Select Mondays at 7pm

Encore features performance and commentary from regional classical musicians.  Eric Hradecky  is your host for these premier broadcasts on WNIU.

We are proud to present an encore presentation of Encore - due to COVID this season we are sharing some of the great performances we have previously captured and shared. We also look forward to bringing you recordings of recent socially-distanced performances.

If you would like your performance to be considered for broadcast on Encore, please fill out our form to let us know.


11/2 - William Bolcom
William Bolcom, piano – Graceful Ghost & Poltergeist
Delphi Trio – Piano Trio (World Premiere)
[originally broadcast 11/28/2016]

11/9 - Cor Cantiamo
James Whitbourn – 7 Heavens (World Premiere)
[originally broadcast 11/14/2016]

11/16 - Rockford Symphony Orchestra
Performance from October 24, 2020

11/23 - NIU School of Music Small Ensemble Chamber Music Competition

11/30 - Avalon String Quartet
Claude Debussy – String Quartet op.10 in g
Benjamin Britten – 3 Divertimenti
[originally broadcast 10/30/2017]

12/7 - Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Edward Elgar – Cello Concerto
Felix Mendelssohn – Roy Blas Overture
Jean Sibelius – Valse Triste
Richard Strauss – Death & Transfiguration
[originally broadcast 3/2018]

Support for Encore on WNIU is made possible, in part, by

Illinois Arts Council Agency