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John Frayne: 'Prairie' groups offer lively show; Juilliard Quartet shines

Kevin Kelly and the Prairie Ensemble gave their first concert of 2013, "A Windy Affair," on Feb. 24 in Holy Cross Church, Champaign.


Yonder Mountain back in Urbana

Oh, to live on Yonder Mountain, with the banjos and the Ozzy Osbourne tunes.

Yonder Mountain String Band comes to the Canopy Club Thursday with two sets of bluegrass, punk and humor.

Yonder Mountain String Band is on a tour that includes Dallas, Austin, Fayetteville, Tulsa, St. Louis, Albuquerque, Flagstaff, Salt Lake City, Aspen, Billings, Missoula and Phoenix.


DHS choirs 'set stage on fire' at FAME regionals

2 members win top honors in L.A.; both groups finish 2nd, advance to nationals

DANVILLE — In the warm-up room, Danville High choral director Kassy Krause delivered a pep talk to her 115 show choir members before their big performances in the FAME regional competition Saturday in Los Angeles.


Annual high school band festival set at Millikin

DECATUR — Millikin University will host its annual high school band festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Kirkland Fine Arts Center.

Select high schools from central Illinois will showcase 20 minutes worth of music each in a noncompetitive setting for a panel of adjudicators.


Duo will perform 'The Art of Fugue'

CHAMPAIGN — The Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana will perform Johann Sebastian Bach's "The Art of Fugue" in concert at 7:30 p.m. next Sunday at Grace Lutheran Church, 313 S. Prospect Ave.


Auditions scheduled for 'Cold Sassy Tree,' Music Fair

WATSEKA — The Sugar Creek Symphony & Song Festival will have chorus auditions next weekend for its production of the American opera "Cold Sassy Tree" this summer.

Helen Todd, founder and artistic director of the festival, also will host auditions for the festival's new Music Fair, a celebration of music planned for July 27.


UHS students will play work from local composer

URBANA — The Urbana High School Orchestra will perform the Champaign-Urbana premiere of local composer Brian Coulter's Symphony No. 1 for String Orchestra, First Movement, at 7 p.m. Monday at the school, 1002 S. Race St.


DSO welcomes award-winning violinist

DANVILLE — The Danville Symphony Orchestra on Saturday evening will present a concert with the theme "Titans," featuring Gustav Mahler's Symphony No.


Experience Ireland without leaving home

URBANA — St. Patrick's Day isn't until March 17, but the upcoming weekend promises a "perfect storm" of Irish music, dance and art, according to Jake Schumacher, a musician steeped in the local Irish music scene.


Group will host last of four director finalists on Saturday

URBANA — The Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra on Saturday evening will present the last of four music director finalists, Stephen Alltop, conducting the concert "Classics IV: Orchestral Masters."