Prairie Performances

Music of Destiny


Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, watercolor by James Warren Childe Wikimedia Commons

On this week's Prairie Performances, Friday night at 7 pm on WILL-FM 90.9, an exciting offering of acclaimed masterworks and engaging discoveries will have you on the edge of your seat. Our Music Alive Composer-in-Residence Stacy Garrop will introduce three compelling portraits from her Mythology Symphony. Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto is perhaps the most perfect ever composed. The Champaign-Urbana Symphony will be joined by Stefan Milenkovich, one of the greatest violinists of his generation. The evening concludes with Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, which is always thrilling to hear in live performance.

Music of Destiny (3/20/18)
Champaign-Urbana Symphony
Stephen Alltop, conductor
Stefan Milenkovich, violin

Garrop | Mythology Symphony
    III. The Lovely Sirens
    IV. The Fates of Man
    V. Pandora Undone

Mendelssohn | Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
Beethoven | Symphony No. 5 in C minor