Balinese Gamelan Concert

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Event Date: 
December 8, 2015 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Address: 
500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL
Description: 

The end of semester concert featuring the Balinese Gamelan ensembles under the direction of I Ketut Gede Asnawa will be presented on December 8, 2015 at 7:30pm at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

Traditional works will be performed by the UIUC Student Ensemble and Community Gamelan.

Balinese dance under the direction of Putu Oka Mardiani Asnawa is also featured in this program.

The performance is open to the public and admission is free.

Admission: 
free admission

ISABEL LEONARD, MEZZO-SOPRANO AND SHARON ISBIN, GUITAR

Event Information
Event Date: 
November 14, 2015 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Krannert Center for Performing Arts, Foellinger Great Hall
Address: 
500 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
Description: 

This high-powered pairing brings together two great artists who share impeccable technique, extraordinarily expressive interpretative skills, and the most elusive gift of all- the ability to connect naturally and joyously with their audiences.

Isabel Leonard, who captivated Krannert Center audiences during her 2014 appearance with Nathan and Julie Gunn, recently made her mark on three leading roles with the Metropolitan Opera in one season and is enjoying a meteoric career path.

Sharon Isbin is a global guitar diplomat and this year’s ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival artist-in-residence, who “conjures an extraordinary palette of sound” (Washington Post). The two Grammy Award winners present an evening of Spanish music for voice and guitar.

Garcia Lorca, trans. Sharon Isbin: Canciones Espanolas Antiguas
El Café de Chinitas
Romance de Don Boyso
Anda, jaleo

Granados: Spanish Dance #5

Albeniz, arr. Segovia: Asturias

Garcia Lorca, trans. Sharon Isbin: Canciones Espanolas Antiguas
Las Mozos de Monleón
Zorongo
Las Morillas de Jaén
La Tarara (arr. de Torre/trans. Isbin)
Sevillanas del Siglo XVIII

Danielpour: ...Of Love and Longing

Rodrigo: Aranjuez ma pensée

Tarrega: Recuerdos de la Alhambra

de Falla, arr. Pujol/Llobet: Siete canciónes populares Españolas
El Pano Moruno
Seguidilla Murciana
Asturiana
Jota
Nana
Canción
Polo

This performance will run approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes, and includes a 20 minute intermission.

Admission: 
SINGLE: 47 / SC 42 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10 | CHORAL BALCONY: 15 / UI & YTH 10
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Native American Storytelling and Dance

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Event Date: 
November 30, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Venue: 
Illini Union Courtyard Café, Lower Level
Address: 
1401 W Green St, Urbana, IL 61801
Description: 

Native American Storytelling and Dance
Norma Roberts & Robert Waphi, Chicago American Indian Community

This program is part of Native American Heritage Month.

Admission: 
Admission Free
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Pow Wow Grace Dance Performance

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Event Date: 
November 10, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Venue: 
Illini Union Courtyard Café, Lower Level
Address: 
1401 W Green St, Urbana, IL 61801
Description: 

In Residence: Ronnie Preston (San Carlos Apache)
Sunday, November 8th through Friday, November 13th
Hosted by Native American House

Join Ronnie Preston for dance demonstrations in the Courtyard Café at noon, and beading workshops throughout the week. Part of Native American Heritage Month.

Pow Wow Grace Dance Performance

Admission: 
Admission Free
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Native American Dance and Hand Drum Demonstration

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Event Date: 
November 9, 2015 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Allen Hall - South Rec Room
Address: 
1005 W Gregory Dr, Urbana, IL 61801
Description: 

Ronnie Preston will talk about his heritage, display his hand-made regalia, and perform some of the dances that he competes with around the country.

Tea time – come hang out and chat
9pm in the guest apartment

Ronnie Preston is an enrolled member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe and lives in St. Francis, Wisconsin. He is a pow wow singer, hand drum/round dance singer, pow wow grass dancer, presenter, craftsman, and artisan. He was Head Man Dancer for the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow in 2005 and is a certified Arborist. He is a contracted presenter with Schlitz Audobon Nature Center, Culture Teacher for Spotted Eagle High School, and a contracted artist for Canyon Records.

Admission: 
Admission Free
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Blues Harmonica workshop

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Event Date: 
November 14, 2015 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Venue: 
Champaign Public Library
Address: 
200 West Green Street, Champaign, IL
Description: 

Blues In The Schools - Library Edition
2:00 - 3:30 pm Saturday November 14
Champaign Public Library

Prairie Crossroads Blues Society is excited to bring another in our series of educational blues programs to the community. At 2:00 pm on Saturday November 14 our instructors, Gus Wood, for blues history and Josh Spence on harmonica will present a 90 minute program at the Champaign Public Library. The program is geared to school children grades 4 through 6, but kids of all ages are invited. Thanks to a discount from Hohner harmonica, school children will be provided with their own harmonica to learn on and take home with them.

