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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

March 2019

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

Illinois State University Wind Symphony Anthony C. Marinello, conductor Michael Gandolfi (b. 1956) – Flourishes and Meditations on a Renaissance Theme (2010) William Bolcom (b. 1938) – Song for Band (2001) --Intermission-- Paul Hindemith (1895-1965) – Symphony in B-flat (1951)   Please join the Illinois State University Wind Symphony on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 for the fifth concert of the 2018/2019 concert season. The evening will be the culminating concert as the Wind Symphony returns home from a three-day outreach…

Ross Crean

Date:
Thursday, March 28th
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Music Composer and Sound Designer at Printemps Nori Studio will be premiering 3 pieces: Schöne Gespielin (Exquisite Playmate): From Sonnet 25 of the First Part of Rilke’s “Sonnets to Orpheus.” In memory of young Vera Knoop, who died aged 18. She had been a talented dancer but suddenly stopped, took an interest in music, then died of a glandular disease. Rilke saw her only a few times. Just before she died, Vera said “Now I can dance!” Written for Baritone…

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 Glassman, Metropolitan Opera Tenor

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

Tenor Allan Glassman has thrilled audiences throughout America and Europe for decades with his vibrant timbre and committed interpretations of roles. Critics exclaim “his very presence on stage made those around him sound better.” A regular at The Metropolitan Opera, Mr. Glassman triumphed as Herod in a production of Salomé and has since been heard in The Met’s productions of Billy Budd, Die Frau ohne Schatten, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk District, Boris Godunov, The Great Gatsby, Carmen, Elektra, Káťa Kabanová,…

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

Illinois State University Wind Symphony Anthony C. Marinello, conductor Donald Grantham, guest composer Donald Grantham (b. 1947) – J’ai été au bal (1999) TBA – Band Concerto Competition Winner --Intermission— Jennifer Jolley (b. 1981) – The Eyes of the World Are Upon You (2017) Donald Grantham (b. 1947) – Southern Harmony (1998)   Please join the Illinois State University Wind Symphony on Saturday, April 27, 2019 for the sixth and final concert of the 2018/2019 concert season. We welcome composer…

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