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Saturday, March 9, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.

CUSO is joined by the University of Illinois Oratorio Society, the Central Illinois Children's Chorus, and four outstanding soloists to perform Music Alive Composer-in-Residence Stacy Garrop’s new work, Terra Nostra, celebrating the beauty of our world. Read more . . .

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Free CUSO Reading Session

Music Alive Orchestra Reading Session
Saturday, February 23, 2019
I Hotel & Conference Center
1900 S. First Street, Champaign, IL
1:00–3:30 p.m., Illinois Ballroom

The public is invited to attend a free Music Alive Orchestra Reading Session as Maestro Alltop, Stacy Garrop, and CUSO rehearse and perform the new works of three talented young composers. Read more about the event and the composers here. . .

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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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.