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.

Windbeeches, Germany

By Richardfabi - Own work, Public Domain

Prairie Performances - October 25, 2019

Windless Winter

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

The Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra performs.

The Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra

Prairie Performances - October 18, 2019

Terra Nostra

Enjoy this new oratorio performed by the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra and two additional local musical groups.

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

Prairie Performances - October 11, 2019

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

Prairie Performances - October 02, 2019

The Creation

Enjoy this classical piece performed by two local musical groups.

Pyotr Tchaikovsky, c. 1888.

Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons

Prairie Performances - September 27, 2019

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

Prairie Performances - September 20, 2019

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.

Prairie Performances - September 13, 2019

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

Prairie Performances - September 06, 2019

Beethoven: Apotheosis of the Dance

As you might suppose from this theme there will be music that is both inspiring and invigorating.

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