Select Mondays 7pm

Encore on WNIU is an occasional series which airs on select Monday evenings at 7:00 p.m.

Host, Eric Hradecky presents performances and commentary from regional classical musicians. Tune in for your premier access.

May 15, 2017 – 7:00 p.m.

Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Sebastian Bach | Brandenburg Concerto No. 1, BWV 1046
.....Mark Robinson and Kate Swope, horns

Ludwig van Beethoven | Symphony No. 9, Op. 125 with
the DeKalb Festival Chorus

May 29, 2017 - 7:00 p.m.

NIU Chamber Ensemble Competition

NIU School of Music faculty member Mathias Tacke began this day-long competition four years ago. This year's winning ensemble, The Morefield Trio, will perform an original piece by founding member John Morefield: Piano Trio No. 1.

This program will also feature several student ensembles of varying instrumentation:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | String Quintet No. 4 in G
Nikoli Tcherepnin | 6 Horn Quartets
Antonin Dvorak | Piano Trio No. 4 in E

June 5, 2017 - 7:00 p.m.

Cor Cantiamo

Professional vocal ensemble Cor Cantiamo was founded by NIU School of Music faculty member Eric Johnson. The ensemble performs throughout the United States and has recorded several albums. This episode of Encore features the world premiere performance of composer Timothy Takah's "The Wings of Our Children."

James Whitbourn | Gratias Agimus Tibi
Thomas Tomkins | When David Heard
Eric Whitacre | Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine

Encore is proud to partner with Rockford Symphony Orchestra and Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra

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

Upper Cervical Care Center

Mark Hilde of Edward Jones

Illinois Arts Council Agency