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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

January 2022

String Project Honors Recital

Date:
Sunday, January 30th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Kate Lewis (309) 438-2951

February 2022

School of Music Audition Day

Date:
Friday, February 4th
Time:
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

School of Music Audition Day

Date:
Saturday, February 5th
Time:
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

RedNote New Music Festival – Music of Bright Sheng and Missy Mazzoli

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

Music for chorus and wind ensemble by guest composers Missy Mazzoli and Bright Sheng, as well as winning works in the year's RED NOTE New Music Festival Composition Competition For additional information contact Dr. Carl Schimmel (309)438-3477

Symphonic Winds Concert

Date:
Friday, February 11th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Mack Wood (309) 438-8834

Performance Convocation Hour

Date:
Tuesday, February 15th
Time:
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. David Collier (309) 438-5386

Choral Showcase

Date:
Sunday, February 20th
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

Jazz Ensemble I & II

Date:
Tuesday, February 22nd
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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

Symphonic Band

Date:
Wednesday, February 23rd
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact TJ Mack (309) 438-5109

Guest Artist Recital: Ivana Francisci, piano

Date:
Thursday, February 24th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Charles W. Bolen Faculty Recital: Matthew Vala, voice

Date:
Friday, February 25th
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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

Illinois State Symphony Orchestra Concert

Date:
Sunday, February 27th
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

ISU Symphony Orchestra, Glenn Block, Music Director will present its first concert of the new year on Sunday, February 27 at 3:00 PMN in the ISU Center for the Performing Arts with guest conductor Maestro Mauricio Colasanti, from Italy, in a┬áconcert including the Dvorak NEW WORLD SYMPHONY No. 9 and the DANZON NO. 2 by Colombian composer Arturo Marquez. Maestro Colasanti is music director of the Chieti Opera Company and Gudiagrele Summer Festival Opera Festival.   For additional information contact…

Evening of Brass

Date:
Sunday, February 27th
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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

March 2022

Chamber Music Convocation Hour

Date:
Tuesday, March 1st
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Michael Dicker (309) 438-8240

Charles W. Bolen Faculty Recital: Mark Babbitt, trombone

Date:
Tuesday, March 1st
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Professor of Trombone, Mark Babbitt will be joined by pianist Nancy Pounds performing works by Florian Meier, Kevin Day, Inez McComas, and the world premiere of Peter Strohm's Sonata No.5 (2021). For additional information contact Dr. Babbitt (309) 438-5260

Men’s Glee and Belle Voix Concert

Date:
Sunday, March 20th
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For additional information contact Professor Mark Grizzard (309) 438-0883

Performance Convocation hour

Date:
Tuesday, March 22nd
Time:
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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

School of Music Audition Day

Date:
Saturday, March 26th
Time:
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

ISU Symphony Orchestra

Date:
Sunday, March 27th
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

ISU Symphony Orchestra with Music Director Glenn Block, conducting will play a program featuring ISU artist faculty violist Katherine Lewis performing the "Concerto for Viola" by English composer William Walton. The program will also include music by ISU faculty composer Martha Horst in her "Quiet Places" and a suite from the ballet "Romeo and Juliet" by Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev. The program will open with an orchestra from the ISU String Project. For additional information contact Dr. Glenn Block (309)…

Symphonic Winds Concert

Date:
Monday, March 28th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Mack Wood (309)438-8834

April 2022

Jazz Festival Concert

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

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

Jazz Festival Concert

Date:
Saturday, April 2nd
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Concert Choir and Madrigal Concert

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

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

Wind Symphony Concert

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

For additional information contact Dr. Tony Marinello (309) 438-1702

Senior Recital: Ashley Storinger, voice

Date:
Saturday, April 9th
Time:
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Student performance

Percussion Ensemble

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

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

Performance Convocation Hour

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

For additional information contact Dr. David Collier (309) 438-5386

Senior Recital: Zachary Bodnar, voice

Date:
Saturday, April 16th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Student performance

Vala Voice Studio Recital

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

For additional information contact Dr. Matthew Vala (309) 438-8855

Symphonic Band and University Band Concert

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

For additional contact Band Office (309) 438-2166

Wind Symphony and Symphonic Winds Concert

Date:
Saturday, April 23rd
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

Choral Collage

Date:
Sunday, April 24th
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

Concerto Aria Concert

Date:
Sunday, April 24th
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The ISU Symphony Orchestra will performs its final concert of the spring, 2022 semester, featuring the two winners of the ISU Concerto-Aria Competition held back in January. This competition across the entire ISU School of Music identifies the two top performers among the entire student body. The ISU Symphony Orchestra is under the direction of Dr. Glenn Block, Music Director since 1990. The ISU Symphony will perform, in addition to the winning concertos, music by American composers John Adams with…

Spring String Project Concert

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

For additional information contact Dr. Kate Lewis (309) 438-2951