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Saturday, February 1, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
Krannert Center
Rachel Barton Pine, violin

CUSO is thrilled to welcome one of the great violinists of our time, Rachel Barton Pine, to perform Barber's sumptuous Violin Concerto. CUSO will also perform Mozart's Overture to The Magic Flute,
Smetana's Overture to The Bartered Bride, and Dvořák's Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88. Read more‎ . . .

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Sunday, February 2, 2020
2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Urbana Country Club
Rachel Barton Pine, violin

Join Maestro Alltop and CUSO friends in this intimate setting for a special performance by Ms. Pine and enjoy a delightful afternoon of music, champagne, savories, and sweets at this 60th Anniversary Benefit Celebration. Read more . . .

Win This Music Quilt!

CUSO will raffle off this beautiful Diamond Jubilee 60th-Anniversary music quilt, handmade by CUSO supporter KT, to commemorate the orchestra's 60th-Anniversary season. Raffle tickets will be on sale in the Krannert Center lobby at the CUSO concerts on February 1, March 7, and April 18.

The drawing will be held at the season finale concert on April 18. Proceeds benefit CUSO. Read more . . .


Bach, Barber, Mozart, Stravinsky, and Strauss . . . your gift makes the performance of this great music possible. The Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and two-thirds of our annual funding is provided by generous donors like you. Thank you!

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The dream of establishing a permanent and professional symphony orchestra in Champaign-Urbana began in 1959, when more than 300 community members became subscribers to the first season of the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra. Maestro Stephen Alltop and CUSO are proud to celebrate the orchestra’s Diamond Jubilee 60th Anniversary with a brilliant season of music . . . Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, Stravinsky’s The Firebird Suite, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, Respighi’s epic Pines of Rome, and other dazzling masterworks will make 2019-20 a season to remember.

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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.

Photos of the orchestra and Conductor Stephen Alltop by Darrell Hoemann Photography.