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Friday, April 15, 2016 - 7:30pm
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The CUSO season finale highlights the brass section, the powerhouse of the orchestra. From Wagner’s exhilarating and declamatory Overture to Rienzi to Manuel de Falla’s colorful Spanish ballet, this program is sure to please all ages. Schumann’s spectacular showcase for four horns features Bernhard Scully, Thomas Jöstlein, Marc Zyla, and Tricia Jöstlein. The CUSO’s season-long celebration of the power of music concludes fittingly with Ravel’s Boléro, a bombastic showcase for the whole orchestra.

For tickets and more information, visit www.cusymphony.org/brass

Saturday, March 5, 2016 - 7:30pm
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Bold and beautiful, this program of three “B’s” will move and thrill with works illustrating composers’ perspectives in creating their second works in a given genre. Following the popular and commanding Second Essay of Samuel Barber, Alexander Borodin’s Symphony No. 2 brims with memorable melodies. Brahms’ spacious and powerful Piano Concerto No. 2, perhaps his most personal musical creation, will shine brightly in the hands of renowned pianist Anton Nel.

Visit www.cusymphony.org/secondtonone for tickets and more information!

Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 7:30pm
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
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The CUSO showcases the music of Jeff Beal, one of today’s most acclaimed composers for film and television. His credits include the wildly popular Netflix series House of Cards, HBO’s Rome, the documentary Blackfish, and numerous films and concert works. An accomplished trumpet soloist, Beal will perform his own Trumpet Concerto and speak about his experience as a Hollywood composer. Don’t miss this special event!

Tickets and more information are available at www.cusymphony.org/houseofcards

Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 7:30pm
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
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A delightful treat for the entire family, this festive concert features holiday favorites including Sleigh Ride, A Visit from St. Nicholas, a carol sing-along led by the cherubic voices of the Central Illinois Children’s Chorus, and, of course, a visit from Santa himself!

Visit http://cusymphony.org/holiday for tickets and more details.

Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 10:30pm
Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church, 102 N. State Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820.
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The Emmanuel Choir and instruments present Cantata #142, "A Child is Born to Us," attributed to J.S. Bach, at 10:30 PM on December 24th. Stay for Traditional Solemn Mass at 11:00PM and a festive late-night reception open to all!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 4:00pm
Lincoln Square Mall Food Court, Urbana

On Tuesday, December 1, C4A will host TWO FREE Christmas Sing-Along events: one oriented toward families, and another with a more adult feel. Both are free--our “give back” to the community on Giving Tuesday. YOU are invited to join the fun, and--- if you feel inspired-–do a little giving of your own to help C4A with its mission to cultivate community through experiences with music. We’ll make it easy for you to donate online, on your phone, or using the old-fashioned cash or check method. (We are a 501 c3 organization, and your donation may be deductible.) The family event will be from 4:00 to 6:00 PM in the food court at Urbana’s Lincoln Square Mall. Join us for singing, playing, face painting, and crafts. Everyone is welcome to help us decorate our life-sized Gingerbread House! Rick Murphy will lead the music: singers and instruments welcome! Our friendly elves will assist the kids at stations for coloring, making snowflakes, and creating your own Christmas cards. A relaxed event for grown-ups will follow from 7:30 to 9:30 PM at The Iron Post (at the corner of Race and Elm in downtown Urbana). Rick Murphy will lead from the piano for this session, too. All singers and instrumentalists are invited to join in. Paul will serve his special eggnog. We have set up a dropbox with FREE downloadable Christmas music. Please email us at info@c-4a.org if you would like us to send you the link. For details please visit our website: http://c-4a.org/happenings/2015-16-season-events-listing/ or on Facebook “C4A’s Christmas Sing-Along”

https://www.facebook.com/events/1086915507999474/

Email: info@c-4a.org

Phone: 217.384.5150.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 4:00pm
Lincoln Square Mall Food Court, Urbana

On Tuesday, December 1 C4A will host TWO FREE Christmas Sing-Along events: one oriented toward families, and another with a more adult feel. Both are free--our “give back” to the community on Giving Tuesday. YOU are invited to join the fun, and--- if you feel inspired-–do a little giving of your own to help C4A with its mission to cultivate community through experiences with music. We’ll make it easy for you to donate online, on your phone, or using the old-fashioned cash or check method. (We are a 501 c3 organization, and your donation may be deductible.) The family event will be from 4:00 to 6:00 PM in the food court at Urbana’s Lincoln Square Mall. Join us for singing, playing, face painting, and crafts. Everyone is welcome to help us decorate our life-sized Gingerbread House! Rick Murphy will lead the music: singers and instruments welcome! Our friendly elves will assist the kids at stations for coloring, making snowflakes, and creating your own Christmas cards. A relaxed event for grown-ups will follow from 7:30 to 9:30 PM at The Iron Post (at the corner of Race and Elm in downtown Urbana). Rick Murphy will lead from the piano for
this session, too. All singers and instrumentalists are invited to join in. Paul will serve his special eggnog. We have set up a dropbox with FREE downloadable Christmas music. Please email us at info@c-4a.org if you would like us to send you the link.
For details please visit our website: http://c-4a.org/happenings/2015-16-season-events-listing/ or on Facebook “C4A’s Christmas Sing-Along”