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Bela Bartok Quartets #2 and #4 - Jupiter String Quartet

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Event Date: 
November 4, 2015 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Smith Memorial Hall, Memorial Room
Address: 
805 South Mathews Avenue, Urbana
Description: 

The Jupiter String Quartet will present the Bartok Cycle around campus in conjunction with lectures and discussions led by Illinois scholars from the School of Music. Of particular interest to REEEC faculty and students will be the Bartok Cycle Concert 3 with Donna Buchanan.

Concert 1
Wednesday, November 4, 7:30pm - Quartets #2 and #4
w/ William Kinderman (Memorial Room, Smith Memorial Hall)

Concert 2
Saturday, November 7, 2pm - Quartets #3 and #6
w/ Stephen Taylor (Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery, Krannert Art Museum)

Concert 3
Sunday, November 8, 2pm - Quartets #1 and #5
w/ Donna Buchanan (Spurlock Museum)

Lectures begin at 7:30 pm and 2 pm with performance and discussion to follow.

Admission: 
Admission Free
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Bela Bartok Quartets #1 and #5 - Jupiter String Quartet

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Event Date: 
November 8, 2015 - 2:00pm
Venue: 
Spurlock Museum
Address: 
600 S. Gregory, Urbana
Description: 

The Jupiter String Quartet will present the Bartok Cycle around campus in conjunction with lectures and discussions led by Illinois scholars from the School of Music. Of particular interest to REEEC faculty and students will be the Bartok Cycle Concert 3 with Donna Buchanan.

Concert 1
Wednesday, November 4, 7:30pm - Quartets #2 and #4
w/ William Kinderman (Memorial Room, Smith Memorial Hall)

Concert 2
Saturday, November 7, 2pm - Quartets #3 and #6
w/ Stephen Taylor (Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery, Krannert Art Museum)

Concert 3
Sunday, November 8, 2pm - Quartets #1 and #5
w/ Donna Buchanan (Spurlock Museum)

Lectures begin at 7:30 pm and 2 pm with performance and discussion to follow.

Admission: 
Admission Free
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Amasong presents the concert "Brava: 25 Years of Music"

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Event Date: 
November 8, 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Venue: 
Mckinley Presbyterian Church
Address: 
809 South 5th Street (Corner of 5th and John Street) Champaign, IL
Description: 

Amasong presents the concert "Brava: 25 Years of Music," featuring music premiered by the chorus over its quarter century. The concert will also be the world premiere of "Let it Matter” by American composer Dr. Elizabeth Alexander [http://www.seafarerpress.com/biography], written for Amasong's 25th anniversary.

The concert will also be a homecoming for former musical directors and friends of the choir, including founding director Dr. Kristina Boerger, past directors Meagan Johnson and Deb Skydell, and New Orleans funk/jazz singer and composer Lilli Lewis [http://www.lillilewis.com].

Founded in 1990, Amasong is a vibrant part of the music, feminist, and LGBTQ communities in central Illinois. Amasong sings music of women’s experience around the world and throughout history, drawing heavily upon diverse global folk music traditions. Over the last quarter century, the group has created opportunities for lesbians and feminist women to gather together in the pursuit of musical excellence.

The chorus has performed hundreds of concerts, released 5 CDs [http://amasong.org/?page_id=73], and won national awards. In 2014 Amasong hosted the Sister Singers Network Festival, bringing 450 musicians from women’s choruses across the United States to Champaign Urbana. This month they provided a choral component to “That’s What She Said” which played to a full house at the Virginia Theater during LadyFest 2015.

For further information or to schedule an interview, please contact Board Convener Suzanne Linder at office@amsong.org or 217-721-7516 or

Admission: 
Donation at the door
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Amasong presents the concert "Brava: 25 Years of Music"

Event Information
Event Date: 
November 7, 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Venue: 
Mckinley Presbyterian Church
Address: 
809 South 5th Street (Corner of 5th and John Street), Champaign, IL
Description: 

Amasong presents the concert "Brava: 25 Years of Music," featuring music premiered by the chorus over its quarter century. The concert will also be the world premiere of "Let it Matter” by American composer Dr. Elizabeth Alexander [http://www.seafarerpress.com/biography], written for Amasong's 25th anniversary.

The concert will also be a homecoming for former musical directors and friends of the choir, including founding director Dr. Kristina Boerger, past directors Meagan Johnson and Deb Skydell, and New Orleans funk/jazz singer and composer Lilli Lewis [http://www.lillilewis.com].

Founded in 1990, Amasong is a vibrant part of the music, feminist, and LGBTQ communities in central Illinois. Amasong sings music of women’s experience around the world and throughout history, drawing heavily upon diverse global folk music traditions. Over the last quarter century, the group has created opportunities for lesbians and feminist women to gather together in the pursuit of musical excellence.

The chorus has performed hundreds of concerts, released 5 CDs [http://amasong.org/?page_id=73], and won national awards. In 2014 Amasong hosted the Sister Singers Network Festival, bringing 450 musicians from women’s choruses across the United States to Champaign Urbana. This month they provided a choral component to “That’s What She Said” which played to a full house at the Virginia Theater during LadyFest 2015.

For further information or to schedule an interview, please contact Board Convener Suzanne Linder at office@amsong.org or 217-721-7516 or

Admission: 
Donation at the door
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