man standing at a piano

Prairie Performances - January 10, 2020

Unfinished Business

The local Sinfonia da Camera Chamber Orchestra is getting down to business in this week's program. 

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

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Prairie Performances - January 03, 2020

Carmina Burana

Enjoy this performance of Carl Orff’s scenic cantata celebrating the Champaign-Urbana Symphony's 60th Anniversary.

George Frideric Handel by Balthasar Denner

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Prairie Performances - December 27, 2019

Judas Maccabeus

Enjoy Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana's performance of Handel's Judas Maccabeus, an oratorio written in 1746, drawn from the Apocrypha of the Bible (First Book of the Maccabees) and the historian Josephus.

Windbeeches, Germany

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Prairie Performances - December 13, 2019

Windless Winter

Enjoy these “windless” favorites featuring strings and percussion by the Sinfonia da Camera orchestra. 

University of Illinois

Prairie Performances - December 06, 2019


Enjoy classical pieces by the University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra.

Portrait of Wolfgang Amadeusz Mozart

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Prairie Performances - November 30, 2019

Messiah and Mozart

Enjoy Mozart’s arrangement of Handel’s Messiah.

The Eiffel Tower at night in Paris, France.

By Sergey Ashmarin. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Prairie Performances - November 15, 2019

April in Paris

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

Portrait of Franz Schubert.

By Josef Kriehuber - Public Domain

Prairie Performances - November 08, 2019

Voices Unite!

Two outstanding college choirs from separate continents join forces to celebrate the unifying power of music. 

Black and white photo of composer Richard Strauss.

Photo by Ferdinand Schmutzer/Wikimedia Commons

Prairie Performances - November 01, 2019

Mahler and Strauss

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

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