Performances

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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Friday, December 3, 2021

Saturday, December 4, 2021

    • All Day

    Whether you are a high school student, college student, working professional, or retiree, we invite you to engage with Butler’s award-winning novel Parable of the Sower through our Community Read this season!

    • 2:00 pm
    • Tryon Festival Theatre

    E.T.A. Hoffman’s timeless tale—complete with enchanted toys, a princely hero, and fanciful figures—comes to life in this showcase of community talent.

  • Studio Theatre at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
    • 3:00 pm
    • Studio Theatre

    Strings take the lead when this student jazz ensemble heads into the Studio Theatre.

    • 7:30 pm
    • Tryon Festival Theatre

    E.T.A. Hoffman’s timeless tale—complete with enchanted toys, a princely hero, and fanciful figures—comes to life in this showcase of community talent.

  • Studio Theatre at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
    • 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, December 5, 2021

    • All Day

    Whether you are a high school student, college student, working professional, or retiree, we invite you to engage with Butler’s award-winning novel Parable of the Sower through our Community Read this season!

    • 2:00 pm
    • Tryon Festival Theatre

    E.T.A. Hoffman’s timeless tale—complete with enchanted toys, a princely hero, and fanciful figures—comes to life in this showcase of community talent.

  • Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
    • 3:00 pm
    • Foellinger Great Hall

    A festive tradition, this concert joins choruses, instrumentalists, and audience members in a celebration of the winter season.

    • 6:00 pm
    • Tryon Festival Theatre

    E.T.A. Hoffman’s timeless tale—complete with enchanted toys, a princely hero, and fanciful figures—comes to life in this showcase of community talent.

  • Studio Theatre at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
    • 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.

Monday, December 6, 2021

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Friday, December 10, 2021

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Monday, December 13, 2021

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Friday, December 17, 2021

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Monday, December 20, 2021

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Friday, December 24, 2021

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Sunday, December 26, 2021

Monday, December 27, 2021

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Thursday, December 30, 2021

Friday, December 31, 2021

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Monday, January 3, 2022

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Friday, January 7, 2022

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Monday, January 10, 2022

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Friday, January 14, 2022

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Saturday, January 29, 2022

    • 2:00 pm
    • Orchestra Rehearsal Room (ORR)

    The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music is pleased to announce free Saturday workshops with our community samba group Bloco Gavião, developed in collaboration with Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande-Illinois.

    • 7:30 pm
    • Foellinger Great Hall

    This professional chamber orchestra comprises University of Illinois faculty, staff, and students, as well as distinguished local freelance and regional/national musicians.

Sunday, January 30, 2022

  • Albert Cano Smit, pianist
    • 3:00 pm
    • Foellinger Great Hall, Salon-Style

    Cano Smit has shared the stage with numerous symphony orchestras in the United States and abroad, including the American Youth Symphony and the Montreal Symphony, and has given recitals at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, at Germany’s Rheingau Music Festival, and throughout Spain.

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Thursday, February 3, 2022

    • 7:30 pm
    • Tryon Festival Theatre

    February Dance will present four prestigious choreographers in the dance field who create work from multiple perspectives and identities.

Friday, February 4, 2022

    • 7:30 pm
    • Tryon Festival Theatre

    February Dance will present four prestigious choreographers in the dance field who create work from multiple perspectives and identities.

  • Jane Bunnett, the veteran jazz icon and composer, is joined in Maqueque by Dánae Olano on piano, Tailin Marrero Zamora on bass, MaryPaz Fernández on percussion, Yissy García on drums, and the vocals of Joanna Tendai Majoko.
    • 7:30 pm
    • Colwell Playhouse

    Jane Bunnett, the veteran jazz icon and composer, is joined in Maqueque by Dánae Olano on piano, Tailin Marrero Zamora on bass, MaryPaz Fernández on percussion, Yissy García on drums, and the vocals of Joanna Tendai Majoko in a fresh, inventive exploration of Afro-Cuban melodies.

Saturday, February 5, 2022

    • 2:00 pm
    • Orchestra Rehearsal Room (ORR)

    The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music is pleased to announce free Saturday workshops with our community samba group Bloco Gavião, developed in collaboration with Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande-Illinois.

    • 7:30 pm
    • Tryon Festival Theatre

    February Dance will present four prestigious choreographers in the dance field who create work from multiple perspectives and identities.

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Friday, February 11, 2022

    • 10:00 am

    If you or a loved one is living with Parkinson’s, join us to explore gentle movement in a safe and welcoming virtual environment.

