Live and Local

Conductor JoAnn Falletta and “The Wedding Singer” in Urbana


Conductor JoAnn Falletta has been praised as having “Toscanini’s tight control over ensemble, Walter’s affectionate balancing of inner voices, Stokowski’s gutsy showmanship and a controlled frenzy worthy of Bernstein.” If you know any of those names, you also know that is very high praise indeed. JoAnn Falletta will conduct the Irish Chamber Orchestra in Urbana Thursday night, and she’ll be my guest on the Thursday edition of “Live and Local.” We’ll also hear about Illini Student Musicals' presentation of The Wedding Singer.