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Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 6:00pm
University YMCA | Latzer Hall

The University YMCA and ISSS present
The 33rd Annual International Dinner & Performance Night

Enjoy an evening of great food and live performances in celebration of the diverse cultures that make up Champaign-Urbana.

Tickets are on sale now for only $15 for a sampling of food and performances from all over the world.

Purchase tickets at the front desk of the University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign (checks payable to the University YMCA). Tickets sell out early and seats are limited; plan to purchase tickets as soon as possible.

At this event, you should expect to enjoy cuisines from over 20 countries and performances from members of the campus and community. Past International Dinner menus have included dishes from Vietnam, Hawaii, Korea, Brazil, Ukraine, Poland, Turkey, Romania, Ghana, Peru, Russia, Malaysia, Bulgaria, Bangladesh, Ecuador, Israel and several other countries. A finalized menu and performance program is To Be Announced. For more information and updates on the menu and performance schedule, visit: universityymca.org/global/dinner/

Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 7:30pm
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
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Two outstanding college choirs from separate continents join forces to celebrate the unifying power of music. Andrew Megill, Director of Choral Activities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, leads the combined choirs in an “American” half, featuring Corigliano’s beautiful setting of Dylan Thomas’ lyric poem Fern Hill and Bernstein’s setting of 6 liturgical Psalms. Johannes Hiemetsberger, conductor of the Webern Kammerchor, directs the “Viennese” half with Schubert’s final setting of the Mass, a masterpiece highlighting the artistic liberties indicative of the composer’s late style.

Corigliano: Fern Hill
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Schubert: Mass No. 6 in E-flat major, D. 950

Tickets available at: http://krannertcenter.com/performance.aspx?id=201561818142263412817410782

Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 5:00pm
Unity High School

All Out A Cappella Concert Happening February 6

The 10th Anniversary All Out A Cappella concert will be held Saturday, February 6 at Unity High School in Tolono. There will be performances at 5 and 8 p.m. Both shows feature No Comment, Xtension Chords, and Rip Chords from the University of Illinois; Acafellaz and Clef Hangers from Illinois State University; and Surreal Sound from Unity High School. The 5 p.m. performance adds Illinois Barbershop Quartet Champions Drive Time to the line-up while the 8 p.m. show adds ILL Harmonic, one of the newest a cappella groups from the University of Illinois. There will also be some surprise performances by special guests.

The evening will provide entertainment for the entire family. General admission tickets to each show are $14 for adults and $7 for students. Doors open at 4:30 for the 5 p.m. concert and 7:30 for the 8 p.m. concert. The event is sponsored by Unity Music Boosters with all proceeds going toward enhancing music in Unit 7 schools. Tickets may be purchased from Unity High School choral students and at the High School office, or ordered online at www.unitymusicboosters.org. Additional questions can be directed to 217-239-0070.

Friday, January 1, 2016 (All day) to Tuesday, May 31, 2016 (All day)
Champaign County Community Center for the Arts, 103 N. Race St,, Urbana
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Community Center for the Arts New String Faculty!

The Community Center for the Arts (C4A) is proud to announce the addition of two extraordinary string teachers to our faculty:

Alex Malaimare is a native of Bucharest, Romania. Mr. Malaimare has performed extensively throughout Europe—including in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Romania, Norway, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom—and has presented significant performances in Chicago and Southern California. He holds graduate degrees from Western Illinois University and the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp, and is a Doctoral candidate at the University of Illinois. He is currently the Assistant Concertmaster of the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra.

Wayne Logue is a master fiddler in the Mid-western old time tradition. He has been a central figure in fiddling communities in central Illinois and in Arizona, where he lived and played for many years. He has a vast repertoire of traditional American fiddle tunes and is also versed in the violin styles of native Papago and Pima musicians of southern Arizona. Mr. Logue is an avid dance fiddler and teacher, and has led traditional music sessions at festivals throughout the US.

Both of these excellent violinists are available for private instruction at the Community Center for the Arts, 103 N. Race Street, Urbana, Illinois.

For details, please visit the C4A website: www.c-4a.org.

Email: info@c-4a.org.

Phone: 217.384.5150.

C4A is the recipient of a generous grant from the Community Foundation of East Central Illinois.

Friday, January 1, 2016 (All day) to Tuesday, May 31, 2016 (All day)
Champaign County Community Center for the Arts, 103 N. Race St,, Urbana
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Community Center for the Arts New String Faculty!

The Community Center for the Arts (C4A) is proud to announce the addition of two extraordinary string teachers to our faculty:

Alex Malaimare is a native of Bucharest, Romania. Mr. Malaimare has performed extensively throughout Europe—including in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Romania, Norway, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom—and has presented significant performances in Chicago and Southern California. He holds graduate degrees from Western Illinois University and the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp, and is a Doctoral candidate at the University of Illinois. He is currently the Assistant Concertmaster of the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra.

Wayne Logue is a master fiddler in the Mid-western old time tradition. He has been a central figure in fiddling communities in central Illinois and in Arizona, where he lived and played for many years. He has a vast repertoire of traditional American fiddle tunes and is also versed in the violin styles of native Papago and Pima musicians of southern Arizona. Mr. Logue is an avid dance fiddler and teacher, and has led traditional music sessions at festivals throughout the US.

