Sounds of Drama

Sounds of Drama

We are celebrating Sounds of Drama!  Silver-Screen Drama, that is!  Hear it all on the radio during the show Joy of the Orchestra with the LaGrange Symphony’s Richard Prior.  It airs Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 at 7:30 PM on WELR (Eagle 102.3 FM).  This is an hour-long show that spotlights different orchestral music each week with commentary by Maestro Richard Prior.  This time we are considering the “Sounds of Drama” concert event from September 24, 2019.

Wonderfully played by the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra, and conducted by Richard Prior, this concert was an epic event.  It was selected as the season opener of the 30th Anniversary Season of the LSO.  The 2019-2020  season turned out to be dramatically halted as the pandemic emerged.  We have had quite a bit of drama this year, but here is a chance to escape to a galaxy far, far away – at least for a little while.  Tune-in on Tuesday and share this wonderful music with us.  If you would like to read a review of the September 24th, 2019 live concert performance click HERE.

What will we hear this week?

The drama in this concert is wonderfully uplifting with pieces from Star Wars, Star Trek, The Dambusters and more!  Join us for an episode that evokes a welcome positive association with the term – drama.  This show also features Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, which you will most likely recognize how it was used for Disney’s Fantasia.  It will be a great show!

How to Participate

Listen with a radio or online Tuesdays at 7:30 PM.  The station is WELR (Eagle 102.3 FM).  On your radio, simply tune to that frequency 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”.

About the Weekly Radio Show

The Joy of the Orchestra with the LaGrange Symphony’s Richard Prior is a weekly radio show airing every Tuesday night at 7:30 PM on WELR (Eagle 102.3 FM).  Maestro Richard Prior gives insight into different music each week.  These featured works are from live performances by the LaGrange Symphony and by other notable Orchestras. This LSO radio show will run until Mid-December.

Posts about Previous Radio Show Episodes are listed below.

Episode 6: A Little (Election) Night Music – Mozart

Episode 5: Sounds of Dance – Piazzolla, Ravel, Marquez, Copland

Episode 4: Planets – Holst (Episode 2 re-aired)

Episode 3: Women in Music – Boulanger, Mendelssohn, Price

Episode 2: Planets – Holst

Episode 1: Bernstein, Mozart, Beethoven

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