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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

September 2018

Choral Showcase

Date:
Sunday, September 23rd
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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

Jazz Ensemble I & II

Date:
Thursday, September 27th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

School of Music Transfer Audition Day

Date:
Saturday, September 29th
Time:
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

For additional information contact School of Music (309)438-7633

Symphony Orchestra Concert

Date:
Sunday, September 30th
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

October 2018

Symphonic Winds and Symphonic Band Concert

Date:
Friday, October 5th
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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

Illinois State University Speaker Series: Eboo Patel

Date:
Tuesday, October 9th
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), will present the keynote, "Better Together: Bridging Interfaith Barriers" at 7 p.m. October 9, in the Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Wind Symphony Concert

Date:
Wednesday, October 17th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Illinois State University Wind Symphony Anthony C. Marinello, conductor Andy Rummel, tuba John Kock, narrator Antonín Dvorák – Serenade for Winds in D minor, op. 44 Darrol Barry – Concerto for Tuba Dr. Andy Rummel, tuba Aaron Copland, tr. Beeler – Lincoln Portrait John Koch, narrator For additional information contact the band office (309)438-2166

Afternoon of Brass

Date:
Sunday, October 21st
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

Performance Convocation Hour

Date:
Tuesday, October 23rd
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Guest Artist Kate Boyd, piano Recital

Date:
Wednesday, October 24th
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Tuyen Tonnu (309)438-8423

4th Annual TEDxNormal Event – Engage Your Mind!

Date:
Saturday, October 27th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for the fourth annual TEDxNormal on Saturday, October 27, 2018, at ISU’s Center for Performing Arts from 9 a.m.-noon. Doors open at 8:30 a.m.

Illinois State University Speaker Series: Theresa Payton

Date:
Monday, October 29th
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Star of the CBS TV series, "Hunted" Theresa Payton, will present an address as part of the Adlai E. Stevenson Memorial Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. October 29, in the Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall.

Performance Convocation Hour

Date:
Tuesday, October 30th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

November 2018

Jazz Ensemble I & II

Date:
Friday, November 2nd
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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

Civic Chorale Concert

Date:
Saturday, November 3rd
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

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

Date:
Sunday, November 4th
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Tim Fredstom (309)438-5174

Symphony Orchestra Concert

Date:
Sunday, November 4th
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Music for All Concert

Date:
Saturday, November 10th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Music for those with disabilities For additional information contact Dr. Glenn Block (309)438-2540

Symphonic Winds with Normal West High School Wind Ensemble

Date:
Wednesday, November 14th
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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

Wind Symphony Concert

Date:
Thursday, November 15th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Illinois State University Wind Symphony Anthony C. Marinello, conductor Omar Thomas, composer-in-residence Angelo Favis, guitar Zachary Taylor, guest conductor Stephen Goss – A Concerto of Colours Dr. Angelo Favis, guitar Percy Grainger (1882-1961), ed. Rogers – Irish Tune from County Derry John Mackey – Strange Humors Zachary Taylor, guest conductor Omar Thomas – Come Sunday WORLD PREMIERE PERFORMANCE For additional information contact the band office (309)438-2166

Symphonic Band and University Band Concert

Date:
Friday, November 16th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Performance Convocation Hour

Date:
Tuesday, November 27th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

December 2018

School of Music Audition Day

Date:
Saturday, December 1st
Time:
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

For information on auditioning contact Christine Hansen (309)438-7050

Music for the Holidays

Date:
Saturday, December 1st
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

Music for the Holidays

Date:
Saturday, December 1st
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Music for the Holidays

Date:
Sunday, December 2nd
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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