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CUSO 2023-24/SEASON 64!

Maestro Stephen Alltop invites you to join CUSO for our 64th season of magnificent music, as we perform works by Sibelius, Mozart, Dvořák, Bruckner, Brahms, Bach, and more!

Oct 7, 2023: Orchestral Splendor
Nov 4, 2023: Baroque Gems
Dec 6, 2023: A Season of Joy
Feb 10, 2024: Celebration: Happy Birthday, Bruckner!
Apr 20, 2024: Fanfares Finale—Saluting Paul Vermel at 100


Experience the orchestral passion and power of Ottorino Respighi’s “Pini di Roma” (Pines of Rome), performed by CUSO in Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on April 23, 2022.

View the video of this extraordinary concert performance on YouTube.


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!

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CUSO MUSIC NOW presents online video and audio performances to enjoy on demand.

From the Hall streams high-quality audio recordings and videos of CUSO concert performances.

From the Heart showcases delightful video performances by CUSO principals.


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

Watch the videos and get program guides here.



Music Director and Conductor Stephen Alltop has engaged our community in the concert hall and in the classroom. “CUSO Music Now | From the Maestro” presents a series of entertaining and informative video talks by Stephen Alltop about the composers and their music. Watch on demand and enjoy!

CUSO Music Now | From the Maestro

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 63rd 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.