Aaron Copland in 1962 from a television special

By CBS Television - eBay itemphoto frontphoto back, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19913210

October 11, 2019 - Prairie Performances

Porgy and Bess

The Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra plays selections from this opera from George Gershwin.

Portrait of Joseph Haydn

"Joseph Haydn" by Thomas Hardy (1757-circa 1805) - Unknown. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

October 02, 2019 - Prairie Performances

The Creation

Enjoy this classical piece performed by two local musical groups.

Pyotr Tchaikovsky, c. 1888.

Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons

September 27, 2019 - Prairie Performances

Dazzling Debut

Enjoy the Illinois Symphony’s world premiere Fanfare by Mark Rheaume honoring Ken Lam.

Mount St. Helens erupting

By Austin Post, Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons

September 20, 2019 - Prairie Performances

All The World’s A Stage

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

County Kerry, Ireland

Ring of Kerry, Ireland - by Tony Webster from San Francisco, CA – Public Domain on Wikimedia Commons.

September 13, 2019 - Prairie Performances

British Bounty

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

Painting of Beethoven

"Beethoven" by Joseph Karl Stieler - Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia

September 06, 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.

Johann Sebastian Bach (aged 61) in a portrait

By Elias Gottlob Haussmann – Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

August 30, 2019 - Prairie Performances

The Bachs

Enjoy this concert with the Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana or B.A.Ch conducted by Joseph Baldwin.

man standing at a piano


August 23, 2019 - Prairie Performances

Unfinished Business

Sinfonia da Camera is getting down to business in this week's program. 

Picture of Hector Berlioz

Wikimedia Commons

August 16, 2019 - Prairie Performances

Roman Carnival Overture

The premier university orchestra performs a variety of pieces, including this favorite from Hector Berlioz.

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


August 09, 2019 - Prairie Performances

August 4, 1964

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

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