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.


12/28 - Kishwaukee Symphony
Beethoven - Symphony #4
Walton - Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky – 1812 Overture

01/04 - Quintet Attacca
Tom Benjamin – Bagatelles
Paul Taffanel – Wind Quintet in g
Paquito de Rivera – Aires Tropicales
David Maslanka – Quintet #3 for Winds

01/11 - Rockford Youth Symphony
Shostakovich – Festive Overture
Borodin – Polovtzian Dances
Liszt – Les Preludes
Dvorak – Allegro Mmt from Violin Concerto

01/18 - Jeffery LaDeur
Debussy – Reflections in the Water
Liszt – First Year Switzerland

01/25 - NIU Small Ensemble Chamber Music Competition
Florence Schmidt – Saxophone Ensemble – Saxophone Ensemble
Franz Haydn – London Trio #1 - Guitar Trio

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

Illinois Arts Council Agency