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Spring Radio Series Finale

finale spring 2021

This is the finale episode in our spring radio series, The Joy of the Orchestra with the LaGrange Symphony’s Richard Prior.  Three legendary composers, BrahmsBeethoven, and Mozart will be highlighted on Thursday, May 6th, 2021 at 8:00 PM on WELR (Eagle 102.3 FM).  This hour-long broadcast will bring great performances to you from the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Here we salute Brahms, Beethoven and Mozart who have made incredible contributions to our musical heritage.  This week’s show may sound familiar if you followed us on the radio during our fall 2020 series.  It is a rebroadcast of the wonderful show that aired the week of Thanksgiving.  While this week marks the finale episode in the spring 2021 radio series, there is more to come!  The LaGrange Symphony Orchestra has been working on more musical content to share with you in the very near future.  Stay tuned!

What will we hear this week?

The London Philharmonic Orchestra performing Mozart’s Overture to his opera, The Magic Flute, David Parry conducting.
Variations on a Theme by Brahms, with the St. Anthony Variations performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Marin Alsop.
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 in C Major in a performance with Simon Rattle, conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.

Specifics about the Series

Beginning March 18th, the show entitled The Joy of the Orchestra airs 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.

Posts about Previous Radio Show Episodes in the Spring 2021 Series are listed below.

Welcome to Spring


Women Composers

Mozart Requiem

All Dvorak Program



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