Krannert Center

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

    • 5:00 pm

    At Krannert Uncorked, Stage 5 is the crossroads to gather, make connections, and try a new wine.

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

    With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, this 1962 Tony Award-winning, slapstick comedy combines the plays of ancient Roman comedian Plautus with the whimsical vaudevillian genius of modern musical theatre. Illinois Theatre will adopt a uniquely 21st-century lens in exploring how comedy has changed through the centuries.

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

    Ann Hampton Callaway and Susan Werner have each wowed Krannert Center audiences separately in the past; together, they make a dream team of song!

Friday, October 19, 2018

    • 10:00 am

    Experience the fellowship of communal dance with instructors Laura Chiaramonte and Kate Insolia of Dance at Illinois. If you or a loved one is living with Parkinson’s, join us to explore gentle movement in a safe, welcoming environment.

    • 10:00 am

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

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

    With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, this 1962 Tony Award-winning, slapstick comedy combines the plays of ancient Roman comedian Plautus with the whimsical vaudevillian genius of modern musical theatre. Illinois Theatre will adopt a uniquely 21st-century lens in exploring how comedy has changed through the centuries.

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

    Ann Hampton Callaway and Susan Werner have each wowed Krannert Center audiences separately in the past; together, they make a dream team of song!

Saturday, October 20, 2018

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

    With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, this 1962 Tony Award-winning, slapstick comedy combines the plays of ancient Roman comedian Plautus with the whimsical vaudevillian genius of modern musical theatre. Illinois Theatre will adopt a uniquely 21st-century lens in exploring how comedy has changed through the centuries.

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

    Ann Hampton Callaway and Susan Werner have each wowed Krannert Center audiences separately in the past; together, they make a dream team of song!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Thursday, October 25, 2018

    • 5:00 pm

    At Krannert Uncorked, Stage 5 is the crossroads to gather, make connections, and try a new wine.

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

    With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, this 1962 Tony Award-winning, slapstick comedy combines the plays of ancient Roman comedian Plautus with the whimsical vaudevillian genius of modern musical theatre. Illinois Theatre will adopt a uniquely 21st-century lens in exploring how comedy has changed through the centuries.

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

    Daniel Hope appears as soloist with the world’s major orchestras and conductors, also directing many ensembles from the violin. The youngest-ever member of the Beaux Arts Trio during its final six seasons, a radio host and best-selling author in Germany, and a concert curator, Hope is celebrated for his artistic versatility as well as his dedication to humanitarian causes.

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

    From the freezing garrets to the festive streets of 19th-century Paris, the story and soaring music of La Bohème capture the joyful essence—and the heartbreaking realities—of young love. Through the everyday world of a group of artists living the Bohemian life, the opera reveals timeless truths about passion and friendship, material poverty and richness of spirit.

Friday, October 26, 2018

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

    With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, this 1962 Tony Award-winning, slapstick comedy combines the plays of ancient Roman comedian Plautus with the whimsical vaudevillian genius of modern musical theatre. Illinois Theatre will adopt a uniquely 21st-century lens in exploring how comedy has changed through the centuries.

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

    From the freezing garrets to the festive streets of 19th-century Paris, the story and soaring music of La Bohème capture the joyful essence—and the heartbreaking realities—of young love. Through the everyday world of a group of artists living the Bohemian life, the opera reveals timeless truths about passion and friendship, material poverty and richness of spirit.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

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

    With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, this 1962 Tony Award-winning, slapstick comedy combines the plays of ancient Roman comedian Plautus with the whimsical vaudevillian genius of modern musical theatre. Illinois Theatre will adopt a uniquely 21st-century lens in exploring how comedy has changed through the centuries.

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

    From the freezing garrets to the festive streets of 19th-century Paris, the story and soaring music of La Bohème capture the joyful essence—and the heartbreaking realities—of young love. Through the everyday world of a group of artists living the Bohemian life, the opera reveals timeless truths about passion and friendship, material poverty and richness of spirit.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

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

    With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, this 1962 Tony Award-winning, slapstick comedy combines the plays of ancient Roman comedian Plautus with the whimsical vaudevillian genius of modern musical theatre. Illinois Theatre will adopt a uniquely 21st-century lens in exploring how comedy has changed through the centuries.

