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Music of Destiny

Friday, March 2, 2018
7:30 pm at Krannert Center
Stefan Milenkovich, violin

CUSO presents masterworks by Mendelssohn and Beethoven and exciting new music by Music-Alive Composer-in-Residence, Stacy Garrop. CUSO is joined by Stefan Milenkovich.

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Meet Music Alive Composer-In-Residence Stacy Garrop

The Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra is honored to collaborate with composer Stacy Garrop, who will be in residence with the orchestra during the next two seasons.

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Stacy Garrop’s Residency with CUSO

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Music Alive and New Music USA

As part of her residency with CUSO, Music Alive Composer-in-Residence Stacy Garrop will be providing music education programs for grade schools, high schools, and colleges during the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons.

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Meet the Composers at the March 3 Reading Session

CUSO is pleased to announce the selection of five finalists for the Overture Composition Competition! The five composers will have their works rehearsed and performed by CUSO at the Music Alive Reading Session on Saturday, March 3 from 10am-12:30pm at the Hilton Garden Inn Champaign. The event is open to the public and admission is free. Come and vote for your favorite overture!

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As the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 58th season, Maestro Stephen Alltop and CUSO present Music of Destiny, performing masterworks from Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Mahler, Vivaldi, Verdi and others, along with exciting new works from 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 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.