The Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra continues to share the inspirational power of music with our community as we invite you to join the music online. In these times, we remember the pleasure of experiencing live orchestral music at CUSO concerts in Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. “From the Hall” presents memorable performances from past concerts to enjoy again.
SMILE O VOLUPTUOUS COOL-BREATHED EARTH!
The Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra invites you to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of nature and music in this scenic CUSO Music Now video presentation of “Smile O voluptuous cool-breathed earth!” Walt Whitman’s poetry is the text for this sublime love song to the planet, an aria from Terra Nostra by Stacy Garrop. This soulful performance by baritone David Govertsen and CUSO is from our concert on March 9, 2019, in Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.
CUSO enjoyed performing this dynamic work by Illinois composer Roger Zare at the CUSO concert, “The Planets and Beyond” on April 27, 2019.
LO, HOW A ROSE E’ER BLOOMING
Enjoy this timeless music of inspiration and hope by Michael Praetorius in this special video message for our community. The piece was originally performed by CUSO at the holiday concert on December 12, 2019.
Experience the musical journey of Terra Nostra, a brilliant oratorio by composer Stacy Garrop, which celebrates the beauty of earth and humanity’s historic search for living in balance. The concert was performed by CUSO and the University of Illinois Oratorio Society on March 9, 2019.
THE COMPOSER’S TOOLBOX
Discover the delight of a CUSO Youth Concert as Maestro Stephen Alltop opens “The Composer’s Toolbox.” CUSO performed Stacy Garrop’s Blurrr for orchestra, favorite movements from Bizet’s Carmen, and Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite for schoolchildren who visited Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on April 9, 2018.