    • 7:30 pm

    The premier orchestra at the University of Illinois will perform a variety of works in this concert.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

    • 5:00 pm

    At Krannert Uncorked, Stage 5 is the crossroads to gather, make connections, and try a new wine.

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

    At Charenton Asylum, the inmates reenact the final days of the French Revolution for the visiting director and his upper-class family. With found instruments, props, and imaginative costumes, the production uses song and story to craft a parable about the delights and dangers of revolutionary action.

Friday, November 2, 2018

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

    At Charenton Asylum, the inmates reenact the final days of the French Revolution for the visiting director and his upper-class family. With found instruments, props, and imaginative costumes, the production uses song and story to craft a parable about the delights and dangers of revolutionary action.

    • 7:30 pm

    This group is made up of undergraduate music majors, graduate students, and other outstanding singers who unite for a wide range of choral works.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

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

    At Charenton Asylum, the inmates reenact the final days of the French Revolution for the visiting director and his upper-class family. With found instruments, props, and imaginative costumes, the production uses song and story to craft a parable about the delights and dangers of revolutionary action.

    • 7:30 pm

    The Varsity Men's Glee Club at the University of Illinois presents its annual Dad's Day concert. Come join us for an evening of tradition and song!

Sunday, November 4, 2018

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

    The multi-skilled artists of Australia’s Circa have been pushing the frontier of circus arts for nearly 15 years—blurring the lines of creative movement, dance, and theatre to “redraw the limits to which circus can aspire.”

    • 3:00 pm

    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.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

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

    Circa will offer a thrilling evening performance of Humans—a piece that explores the astounding outer limits of the human body and internal reflections on trust, connectivity, and emotional strength.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

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

    At Charenton Asylum, the inmates reenact the final days of the French Revolution for the visiting director and his upper-class family. With found instruments, props, and imaginative costumes, the production uses song and story to craft a parable about the delights and dangers of revolutionary action.

    • 7:30 pm

    More than a dozen brass musicians will blend their sounds in this concert.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

    • 5:00 pm

    At Krannert Uncorked, Stage 5 is the crossroads to gather, make connections, and try a new wine.

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

    At Charenton Asylum, the inmates reenact the final days of the French Revolution for the visiting director and his upper-class family. With found instruments, props, and imaginative costumes, the production uses song and story to craft a parable about the delights and dangers of revolutionary action.

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

    As Dance at Illinois celebrates dancing 50 years, Dance faculty members will collaborate with alumni to create dances for November Dance, February Dance, and Studiodance I. November Dance provides a unique historical perspective as all four choreographers have a long and rich history with Dance at Illinois.

Friday, November 9, 2018

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

    Celebrate the rich and colorful traditions of Mexico through regional dances that weave history with spirited rhythm, dazzling costumes, and cultural pride.

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

    At Charenton Asylum, the inmates reenact the final days of the French Revolution for the visiting director and his upper-class family. With found instruments, props, and imaginative costumes, the production uses song and story to craft a parable about the delights and dangers of revolutionary action.

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

    As Dance at Illinois celebrates dancing 50 years, Dance faculty members will collaborate with alumni to create dances for November Dance, February Dance, and Studiodance I. November Dance provides a unique historical perspective as all four choreographers have a long and rich history with Dance at Illinois.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

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

    Of their collaboration, The Seattle Times wrote, “The partnership between the two musicians is as though they breathe together. Rarely does one hear such perfect synchronization of phrasing and expression.”

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

    At Charenton Asylum, the inmates reenact the final days of the French Revolution for the visiting director and his upper-class family. With found instruments, props, and imaginative costumes, the production uses song and story to craft a parable about the delights and dangers of revolutionary action.

