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Center for the Performing Arts

Location:
Center for the Performing Arts 351 S. School Street
Normal, IL

The construction of the Center for Performing Arts cost $19.8 million and was completed and dedicated in the Fall of 2002. An 800-seat concert hall and a 450-seat theatre are the building’s main features.

Upcoming Events

November 2019

Convocation Hour: Alexander Technique for Musicians Symposium

Date:
Tuesday, November 12th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Justin Vickers (309)438-8855

Guest Artist Recital: Hue Jang, piano

Date:
Thursday, November 14th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Geoffrey Duce (309)438-2409

Madrigal Festival Concert

Date:
Friday, November 15th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Karyl Carlson (309)438-2012

Cancelled: Trombone Choir

Date:
Sunday, November 17th
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Mark Babbitt (309)438-5260

Symphonic Winds Concert

Date:
Tuesday, November 19th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Joint Concert with Normal Community High School Wind Ensemble Normal Community High School Wind Ensemble Lance Meadows, conductor Illinois State University Symphonic Winds Anthony C. Marinello, conductor Marisa Miko, guest conductor J.S. Bach (1685-1750), arr. Cailliet, ed. Galus – Fervent is My Longing; Organ Fugue in G Minor (1710/1935) George Gershwin (1898-1937), arr. Brubaker – An American in Paris (1929/1994) Morten Lauridsen (b. 1943), tr. Reynolds – O Magnum Mysterium (1994/2003) Marisa Miko, guest conductor Harrison Collins (b. 1999) –…

Symphonic Band and University Band Concert

Date:
Wednesday, November 20th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact the band office (309)438-2166

Wind Symphony Concert

Date:
Thursday, November 21st
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Illinois State University Wind Symphony Anthony C. Marinello, conductor Elizabeth Thompson, soprano Kevin Day (b. 1996) – Havana (2018) Michael Duagherty (b. 1954) – Songs from a Silent Land (2019) Elizabeth Thompson, soprano Consortium Premiere --Intermission— Jennifer Higdon (b. 1962) – Mysterium (2002/2011) Paul Dooley (b. 1983) – Masks and Machines (2015) Please join the Illinois State University Wind Symphony on Thursday, November 21, 2019 for the third concert of the 2019/2020 concert season. The concert will feature the consortium…

December 2019

Performance Convocation Hour

Date:
Tuesday, December 3rd
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Student performances

Music For the Holidays

Date:
Saturday, December 7th
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For additional information contact Box Office (309)438-2535

Music For the Holidays

Date:
Saturday, December 7th
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

For additional information contact Box Office (309)438-2535

Music For the Holidays

Date:
Sunday, December 8th
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For additional information contact Box Office (309)438-2535

String Project Winter Concert

Date:
Friday, December 13th
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Adriana Ransom (309)438-8009

Friends of the Arts Messiah Sing-Along

Date:
Sunday, December 15th
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Give yourself the gift of music this holiday season. Join us for a sing-along version of the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah – a fundraiser for fine arts student scholarships and grants. Everyone is welcome, whether to sing or just to listen.

January 2020

Charles W. Bolen Faculty Recital: Rachel Hockenberry; horn, Justin Vickers; voice, and Geoffrey Duce, piano

Date:
Friday, January 17th 2020
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Faculty Recital For additional information contact Dr. Rachel Hockenberry (309)438-5063

February 2020

Charles W. Bolen Faculty Recital: Elizabeth Thompson, voice recital

Date:
Tuesday, February 4th 2020
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Elizabeth Thompson (309)438-8856

Concerto Aria Finals

Date:
Wednesday, February 5th 2020
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Glenn Block (309)438-2540

School of Music Audtion Day

Date:
Friday, February 7th 2020
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

For additional information contact Christine Hansen (309)438-7050

School of Music Audtion Day

Date:
Saturday, February 8th 2020
Time:
8:00 am - 10:00 am

For additional information contact Christine Hansen (309)438-7050

Red Note New Music Festival

Date:
Wednesday, February 12th 2020
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Carl Schimmel (309)438-3477

Choral Showcase

Date:
Sunday, February 16th 2020
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Karyl Carlson (309)438-2012

Symphonic Winds

Date:
Sunday, February 16th 2020
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

For additional information contact Band Office (309)438-2166

Jazz Ensemble I & II

Date:
Wednesday, February 19th 2020
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Tom Marko (309)438-2541

Symphonic Band

Date:
Thursday, February 27th 2020
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact Band Office (309)438-2166

March 2020

Concert Choir and Chamber Singers

Date:
Sunday, March 22nd 2020
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Karyl Carlson (309)438-2012

School of Music Auditon Day

Date:
Saturday, March 28th 2020
Time:
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

For additional information contact Christine Hansen (309)438-7050

Men and Women’s Glee and Belle Voix Concert

Date:
Sunday, March 29th 2020
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Tim Fredstrom (309)438-5174

Symphony Orchestra Concert

Date:
Sunday, March 29th 2020
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Glenn Block (309)438-2540

April 2020

Symphonic Winds Concert

Date:
Wednesday, April 1st 2020
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact the band office (309)438-2166

Wind Symphony Concert

Date:
Friday, April 3rd 2020
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact the band office (309)438-2166

Music Factory

Date:
Monday, April 6th 2020
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

For additional information contact Martha Horst (309)438-5447

Chamber Winds

Date:
Wednesday, April 8th 2020
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact School of Music (309)438-7631

Civic Chorale Concert

Date:
Saturday, April 11th 2020
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact Professor John Koch (309)438-2472

Jazz Festival Concert

Date:
Friday, April 17th 2020
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Tom Marko (309)438-2541

Jazz Festival Concert

Date:
Saturday, April 18th 2020
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Tom Marko (309)438-2541

Percussion Ensemble Concert

Date:
Sunday, April 19th 2020
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. David Collier (309)438-8022

Symphonic Band and University Band Concert

Date:
Wednesday, April 22nd 2020
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact band office (309)438-2166

Choral Collage

Date:
Sunday, April 26th 2020
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Karyl Carlson (309)438-2012