Select Mondays 7pm
- Hosted by Eric Hradecky
Encore on WNIU is an occasional series which airs on select Monday evenings at 7:00 p.m.
Host, Eric Hradecky is pleased to present the 2016-2017 season of Encore. Each broadcast features a performance and commentary from regional classical musicians. Tune in for your premier access.
May 15, 2017 – 7:00 p.m.
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.
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