https://www.facebook.com/events/1086915507999474/

Email: info@c-4a.org

Phone: 217.384.5150.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Saturday, December 12, 2015 (All day)
Fluid Event Center
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The “sweet and satisfying” sound of Candy Foster and Shades of Blue will be heard at Fluid Event Center in Champaign on Saturday, December 12, 2015. Foster is celebrating 55 years of live music with a gala celebration and benefit show to raise scholarship funds for a promising young artist of the future. The doors open at 6:00 pm. A buffet dinner accompanied by smooth live jazz music will begin at 6:30 pm. The Candy Foster and Shades of Blue performance will begin at 8:00 pm.

Friday, April 1, 2016 (All day) to Friday, May 27, 2016 (All day)
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, Harding Band Building, 1103 S. Sixth Street, Champaign
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James W. Beauchamp earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Michigan in 1960 and 1961, and in 1965 he graduated from the University of Illinois with a PhD in electrical engineering. While a student at Illinois he worked closely with his mentor and composition professor Lejaren Hiller, and created one of America’s first voltage-controlled electronic music synthesizers called the Harmonic Tone Generator (HTG). The HTG was used in several different electronic music projects produced at the University of Illinois during the 1960s and 70s including Salvatore Martirano’s Underworld. After graduating from Illinois he joined their electrical engineering faculty, and by 1969 had earned a joint appointment in the electrical engineering and music departments. Between 1969 and 1973 Beauchamp served as director of the School of Music’s Experimental Music Studios (EMS), and as director of the Computer Music Project (CMP) between 1984 and 1993. In the fall of 1993 Beauchamp and Sever Tipei became co-managers of CMP. This exhibit documents through photographs, stories, scientific reports, and audio recordings the early development of the HTG at the University of Illinois. For further information contact the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music at 217-333-4577 or email sousa@illinois.edu.

Saturday, November 7, 2015 (All day)
The Urbana Free Library

The Champaign-Urbana Folk & Roots Festival is an annual event that promotes the folk arts and contributes to the artistic vitality of central Illinois. As a venue sponsor, The Urbana Free Library is pleased to participate in this vibrant community event. All festival events at the Library are FREE and will take place in the Lewis Auditorium, Busey-Mills Reading Room, and Satterthwaite Conference Room.

Lewis Auditorium:
10:00 AM Bodhrán Workshop with Tim Mulvenna
11:15 AM: Prairie Breezes Family Concert with Barb Silverman and Colby Maddox
12:00 PM: Local Storytellers Showcase: Stories for Families featuring Camille Born, UFL Children's Librarian Elaine Bearden, and Linda Dust
1:00 PM: Featured Storyteller, Anne Shimojima
2:00 PM: Local Storytellers Showcase: More Stories for Families featuring Kim Sheahan and Kath Brinkmann
3:45 PM: U of I Press Panel with Phil Jamison and Marion Jacobson

This month's special Prairie Breezes concert is a collaboration of The Urbana Free Library and the C-U Folk & Roots Festival, and is generously sponsored by Peggy and Bob Podlasek in memory of Greg Bliss.

Busey-Mills Reading Room:
10:30 AM: Orpheus Mandolin Orchestra
11:45 AM: Singer-Songwriter Lynn O'Brien
1:15 PM: Bluegrass & Country with Idea Garden
2:45 PM: Singer-Songwriter David Francey
4:00 PM: Singer-Songwriter, John Gorka

Satterthwaite Conference Room:
3:15 PM: Storytelling Workshop with Anne Shimojima, "You Can Tell a Story Too!."
Folk tales, stories of the human condition, trials and tribulations, love lost and found, and journeying on the quest, have been passed down through the generations from teller to listener. Join storyteller Anne Shimojima as she shares tips on how to learn and tell a folk tale. Anne brings 30+ years of storytelling experience to this fast-paced hour of both theory and practice.

To see a complete schedule of festival events, visit folkandroots.org

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