  • Studio Theatre at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
    • 7:30 pm
    • Studio Theatre

    Set in 1880s Norway, Ibsen’s play is a classic of political theatre. Its themes of greed, corruption, and the power of propaganda are relevant as much now as when he wrote it. This adaptation, devised by University of Illinois faculty and students updates the original to speak to our own moment.

Saturday, February 12, 2022

    • 7:30 pm
    • Tryon Festival Theatre

    Layering, replication, division, mutation—the cellular world is complex, often reassuringly cyclical, and an inspiration for possibilities for human society in this music-theatre piece from Meredith Monk.

  • Studio Theatre at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
    • 7:30 pm
    • Studio Theatre

    Set in 1880s Norway, Ibsen’s play is a classic of political theatre. Its themes of greed, corruption, and the power of propaganda are relevant as much now as when he wrote it. This adaptation, devised by University of Illinois faculty and students updates the original to speak to our own moment.

Sunday, February 13, 2022

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

  • Studio Theatre at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
    • 7:30 pm
    • Studio Theatre

    Set in 1880s Norway, Ibsen’s play is a classic of political theatre. Its themes of greed, corruption, and the power of propaganda are relevant as much now as when he wrote it. This adaptation, devised by University of Illinois faculty and students updates the original to speak to our own moment.

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

  • Tryon Festival Theatre at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
    • 7:30 pm
    • Tryon Festival Theatre

    The Illinois Modern Ensemble comprises students dedicated to the performance of contemporary and experimental music.

  • Studio Theatre at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
    • 7:30 pm
    • Studio Theatre

    Set in 1880s Norway, Ibsen’s play is a classic of political theatre. Its themes of greed, corruption, and the power of propaganda are relevant as much now as when he wrote it. This adaptation, devised by University of Illinois faculty and students updates the original to speak to our own moment.

Thursday, February 17, 2022

  • Studio Theatre at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
    • 7:30 pm
    • Studio Theatre

    Set in 1880s Norway, Ibsen’s play is a classic of political theatre. Its themes of greed, corruption, and the power of propaganda are relevant as much now as when he wrote it. This adaptation, devised by University of Illinois faculty and students updates the original to speak to our own moment.

Friday, February 18, 2022

    • 7:30 pm
    • Foellinger Great Hall

    Lyric Theatre @ Illinois celebrates opera, musicals, cabaret, and popular songs of the French-speaking world, from Paris to Saigon and Montréal to Marrakesh.

  • Studio Theatre at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
    • 7:30 pm
    • Studio Theatre

    Set in 1880s Norway, Ibsen’s play is a classic of political theatre. Its themes of greed, corruption, and the power of propaganda are relevant as much now as when he wrote it. This adaptation, devised by University of Illinois faculty and students updates the original to speak to our own moment.

Saturday, February 19, 2022

    • 2:00 pm
    • Orchestra Rehearsal Room (ORR)

    The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music is pleased to announce free Saturday workshops with our community samba group Bloco Gavião, developed in collaboration with Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande-Illinois.

  • Studio Theatre at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
    • 2:00 pm
    • Studio Theatre

    Set in 1880s Norway, Ibsen’s play is a classic of political theatre. Its themes of greed, corruption, and the power of propaganda are relevant as much now as when he wrote it. This adaptation, devised by University of Illinois faculty and students updates the original to speak to our own moment.

    • 7:30 pm
    • Foellinger Great Hall

    Lyric Theatre @ Illinois celebrates opera, musicals, cabaret, and popular songs of the French-speaking world, from Paris to Saigon and Montréal to Marrakesh.

  • Spectrum Dance Theater
    • 7:30 pm
    • Colwell Playhouse

Friday, February 25, 2022

  • Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
    • 7:30 pm
    • Foellinger Great Hall

  • Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower
    • 7:30 pm
    • Tryon Festival Theatre

    Based on the novels Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler, this fully staged opera featuring a powerhouse ensemble of 20 singers, actors, and musicians harnesses 200 years of Black music to give musical life to Butler’s acclaimed science fiction novel.

Saturday, February 26, 2022

  • Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower
    • 7:30 pm
    • Tryon Festival Theatre

    Based on the novels Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler, this fully staged opera featuring a powerhouse ensemble of 20 singers, actors, and musicians harnesses 200 years of Black music to give musical life to Butler’s acclaimed science fiction novel.

  • Polish Wieniawski Philharmonic Orchestra
    • 7:30 pm
    • Foellinger Great Hall

    The Polish Wieniawski Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in December 1944 and is the largest music institution in eastern Poland.

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Thursday, March 3, 2022

  • Studio Theatre at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
    • 7:00 pm
    • Studio Theatre

    Studiodance Spring 2022 features keystone projects of Dance at Illinois graduate students Jakki Kalogridis, Bevara Anderson, and Sarah Marks Mininsohn.

