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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

January 2019

School of Music Audition Day

Date:
Friday, January 18th
Time:
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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

School of Music Audition Day

Date:
Saturday, January 19th
Time:
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Concerto Aria Competition

Date:
Wednesday, January 30th
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

February 2019

School of Music Audition Day

Date:
Friday, February 1st
Time:
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

School of Music Audition Day

Date:
Saturday, February 2nd
Time:
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

School of Music Audition Day

Date:
Saturday, February 9th
Time:
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

REDNOTE New Music Festival

Date:
Sunday, February 10th
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

For additional information contact Roy Magnuson (309)438-8524 http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/tickets/  

Illinois State University Speaker Series: F.W. de Klerk

Date:
Tuesday, February 12th
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

F.W. de Klerk, former South African president and Nobel Peace Prize winner, will present “Bridging The Gap: Globalization Without Isolation” at 7 p.m. on February 12, 2019, in the Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall.

Symphonic Winds Concert

Date:
Friday, February 15th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Illinois State University Symphonic Winds Anthony Marinello, conductor Marykate Kuhne, guest conductor Zachary Taylor, guest conductor Friday, February 15; Center for Performing Arts; 8:00 P.M. Joint Concert with O’Fallon High School Symphonic Band David Biedenbender (b. 1984) – Melodious Thunk (2012) Arturo Márquez (b. 1950), tr. Nickel – Danzón No. 2 (1998/2009) Marykate Kuhne, guest conductor --Intermission-- Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924), orch. Moss – Chant Funéraire (1921/2004) Zachary Taylor, guest conductor John Mackey (b. 1973) – Kingfishers Catch Fire (2007) For…

Wind Symphony Concert

Date:
Saturday, February 16th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Choral Showcase

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

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

Guest Artist: Alex Ross, music critic for The New Yorker

Date:
Monday, February 18th
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Alex Ross, music critic for The New Yorker and Pulitzer Prize nominee for his book, The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century. Co-sponsored with the College of Arts and Sciences and the English Department, Ross will speak on topics ranging from music’s intersection with social issues and politics to how classical music can remain relevant to younger generations. Following the public lecture, Ross will participate in a students-only Question and Answer session. This event is made possible through…

Charles W. Bolen Faculty Recital: Faculty String Quartet

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

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

Jazz Ensemble I & II with guest trumpeter Mike Davison

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

For additional information contact Tom Marko (309)438-2540

Performance Convocation Hour

Date:
Tuesday, February 26th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Student performance

Symphonic Band Concert

Date:
Thursday, February 28th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

March 2019

Afternoon of Brass

Date:
Sunday, March 3rd
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For additional information contact Andy Rummel (309)438-5817

SWAT Wellness Gazebo – Center for Performing Arts

Date:
Wednesday, March 20th
Time:
10:30 am - 3:00 pm

The Wellness Gazebo is a portable gazebo that provides health and wellness information to Illinois State students, faculty, and staff. Condoms and quit smoking kits are available for FREE, along with other resources and giveaways.  The gazebo is located on campus each week, usually on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  The Wellness Gazebo is staffed by trained Illinois State University peer educators, the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT). SWAT is a registered student organization open to any students interested in health…

Cancelled: Charles W. Bolen Faculty Recital: David Gresham, clarinet and guest artist Sophia Yang, piano

Date:
Thursday, March 21st
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

For additional information contact David Gresham (309)438-2600

Symphonic Winds Concert

Date:
Friday, March 22nd
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

School of Music Audition Day

Date:
Saturday, March 23rd
Time:
8:00 am - 12:30 pm

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

Performance Convocation Hour

Date:
Tuesday, March 26th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Student performance

Wind Symphony Concert

Date:
Wednesday, March 27th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Men’s Glee, Women’s Choir, and Belle Voix Concert

Date:
Sunday, March 31st
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

April 2019

SWAT Wellness Gazebo – Center for Performing Arts

Date:
Tuesday, April 2nd
Time:
10:30 am - 3:30 pm

The Wellness Gazebo is a portable gazebo that provides health and wellness information to Illinois State students, faculty, and staff. Condoms and quit smoking kits are available for FREE, along with other resources and giveaways.  The gazebo is located on campus each week, usually on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  The Wellness Gazebo is staffed by trained Illinois State University peer educators, the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT). SWAT is a registered student organization open to any students interested in health…

Guest Artist Master Class: Allan Gassman, Metropolitan Opera Tenor

Date:
Friday, April 5th
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Civic Chorale Spring Concert

Date:
Saturday, April 6th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, and Madrigal Concert

Date:
Sunday, April 7th
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For additional information contact Karyl Carlson (30()438-2012

Jazz Festival Concert

Date:
Friday, April 12th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

ISU Jazz Ensembles I and II with festival guest artists Chuck Owen, composer and Jack Wilkins, saxophonist   For additional information contact Tom Marko (309)438-2541

Jazz Festival Concert

Date:
Saturday, April 13th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

ISU Jazz Ensemble I with festival guest artists Chuck Own, composer and Jack Wilkins, saxophonist For additional information contact Tom Marko (309)438-2541

Percussion Ensemble

Date:
Sunday, April 14th
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

SWAT Wellness Gazebo – Center for Performing Arts

Date:
Tuesday, April 16th
Time:
10:30 am - 3:30 pm

The Wellness Gazebo is a portable gazebo that provides health and wellness information to Illinois State students, faculty, and staff. Condoms and quit smoking kits are available for FREE, along with other resources and giveaways.  The gazebo is located on campus each week, usually on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  The Wellness Gazebo is staffed by trained Illinois State University peer educators, the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT). SWAT is a registered student organization open to any students interested in health…

Performance Convocation hour

Date:
Tuesday, April 16th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Opera Practicum Performance 1 of 2

Date:
Friday, April 19th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact Tom Studebaker (309)438-8855

Opera Practicum Performance 2

Date:
Saturday, April 20th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact Tom Studebaker (309)438-8855

Symphonic Winds

Date:
Wednesday, April 24th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Illinois State University Symphonic Winds Anthony Marinello, conductor Zachary Taylor, guest conductor Wednesday, April 24; Center for Performing Arts; 8:00 P.M. Donald Grantham (b. 1947) – Baron Piquant on Pointe (2011) Ron Nelson (b. 1929) – Courtly Airs and Dances (1995) Zachary Taylor, guest conductor --Intermission-- Donald Grantham (b. 1947) – Honey in the Rock (2008) Ian Dicke (b. 1982) – Song of the Telegraph (2010)   For additional information contact the band office (309)438-2166

Symphonic Band and University Band

Date:
Thursday, April 25th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Wind Symphony Concert

Date:
Saturday, April 27th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Choral Collage

Date:
Sunday, April 28th
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For additional information contact Karyl Carlson (309)438-2166  

Orchestra Concerto Aria

Date:
Sunday, April 28th
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

May 2019

String Project Spring Concert

Date:
Saturday, May 4th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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