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Celebrate 25 years opening night with a flurry of Dazzling Debuts!  

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Listen to a wide-ranging discussion of the art of the guitar, recently held in the WUIS Suggs' Performing Arts Studio.  UIS Professor of Ethnomusicology Yona Stamatis talked with guitarists Paul Galbraith and Jason Vieaux, conductor Andrew Sewell, and UIS Adjunct Professor of Guitar Derick Cordoba.

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UIS' Yona Stamatis talks with guest conductor Ken Lam about this weekend's Illinois Symphony Orchestra concert: "Beautiful Beethoven".

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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. 

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UIS ethnomusicologist Yona Stamatis speaks with Maestro Alastair Willis and featured musicians Wu Tong and Mike Block about this weekend's Illinois Symphony Orchestra Concert - Musical Pictures of the Silk Road.

The concert will present Borodin’s "In the Steppes of Central Asia" and Zhao Lin’s "Duo for Sheng & Cello" featuring Chinese rock star Wu Tong on sheng and Silk Road Ensemble cellist Mike Block.  Mussorgsky’s epic "Pictures at an Exhibition" brings Alastair Willis’s tenure as Music Director of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra to a brilliant close.

From Mozart to Mahler, a marvelous merging of symphony and song with The Marriage of Figaro Overture, arias from Don Giovanni and La Clemenza di Tito, and Mahler's Symphony No. 4.  UIS ethnomusicologist Yona Stamatis speaks with Maestro Alastair Willis and Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano soloist Julie Boulianne about the upcoming Magnificent Masters concert.  

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Celebrate in style with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra's Last Night of the Proms concert, a vibrant salute to British musical tradition. UIS ethnomusicologist Yona Stamatis speaks with Maestro Alastair Willis in a special sneak preview of the concert that offers rip-roaring fun for the entire family and a program of beloved orchestral works.

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A preview of this weekend's Illinois Symphony Orchestra concert -  "Sensational Strings" - featuring music by Mozart, Kernis, and Dvorak.  Yona Stamatis talks with ISO Music Director and conductor Alastair Willis.
 

Sensational Strings - Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra
Friday, January 22, 7:30 PM, First Presbyterian Church, Springfield.
Saturday, January 23, 7:30 PM, Second Presbyterian Church, Bloomington.

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UIS Ethnomusicologist Yona Stamatis talks with Alastair Willis, Conductor and Music Director of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra. 

They discuss the upcoming season and this weekend's concert - "Resounding Russians" - performances of Glinka's Russlan and Ludmilla Overture, Prokofiev's vibrant Third Piano Concerto featuring world-renowned piano virtuoso Alexander Toradze, and Tchaikovsky's fateful Symphony No. 4.