  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    • 7:30 pm
    • Foellinger Great Hall

    Consistently hailed as one of the world’s leading orchestras, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra returns to its “southern home,” Krannert Center’s renowned Foellinger Great Hall.

  • Studio Theatre at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
    • 9:00 pm
    • Studio Theatre

    Studiodance Spring 2022 features keystone projects of Dance at Illinois graduate students Jakki Kalogridis, Bevara Anderson, and Sarah Marks Mininsohn.

Friday, March 4, 2022

  • Studio Theatre at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
    • 7:00 pm
    • Studio Theatre

    Studiodance Spring 2022 features keystone projects of Dance at Illinois graduate students Jakki Kalogridis, Bevara Anderson, and Sarah Marks Mininsohn.

  • Studio Theatre at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
    • 9:00 pm
    • Studio Theatre

    Studiodance Spring 2022 features keystone projects of Dance at Illinois graduate students Jakki Kalogridis, Bevara Anderson, and Sarah Marks Mininsohn.

Saturday, March 5, 2022

  • Studio Theatre at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
    • 7:00 pm
    • Studio Theatre

    Studiodance Spring 2022 features keystone projects of Dance at Illinois graduate students Jakki Kalogridis, Bevara Anderson, and Sarah Marks Mininsohn.

  • Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
    • 7:30 pm
    • Foellinger Great Hall

    Andrew Megill and the University of Illinois Oratorio Society and University of Illinois Chamber Singers join CUSO to perform Sir Michael Tippett’s A Child of Our Time, a moving work of depth and beauty.

  • Studio Theatre at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
    • 9:00 pm
    • Studio Theatre

    Studiodance Spring 2022 features keystone projects of Dance at Illinois graduate students Jakki Kalogridis, Bevara Anderson, and Sarah Marks Mininsohn.

Sunday, March 6, 2022

  • Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
    • 3:00 pm
    • Foellinger Great Hall

    The versatile musicians of this orchestra play works ranging from new experimental pieces to classics of the literature.

Thursday, March 10, 2022

  • Small Island Big Song
    • 7:30 pm
    • Foellinger Great Hall

    This oceanic showcase features eight Indigenous musicians from Aotearoa (New Zealand), Malaysia, Taiwan, Australia, Madagascar, Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Solomon Islands, and Papua New Guinea.

Friday, March 11, 2022

    • 10:00 am

    If you or a loved one is living with Parkinson’s, join us to explore gentle movement in a safe and welcoming virtual environment.

  • Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
    • 7:30 pm
    • Foellinger Great Hall

    The University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra (UISO) is the School of Music's premier orchestra, performing major literature from the 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

  • Fauré Quartett
    • 7:30 pm
    • Foellinger Great Hall

    Recognized for their visionary collaborations and their compelling interpretations of compositions from core classical chamber music standards to pop songs, the Fauré is widely regarded as one of today’s top chamber ensembles.

Saturday, March 26, 2022

  • Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
    • 7:30 pm
    • Foellinger Great Hall

    The Grammy Award-winning St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director Stéphane Denève, is one of the world’s preeminent orchestras, celebrated for its warm and engaging sound, prolific and acclaimed recording history, national and international touring activities, and distinctive commitment to educational and community outreach efforts.

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

    • 7:30 pm
    • Tryon Festival Theatre

    Written just before the French Revolution, The Marriage of Figaro explores class relationships, the roles of wealth, power, and common sense—and the miracle of forgiveness.

Thursday, April 7, 2022

    • 7:30 pm
    • Tryon Festival Theatre

    Written just before the French Revolution, The Marriage of Figaro explores class relationships, the roles of wealth, power, and common sense—and the miracle of forgiveness.

  • Colwell Playhouse at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
    • 7:30 pm
    • Colwell Playhouse

    In this modern day adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s beloved story, Wendy, John, and Michael fly off with Peter Pan to discover what is missing from our world on an adventure full of magic, danger, alliances, laughter, and hope.

Friday, April 8, 2022

    • 10:00 am

    If you or a loved one is living with Parkinson’s, join us to explore gentle movement in a safe and welcoming virtual environment.

  • Colwell Playhouse at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
    • 7:30 pm
    • Colwell Playhouse

    In this modern day adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s beloved story, Wendy, John, and Michael fly off with Peter Pan to discover what is missing from our world on an adventure full of magic, danger, alliances, laughter, and hope.

Saturday, April 9, 2022

  • Colwell Playhouse at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
    • 2:00 pm
    • Colwell Playhouse

    In this modern day adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s beloved story, Wendy, John, and Michael fly off with Peter Pan to discover what is missing from our world on an adventure full of magic, danger, alliances, laughter, and hope.

