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.

Portrait of Wolfgang Amadeusz Mozart

Wikimedia Commons

December 28, 2018 - Prairie Performances

Messiah and Mozart

Treat yourself to Mozart’s arrangement of Handel’s Messiah.

George Frideric Handel by Balthasar Denner

By attributed to Balthasar Denner - National Portrait Gallery. Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6364709

December 07, 2018 - Prairie Performances

Judas Maccabeus

Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana performs 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.

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