundays at 10 PM

The Big City (1057)

This time, on The Atomic Age Cocktail Party, we take a visit to The Big City. Songs about the hustle and bustle of busy streets, skylines filled with tall buildings, and living the metropolitan life. We hear from Nancy Wilson, Mel Tormé, Tony Bennett, Elmer Bernstein, and more.


Evening Concert
7 to 9 pm Monday thru Thursday, and Sunday

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Thursday night March 23 at 7:00 on the “Evening Concert” on WILL-FM 90.9 it’s the “Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra” led by guest conductor Sir Mark Elder. You’ll hear Mozart’s “12th Piano Concerto” featuring soloist Paul Lewis. Also on the program Richard Strauss’ “Death and Transfiguration”.

Prairie Performances
Fridays at 7 pm

The Fantastic Flute with Julia Escobar

Our first John Frayne Classical Music Graduate Student Work Experience fellow, Julia Escobar, guest hosts this very special Prairie Performances, curated by her and featuring the fantastic flute.

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Classics of the Phonograph
Saturdays at 11 am

Julia Escobar shares her favorite flute recordings

On this very special edition, John Frayne will be joined in studio by Julia Escobar—the first ever John Frayne Classical Music Grad Fellow—who will share her favorite flute recordings from the 20th century.

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WFTM Radio Network

Afternoon at the Opera
Saturdays at noon

Opera Gala 2021

For this year's Opera Gala on Sept. 18, we enjoy a truly phenomenal piece of operatic history brought to life by Opera Southwest’s Artistic Director Anthony Barrese and then brought straight to you, thanks to Afternoon at the Opera.

Illinois Arts Council Agency

These programs are partially sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.