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

    As Dance at Illinois celebrates dancing 50 years, Dance faculty members will collaborate with alumni to create dances for November Dance, February Dance, and Studiodance I. November Dance provides a unique historical perspective as all four choreographers have a long and rich history with Dance at Illinois.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

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

    At Charenton Asylum, the inmates reenact the final days of the French Revolution for the visiting director and his upper-class family. With found instruments, props, and imaginative costumes, the production uses song and story to craft a parable about the delights and dangers of revolutionary action.

    • 3:00 pm

    The premier orchestra at the University of Illinois will perform a variety of pieces conducted by Donald Schleicher.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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

    The Grammy-nominated Eroica Trio enraptures audiences with flawless technical virtuosity and irresistible enthusiasm. The three women who make up this celebrated ensemble of violin, cello, and piano galvanize the concert stage with their passionate performances.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    • 7:30 pm

    The Illini Strings is the third orchestra at the University of Illinois. This string orchestra performs music from the classics to music written in the 21st century.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

    • 5:00 pm

    At Krannert Uncorked, Stage 5 is the crossroads to gather, make connections, and try a new wine.

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

    In her newest work, Bessie Award-winning choreographer Cynthia Oliver breaks with her convention of excavating black women’s worlds to explore the expressive cultures particular to Caribbean and African-American men and male-identified folk.

    • 7:30 pm

    Saxophonist Nathan Mandel is dedicated to presenting programs that explore listening further, with programs that include blending contemporary music with pop culture, new tonal realities with traditional overtones, multi-disciplinary performance with dance, art, poetry, and music, and exploring true computer and live audio design duo music.

    • 7:30 pm

    The University of Illinois Band Program is among the most prominent, historic, and largest collegiate band programs in the world. It enjoys a reputation for superb musical performance and innovation, while honoring its rich traditions.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

    • 7:30

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

    • 7:30 pm

    Join us for this University of Illinois School of Music faculty recital.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Friday, November 30, 2018

    • 10:00 am

    Experience the fellowship of communal dance with instructors Laura Chiaramonte and Kate Insolia of Dance at Illinois. If you or a loved one is living with Parkinson’s, join us to explore gentle movement in a safe, welcoming environment.

    • 7:30 pm

    Join us for this University of Illinois School of Music faculty recital.

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

    Since 2003, the Champaign Urbana Ballet has brought the season’s sparkle to Krannert Center stages. Join Clara, her princely Nutcracker, and the talented young cast of the Champaign Urbana Ballet as an ordinary gift transforms a festive holiday evening into an enchanted journey.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

    • 2:00 pm
    • Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana

    Since 2003, the Champaign Urbana Ballet has brought the season’s sparkle to Krannert Center stages. Join Clara, her princely Nutcracker, and the talented young cast of the Champaign Urbana Ballet as an ordinary gift transforms a festive holiday evening into an enchanted journey.

    • 3:00 pm

    The Best Band in the Land heads indoors for this concert featuring its signature tunes, highlights of the season, and some exciting extras.

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

    Since 2003, the Champaign Urbana Ballet has brought the season’s sparkle to Krannert Center stages. Join Clara, her princely Nutcracker, and the talented young cast of the Champaign Urbana Ballet as an ordinary gift transforms a festive holiday evening into an enchanted journey.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

    • 2:00 pm
    • Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana

    Since 2003, the Champaign Urbana Ballet has brought the season’s sparkle to Krannert Center stages. Join Clara, her princely Nutcracker, and the talented young cast of the Champaign Urbana Ballet as an ordinary gift transforms a festive holiday evening into an enchanted journey.

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

    The Rolston String Quartet was named among the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s 2016 “30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians Under 30.” They currently serve as the Yale School of Music’s fellowship quartet-in-residence.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

    • 7:30 pm

    Students in these small jazz combos have the opportunity to hone their technique and work on tight arrangements. World-renowned faculty musicians lead them through classic charts by influential writers such as Duke Ellington and Count Basie plus current compositions.

    • 7:30 pm

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

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Friday, December 7, 2018

    • 7:30 pm

    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
    • Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana

    Since 2003, the Champaign Urbana Ballet has brought the season’s sparkle to Krannert Center stages. Join Clara, her princely Nutcracker, and the talented young cast of the Champaign Urbana Ballet as an ordinary gift transforms a festive holiday evening into an enchanted journey.

