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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 Public Events

April 2021

Performance Convocation Hour

Date:
Tuesday, April 20th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Student performances

Symphonic Band Concert – livestreamed event

Date:
Wednesday, April 21st
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Illinois State University Symphonic Band Anthony C. Marinello, conductor Lauren Bobarksy, guest conductor Livingston Band Kimberly Archer, arr. Gentry (b. 1973) – Devil’s Workshop (2009/2020) Michael Daugherty (b. 1954) – Made for You and Me: Inspired by Woody Guthrie (2020) Lauren Bobarsky, guest conductor John Mackey, arr. Dunnigan (b. 1973) – This Cruel Moon (2017/2020) Ryan George (b. 1978) – Café 512 (2010/2020 Foeller Band Giovanni Santos (b. 1980) – Lost in Tijuana (2020) Julie Giroux (b. 1961) – Our…

Senior Recital: Grace Suglich, flute – livestream event

Date:
Friday, April 23rd
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Recital

Symphonic Winds Concert

Date:
Saturday, April 24th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Illinois State University Symphonic Winds F. Mack Wood, conductor Steven Bryant (b. 1972), arr. Lourens – Ecstatic Fanfare (2012/2015) – 3’ John Mackey (1973), arr. Wallace – Hymn to a Blue Hour (2010/2021) – 8’ Kevin Day (b. 1996), arr. Trentadue – Dancing Fire (2016/2020) – 4’ --Intermission-- James M. David (b. 1978) – Menlo Park, 1879 (2020) – 7’ Nicole Piunno (b. 1985) – Letters from the Traveling Doll (2021) – 12’ i. Love and Loss ii. The Mountains…

Wind Symphony Concert – livestream event

Date:
Saturday, April 24th
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Illinois State University Wind Symphony Anthony C. Marinello, conductor Illinois State University Wind Symphony Anthony C. Marinello, conductor Lauren Bobarsky, guest conductor Andrew Blair (b. 1987) – anti-FANFARE for wind ensemble, minus brass (2019) Emily Bingham, arr. Cawkwell (b. 1952) – Bright Spirit for woodwind ensemble (2001/2013) Tara Islas (b. 1966) – Ascent to the Summit for brass and percussion (2016) Fisher Tull (1934-1994) – The Binding for brass and percussion (1981) Ludwig van Beethoven, tr. Schmitt (1770-1827) – Symphony…

Choral Collage – livestream event

Date:
Sunday, April 25th
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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