Both of these excellent violinists are available for private instruction at the Community Center for the Arts, 103 N. Race Street, Urbana, Illinois.

For details, please visit the C4A website: www.c-4a.org.

Email: info@c-4a.org.

Phone: 217.384.5150.

C4A is the recipient of a generous grant from the Community Foundation of East Central Illinois.

Friday, January 1, 2016 (All day) to Tuesday, May 31, 2016 (All day)
Champaign County Community Center for the Arts, 103 N. Race St,, Urbana
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Community Center for the Arts NEW YEAR OFFERINGS!

The Community Center for the Arts (C4A) announces programs for the New Year! Private instruction with the region’s finest teaching artists, and a wide range of ensembles, and exciting music classes!

Adult Ensembles include:
Our new Community Chorus under the direction of Rick Murphy, open to singers of all ages; local banjoist Jeremy Koch directs our weekly Bluegrass Ensemble; the Olde Music Ensemble, under the direction of Robin Kearton is a refreshing take on music of the Renaissance and Baroque eras; the Marvelous Cretaceous Band is an extraordinarily eclectic ensemble open to all adult amateur musicians; Josh Houchin’s C4A Jazz Combo is a beginning improv group that works out on jazz standards; and our Cello Ensemble is open to cellists at all levels.

Youth Ensembles include:
Spin, Juggle and Flow! directed by Michael Braswell: learn to manipulate objects with performance artistry!
The Bow-Dacious String Band is a very popular ensemble for young bowed and plucked string players;
The Audacious Orchestra: classical music for bowed strings, ages 9 though high
school.

Classes include:
Guitar From Scratch! Group instruction for absolute beginners, taught by renowned local musician Dyke Corson.
Violin from Scratch! Robin Kearton’s violin group instruction for absolute beginners.
Music Theory for Guitar Players: chord theory for the fingerboard taught by Tom Faux
Music Theory for Practical People: The fundamentals of music-making, taught by composer/band leader Shab Wirtel

C4A offers Private Instruction on most bowed, plucked, and keyboard instruments.

All programs are located at our C4A Studios, 103 N. Race Street.

For details, please visit the C4A website: www.c-4a.org.

Email: info@c-4a.org. Phone: (217) 384-5150

C4A is a 2014 recipient of the Urbana Public Arts Grant and is partially supported by the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency.

Friday, April 1, 2016 (All day) to Tuesday, May 31, 2016 (All day)
Champaign County Community Center for the Arts, 103 N. Race St,, Urbana
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Community Center for the Arts NEW YEAR OFFERINGS!

The Community Center for the Arts (C4A) announces programs for the New Year! Private instruction with the region’s finest teaching artists, and a wide range of ensembles, and exciting music classes!

Adult Ensembles include:
Our new Community Chorus under the direction of Rick Murphy, open to singers of all ages; local banjoist Jeremy Koch directs our weekly Bluegrass Ensemble; the Olde Music Ensemble, under the direction of Robin Kearton is a refreshing take on music of the Renaissance and Baroque eras; the Marvelous Cretaceous Band is an extraordinarily eclectic ensemble open to all adult amateur musicians; Josh Houchin’s C4A Jazz Combo is a beginning improv group that works out on jazz standards; and our Cello Ensemble is open to cellists at all levels.

Youth Ensembles include:
Spin, Juggle and Flow! directed by Michael Braswell: learn to manipulate objects with performance artistry!
The Bow-Dacious String Band is a very popular ensemble for young bowed and plucked string players;
The Audacious Orchestra: classical music for bowed strings, ages 9 though high
school.

Classes include:
Guitar From Scratch! Group instruction for absolute beginners, taught by renowned local musician Dyke Corson.
Violin from Scratch! Robin Kearton’s violin group instruction for absolute beginners.
Music Theory for Guitar Players: chord theory for the fingerboard taught by Tom Faux
Music Theory for Practical People: The fundamentals of music-making, taught by composer/band leader Shab Wirtel

C4A offers Private Instruction on most bowed, plucked, and keyboard instruments.

All programs are located at our C4A Studios, 103 N. Race Street.

For details, please visit the C4A website: www.c-4a.org.

Email: info@c-4a.org. Phone: (217) 384-5150

C4A is a 2014 recipient of the Urbana Public Arts Grant and is partially supported by the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 4:00pm to 11:00pm
Pizza M 208 West Main St Downtown Urbana, 202-1919

One of the great benefits of arts and cultural gatherings is their potential to bring us together in shared experiences and build community. And lest we forget, it is the capacity of our communities to endure difficulty, tragedy and challenge that allows us to grow in both understanding and broad acceptance of who we are and hence move us toward who and what we can be. Please bring your beautiful self.

What: Change Maker gathering/live jazz/auction/ and live painting by Langston Allston Yeagle
When: December 22nd 2015 9pm-11pm
Where: Pizza M, Main Street Urbana
Why: "What matters then is to not only know the world but to change it”.
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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!

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