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Saturday, February 10, 2024 | 7:30 p.m.
Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center

Join Maestro Stephen Alltop and CUSO for an evening of brilliant music celebrating the 200th anniversary of Anton Bruckner's birth.

ABELS | Outburst
MOZART | Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter”
DVOŘÁK | Festival March

Get concert details and tickets here.


Fanfares Finale-
A Memorial Tribute to Paul Vermel
Saturday, April 20, 2024 | 7:30 p.m.
Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center

CUSO’s season finale is a memorial tribute celebrating former CUSO conductor Paul Vermel. Guest artist John Hagstrom from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is featured on trumpet. Get details here.


Music That Moves!
Youth Concerts at Krannert Center
Tuesday, April 9, 2024 | 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 | 10:00 a.m.

Educators are invited to bring students in grades 3–6 to attend the 2024 CUSO Youth Concert, “Music That Moves!” This fun, interactive program features lively music by Brahms, Gershwin, Saint-Saëns, Glen Miller, and John Philip Sousa. Get program details and register for the concert here.


To experience the orchestral passion of Respighi’s “Pines of Rome,” performed by CUSO in Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center in April 2022, view the video on YouTube. Stream CUSO video and audio performances anytime on demand. Visit From the Hall to stream CUSO concert performances online. From the Heart features video performances by CUSO musicians. Go to From the Maestro for video talks by Stephen Alltop about composers and their music. Enjoy!


Development Director

Join the team that keeps the music playing! The Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra seeks an outgoing and dynamic individual to lead our development program and oversee all aspects of successful fundraising and community engagement. Get more information about the opportunity here.


Donate Today

Since 1959, CUSO has thrived with generous community support. Your donation enables CUSO to continue this long tradition of musical excellence, showcasing the talents of local musicians to perform the music you love. Thank you!

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 are excited to share the vibrant music of our 64th season with you. Thank you for your support, which makes CUSO performances possible.


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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.