    • 7:30 pm

    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, December 8, 2018

    • 2:00 pm
    • Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana

    Since 2003, the Champaign Urbana Ballet has brought the season’s sparkle to Krannert Center stages. Join Clara, her princely Nutcracker, and the talented young cast of the Champaign Urbana Ballet as an ordinary gift transforms a festive holiday evening into an enchanted journey.

    • 3:00 pm

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

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

    Since 2003, the Champaign Urbana Ballet has brought the season’s sparkle to Krannert Center stages. Join Clara, her princely Nutcracker, and the talented young cast of the Champaign Urbana Ballet as an ordinary gift transforms a festive holiday evening into an enchanted journey.

    • 7:30 pm

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

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

    • 7:30 pm

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

    • 7:30 pm

    The outstanding musicians in the University of Illinois Wind Orchestra excel at a wide range of musical styles and are committed to expanding band music's reaches as they undertake works for large or small groups, traditional pieces, and new compositions.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

    • 7:30 pm

    Students in these small jazz combos have the opportunity to hone their technique and work on tight arrangements. World-renowned faculty musicians lead them through classic charts by influential writers such as Duke Ellington and Count Basie plus current compositions.

    • 7:30 pm

    The premier orchestra at the University of Illinois will perform a variety of pieces conducted by Donald Schleicher.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

    • 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.

Friday, December 14, 2018

    • 10:00 am

    Experience the fellowship of communal dance with instructors Laura Chiaramonte and Kate Insolia of Dance at Illinois. If you or a loved one is living with Parkinson’s, join us to explore gentle movement in a safe, welcoming environment.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

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

    Born in Mexico and raised in New York City, Grammy Award-winner Arturo O'Farrill is Director of Jazz Studies at CUNY’s Brooklyn College and founder of the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance, an organization dedicated to preserving the music and heritage of Afro Latin jazz and supporting its performance for new audiences.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Saturday, January 26, 2019

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

    Tony Award-winning tap dancer Savion Glover is lauded as “the greatest tap virtuoso of our time, perhaps of all time.” Marcus Gilmore earned acclaim for his influential work as a third of the highly awarded Vijay Iyer Trio. Together, this duo connects the past and present of tap and jazz to create an evening of percussive fireworks.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

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

    Praised for playing with “supreme melodic control and total authority” and “decided dramatic impact,” the Argus Quartet has quickly emerged as one of today’s most dynamic and versatile young ensembles. Its core mission is to connect with and build up a community of engaged listeners.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Thursday, January 31, 2019

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

    The Stonewall Riots, started during a police raid on the Stonewall Inn in New York City in June 1969, are mythologized as the beginning of the contemporary gay rights movement. Playwright Ike Holter reimagines that night, bringing desire and frustration to sweaty, messy, sexy life.

    • 7:30 pm

    Described as having an “infinitely flexible sound, with many subtle colors,” Jonathan Keeble is among the leading performer/pedagogues of his generation. He is known for his rich tone, effervescent personality, and nuanced musicality.

Friday, February 1, 2019

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

    The Stonewall Riots, started during a police raid on the Stonewall Inn in New York City in June 1969, are mythologized as the beginning of the contemporary gay rights movement. Playwright Ike Holter reimagines that night, bringing desire and frustration to sweaty, messy, sexy life.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

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

    The Stonewall Riots, started during a police raid on the Stonewall Inn in New York City in June 1969, are mythologized as the beginning of the contemporary gay rights movement. Playwright Ike Holter reimagines that night, bringing desire and frustration to sweaty, messy, sexy life.

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

    An artist in the highest echelon of international performers, Grammy Award-winner Susan Graham’s operatic roles span four centuries. Her Krannert Center program centers around Robert Schumann’s song cycle Frauenliebe und -leben (A Woman’s Love and Life), which depicts the joys and sorrows of love, marriage, and death.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

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

    The Stonewall Riots, started during a police raid on the Stonewall Inn in New York City in June 1969, are mythologized as the beginning of the contemporary gay rights movement. Playwright Ike Holter reimagines that night, bringing desire and frustration to sweaty, messy, sexy life.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

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

    Continuing Dance at Illinois’ 50th-anniversary celebration, Professors C. Kemal Nance, Cynthia Oliver, Endalyn Taylor, and John Toenjes will create works with and for alumni and current students.

