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Join CUSO as we return to Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for our holiday concert to perform magnificent music to lift your spirits. Get details here.

Welcome Joy!
Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021 | 7:30 p.m.
Foellinger Great Hall
Krannert Center

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2021-22 SEASON

Maestro Stephen Alltop and CUSO invite you to join us for upcoming concerts of the 2021-22 season, “The Music Returns,” a celebration of gratitude for the joy of live performances.

Welcome Joy! | Thu Dec 9, 2021
A Child of Our Time | Sat Mar 5, 2022
From Italy With Love | Sat Apr 23, 2022

Download the season brochure here!


CUSO showcases the extraordinary talents of local musicians to perform the music you love. Your gift today will help the orchestra recover from the COVID-19 crisis and provide much-needed support for an exciting season of live concerts. Thank you!

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“CUSO Music Now | From the Hall” presents memorable performances from Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center. Enjoy a selection of streamed music on demand, featuring high-quality audio recordings of symphony performances on CUSO’s Soundcloud channel and video performances on CUSO’s YouTube and Vimeo channels.

Tune in to these performances featuring the full orchestra:

CUSO Music Now | From the Hall


The magnificent music of a symphony orchestra begins in the heart of each musician. “CUSO Music Now | From the Heart” features CUSO principals and orchestra members as they share their love for music in a personal way with solo and ensemble performances from their homes.

View all of these performances:

CUSO Music Now | From the Heart


CUSO hopes to resume free in-school concerts soon. Enjoy the music online as CUSO and the Guild present “Migrating Music,” a series of four string quartet concerts for young audiences. Music lovers of all ages will enjoy these 11-minute video concerts celebrating the richness of cultural diversity.

View the videos and program details here.

Founded in 1959, the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra has a proud history made possible by extraordinary community support.  Over the years, CUSO has performed more than 350 concerts and showcased the talents of hundreds of local, professional musicians, bringing the magic of music to audiences of all ages. Maestro Stephen Alltop and CUSO musicians will keep the music playing as our community faces the unique challenges of this time, together.


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CUSO is 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.

Photos of the orchestra and Conductor Stephen Alltop by Darrell Hoemann Photography.