Krannert Center

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

    • 5:00 pm

    Push4Art is an arts initiative focused on partnering Krannert Center for the Performing Arts with student talent to create spontaneous pop-up performances. At the event area there will be a podium with a button on top of it and when someone presses the button, a rehearsed, short performance will start!

    • 7:30 pm
    • Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

    Always expect delightful surprises in Studiodance II, when Dance at Illinois students present their dance-making investigations curated by a panel of faculty and students.

    • 7:30 pm
    • Foellinger Great Hall

    Enjoy the excellent musicianship of the university of Illinois Wind Orchestra and the Hindsley Symphonic Band.

Friday, April 19, 2019

    • 10:00 am
    • Foellinger Great Hall

    Pianist and conductor Ian Hobson leads masterclasses at Krannert Center, open for public viewing. Come watch, listen, and learn!

    • 2:30 pm
    • Foellinger Great Hall

    Pianist and conductor Ian Hobson leads masterclasses at Krannert Center, open for public viewing. Come watch, listen, and learn!

    • 7:30 pm
    • Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

    Always expect delightful surprises in Studiodance II, when Dance at Illinois students present their dance-making investigations curated by a panel of faculty and students.

    • 9:30 pm
    • Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S Goodwin, Urbana

    Dance the night away at Krannert Center! Come enjoy a FREE Latin Dance Night in the Krannert Center Lobby, co-sponsored by La Casa Cultural Latina.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

    • 7:30 pm
    • Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

    Always expect delightful surprises in Studiodance II, when Dance at Illinois students present their dance-making investigations curated by a panel of faculty and students.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

    • 7:30 pm
    • Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana

    The Jupiter String Quartet stands squarely at the forefront of the younger generation of classical chamber music ensembles. Along with works by Mendelssohn and Dvořák, the Jupiter will perform a newly composed string quartet by Kati Agócs, co-commissioned by Harvard Musical Association, Aspen Music Festival, and Krannert Center.

    • 7:30 pm
    • Studio Theatre

    Students in these small jazz combos have the opportunity to hone their technique and work on tight arrangements.

    • 7:30 pm
    • Colwell Playhouse

    This group performs calypso, soca, jazz, and global styles.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

    • 7:30 pm
    • Studio Theatre

    The composer and prolific recording artist Jim Pugh leads the UI Jazz Trombone Ensembles on works arranged or written by group members.

    • 7:30 pm
    • Foellinger Great Hall

    The versatile musicians of the UI Philharmonia Orchestra play works ranging from new experimental pieces to classics of the literature. The Illini Strings is a string orchestra that performs music from the classics to music written in the 21st century.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

    • 8:30 am
    • Studio Theatre

    This group from the University of Illinois specializes in tunes from the Big Band era.

    • 5:00 pm

    Since Whiskey Shadows' debut in early 2017, audiences have been shakin' and jumpin' to their high energy stomp shuffles and rootsy rock sound.

    • 7:30 pm
    • Foellinger Great Hall

    These bands perform large ensemble works specifically focused on a variety of quality repertoire, unique/untraditional repertoire, and non-traditional collaborations.

    • 7:30 pm
    • Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

    This endearing, vivacious show features unforgettable songs from American music masters George and Ira Gershwin, including “Shall We Dance,” “I Got Rhythm,” “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” and more.

Friday, April 26, 2019

    • 7:30 pm
    • Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

    This endearing, vivacious show features unforgettable songs from American music masters George and Ira Gershwin, including “Shall We Dance,” “I Got Rhythm,” “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” and more.

    • 7:30 pm
    • Foellinger Great Hall

    The Illinois Modern Ensemble focuses on contemporary and experimental music. Concerts feature compositions by prominent artists as well as new works by students and faculty members.

    • 7:30 pm
    • Studio Theatre

    The classic jazz ensemble, UI Concert Jazz Band, is led by Chip McNeill—a performer with Arturo Sandoval, Nat Adderley, Maynard Ferguson, and the Woody Herman Orchestra.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

    • 3:00 pm
    • Studio Theatre

    This group from the University of Illinois specializes in tunes from the Big Band era.

    • 7:30 pm
    • Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

    This endearing, vivacious show features unforgettable songs from American music masters George and Ira Gershwin, including “Shall We Dance,” “I Got Rhythm,” “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” and more.

    • 7:30 pm
    • Studio Theatre

    Jazz vocalists can perform a cappella, create their own vocal percussion, become entire orchestras unto themselves, or sing dense arrangements backed by rhythm musicians.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

    • 1:00 pm
    • Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana

    This renowned Italian theatre company has inspired Krannert Center audiences with tales of butterfly metamorphoses, trips to the Arctic Circle, and splashes in the Mediterranean Sea. Its latest interactive piece, Panda’s Home, climbs into a metaphorical journey through Chinese culture. (Recommended for ages 2 and up)

    • 3:00 pm
    • Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana

    This renowned Italian theatre company has inspired Krannert Center audiences with tales of butterfly metamorphoses, trips to the Arctic Circle, and splashes in the Mediterranean Sea. Its latest interactive piece, Panda’s Home, climbs into a metaphorical journey through Chinese culture. (Recommended for ages 2 and up)

    • 3:00 pm
    • Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

    This endearing, vivacious show features unforgettable songs from American music masters George and Ira Gershwin, including “Shall We Dance,” “I Got Rhythm,” “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” and more.

    • 3:00 pm
    • Studio Theatre

    Reeds and strings take the lead when these student jazz ensembles head into the Studio Theatre.

    • 7:30 pm
    • Studio Theatre

    The UI Latin Jazz Ensemble performs works with South American, Caribbean, Afro-Cuban, and traditional jazz influences.

    • 7:30 pm
    • Foellinger Great Hall

    The UI Trombone Choir, directed by Elliot Chasanov, shares the stage with the UI Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble, directed by Mark E. Moore, for a blending of brass sounds in the Great Hall.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

    • 7:30 pm
    • Foellinger Great Hall

    A preeminent ensemble in the world, the University of Illinois Wind Symphony premieres new works, travels to national and international events, and sets the standard for band performance and training.

    • 7:30 pm
    • Studio Theatre

    Students in these small jazz combos have the opportunity to hone their technique and work on tight arrangements.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

    • 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Looking for a casual place to study on Reading Day from 11am-4pm? Krannert Center has got your back: plenty of seating with charging stations, delicious food and beverages available for purchase from Intermezzo cafe, and more.