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Baroque Brilliance

Saturday, February 3, 2018
7:30 pm at Krannert Center

Zachary Carrettin, violin

CUSO presents stellar works by three giants of the era: Handel, Bach, and Vivaldi

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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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CUSO Overture Composition Competition

CUSO invites composers of all ages to submit a 3-minute orchestral work by January 1, 2018. Five finalists will have their compositions workshopped by the orchestra in March and two winners will be selected for performance during the 2018-19 season.


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.