Portrait of William Grant Still

By Carl Van Vechten - United States Library of Congress, Wikimedia Commons

Prairie Performances - July 03, 2020

Classically Black: William Grant Still

Learn about William Grant Still, also known as the “Dean of Afro-American Composers,” as part of WILL-FM's Classically Black series.

Munich Hall of Fame: Composer Carl Orff (installed in 2009)

By Rufus46 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia Commons

Prairie Performances - June 26, 2020

Carmina Burana

Enjoy this performance of Carl Orff’s scenic cantata.

Violin scroll

Wikimedia Commons

Prairie Performances - June 19, 2020

Fiery Fiddlin’

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

Painting of Beethoven

"Beethoven" by Joseph Karl Stieler - Wikimedia

Prairie Performances - June 12, 2020

Beethoven: Apotheosis of the Dance

Enjoy music that is both inspiring and invigorating by Beethoven.

By Kreuzschnabel (Own work), via Wikimedia Commons

Prairie Performances - June 05, 2020

Brass Blowout

The Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra toots their own horns in this fun and festive concert!

Black and white photo of composer Richard Strauss

Photo by Ferdinand Schmutzer/Wikimedia Commons

Prairie Performances - May 29, 2020

Mahler and Strauss

Join the Champaign-Urbana Symphony in this program of the late Romantic music of Mahler and Strauss.

Claude Debussy in 1908

By Nadar, Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons

Prairie Performances - May 15, 2020

An Anniversary Celebration

From Debussy to Bernstein, Sinfonia da Camera performs your favorites. 

The Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra performs.

The Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra

Prairie Performances - May 08, 2020

Terra Nostra 

Enjoy this new oratorio performed by the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra and two additional local musical groups.


Mount St. Helens erupting

By Austin Post, Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons

Prairie Performances - May 01, 2020

All The World’s A Stage

Enjoy this colorful program that uses volcanoes as its musical subject. 

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