College of Fine and Applied Arts

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Saturday, January 29, 2022

  • Rembrandt etching showing an old man writing underneath an old willow tree and next to the tree there can be seen a lion.
    • All Day
    • 500 E Peabody Dr. Champaign, Illinois

    Celebrate a new season at Krannert Art Museum during Spring 2022 Opening Days. Come to the museum to see favorite galleries and new special exhibitions, including Sacred Supernatural: Religion, Myth, and Magic in European Prints, 1450-1900 and To Know the Fire: Pueblo Women Potters and the Shaping of History.

    • 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.

Monday, January 31, 2022

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Friday, February 4, 2022

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.

Monday, February 7, 2022

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

  • 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.

Thursday, February 10, 2022

    • 12:30 pm
    • 133 A&D

  • There can be seen various dancers with side glances in red, blue, and cream attire. None of which look directly at the camera.
    • 7:00 pm
    • Krannert Art Museum, Main Level Galleries, 500 E Peabody Dr. Champaign, Illinois

    Danse Soirée de Bonbons – an offering of dance, music, art, treats, and conversation. Rebecca Nettl-Fiol presents short works from her repertoire from 2007-present, featuring songs by Jacques Brel. A reception follows each performance. Performances by Joe Bowie, Laura Chiaramonte, Roxane D’Orléans Juste, Jacob Henss, Rachel Rizzuto, plus Alex Tecza and Kato Lindholm

Friday, February 11, 2022

Saturday, February 12, 2022

  • There can be seen various dancers with side glances in red, blue, and cream attire. None of which look directly at the camera.
    • 1:00 pm
    • Krannert Art Museum, Main Level Galleries, 500 E Peabody Dr. Champaign, Illinois

    Danse Soirée de Bonbons – an offering of dance, music, art, treats, and conversation. Rebecca Nettl-Fiol presents short works from her repertoire from 2007-present, featuring songs by Jacques Brel. A reception follows each performance. Performances by Joe Bowie, Laura Chiaramonte, Roxane D’Orléans Juste, Jacob Henss, Rachel Rizzuto, plus Alex Tecza and Kato Lindholm.

  • There can be seen various dancers with side glances in red, blue, and cream attire. None of which look directly at the camera.
    • 3:00 pm
    • Krannert Art Museum, Main Level Galleries, 500 E Peabody Dr. Champaign, Illinois

    Danse Soirée de Bonbons – an offering of dance, music, art, treats, and conversation. Rebecca Nettl-Fiol presents short works from her repertoire from 2007-present, featuring songs by Jacques Brel. A reception follows each performance. Performances by Joe Bowie, Laura Chiaramonte, Roxane D’Orléans Juste, Jacob Henss, Rachel Rizzuto, plus Alex Tecza and Kato Lindholm

    • 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

Monday, February 14, 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

Thursday, February 17, 2022

    • 12:30 pm
    • Zoom

  • A black and white image of Allison Parish glancing to the side.
    • 5:30 pm

    Join us for this virtual lecture by Allison Parrish presented as part of the School of Art + Design Visitors Series. Poet and computer programmer Allison discusses her recent experiments in computational manipulations of language in vector form, and argues that such representations make possible previously unknown varieties of linguistic expression and poetic experience.

  • Image of the Kuroshi ensemble, consists of the members Jason Finkleman, Saori Kataoka, Kavi Naidu, and Joy Yang. They are all smiling and looking ahead.
    • 5:30 pm
    • Krannert Art Museum, Lower Level, Auditorium (KAM 62), 500 E Peabody Dr. Champaign, Illinois

    Join us for a Sudden Sound Concert by the ensemble Kuroshio. Kuroshio is the continuous flow of creative spirit expressed by an ever-evolving ensemble of improvising artists of Asian descent who explore and contemplate diasporic histories through multilayered channels of sound and performance. Kuroshio features Jason Finkelman (percussion, laptop electronics), Joy Ya

  • 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

    • 12:00 pm

    • 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

Monday, February 21, 2022

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Thursday, February 24, 2022

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

Monday, February 28, 2022

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Thursday, March 3, 2022

    • 12:30 pm
    • 133 A&D

  • 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

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.

Monday, March 7, 2022

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Thursday, March 10, 2022

    • 12:30 pm
    • 133 A&D

  • Drawing of a man with a microphone shouting. Images of Black American icons come out of his mouth, like Dr. King, Angela Davis, Malcom X, and african masks. Dr. King has a speech bubble that say Speak Cafe
    • 6:00 pm
    • Krannert Art Museum (cafe space), 500 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign

    Speak Café stands for Song, Poetry, Expression, Art, and Knowledge. It is an open-mic public performance space at Krannert Art Museum organized and moderated by Shaya Robinson.  Speak Café is creative space to share your craft, express thoughts, recite poetry, rap, or even show artwork. Bring friends to the former café space in the KAM lobby to listen or to share your a

  • 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

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

    • 12:30 pm
    • Zoom

  • 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.

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Friday, March 25, 2022

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.

Monday, March 28, 2022

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Monday, April 4, 2022

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Thursday, April 7, 2022

  • Drawing of a man with a microphone shouting. Images of Black American icons come out of his mouth, like Dr. King, Angela Davis, Malcom X, and african masks. Dr. King has a speech bubble that say Speak Cafe
    • 6:00 pm
    • Krannert Art Museum (cafe space), 500 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign

    Speak Café stands for Song, Poetry, Expression, Art, and Knowledge. It is an open-mic public performance space at Krannert Art Museum organized and moderated by Shaya Robinson.  Speak Café is creative space to share your craft, express thoughts, recite poetry, rap, or even show artwork. Bring friends to the former café space in the KAM lobby to listen or to share your a

    • 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

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

Thursday, April 14, 2022

    • 12:30 pm
    • 133 A&D

  • 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.

Monday, April 18, 2022

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

    • 12:00 pm
    • 133 A+D

  • 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

    • 12:30 pm
    • 133 A&D

  • 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

    • 12:00 pm

  • 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.

Monday, April 25, 2022

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

    • 12:30 pm
    • 331 A+D

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

    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.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

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.

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

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

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.

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

  • 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.

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

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

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

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

    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.

Friday, May 6, 2022

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Monday, May 9, 2022

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Monday, May 30, 2022

Friday, June 17, 2022

Monday, July 4, 2022

Saturday, July 9, 2022