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Prairie Performances - April 17, 2020

Music of Destiny

An exciting offering of acclaimed masterworks and engaging discoveries.

man standing at a piano

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Prairie Performances - April 10, 2020

Saint Matthew Passion

Enjoy a performance of Bach's Saint Matthew Passion featuring Sinfonia da Camera, the Central Illinois Children’s Chorus, the University of Illinois Chorale, and the UI Oratorio Society.

The Eiffel Tower at night. Paris, France

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Prairie Performances - April 03, 2020

April in Paris

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

Violin scroll

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Prairie Performances - March 27, 2020

Fiery Fiddlin

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

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

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Prairie Performances - March 20, 2020

Carmina Burana

Enjoy this performance of Carl Orff’s scenic cantata.

same tree over four seasons

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Prairie Performances - March 13, 2020

Celebrate the Seasons

Spring, winter, summer and fall, join us for musical portraits of the seasons.

Gustav Mahler in 1892

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Prairie Performances - March 07, 2020

Resurrection

Enjoy a performance of Gustav Mahler's Resurrection Symphony

Portrait of William Grant Still

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Prairie Performances - February 28, 2020

Classically Black: William Grant Still

Learn about William Grant Still, also known as the “Dean of Afro-American Composers,” as part of our Classically Black series.

A lilac bush (Syringa vulgaris) showing a panicle with multiple flowers in bloom and leaves. Victoria, Australia.

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Prairie Performances - February 21, 2020

Lilacs in Bloom

Enjoy performances by famous pianist Andre Watts and Pulitzer Prize winner, George Walker.

Ellington poses with his piano at the KFG Radio Studio November 3, 1954.

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Prairie Performances - February 15, 2020

Classically Black: Edward Kennedy Ellington

Learn about Edward Kennedy Ellington, also known as "The Classical Duke," as part of our Classically Black series.

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