Studio Visit appears in Sunday editions of The News-Gazette. Here, a visit with Champaign musician David Tcheng.
Q: I saw your recent Facebook post about taking up the oboe.
The Reverend Peyton, who is also a Kentucky Colonel and has a Big Damn Band, has of late discovered that he likes the recording process.
Spending 250 days on the road with a band that includes his wife and cousin, Peyton thought the live show was his preferred method of music delivery.
But he said he has been converted.
On Saturday, the Sinfonia da Camera, numerous soloists, the University of Illinois Chorale, the UI Oratorio Society and the Central Illinois Children's Chorus, all led by Fred Stoltzfus, performed Johann Sebastian Bach's monumental St. Matthew Passion. Just about everything associated with this performance was on a grandiose scale.
BELLFLOWER — The Illinois Country Music Association will present the Rick Roy Memorial Spring Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Bellflower Community Building.
URBANA — A group of supporters of the Mo' Betta Music Program will host a fundraiser for the program from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Urbana Civic Center, 108 E Water St.
The Mo' Betta Band, which concentrates on jazz and R&B, will perform at the event, and food will be served. Also, Barrington Coleman, a professor of voice at the University of Illinois, will be a special guest.
URBANA — Bruiser and the Virtues will perform at an EP release party from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at The Iron Post, 120 S. Race St.
The band members will be Bruce "Bruiser" Rummenie on guitar and vocals; Jeff Magby, drums; Ed Schaller, acoustic bass; Peter Roubal, tenor sax; and Neal Robinson, keyboards. The cover will be minimal, something like $3, Rummenie said.
CHAMPAIGN — The fourth annual DoCha Festival featuring world-class musicians as well as gifted students will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Orpheum Children's Science Museum, 346 N. Neil St.
DoCha events are free, and most are open to the public.
CHAMPAIGN — Hostyle Gospel, a hip-hop group with a Christian twist, will be part of the 2013 Family Rock Jam from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Champaign School of Music, 1712 S. Duncan Road.
The Family Rock Jam will be an interactive rock workshop and all-out jam with Hostyle Gospel for Champaign-Urbana families of adults and children of all ages.