William Shakespeare 1609

By Unknown - The Washington Times, Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons

July 31, 2019 - Prairie Performances

Inspired by Shakespeare

Enjoy an evening of romantic tragedy inspired by the Bard himself.



Mount St. Helens erupting

By Austin Post, Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons

July 26, 2019 - Prairie Performances

All The World’s A Stage

This colorful program takes volcanoes as its subject.


portrait of Beethoven

Wikimedia Commons

July 19, 2019 - Prairie Performances

Beethoven: Apotheosis of the Dance

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


brass instrustments

By Kreuzschnabel (Own work), via Wikimedia Commons

July 12, 2019 - Prairie Performances

Brass Blowout

Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra is literally tooting their own horns in this concert.


Claude Debussy in 1908

By Nadar, Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

July 05, 2019 - Prairie Performances

An Anniversary Celebration

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


The Solar System, (not to scale) showing the Sun, Inner Planets, Asteroid Belt, Outer Planets, and a comet.

By Harman Smith and Laura Generosa (nee Berwin), graphic artists and contractors to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Public Domain via Wikipedia

June 28, 2019 - Prairie Performances

Terra Nostra

Moving music focusing on the relationship between our planet and mankind.


John Williams speaks on a microphone

TashTish - CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

June 21, 2019 - Prairie Performances

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", Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

June 14, 2019 - Prairie Performances

Music of Titans

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


"Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy - Aquarell von James Warren Childe 1830" by Eckart Kleßmann. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

June 07, 2019 - Prairie Performances

Music of Destiny

An exciting offering of acclaimed masterworks and engaging discoveries.


Gustav Holst, c. 1921 (photograph by Herbert Lambert)

By Herbert Lambert (1881–1936) - National Portrait Gallery - Portrait NPG Ax7745; Gustav Theodore Holst, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7667183

May 31, 2019 - Prairie Performances

The Planets

Enjoy this musical observation of the solar eclipse.


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