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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

February 2017

Convocation Hour

Date:
Tuesday, February 28th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Music student perform. For additional information contact School of Music office (309)438-7631

Charles W. Bolen Faculty Recital:David Collier, percussion; Tuyen Tonnu, piano; and Guest Artist: Chung-Ha Kim and Jeremy Brunk

Date:
Tuesday, February 28th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. David Collier (309)438-8022 http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/tickets/

March 2017

1776

Date:
Friday, March 3rd
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

1776 by Peter Stone and Sherman Edwards 1776, a musical which won the 1969 Tony Award for Best Musical, follows John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Richard Henry Lee, and Thomas Jefferson as they fight those who oppose independence from England. The musical will follow these men as they draft and sign the Declaration of Independence and free America from the tyranny of England. Tickets for the performances are $17.00 for adults, $12 for students and seniors, and $14 for Illinois State…

1776

Date:
Saturday, March 4th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

1776 by Peter Stone and Sherman Edwards 1776, a musical which won the 1969 Tony Award for Best Musical, follows John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Richard Henry Lee, and Thomas Jefferson as they fight those who oppose independence from England. The musical will follow these men as they draft and sign the Declaration of Independence and free America from the tyranny of England. Tickets for the performances are $17.00 for adults, $12 for students and seniors, and $14 for Illinois State…

1776

Date:
Sunday, March 5th
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1776 by Peter Stone and Sherman Edwards 1776, a musical which won the 1969 Tony Award for Best Musical, follows John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Richard Henry Lee, and Thomas Jefferson as they fight those who oppose independence from England. The musical will follow these men as they draft and sign the Declaration of Independence and free America from the tyranny of England. Tickets for the performances are $17.00 for adults, $12 for students and seniors, and $14 for Illinois State…

1776

Date:
Tuesday, March 7th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

1776 by Peter Stone and Sherman Edwards 1776, a musical which won the 1969 Tony Award for Best Musical, follows John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Richard Henry Lee, and Thomas Jefferson as they fight those who oppose independence from England. The musical will follow these men as they draft and sign the Declaration of Independence and free America from the tyranny of England. Tickets for the performances are $17.00 for adults, $12 for students and seniors, and $14 for Illinois State…

1776

Date:
Wednesday, March 8th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

1776 by Peter Stone and Sherman Edwards 1776, a musical which won the 1969 Tony Award for Best Musical, follows John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Richard Henry Lee, and Thomas Jefferson as they fight those who oppose independence from England. The musical will follow these men as they draft and sign the Declaration of Independence and free America from the tyranny of England. Tickets for the performances are $17.00 for adults, $12 for students and seniors, and $14 for Illinois State…

University Band and Symphonic Band Concert

Date:
Wednesday, March 8th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact the band office (309)438-2166 http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/tickets/

1776

Date:
Thursday, March 9th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

1776 by Peter Stone and Sherman Edwards 1776, a musical which won the 1969 Tony Award for Best Musical, follows John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Richard Henry Lee, and Thomas Jefferson as they fight those who oppose independence from England. The musical will follow these men as they draft and sign the Declaration of Independence and free America from the tyranny of England. Tickets for the performances are $17.00 for adults, $12 for students and seniors, and $14 for Illinois State…

1776

Date:
Friday, March 10th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

1776 by Peter Stone and Sherman Edwards 1776, a musical which won the 1969 Tony Award for Best Musical, follows John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Richard Henry Lee, and Thomas Jefferson as they fight those who oppose independence from England. The musical will follow these men as they draft and sign the Declaration of Independence and free America from the tyranny of England. Tickets for the performances are $17.00 for adults, $12 for students and seniors, and $14 for Illinois State…

Cancelled: Symphony Orchestra Concert

Date:
Thursday, March 23rd
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Glenn Block (309)438-2540 http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/tickets/  

REDNOTE: Performances by ISU ensembles

Date:
Sunday, March 26th
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

RED NOTE New Music Festival Concert Composition Competition Winner For additional information contact Dr. Carl Schimmel (309)438-3477 http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/tickets/

Convocation Hour

Date:
Tuesday, March 28th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Current student perform For additional information contact Music office (309)438-7631

Guest Artist Recital: Pei-Chun Liao, piano

Date:
Wednesday, March 29th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Geoffrey Duce (309) 438-2409 http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/tickets/

April 2017

Audition Day – Music Students

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

For additional information contract Janet Tulley (309)438-3566

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

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

For additional information contact Dr. Tim Fredstrom (309)438-5174 http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/tickets/

Wind Symphony and Symphonic Winds Concert

Date:
Sunday, April 2nd
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

For additional information please contact the band office (309)438-2166 http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/tickets/

SWAT Wellness Gazebo – Center for the Performing Arts

Date:
Tuesday, April 4th
Time:
10:30 am - 3:30 pm

The Wellness Gazebo travels to various locations around campus each week to provide wellness information, resources, condoms, and fun giveaways.

