Live and Local

Conversations about University Wind Symphony Concerts in Urbana and Charleston


I think it’s fair to say that concert bands feel a greater freedom to program newer and more adventurous music than most orchestras do. We’ll explore some of that notion on the Wednesday edition of “Live and Local.” I’ll welcome the conductor, two composers and the soloist for Thursday’s concert by the University of Illinois Wind Symphony. And I’ll talk with the director of bands at Eastern Illinois University about Friday’s jazz-inspired collaborative concert.