George Frideric Handel by Balthasar Denner

By attributed to Balthasar Denner - National Portrait Gallery. Public Domain,

December 07, 2018

Judas Maccabeus

Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana performs Handel's Judas Maccabeus, an oratorio written in 1746, drawn from the Apocrypha of the Bible (First Book of the Maccabees) and the historian Josephus.

Sergei Rachmaninoff

public domain via Wikimedia Commons

November 30, 2018

Resounding Russians

Alexander Toradze is the featured soloist in this performance with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra.

John Williams speaks on a microphone

TashTish - CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

November 23, 2018

Made in the USA

A salute to the armed forces along with music from some of our favorite movies.

Gustav Mahler in 1892

By E. Bieber - Kohut, Adolph (1900) "Gustav Mahler" in Berühmte israelitische Männer und Frauen in der Kulturgeschichte der Menschheit (Volume 1 ed.), Leipzig, Germany: Druck und Verlag von A. H. Payne, pp. p. 143

November 16, 2018

Music of Titans

Explore Gustav Mahler’s music with the autobiographical Symphony No. 1.

portrait of Beethoven

Wikimedia Commons

November 02, 2018

Beethoven: Apotheosis of the Dance

As you might suppose from this theme there will be music that is both inspiring and invigorating.

Windbeeches, Germany

By Richardfabi - Own work, Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

October 26, 2018

Windless Winter

The Sinfonia strings and percussion are showcased in an evening of “windless” favorites that spans three centuries.

County Kerry, Ireland

By Tony Webster - Ring of Kerry, Ireland, public domain via Wikimedia Commons

October 19, 2018

British Bounty

Prepare to be amazed with musical treasures from the British Isles.

Violin scroll

Wikimedia Commons

October 05, 2018

Fiery Fiddlin’

Fiddles and violins abound in this program from the Illinois Symphony Orchestra. 


By Guillaume Piolle via Wikimedia Commons

September 28, 2018

No Strings Attached

Violins, the violas, the cellos and the basses take the night off. 

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