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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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CUSO Gelato Social Sept 23

CUSO at Prairie Fruits Farm!
Sunday, September 23
2:00–4:00 p.m.

Our tribute to Gaia continues as CUSO celebrates Mother Earth’s summer harvest at Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery in Champaign—enjoy an environmentally friendly concert, free gelato, farm tours, and visit the goats!

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Music Alive Composer-In-Residence Stacy Garrop

The Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra is honored to continue our collaboration with composer Stacy Garrop, who is in the second season of her residency with the orchestra.

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CUSO Music Alive Composers Institute

sponsored by
Music Alive and New Music USA

February 22–23, 2019, Champaign

In partnership with New Music USA and Music Alive, CUSO and Composer-in-Residence Stacy Garrop will provide a free two-day Composers Institute for college-level composing students and recently graduated composers who live within a 200-mile radius of Champaign-Urbana.

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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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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.