music

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 6:00pm
The Urbana Free Library
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Celebrate Spring with Ms. Teresa with music, movement, and fun with your little one.

For children birth to 5 years old and their families.

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 11:15am
Urbana Free Library
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Come for an entertaining and exciting listening experience from the Transit Brass Trio! The group features Robert Sears (trumpet), Jessica Pearce (french horn), and Ben Carrasquillo (trombone). Performing new compositions and arrangements is a tradition of all Transit Brass concerts.

For children and their families.

Prairie Breezes family concerts are generously sponsored by Peggy and Bob Podlasek in memory of Greg Bliss.

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 7:00pm
Krannert Art Museum All Galleries 500 E. Peabody Dr. Champaign, IL 61820

Join us as local musicians perform original songs they’ve written in response to art on display at Krannert Art Museum.

This event is free and open to the public. Please visit http://www.kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 4:00pm
Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church, 208 W. University Ave, Champaign, Illinois 61820.
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Calm contemplation in inspiring spaces: Emmanuel's next offering of 1662 Choral Evensong features Chicago early music ensemble the Marion Consort, under the artistic direction of Amy Bearden. 1662 Choral Evensong offers believers and unbelievers alike an oasis of beauty in which the ‘song’ of voices sounding together in harmony is heard at the ‘even’ point between the active day and the restful night. For more information, visit
http://www.emmanuelmemorialepiscopal.org/1662-choral-evensong.html

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 6:45pm
McKinley Church
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This regular evening rehearsal (6:45 - 8:30) will be an open house for all self-identified women who sing in the treble range who want to know more of what Amasong is all about. We are accepting new members now for the spring semester. Amasong’s repertoire of music from around the world celebrates the communion of cultures, the search for unity, the joys of sisterhood, and the enduring power of making music. Open to self-identified women at varying levels of experience and ability.

Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 11:15pm
Urbana Free Library - Lewis Auditorium
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The musical style of Congolese musicians Jean Rene Balekita and Bomoyi is a rich mix of Gospel and Jazz with an African rhythm. They sing in English, French, Lingala, Kikongo, and Tshiluba. They have toured in Africa, Europe, and the United States and now live in Urbana, Illinois.

For children and their families.

Prairie Breezes family concerts are generously sponsored by Peggy and Bob Podlasek in memory of Greg Bliss.

Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 11:00am
Urbana Free Library - Lewis Auditorium
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Let's make music! Join us for a fun, free music class with the folks of the Champaign School of Music.

For children ages 1-5 with a caregiver.

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 7:30pm
Krannert Art Museum Main Level, Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery 500 E. Peabody Dr. Champaign, IL 61820
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A pioneering artist in cross-cultural collaborative music, Steve Gorn has performed Indian Classical Music and new American Music on the bansuri bamboo flute, soprano saxophone, and clarinet in concerts and festivals throughout the world. As a visiting CAS Improvisers Exchange artist, an initiative of the Center for Advanced Study, Gorn leads ensemble members in music reflective of his landmark Indian-Jazz fusion recording, Asian Journal, his 2011 Grammy winning recording, “Miho–Journey to the Mountain,” with Dhruba Ghosh and the Paul Winter Consort, and of his gurus, the late bansuri master Sri Gour Goswami, of Kolkata, and Pt. Raghunath Seth of Mumbai, whom he often accompanied in concert.

This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public.

This concert is presented with support from the George A. Miller Committee and the CAS Improvisers Exchange Initiative. Additional sponsorship provided by the Center for Advanced Studies, Kathleen Harleman, Analog Outfitters, School of Music, and Krannert Art Museum with in-kind support provided by WEFT, 90.1 FM.

Sunday, December 24, 2017 - 10:30pm
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Half an hour of carols and classic Christmas works for choir, organ, and brass. Followed by Traditional Midnight Mass at 11pm with champagne reception.

Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 7:30pm
The Virginia Theatre
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TOMMY EMMANUEL
Classics and Christmas Tour
presented by National Shows 2
Date/Time: Sun, Dec 3, 2017 – 7:30pm
Tickets: $49.50/$39.50
Add’l per-ticket service charges apply: $5 (online only)
On-Sale Date: Fri, July 14, 2017, 10am

One of the greatest players on the planet – Chet Atkins
The Champaign Park District’s Virginia Theatre is proud to welcome back legendary guitarist Tommy Emmanuel. This show will feature one full set of Mr. Emmanuel’s classic solo acoustic songs, and one full set of Christmas favorites with Pat Bergeson, John Knowles, and Annie Sellick.
Tommy Emmanuel easily skates between musical styles, playing with the blues in one number, infusing Spanish tradition effortlessly into another, and thoughtfully exploring folk in a third. An accomplished fingerstyle player, Tommy frequently threads three different parts simultaneously into his material, operating as a one-man band who handles the melody, the supporting chords, and the bass all at once.
His technical gifts have earned him multiple awards and made him a Member of the Order of Australia, an honor bestowed by the Queen in his native homeland. Given his first guitar at age four, Tommy Emmanuel started working professionally just two years later in a family band. “When I was on stage, people lit up,” he recalls. He pursued music with a passion, working continuously in a variety of bands through his school years, and later, in one of Australia’s best-known acts, Dragon. He supplemented that work as a studio musician, playing on albums for artists like Air Supply and Men At Work.
Tommy’s many credits include two Grammy nominations, two ARIA Awards from the Australian Recording Industry Association, and repeated honors from Guitar Player magazine. Mr. Emmanuel has worked with Eric Clapton, Doc Watson, and Chet Atkins, among countless others.
For more, visit tommyemmanuel.com.

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