Benny Goodman

By Photo by James Kreigsmann, New York - Original text : eBayfrontback), Public Domain,

August 17, 2018

Swing! Swing! Swing!

Celebration of the Allerton Music Barn Festival continues with a tribute to legendary clarinetist and band leader Benny Goodman. 

The Allerton Barn

Michael Owen Thomas

August 10, 2018

Jazz from Allerton Park

Enjoy this tribute to Oliver Nelson’s “The Blues and the Abstract Truth.”

The Allerton Barn

Michael Owen Thomas

August 03, 2018

Jazz from Allerton Park

The UI Jazz Faculty Artists celebrate Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers.

The Eiffel Tower at night. Paris, France

By Sergey Ashmarin. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

July 27, 2018

April in Paris

Enjoy familiar French favorites in this light and uplifting concert with the Illinois Symphony. 

By Eckart Kleßmann. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

July 13, 2018

Music of Destiny

An exciting offering of acclaimed masterworks and engaging discoveries.

Painting of Beethoven

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

July 06, 2018

Apotheosis of the Dance

Everything is coming up Beethoven in this performance with Sinfonia da Camera.

John Williams speaks on a microphone

TashTish - CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

June 29, 2018

Made in the USA

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

Portrait of a man from 1889

C. Brasch, Berlin - Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons

June 22, 2018

Second to None

Tune in for this bold, beautiful, and beguiling program of three “B’s."

A man posing with a violin

Photo courtesy

June 15, 2018

The Triumph of Music

The Champaign-Urbana Symphony plays Sibelius and Shostakovich.

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