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

    The Stonewall Riots, started during a police raid on the Stonewall Inn in New York City in June 1969, are mythologized as the beginning of the contemporary gay rights movement. Playwright Ike Holter reimagines that night, bringing desire and frustration to sweaty, messy, sexy life.

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

    The pairing of music and movement inspired this program by the quartet-in-residence at the University of Illinois. R. Murray Schafer’s String Quartet No. 6, “Parting the Wild Horse’s Mane” builds upon the series of 108 movements of the Chinese martial art Tai Ji.

Friday, February 8, 2019

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

    Continuing Dance at Illinois’ 50th-anniversary celebration, Professors C. Kemal Nance, Cynthia Oliver, Endalyn Taylor, and John Toenjes will create works with and for alumni and current students.

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

    The Stonewall Riots, started during a police raid on the Stonewall Inn in New York City in June 1969, are mythologized as the beginning of the contemporary gay rights movement. Playwright Ike Holter reimagines that night, bringing desire and frustration to sweaty, messy, sexy life.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

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

    Continuing Dance at Illinois’ 50th-anniversary celebration, Professors C. Kemal Nance, Cynthia Oliver, Endalyn Taylor, and John Toenjes will create works with and for alumni and current students.

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

    The Stonewall Riots, started during a police raid on the Stonewall Inn in New York City in June 1969, are mythologized as the beginning of the contemporary gay rights movement. Playwright Ike Holter reimagines that night, bringing desire and frustration to sweaty, messy, sexy life.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

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

    The Stonewall Riots, started during a police raid on the Stonewall Inn in New York City in June 1969, are mythologized as the beginning of the contemporary gay rights movement. Playwright Ike Holter reimagines that night, bringing desire and frustration to sweaty, messy, sexy life.

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

    Praised for her engaging stage presence and performances that are technically and musically brilliant, Hanzhi Wang is the first accordionist to join the roster of Young Concert Artists in its 57-year history of discovering extraordinary musicians.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

    • 6:30 pm
    • Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana

    London’s Tall Stories is a charming theatrical company that uses puppetry and its unique style of physical storytelling to make warmhearted and witty productions for audiences of all ages. In Emily Brown, we are treated to a tender musical depiction of nighttime rituals and childhood imagination.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

    • 10:00 am
    • Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana

    Playful lyrics, joyful grooves, and the lively influences of Caribbean and New Orleans culture come together in the toe-tapping music of celebrated songwriter, band leader, and music educator Jazzy Ash. Krannert Center has made it a tradition to present a free family concert each February to welcome our younger patrons.

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

    A performance of Steve Reich’s composition Music for 18 Musicians is an event, a monumental, pulsating, mesmerizing musical event. The hour-long work is widely recognized as one of the most influential pieces of the 20th century, and every hearing—and seeing—of it offers a new perspective to the listener.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Thursday, February 21, 2019

    • 7:30 pm

    Join us for this University of Illinois School of Music faculty recital.

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

    In Benjamin Britten’s 1946 chamber opera set in ancient Rome, a woman is a pawn in a power struggle between men and pays the ultimate price. Department of Theatre Head Kirsten Pullen and Lyric Theatre Co-Director Julie Gunn lead a female production team to explore how sexual violence resonates across the centuries.

