Krannert Center

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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.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

    • 5:00 pm

    Jenny Carpenter and Shawn Farbman, from the band Love Sign, will entertain you with popular acoustic favorites spanning the decades.

    • 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.

Tuesday, February 5, 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
    • Foellinger Great Hall

    Each year, the 21st Century Piano Commission sponsors a competition with a cash prize for a composition featuring the keyboard instrument. Entries are submitted by collaborative teams of composers and performers from the School of Music.

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

    • 5:00 pm

    As we celebrate this 50th anniversary of both Dance at Illinois and Krannert Center, we are excited for the opportunity to highlight the talents of the musicians behind the dancers.

    • 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.

    • 7:30 pm
    • Foellinger Great Hall

    High School Choirs from across the state perform as part of this special invitational event.

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.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Thursday, February 14, 2019

    • 5:00 pm

    Twelve-piece band Knights of Cabiria, affiliated with the Community Center for the Arts in Urbana, will perform an eclectic repertoire of dance and film music from around the world.

    • 7:30 pm
    • Studio Theatre

    Internationally renowned for creative and technological advancements in the field of electroacoustic music, the UI School of Music Experimental Music Studios (EMS) are among the most advanced and well-equipped of any university in the country.

Friday, February 15, 2019

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.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Thursday, February 21, 2019

    • 5:00 pm

    Join us for an evening of jazz with the Joan Hickey Trio, featuring UI Jazz Studies faculty members.

    • 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

    • 12:00 pm

    Day of the Drum celebrates the many global legacies of percussion while engaging the public in high-energy performances by some of the world’s greatest instrumentalists. Celebrate global drumming traditions, try out different types of percussion instruments, and immerse yourself in many different drumming styles and rhythms.

    • 7:00 pm
    • Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

    Two distinct programs feature new, collaborative choreography by Dance at Illinois faculty, alumni, and students.

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

    Kodo’s discipline, theatricality, and grace both preserve and expand the breathtaking cultural legacy of taiko drumming.

    • 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.

    • 9:00 pm
    • Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

    Two distinct programs feature new, collaborative choreography by Dance at Illinois faculty, alumni, and students.