June 03, 2009

Summer Harp Class at U of I

On the Wednesday edition of "Live and Local," we'll talk with Ann Yeung about her Summer Harp Class at the University of Illinois and its associated concerts, and we'll hear a live performance in our studio by harpist Chen-Yu Huang. Also, we meet Champaign Centennial High School junior Ashley Mondisa, who is headed to New York City for an NAACP-sponsored drama competition.

June 02, 2009

The Fuchsia Band

The Fuchsia Band is, as band members say, "a group of four lads from Cork, Ireland, who play, dance, sing and generally have a good time like it used to be in Ireland." They will play on the Piper's Hut Concert Series in downtown Urbana on Wednesday, and we'll talk with their lead singer, Máirtin de Cógáin, on Tuesday's "Live and Local.

June 01, 2009

Sande Hackel Orchestra

The Decatur-based Sande Hackel Orchestra plays Swing tunes from the 1940s up to the Retro Swing of the 1990s. They will be the main event at a '40s-style dance called "Hangin' at the Hangar"-the New Airport Hangar, that is, on the former Chanute Air Base in Rantoul, next weekend. Sande Hackel joins us on the Monday edition of "Live and Local.

May 29, 2009

Millikin Trio and the Andreas Kapsalis & Goran Ivanovic Guitar Duo

We have quite a mix for you on the Friday edition of Live and Local.  First we'll hear from the Millikin Trio, a long-standing classical piano trio based at Millikin University in Decatur. Then it's the Andreas Kapsalis & Goran Ivanovic Guitar Duo from Chicago, playing in Urbana on Saturday. They fuse Serbian and Greek folk music with modern, classical, jazz and beyond.

May 28, 2009

The Klezmer band Don’t Ask

Don't Ask is a quartet of area musicians playing Klezmer music in the spirit of the roving Eastern European village bands of the 19th and early 20th centuries. They will play a live show at Heartland Gallery in Urbana Sunday evening, and they'll be live in our studio on Thursday.

May 25, 2009

Chicago Chamber Musicians concert

We bring you interviews and occasional live performances to introduce you to musicians heard throughout our listening area.

Monday is a holiday, and we'll take the day off from the regular show to present a recital by the Chicago Chamber Musicians, including Dvorak's Quintet for Piano and Strings.

May 22, 2009


Fierce fiddle, driving bodhrán, and funky guitar riffs come together to lift listeners' feet, drinks, and spirits." That's how the Irish music trio called athas describes itself. The group will be playing at the Channing-Murray Foundation in Urbana on Saturday, part of the Piper's Hut Concert Series. And they will be playing live in our studio on Friday.

May 21, 2009

The American Orff-Schwulwerk Assocation

The American Orff-Schwulwerk Assocation promotes a creative teaching approach that unites music and movement. On the Thursday edition of "Live and Local," we'll talk with Kimberly McCord of Illinois State University and Debby Smith of the Heart of Illinois Orff Chapter about the 2nd Annual Elementary Student Honors Day Festival, happening this weekend in Normal.

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