Prairie Performances

Musical Revolutionaries

Painting of Beethoven

"Beethoven" by Joseph Karl Stieler - Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia

On this week's Prairie Performances, Friday at 7 pm on WILL-FM 90.9, a concert with the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Stephen Alltop.

Two composers will be presented, both titans in the composer’s pantheon. The first is Igor Stravinsky. We will hear his ballet “Petrushka.” The second composer is Ludwig van Beethoven. His Fifth Piano Concerto created quite a stir at its premier in late 1811.   

Tonight’s soloist for Beethoven’s “Emperor Concerto” is Israeli pianist Ran Dank.


Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra
Stephen Alltop, conductor
Ran Dank, piano

Igor Stravinsky | Petrushka

Beethoven | Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major
Ran Dank, piano

Sinfonia da Camera
Ian Hobson

Beethoven | Sym #9 “Choral finale”
Ollie Watts Davis, Viktoria Vizin, Humberto Rivera, Ricardo Herrera
UI Chorale and Oratorio Society