Friday, February 22, 2019

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

    In Benjamin Britten’s 1946 chamber opera set in ancient Rome, a woman is a pawn in a power struggle between men and pays the ultimate price. Department of Theatre Head Kirsten Pullen and Lyric Theatre Co-Director Julie Gunn lead a female production team to explore how sexual violence resonates across the centuries.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

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

    In Benjamin Britten’s 1946 chamber opera set in ancient Rome, a woman is a pawn in a power struggle between men and pays the ultimate price. Department of Theatre Head Kirsten Pullen and Lyric Theatre Co-Director Julie Gunn lead a female production team to explore how sexual violence resonates across the centuries.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

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

    In Benjamin Britten’s 1946 chamber opera set in ancient Rome, a woman is a pawn in a power struggle between men and pays the ultimate price. Department of Theatre Head Kirsten Pullen and Lyric Theatre Co-Director Julie Gunn lead a female production team to explore how sexual violence resonates across the centuries.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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

    In its newest project, Kronos Quartet teams with Oscar-nominated filmmakers Sam Green and Joe Bini for a multimedia performance piece. Transcending the typical live music and film event, this collaboration quickly becomes a meditation on music itself—the act of listening to it closely, the experience of feeling it deeply, and the power that it has to change the world.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Friday, March 1, 2019

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Thursday, March 7, 2019

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

    Based on Mark Haddon’s prizewinning 2003 novel, the play presents a young man’s search for answers—to his favorite math problems, about what it means to be different, to the question of who murdered the neighbor’s dog.

Friday, March 8, 2019

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

    For nearly two decades, Krannert Center has welcomed this illustrious company to its Midwest home for a week of high-impact engagement work and stunning performances of its heralded repertoire. This season, Mark Morris pays tribute to the iconic 1967 Beatles album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

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

    Based on Mark Haddon’s prizewinning 2003 novel, the play presents a young man’s search for answers—to his favorite math problems, about what it means to be different, to the question of who murdered the neighbor’s dog.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

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

    For nearly two decades, Krannert Center has welcomed this illustrious company to its Midwest home for a week of high-impact engagement work and stunning performances of its heralded repertoire. This season, Mark Morris pays tribute to the iconic 1967 Beatles album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

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

    Based on Mark Haddon’s prizewinning 2003 novel, the play presents a young man’s search for answers—to his favorite math problems, about what it means to be different, to the question of who murdered the neighbor’s dog.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

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

    Based on Mark Haddon’s prizewinning 2003 novel, the play presents a young man’s search for answers—to his favorite math problems, about what it means to be different, to the question of who murdered the neighbor’s dog.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

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

    Dorrance Dance upholds uniquely American tap traditions while propelling them forward rhythmically, technically, and conceptually. Michelle Dorrance’s fresh and innovative ETM: Double Down is a collaboration with company member Nicholas Van Young, in which his electronic tap boards create a stage-turned-instrument where footfalls can trigger a range of sounds.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

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

    The musical partnership of Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony is widely considered one of the most inspiring and successful in the world. The Symphony’s Krannert Center program is emblematic of its artistic identity, blending core classical repertoire with the work of a contemporary American composer—in this case, Tilson Thomas himself.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

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

    What would Queen Elizabeth, Mary Stuart, Shakespeare’s Hermione, Medea, and other queens of stage and screen say and do if they were all together at a day spa? Illinois Theatre is thrilled to premiere this devised play, created with Tectonic Theater Company master teachers Barbara Pitts McAdams and playwright Mina Samuels and further developed with our students.

Friday, March 29, 2019

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

    What would Queen Elizabeth, Mary Stuart, Shakespeare’s Hermione, Medea, and other queens of stage and screen say and do if they were all together at a day spa? Illinois Theatre is thrilled to premiere this devised play, created with Tectonic Theater Company master teachers Barbara Pitts McAdams and playwright Mina Samuels and further developed with our students.

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

    In 2002, seven circus artists came together to found The 7 Fingers (Les 7 doigts) collective. At once unified and multifaceted, this Montreal troupe calls upon more than a collective century of performance experience to expand the horizons of movement and visual spectacle through imaginative, immersive, and athletic productions.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

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

    What would Queen Elizabeth, Mary Stuart, Shakespeare’s Hermione, Medea, and other queens of stage and screen say and do if they were all together at a day spa? Illinois Theatre is thrilled to premiere this devised play, created with Tectonic Theater Company master teachers Barbara Pitts McAdams and playwright Mina Samuels and further developed with our students.

