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Jake joined Karl Scroggin in studio just before he retired. Here's a more recent performance with Fred Child.

Alastair Willis
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Join UIS Ethnomusicology Professor Yona Stamatis Wednesdays, 8-10 PM streaming here and broadcast on  NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS to listen to the Illinois Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Alastair Willis recorded live in concert last season. 

Chamber Orchestra's "No Strings Attached"

Jan 21, 2015
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This Friday at 6 and 8 p.m., the Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra's next concert takes place at the First Presbyterian Church in Springfield. 

Yona Stamatis
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FREE Performance & Discussion

Thursday, October 9, 2014, Noon
Suggs Performance Studio

Join UIS Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology, Yona Stamatis in an interview/demonstration with:

Why Aren't Composers Writing More Symphonies Today?

Sep 17, 2013

At 8 years old, I scrawled my first and last Symphonies — nos. 1, 2, and 3 — on ruled notebook paper. They were short duets for clarinet and trumpet for myself and my brother to play. Why did I call them symphonies? I can't remember, but I suspect that it was a desire to tie these efforts — and me, by extension — to a grand and venerable tradition.

There are a lot of operas that end with heroines on their deathbeds, singing one glorious aria before they die. That's what happens at the end of Anna Nicole, the controversial new work that New York City Opera is presenting at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in September. But the company's artistic director and general manager, George Steel, says it could also be City Opera's last gasp.

Soundscapes In C, In Winter And In Alaska

Sep 17, 2013

Mstislav Reaperpovich

Sep 17, 2013

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Nicolas Kendall
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Violinist Nicolas Kendall, of the East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO) and Time for Three, peforms at the WUIS Suggs Performance Studio previewing his guest role with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra.

Rhett Barnwell
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Harpist Rhett Barnwell joined Karl Scroggin to discuss music therapy and the Chiara Center's harp retreat weekend.

Jason Vieaux & Lidia Kaminska
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A live performance by Jason Vieaux & Lidia Kaminska on Classics with Karl Scroggin from November 11, 2010.