The Prairie Ensemble plays Barber’s “Knoxville: Summer of 1915;” Canadian vocal quintet Chic Gamine
This Friday night, The Prairie Ensemble will give its last concert of the season in Champaign. On the Wednesday edition of "Live and Local," I'll talk with Desirée Hassler, who will sing Samuel Barber's "Knoxville: Summer of 1915" with the orchestra. We'll also meet the 15-year-old author and director of two one-act plays being performed in Rantoul the next two weekends, and one of the members of the Canadian vocal quintet Chic Gamine, at Sangamon Auditorium in Springfield this Saturday. NOTE: We were able to air only a small portion of my interview with Ariane Jean of Chic Gamine. The second file here contains our complete conversation. Enjoy!