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

    In 2002, seven circus artists came together to found The 7 Fingers (Les 7 doigts) collective. At once unified and multifaceted, this Montreal troupe calls upon more than a collective century of performance experience to expand the horizons of movement and visual spectacle through imaginative, immersive, and athletic productions.

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

    Just as the finishing touches were being put on Krannert Center, another UI institution was being born—The Other Guys men’s a cappella group. For five decades now, they’ve charmed audiences with plenty of good humor (including a rather famous ode to the university’s Morrow Plots), catchy arrangements, nearly 20 recordings, and more—all in those iconic Illini sweaters.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

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

    Goldberg Variations—ternary patterns for insomnia is a collaboration between the Stockholm-based contemporary dance company and Glasgow-based string orchestra, featuring 11 musicians and five dancers choreographed together as one to create a playful, engaging, and contemporary take on Bach’s “Rubik’s Cube of invention and architecture” (npr.org).

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

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

    What would Mary Stuart, Shakespeare’s Hermione, Medea, Queen Christina of Sweden, and other queens of stage and screen say and do if they were all together at a day spa? What would they change? Illinois Theatre is thrilled to premiere this devised piece; join us for a fast, funny, wicked take on femininity, power, and pleasure.

    • 7:30 pm

    Join us for this University of Illinois School of Music faculty recital.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

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

    What would Queen Elizabeth, Mary Stuart, Shakespeare’s Hermione, Medea, and other queens of stage and screen say and do if they were all together at a day spa? Illinois Theatre is thrilled to premiere this devised play, created with Tectonic Theater Company master teachers Barbara Pitts McAdams and playwright Mina Samuels and further developed with our students.

Friday, April 5, 2019

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

    What would Queen Elizabeth, Mary Stuart, Shakespeare’s Hermione, Medea, and other queens of stage and screen say and do if they were all together at a day spa? Illinois Theatre is thrilled to premiere this devised play, created with Tectonic Theater Company master teachers Barbara Pitts McAdams and playwright Mina Samuels and further developed with our students.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

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

    What would Queen Elizabeth, Mary Stuart, Shakespeare’s Hermione, Medea, and other queens of stage and screen say and do if they were all together at a day spa? Illinois Theatre is thrilled to premiere this devised play, created with Tectonic Theater Company master teachers Barbara Pitts McAdams and playwright Mina Samuels and further developed with our students.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

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

    What would Mary Stuart, Shakespeare’s Hermione, Medea, Queen Christina of Sweden, and other queens of stage and screen say and do if they were all together at a day spa? What would they change? Illinois Theatre is thrilled to premiere this devised piece; join us for a fast, funny, wicked take on femininity, power, and pleasure.

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

    With their “unbeatable blend of virtuosity, spontaneity, and humor,” Canadian Brass possesses a uniquely engaging stage presence and rapport with audiences (Washington Post). Renowned for musical excellence, genre-bending versatility, and joyous performances for almost 50 years, Canadian Brass has truly earned the distinction of “the world’s most famous brass group.”

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

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

    Over the course of a multifaceted career spanning four decades, Grammy and Tony Award-winning jazz giant Dee Dee Bridgewater has ascended to the upper echelon of vocalists, putting her unique spin on standards as well as taking intrepid leaps of faith in re-envisioning jazz classics.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Sunday, April 14, 2019

    • All Day
    • Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana

    This weekend is a time for friends old and new, near and far, to come together in reflection and revelry, celebrating all that has led to this moment in Krannert Center’s history.

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

    Each Krannert Center Debut Artist is featured in an intimate atmosphere with audience members seated onstage with the performer. This powerful early career boost beautifully symbolizes Krannert Center’s threefold mission of education, research, and public engagement.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

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

    A cultural pride and joy of not only Illinois but the nation, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra returns for its 36th performance in its “southern home”—the acoustical splendor of Krannert Center’s Foellinger Great Hall. The orchestra will be conducted by Emmanuel Krivine, one of today’s most distinguished conductors, and rising young British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor.

Thursday, April 18, 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.

Friday, April 19, 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.

    • 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.

Thursday, April 25, 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.

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.

Saturday, April 27, 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.

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.

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.