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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

December 2021

Music For the Holidays

Date:
Saturday, December 4th
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The popular annual Music For the Holidays is celebrating its 30th anniversary year! Students in the School of Music bring you a musical welcome to the holiday season with performances by the ISU Concert Choir, Madrigal Singers, and Symphony Orchestra.  The Saturday afternoon performance will also feature the ISU String Project’s Sinfonia Class and the Treble Choir. For additional information contact Dr. Karyl Carlson (309) 438-2012 or Dr. Glenn Block (309) 438-2540 Ticket prices are $15 general admission, $12 faculty/staff,…

Music For the Holidays

Date:
Saturday, December 4th
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The popular annual Music For the Holidays is celebrating its 30th anniversary year! Students in the School of Music bring you a musical welcome to the holiday season with performances by the ISU Concert Choir, Madrigal Singers, and Symphony Orchestra.  The Saturday evening performance will also feature the ISU African Drumming and Dance Ensemble, the advanced Treble Choir and Belle Voix. For additional information contact Dr. Karyl Carlson (309) 438-2012 or Dr. Glenn Block (309) 438-2540 Ticket prices are $15…

Music For the Holidays

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

The popular annual Music For the Holidays is celebrating its 30th anniversary year! Students in the School of Music bring you a musical welcome to the holiday season with performances by the ISU Concert Choir, Madrigal Singers, and Symphony Orchestra.  The Sunday afternoon performance will also feature ISU’s Jazz Combo I and Men's Glee. For additional information contact Dr. Karyl Carlson (309) 438-2012 or Dr. Glenn Block at (309) 438-2540 Ticket prices are $15 general admission, $12 faculty/staff, and $10…

String Project Winter Concert

Date:
Friday, December 10th
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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

February 2022

Illinois State Symphony Orchestra Concert

Date:
Sunday, February 27th 2022
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

“SCHEHEREZADE” The ISU Symphony begins its first concert of the new year with the glorious music by Rimsky-Korsakov in his virtuosic “Scheherezade”. The concert will also feature ISU artist professor of viola Kate Lewis in the Walton “Viola Concerto.”   For additional information contact Dr. Glenn Block (309) 438-2540

March 2022

ISU Symphony Orchestra featuring Concert Choir

Date:
Sunday, March 27th 2022
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“FAREWELL” The ISU Symphony and ISU Concert Choir join forces in its annual choral concert with music by Vaughan-Williams and the Mozart Requiem with Karyl Carlson conducting in her final orchestral/choral concert before her retirement. For additional information contact Dr. Glenn Block (309) 438-2540

April 2022

Concerto Aria Concert

Date:
Sunday, April 24th 2022
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The ISU Symphony closes its season with the annual Concerto-Aria concert featuring winners of the annual ISU Concerto-Aria Competition! The ISU Symphony will also perform music by John Adams and Samuel Barber. For additional information contact Dr. Glenn Block (309) 438-2540