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Monday at 7pm

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

Join us Monday evenings at 7pm for the following concert broadcasts:

1/10/22 - Metropolis Oboe Quartet with Michelle Areyzaga
Longtime colleagues Deb Stevenson (oboe), Jaime Gorgojo (violin), Michael Lieberman (viola) and Steven Houser (cello) with guest artist soprano Michelle Areyzaga, perform works from all periods of music, including the world-premier performance of Lee Kesselman’s new work based on some of the composer's own poetry.

1/17/22 - Kenneth Drake
Kenneth Drake, an early proponent of playing classic repertoire on historical instruments, performs an all-Beethoven recital on his John Lyon fortepiano.

1/24/22 - Rockford Symphony Orchestra
Featuring conductor and Music Director Finalist Yaniv Attar and guitarist Daniel Bolshoy.

1/31/22 - Fareed Haque and Goran Ivonovic
Inspired by the rhythms and melodies of flamenco, jazz, classical, rock and the Balkan region, this performance features the unrivaled guitar artistry of two of the finest players of their respective generations.

2/7/22 - Fox Valley Orchestra
Ballet music by Delibes, the suite from Coppelia. Concerto competition winner Esme Aria-Kim performs the first movement of Sibelius’ Violin Concerto, and the orchestra performs Florence Price's Symphony No. 3.

2/14/22 - Cor Cantiamo
Featuring a performance of the Faure Requiem with Cor Cantiamo and guest high school choirs.

2/21/22 - Rockford Symphony Orchestra
Featuring conductor and Music Director Finalist Scott Terrell and pianist Tengku Ahmad Irfan.

2/28/22 - True Colors Baroque
Art songs about love and romance accompanied by the unique colors of period instrument strings instruments from the 1700s.

3/7/22 - Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Arthur D. Montzka Memorial Concert, music from Dvorak and Shostakovich.

Encore broadcasts continue every Monday evening, schedule to be published as it is confirmed.

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

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

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Illinois Arts Council Agency