Portrait photo of Danish composer Carl Nielsen

Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons

March 22, 2019 - Prairie Performances


Life, ever growing, ever expanding, life seeking life. 

Pyotr Tchaikovsky, c. 1888.

By Émile Reutlinger - NYPL Digital Gallery — Image ID: 1158492, Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons

March 08, 2019 - Prairie Performances

Dazzling Debut

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

Portrait of William Grant Still

By Carl Van Vechten - Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

February 08, 2019 - Prairie Performances

Classically Black: William Grant Still

Often referred to as the dean of AfroAmerican composers, he brought a fresh perspective to the concert hall.

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

February 01, 2019 - Prairie Performances

Classically Black + Lilacs in Bloom

Enjoy back-to-back Prairie Performances. 

William Warfield

By Carl Van Vechten - Van Vechten Collection at Library of Congress, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2766732

January 25, 2019 - Prairie Performances

Classically Black: William Warfield

Learn more about his life and his music.

Claude Debussy in 1908

By Nadar, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=983139

January 18, 2019 - Prairie Performances

An Anniversary Celebration

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

Picture of Hector Berlioz

Wikimedia Commons

January 11, 2019 - Prairie Performances

Roman Carnival Overture

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

Windbeeches, Germany

By Richardfabi - Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=236450

January 04, 2019 - Prairie Performances

Windless Winter

The Sinfonia strings and percussion are showcased in an evening of “windless” favorites that spans three centuries.

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