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Series tickets and single concert tickets are on sale now at the Krannert Center ticket office. Download the 2018-19 Season Brochure. For tickets, call Krannert Center at 217-333-6280 or get complete ordering information below.

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Mahler, Rossini, Stravinsky, and Strauss…your gift makes great music possible. The Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and like orchestras throughout the country, over 60% of our budget is provided by generous donors like you. Thank you!

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Meet Music Alive Composer-In-Residence Stacy Garrop

The Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra is honored to collaborate with composer Stacy Garrop, who will be in residence with the orchestra during the next two seasons.

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Stacy Garrop’s Residency with CUSO

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Music Alive and New Music USA

As part of her residency with CUSO, Music Alive Composer-in-Residence Stacy Garrop will be providing music education programs for grade schools, high schools, and colleges during the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons.

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Congratulations to Winning Composers!

CUSO is pleased to announce the selection of two winners in the Overture Composition Competition! Congratulations to Maya Benyas, who won for her “Fantasy House Overture,” and Roger Zare, who won for his work, “Strontium Red.” These composers’ overtures will be performed at the April, 2019 CUSO concert.


As the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 59th season, Maestro Stephen Alltop and CUSO present “Our World, Our Music,” performing masterworks by Mahler, Holst, Rossini, Strauss, Stravinsky, and others, along with dramatic new music by CUSO Music Alive Composer-In-Residence, Stacy Garrop.


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The Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra is a professional orchestra dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the community by providing symphonic music of the highest caliber through live performances and music education in the schools, the concert hall, and the community.

The Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra is the professional orchestra in residence at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois, and is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.