Live and Local

The San Francisco Symphony in Urbana and The Claudettes in Champaign


The San Francisco Symphony will play in Urbana Friday night, with a varied program representing the personality of music director Michael Tilson Thomas. On the Wednesday edition of “Live and Local,” I’ll talk with Donato Cabrera, the orchestra’s resident conductor, about the program and about his role working with MTT. I’ll talk also with Johnny Iguana, a Chicago blues pianist who is one half of The Claudettes, coming to Champaign Friday night.