When the Champaign-Urbana Symphony played on March 7, who in the audience could have imagined that it would be the last concert by this ensemble until next fall? Because of the coronavirus crisis, the entire season at Krannert came to an abrupt halt on March 12.

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On Sunday afternoon, the young Norwegian cellist J. Swensen came to the Sunday Salon Series at Krannert’s Foellinger Great Hall for an exciting recital of works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Zoltan Kodaly and Cesar Franck. Swensen is the winner of the 2018 Young Concert Artists Award. He was join…

The St. Olaf Choir of Northfield, Minn., came to the Foellinger Great Hall on Feb. 11. This was the 15th concert and last stop in a winter tour that had started on Jan. 18 and would end with a homecoming concert on Feb. 16 in Northfield.

The Sinfonia da Camera, conducted by Ian Hobson, highlighted the skills of longtime principal players Henry Skolnick, bassoon, and William Moersch, percussionist, in the Foellinger Great Hall concert on Feb. 8. Skolnick was heard in a relatively short piece by Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826…

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The East Central Illinois Youth Orchestra gave its 2020 Winter Concert on Jan. 19. The young instrumentalists were led by Kevin Kelly, who has conducted this training orchestra of the Conservatory of Central Illinois since 1997. The concert was given in Smith Memorial Hall, a concert venue o…

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