President Lyndon B. Johnson Photo. Photo by Arnold Newman.

Prairie Performances - July 31, 2020

August 4, 1964

This performance follows the events of this day during Lyndon Johnson's presidency.

William Shakespeare 1609

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

Prairie Performances - July 24, 2020

Inspired by Shakespeare

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

Sinfonia da Camera performing

Prairie Performances - July 17, 2020

The Mikado

Enjoy the “love triangle” that has captivated audiences since 1885.

Aaron Copland in 1962 from a television special

By CBS Television - Wikimedia Commons

Prairie Performances - July 10, 2020

Music of the Heartland

Enjoy this program of music that defines our country.

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!

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