Calendar of Events
The greater Champaign County area is a hotbed for fun, local events you can't find anywhere else in the region. From music festivals, to exhibition openings, to cultural events, there's always something going on.
Please note, masks are required in all indoor spaces regardless of vaccination status and encouraged in outdoor spaces where social distancing isn't possible.
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
500 S. Goodwin Ave.
Urbana, Illinois 61801
The Grammy Award-winning St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director Stéphane Denève, is one of the world’s preeminent orchestras, celebrated for its warm and engaging sound, prolific and acclaimed recording history, national and international touring activities, and distinctive commitment to educational and community outreach efforts. They partner with one of today’s finest pianists, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, in this dynamic program. Chuphshah! Harriet’s Drive to Canaan by composer James Lee III opens the evening; the work explores aspects of the life of American freedom activist Harriet Tubman. Next, Gershwin’s jazz-influenced, rhythmic concerto features Thibaudet, and the program closes with Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 3, music written in exile from Russia that balances melancholy with exuberance, prayer with triumph.