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Join CUSO for a joyful holiday concert for the whole family, featuring the University of Illinois Chamber Singers and the Central Illinois Children’s Chorus performing traditional and popular music of the season . . . and expect a visit from Santa! For tickets call Krannert Center at 217-333-6280 or get ordering information below.

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Mahler, Vivaldi, Stravinsky and Strauss . . . your gift makes the joy of music possible. The Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and two-thirds of our funding is provided by generous donors like you. Thank you!

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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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CU Ballet Presents The Nutcracker
With music performed live by the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra

Join Clara, her princely Nutcracker, and the talented young cast of the Champaign Urbana Ballet for this enchanted journey. Eight performances at Krannert Center.
November 30–December 2, 2018
December 7–December 9, 2018

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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.