Prairie Performances

All The World’s A Stage


Mount St. Helens erupting

Mount St. Helens By Austin Post, Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons

On this week's Prairie Performances, Friday at 7 pm on WILL-FM 90.9, we enjoy a colorful program that takes volcanos as its subject. Champaign-Urbana Symphony welcomes Carol Cook, principal viola with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, to perform Composer-in-Residence Stacy Garrop’s new viola concerto, Krakatoa, a work that is as dramatic and explosive as the title would suggest. Rossini’s bubbly overture to The Barber of Seville and Schubert’s lovely Symphony No. 5 both date from 1816, “The Year Without a Summer,” caused by the 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora. Stravinsky’s delightful suite from Pulcinella will highlight many solo instruments of the orchestra.


All The World’s A Stage (1/26/19)

Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra
Stephen Alltop, Conductor Carol Cook, viola

ROSSINI | The Barber of Seville Overture
SCHUBERT | Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major, D. 485
GARROP | Krakatoa
STRAVINSKY | Pulcinella Suite