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The HFO Presents: “The Emperor And The Italian” With Pianist Christopher Taylor

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HFO featured guest artist Christopher Taylor

On this week’s episode of Out and About, Artistic Director of the Heartland Festival Orchestra David Commanday joins Jenn Gordon to talk about Beethoven’s incomparable 5th Piano Concerto (“The Emperor”) and Mendelssohn’s brilliant 4th Symphony (“The Italian”). The concert will take place at Five Points Washington on Saturday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. and will also feature guest artist Christopher Taylor at the Steinway, performing Beethoven’s masterful concerto. The concert benefits Heart of Illinois Big Brothers and Big Sisters. To purchase in-person tickets or a live stream pass visit Heartland Festival Orchestra.

Daniel joined WCBU with eight years of experience in public radio, primarily in operations and engineering. He is also an accomplished DJ, with over 20 years of experience at night clubs and special events including the world-renowned John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the U.S. State Department, the White House, and the 2013 Commander in Chief Inaugural Ball.