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Season-Opening Concert: Music and Majesty

Saturday, October 12, 2024 | 7:30 p.m.

in Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

COLERIDGE-TAYLOR: Hiawatha Overture
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 107 (“Reformation”)
BRAHMS: Hungarian Dances No. 5 and 6

Stephen Alltop, Music Director and Conductor
University of Illinois Oratorio Society and Chamber Singers, Andrea Solya, Director
Ellen Robertson, soprano
Ricardo Herrera, bass-baritone

The Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra’s 65th season begins with a concert of majestic music to stir the soul. The dramatic sweep of the Hiawatha Overture shows why Samuel Coleridge-Taylor is considered one of the finest composers of the late 19th century. Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5 offers rich orchestral colors and a rousing finale based on the hymn “A Mighty Fortress.” CUSO is joined by the University of Illinois Oratorio Society and Chamber Singers to perform Dvořák’s uplifting Te Deum, one of his most joyous and celebratory works for soloists, chorus, and orchestra.

$40 standard/$36 senior/$10 youth, student of any age

Tickets will be on sale through the CUSO Office beginning June 3, 2024, through mid July. For series discount prices and the best concert seats, order tickets directly from CUSO through mid July. Download the ticket order form here and the Foellinger Great Hall seating chart here. To order tickets by phone, call CUSO at 217-351-9139.