music

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 5:00pm
Sylvia’s Irish Inn, 312 West Green Street in Urbana

There will be a wine tasting benefit event for the Community Center for the Arts on Friday, September 29, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Sylvia’s Irish Inn, 312 West Green Street in Urbana.

All proceeds from the event will go to C4A’s Scholarship Fund and the Peru Exchange Project, a cultural exchange with the Sechura Youth Orchestra and the city of Sechura, Peru.

Tickets are $65 per person; the price includes substantial hors d'oeuvres, 8 Wine Samples provided by PRP Wine International, live music, and door prizes. Additional wines will be available for purchase at the event.

You may order your tickets online at http://c-4a.org/wine-tasting-ticket-orders/ or call 217-384-4800 to reserve your seat.

This event is hosted by Sylvia’s Irish Inn, with wine provided by PRP International.
Follow this event on Facebook at
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You may learn more about the Peru Exchange Project at http://c-4a.org/peru-exchange-project/

And details about C4A's Scholarship Fund are at
http://c-4a.org/support/contribute-to-c4as-scholarship-fund/

Email: info@c-4a.org
Phone: 217.384.5150.

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor) at The Urbana Free Library
{ music, kids }

Let's welcome musician Sean Gaskell!
He will give a performance and educational demonstration on the Kora, an ancient 21-string harp from West Africa. The performance will feature traditional songs that are the heart and soul of the Kora's musical repertoire in addition to some of his own personal compositions.

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 11:15am to 11:45am
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor) at The Urbana Free Library
{ music, kids }

Join musicians Alan Wu, Barry Morse, and Friends for a concert of Free Improvisation, called the world’s oldest form of musical expression. This unique musical style allows for complete expression and exploration of pure sound within a highly interactive space. Children will even have a chance to join in the fun of "sound-soup" with hand-held percussion instruments later in the program.

For children and their families.

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

www.wumorseduo.com
https://www.facebook.com/wumorse/

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 3:45pm to 5:15pm
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor) at The Urbana Free Library
{ music, kids }

Free Improvisation has been called the world’s oldest form of musical expression. Free from harmonic, melodic and genre conventions, the style of Free Improvisation allows for complete musical expression and explorations of pure sound within a highly interactive, collaborative and non-judgmental sonic laboratory.

Workshop: Free and open to all serious teens and young adults who wish to push the boundaries of their musical expression and deepen their listening skills while exploring the sonic capabilities of their instruments/voices. Learn the basics of Free Improvisation, and then apply what you have learned in live performance with the Wu-Morse Duo. The workshop will be directed by experienced improvisers Allen Wu and Barry R. Morse (Wu-Morse Duo) who will lead group exercises designed to introduce young players to new performance possibilities beyond the traditional notated, conducted, and chord-progression based compositions and arrangements of Western music. All instruments (acoustic, electronic, percussion, ethnic) and voices are welcome. Full, enthusiastic participation is expected to maximize learning and fun!

Performance: Workshop participants are encouraged to join the Wu-Morse Duo and apply their discoveries in a live performance of experimental electro-acoustic improvisation during the Prairie Breezes family concert on Saturday morning.

Interested? Contact Barry Morse (217-369-5328 or barryrmorse@hotmail.com) by Thursday, October 5.

www.wumorseduo.com
https://www.facebook.com/wumorse/

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 7:30pm
The Virginia Theatre
{ music }

ZZ TOP
Presented by Pacific Coast Concerts

Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 7:30pm

VT SERIES EVENT

Tickets: $119.50/$99.50/$79.50 (CURRENTLY SOLD OUT)
On Sale Date: Fri, Jul 14, 2017—10am

ZZ TOP, “That Little Ol’ Band from Texas,” has toured and recorded together in their original lineup since 1969, for more than 45 years of rock, blues, and boogie both on the road and in the studio. Known for songs like La Grange, Tush, Legs, and Sharp Dressed Man, ZZ Top has earned eleven gold, seven platinum, and three multi-platinum records to date, with a colossal combined sales of over 50 million albums worldwide. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, by the Rolling Stones’s Keith Richards.

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 7:00pm
The Virginia Theatre
{ music }

RICHARD HILLS, WURLITZER PIPE ORGAN
Saturday, Sept. 9 at 7pm
VT SERIES EVENT
Tickets: $10
On Sale Date: Fri, Jul 14, 2017—10am

Richard Hills, one of the finest theatre organists in the world, will visit Champaign this fall for a special performance on the Virginia’s 1921 Hope Jones II Wurlitzer Pipe Organ. The concert will also feature a silent film screening.
Mr. Hills is one of the very few musicians to have bridged the divide between the worlds of classical organ and theatre organ. His resume includes time as Organ Scholar at Exeter College Oxford, and an organ scholarship at Westminster Abbey, London. In the US, he was named ‘Organist of the Year’ by the American Theatre Organ Society in 2010 for his contribution to the art form and has made numerous appearances on national and international radio and television.

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Lewis Auditorium
{ music, kids }

Learn to write music and listen to live performances.
Children, teens, and adults welcome. (Free Admission)

All Score Urbana is an action learning-based initiative that increases access to music composition resources for the Urbana community.

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Lewis Auditorium

Enjoy a musical tale composed by Seymour Barab based on Norman Rockwell's story Willie Was Different, plus other musical treats performed by Mary Chapman (flute), Solomon Baer (clarinet), Sarah Schwartz (piano), and Ronald Hedlund (narrator).

Free for children and their families.

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

Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 8:00pm
1401 West Green St. Urbana IL 61801
{ dance, music, kids }

The Illini Swing Society is hosting a free swing dance night at the Illini Union (1401 W Green St. Urbana IL) in room 200. We will have a free one-hour beginner swing dance lesson at 8pm followed by a free social dance from 9pm to midnight. There will be a raffle at the entrance for the chance to win 10 weeks of swing dance lessons!

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 12:00pm to 9:00pm
133 W. Sale St. & 126 W. Sale St., Tuscola, IL

You are invited to the first Odd Market, an art, handmade and vintage one-day show in downtown Tuscola on June 3. Sponsored by Tuscola Odd Fellows Lodge #316, the event will raise funds for Douglas County Mental Health, a not-for-profit organization that offers counsling, crisis intervention, teen programs and other services. 

This event will be held in conjunction with the annual downtown car show in Tuscola!

FEATURING

Crass Stitching
Elzie Sexton
Nichole Sexton
Melissa Monsters Turner
ACME Elfworks
Kelly Hieronymus
Yellow Dog Studio
L & L Studio
Piper Pottery https://www.facebook.com/piperpottery/
Blackdogcircus
Jenny Shields Cowgill
Floyds Barber Shop
Jill McDevitt
Hello Dolly
Dizzy D
Cynical Redhead
Rachel Ray Photography
Laura Ann Tays
Krafts by Kelli
Sparrow's Journey by Heather Chism Santos
Bird & Thistle
Evelyne Tardy
Zac Atkinson
Vintage Karma
Rumours Hat Shoppe - Champaign, IL
R de•signs
The 28th Annual Wheel's Car Club Car Show
The Chuckwagon
Sundry Shadows
Live Music by Matt Berry
AND MORE!

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