    • 7:30 pm
    • Tryon Festival Theatre

    Written just before the French Revolution, The Marriage of Figaro explores class relationships, the roles of wealth, power, and common sense—and the miracle of forgiveness.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

  • Colwell Playhouse at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
    • 7:30 pm
    • Colwell Playhouse

    In this modern day adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s beloved story, Wendy, John, and Michael fly off with Peter Pan to discover what is missing from our world on an adventure full of magic, danger, alliances, laughter, and hope.

Thursday, April 14, 2022

  • Colwell Playhouse at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
    • 7:30 pm
    • Colwell Playhouse

    In this modern day adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s beloved story, Wendy, John, and Michael fly off with Peter Pan to discover what is missing from our world on an adventure full of magic, danger, alliances, laughter, and hope.

Friday, April 15, 2022

  • Studio Theatre at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
    • 7:30 pm
    • Studio Theatre

    Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, Sweat tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor until layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust.

  • Colwell Playhouse at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
    • 7:30 pm
    • Colwell Playhouse

    In this modern day adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s beloved story, Wendy, John, and Michael fly off with Peter Pan to discover what is missing from our world on an adventure full of magic, danger, alliances, laughter, and hope.

Saturday, April 16, 2022

    • 2:00 pm
    • Orchestra Rehearsal Room (ORR)

    The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music is pleased to announce free Saturday workshops with our community samba group Bloco Gavião, developed in collaboration with Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande-Illinois.

  • Colwell Playhouse at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
    • 2:00 pm
    • Colwell Playhouse

    In this modern day adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s beloved story, Wendy, John, and Michael fly off with Peter Pan to discover what is missing from our world on an adventure full of magic, danger, alliances, laughter, and hope.

  • Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
    • 7:30 pm
    • Foellinger Great Hall

    With works by Weber, Hindemith, and Bartók, Sinfonia da Camera’s 38th season finale has been crafted to showcase their skill and agility.

  • Studio Theatre at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
    • 7:30 pm
    • Studio Theatre

    Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, Sweat tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor until layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

  • Amir ElSaffar
    • 7:30 pm
    • Tryon Festival Theatre

    Iraqi-American trumpeter, santur (hammered dulcimer) player, vocalist, and composer Amir ElSaffar has mastered disparate musical styles and created a singular approach to combining aspects of Middle Eastern music with American jazz.

  • Studio Theatre at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
    • 7:30 pm
    • Studio Theatre

    Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, Sweat tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor until layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

  • Studio Theatre at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
    • 7:30 pm
    • Studio Theatre

    Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, Sweat tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor until layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust.

Thursday, April 21, 2022

  • Studio Theatre at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
    • 7:30 pm
    • Studio Theatre

    Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, Sweat tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor until layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust.

Friday, April 22, 2022

  • Studio Theatre at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
    • 7:30 pm
    • Studio Theatre

    Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, Sweat tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor until layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust.

Saturday, April 23, 2022

    • 2:00 pm
    • Orchestra Rehearsal Room (ORR)

    The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music is pleased to announce free Saturday workshops with our community samba group Bloco Gavião, developed in collaboration with Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande-Illinois.

  • Studio Theatre at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
    • 2:00 pm
    • Studio Theatre

    Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, Sweat tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor until layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust.

  • Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
    • 7:30 pm
    • Foellinger Great Hall

    The CUSO season concludes with an Italian journey of orchestral passion and power.

Sunday, April 24, 2022

  • Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
    • 3:00 pm
    • Foellinger Great Hall, Salon-Style

    Together, Krannert Center and the School of Music choose by audition an outstanding student performer who receives a professional contract for their Debut Artist performance.

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Friday, April 29, 2022

  • Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble
    • 7:30 pm
    • Tryon Festival Theatre

    The Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble have called the Center its Midwest home for two decades and delighted our community with impassioned performances, immersive mentorship, and high-impact engagement, all under the leadership of legendary choreographer Mark Morris.

Saturday, April 30, 2022

    • 2:00 pm
    • Orchestra Rehearsal Room (ORR)

    The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music is pleased to announce free Saturday workshops with our community samba group Bloco Gavião, developed in collaboration with Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande-Illinois.

  • Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble
    • 7:30 pm
    • Tryon Festival Theatre

    The Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble have called the Center its Midwest home for two decades and delighted our community with impassioned performances, immersive mentorship, and high-impact engagement, all under the leadership of legendary choreographer Mark Morris.

Friday, May 6, 2022