Prairie Performances

Champaign-Urbana Symphony - “Music of the Heartland”

A man playing a mandolin

Jeffrey Midkiff. Courtesy Jeffrey Midkiff

Enjoy this “Independence Day” reprise of this concert of music from America’s heartland with the Champaign-Urbana Symphony, led by Stephen Alltop. The broadcast includes the “Strings and Threads Suite” by Mark O’Conor, and Four Spirituals arranged for String Quartet and Soprano by Stephen Taylor from the 2014 Allerton Music Barn Festival, featuring Ollie Watts Davis and the Jupiter Quartet.


Aaron Copland   The Tender Land Suite

Jeffrey Midkiff     Concerto for Mandolin and Orchestra (From the Blue Ridge)

                            Jeffrey Midkiff, mandolin

Antonin Dvorák   Symphony No. 9  in E Minor, Op. 95 (from The New World)