Portrait of a man from 1889

By C. Brasch, Berlin - http://www.oberlin.edu/library/graphics/SCP/Brahms.gif, Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons

May 24, 2019 - Prairie Performances

Bold and Beautiful

The Illinois Symphony invites you to bask in brilliance of Beethoven, Barber and Brahms.

Munich Hall of Fame: Composer Carl Orff (installed in 2009)

By Rufus46 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7032318

May 17, 2019 - Prairie Performances

Carmina Burana

Enjoy this performance of Carl Orff’s scenic cantata.

A man posing with a violin

Photo courtesy stefanmilenkovich.com

May 10, 2019 - Prairie Performances

The Triumph of Music

The Champaign-Urbana Symphony plays Sibelius and Shostakovich.

Violin scroll

Wikimedia Commons

May 03, 2019 - Prairie Performances

Fiery Fiddlin’

Fiddles and violins abound in this program from the Illinois Symphony Orchestra. 

Gustav Mahler

By E. Bieber - Kohut, Adolph (1900) "Gustav Mahler", Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

April 26, 2019 - Prairie Performances

Mahler and Strauss

Join the Champaign-Urbana Symphony in this program of the late Romantic music of Mahler and Strauss.

man standing at a piano


April 19, 2019 - Prairie Performances

Saint Matthew Passion

The performance features Sinfonia da Camera, the Central Illinois Children’s Chorus, the University of Illinois Chorale, and the UI Oratorio Society.

Windbeeches, Germany

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

April 12, 2019 - Prairie Performances

Windless Winter

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

The Eiffel Tower at night. Paris, France

By Sergey Ashmarin. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

April 05, 2019 - Prairie Performances

April in Paris

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

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.

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