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Saturday, October 7, 2023 | 7:30 p.m.
Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center
She-e Wu, percussion

SIBELIUS: Finlandia
HIGDON: Percussion Concerto
SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 2 in D Major

Join Maestro Stephen Alltop and CUSO for an evening of extraordinary music. Read ‎more . . .


Saturday, November 4, 2023 | 4:00 p.m.
Faith United Methodist Church
1719 S. Prospect Ave., Champaign

Enjoy a Saturday afternoon of sparkling Baroque music as CUSO performs works by Bach, Handel, Rameau, Telemann. The virtuosity of CUSO concertmaster Maria Arrua is showcased in Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 4. Get program details here.


Wednesday, December 6, 2023 | 7:30 p.m.
Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center

Ring in your holidays with CUSO's family concert, featuring a joyous mix of classical and contemporary music of the season performed by the orchestra and the beautiful voices of the Oratorio Society and the Central Illinois Youth Chorus. Get program details and tickets here.

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CUSO's 64th season of magnificent music continues with two concerts in 2024! Tickets for the February and April concerts at Krannert Center will go on sale through their online ticket office on November 15, 2023. Get concert details here:

Feb 10, 2024: Celebration: Happy Birthday, Bruckner!

Apr 20, 2024: Fanfares Finale—Saluting Paul Vermel at 100


Enjoy CUSO online video and audio performances on demand.

From the Hall streams audio recordings and videos of CUSO concert performances. From the Heart showcases engaging video performances by CUSO principals. From the Maestro presents entertaining video talks by Stephen Alltop about composers and their music. Migrating Music presents a series of video concerts with program guides for young audiences.


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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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.