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Radio Show Welcomes Spring!

Welcome to Spring 2021

Tune in Thursday March 18th, 2021 at 8:00 PM for the first episode in the new spring series of The Joy of the Orchestra with the LaGrange Symphony’s Richard Prior.  Spring is in the air!  You will hear freshness in the music that will be played on WELR (Eagle 102.3 FM) during the LSO hour-long radio show.  Featuring Vivaldi and Brahms, this episode is all about looking forward and rebirth, two themes that are perfect to herald a most-welcome springtime.  As the first day of spring approaches, it seems quite natural to celebrate and welcome this new period in our existence with music.  Richard Prior will specifically look at Vivaldi’s Spring from the popular Four Seasons collection and Brahms Symphony No. 1 in C minor, a piece which ushers in another period – the works of the late Romantic Period.  These are two very appropriate pieces.

Join us Thursday March 18th, and every Thursday this spring, at 8:00 PM Eastern on WELR (Eagle 102.3 FM)!  This series will run until May 6th.

Specifics about the Series

Beginning March 18th, the show entitled The Joy of the Orchestra will air on Thursdays from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM on WELR (Eagle 102.3 FM).  We are excited to offer this new series and share The Joy of the Orchestra with you once again. This series will run from March 18th thru May 6th, 2021.  Accessing the radio station is exactly the same as in the fall.  The only difference is the day and time of the shows.  If you want to listen online, there is a handy button on the home page of our website.

This show airs every Thursday until May 6th 2021.

How to Participate

Listen with a radio or online Thursdays at 8:00 PM.  The station is WELR (Eagle 102.3 FM).  On your radio, simply tune to that frequency of 102.3 FM.  If you want to listen online (with your computer or smart device) this station can be accessed HERE, or via a handy button on the LaGrange Symphony’s website homepage (  This button is gold in color and says “LISTEN LIVE HERE”.  Read more about our 2020-2021 Season HERE.

About the weekly radio show

The Joy of the Orchestra is a weekly, one-hour radio show hosted by the LaGrange Symphony’s Richard Prior.  Just like the previous series, which aired this past fall, this new spring radio series will feature an exciting array of orchestral music. Maestro Prior will give insights into the selections which include historical background, musical nuances and other elements for which to listen. With an even deeper and richer understanding of the music, you will experience and enjoy these works in a whole new light! This show will focus on live recordings from LSO concerts as well as performances by other notable orchestras.


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