Charles W. Bolen Faculty Recital: Faculty Brass Quintet

Date:
Wednesday, April 5th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

GOLD SERIES: Jazz Festival Concert

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

For additional information contact Dr. Tom Marko (309)438-2541 http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/tickets/

GOLD SERIES: Jazz Festival Concert

Date:
Saturday, April 8th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Tom Marko (309)438-2541 http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/tickets/

Percussion Ensemble

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

For additional information contact Dr. David Collier (309)438-8022 http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/tickets/

Choral Concert: Concert Choir and Madrigals

Date:
Thursday, April 13th
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Karyl Carlson (309) 438-2012 http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/tickets/

Harvest

Date:
Friday, April 14th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Harvest by Manjula Padmanabhan This futuristic script won the 1997 Onassis Prize for the best new international play. The story focuses on organ-selling and critiques the exploitation of the third world. Harvest introduces us to Om Prakash, a poor man who agrees to sell his organs through a harvesting company to someone in the first-world for a small fortune. The company and the organ recipient invade Om?s life, controlling him and his family because of their obsessive need to maintain…

Harvest

Date:
Saturday, April 15th
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Harvest by Manjula Padmanabhan This futuristic script won the 1997 Onassis Prize for the best new international play. The story focuses on organ-selling and critiques the exploitation of the third world. Harvest introduces us to Om Prakash, a poor man who agrees to sell his organs through a harvesting company to someone in the first-world for a small fortune. The company and the organ recipient invade Om?s life, controlling him and his family because of their obsessive need to maintain…

Harvest

Date:
Saturday, April 15th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Harvest by Manjula Padmanabhan This futuristic script won the 1997 Onassis Prize for the best new international play. The story focuses on organ-selling and critiques the exploitation of the third world. Harvest introduces us to Om Prakash, a poor man who agrees to sell his organs through a harvesting company to someone in the first-world for a small fortune. The company and the organ recipient invade Om?s life, controlling him and his family because of their obsessive need to maintain…

SWAT Wellness Gazebo – Center for the Performing Arts

Date:
Tuesday, April 18th
Time:
10:30 am - 3:30 pm

The Wellness Gazebo travels to various locations around campus each week to provide wellness information, resources, condoms, and fun giveaways.

Convocation Hour

Date:
Tuesday, April 18th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Music student perform. For additional information contact School of Music office (309)438-7631

Harvest

Date:
Tuesday, April 18th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Harvest by Manjula Padmanabhan This futuristic script won the 1997 Onassis Prize for the best new international play. The story focuses on organ-selling and critiques the exploitation of the third world. Harvest introduces us to Om Prakash, a poor man who agrees to sell his organs through a harvesting company to someone in the first-world for a small fortune. The company and the organ recipient invade Om?s life, controlling him and his family because of their obsessive need to maintain…

Harvest

Date:
Wednesday, April 19th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Harvest by Manjula Padmanabhan This futuristic script won the 1997 Onassis Prize for the best new international play. The story focuses on organ-selling and critiques the exploitation of the third world. Harvest introduces us to Om Prakash, a poor man who agrees to sell his organs through a harvesting company to someone in the first-world for a small fortune. The company and the organ recipient invade Om?s life, controlling him and his family because of their obsessive need to maintain…

Guest Artist Recital: Dr. Janice Razaq, piano

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

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

Illinois State University Speaker Series – Patricia Arquette

Date:
Thursday, April 20th
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

As the keynote speaker for the 2017 Science and Technology Week, actress, writer, and activist Patricia Arquette will present "Going Global with Community Sanitation: The Story of Give Love" at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in the Center for Performing Arts Concert Hall.

Harvest

Date:
Thursday, April 20th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Harvest by Manjula Padmanabhan This futuristic script won the 1997 Onassis Prize for the best new international play. The story focuses on organ-selling and critiques the exploitation of the third world. Harvest introduces us to Om Prakash, a poor man who agrees to sell his organs through a harvesting company to someone in the first-world for a small fortune. The company and the organ recipient invade Om?s life, controlling him and his family because of their obsessive need to maintain…

Harvest

Date:
Friday, April 21st
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Harvest by Manjula Padmanabhan This futuristic script won the 1997 Onassis Prize for the best new international play. The story focuses on organ-selling and critiques the exploitation of the third world. Harvest introduces us to Om Prakash, a poor man who agrees to sell his organs through a harvesting company to someone in the first-world for a small fortune. The company and the organ recipient invade Om?s life, controlling him and his family because of their obsessive need to maintain…

Harvest

Date:
Saturday, April 22nd
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Harvest by Manjula Padmanabhan This futuristic script won the 1997 Onassis Prize for the best new international play. The story focuses on organ-selling and critiques the exploitation of the third world. Harvest introduces us to Om Prakash, a poor man who agrees to sell his organs through a harvesting company to someone in the first-world for a small fortune. The company and the organ recipient invade Om?s life, controlling him and his family because of their obsessive need to maintain…

Symphony Concerto Aria Orchestra Concert

Date:
Sunday, April 23rd
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Featuring the winners of the Illinois State University Concerto-Aria contest Shostakovich - Symphony No. 10 (50') For additional information contact Dr. Glenn Block (309)438-2540 http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/tickets/

Civic Choral Concert

Date:
Tuesday, April 25th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact John Koch (309)438-2472 http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/tickets/

University Band and Symphonic Band

Date:
Wednesday, April 26th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact band office (309)438-2166 http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/tickets/

Symphonic Winds

Date:
Friday, April 28th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact band office (309) 438-2166   http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/tickets/

Wind Symphony Concert

Date:
Saturday, April 29th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact band office at (309) 438-2166 http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/tickets/

Choral Collage

Date:
Sunday, April 30th
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Karyl Carlson (309)438-2012   For ticket information http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/tickets/

May 2017

SWAT Wellness Gazebo – Center for the Performing Arts

Date:
Wednesday, May 3rd
Time:
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

The Wellness Gazebo travels to various locations around campus each week to provide wellness information, resources, condoms, and fun giveaways.