Ellington poses with his piano at the KFG Radio Studio November 3, 1954.

By Unknown - Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons

Prairie Performances - February 15, 2020

Classically Black: Edward Kennedy Ellington

Learn about Edward Kennedy Ellington, also known as "The Classical Duke," as part of our Classically Black series.

A portrait of Joseph Boulogna.

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Prairie Performances - February 07, 2020

Classically Black: Joseph Boulogna

Learn about the life and legacy of Joseph Boulogna as part of our Classically Black series.

William Shakespeare 1609

By Unknown - The Washington Times, Public Domain

Prairie Performances - January 31, 2020

Inspired by Shakespeare

Enjoy an evening of romantic tragedy inspired by the Bard himself.

William Warfield

By Carl Van Vechten - Van Vechten Collection at Library of Congress

Prairie Performances - January 24, 2020

Classically Black: William Warfield

Remember the life and music of William Warfield.

Violin

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Prairie Performances - January 18, 2020

Fiery Fiddlin’

Fiddles and violins abound in this program from the Illinois Symphony Orchestra. 

man standing at a piano

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Prairie Performances - January 10, 2020

Unfinished Business

The local Sinfonia da Camera Chamber Orchestra is getting down to business in this week's program. 

Munich Hall of Fame: Composer Carl Orff (installed in 2009)

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Prairie Performances - January 03, 2020

Carmina Burana

Enjoy this performance of Carl Orff’s scenic cantata celebrating the Champaign-Urbana Symphony's 60th Anniversary.

George Frideric Handel by Balthasar Denner

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Prairie Performances - December 27, 2019

Judas Maccabeus

Enjoy Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana's performance of Handel's Judas Maccabeus, an oratorio written in 1746, drawn from the Apocrypha of the Bible (First Book of the Maccabees) and the historian Josephus.

Windbeeches, Germany

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Prairie Performances - December 13, 2019

Windless Winter

Enjoy these “windless” favorites featuring strings and percussion by the Sinfonia da Camera orchestra. 

University of Illinois

Prairie Performances - December 06, 2019

Transfigurations

Enjoy classical pieces by the University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra.

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