Irish traditional music session

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Event Date: 
May 28, 2014 - 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Venue: 
Dublin O'Neils
Address: 
301 N. Neil Street, Champaign
Description: 

Champaign-Urbana's longest-running weekly Irish traditional music session, led by Jake Schumacher and hosted by O'Neil's.

The session focuses on the traditional dance music of Ireland--jigs, reels, hornpipes, waltzes and much more--played on authentic Irish instruments including fiddle, button accordion, concertina, pipes and tenor banjo. Throughout the evening occasional songs are sung, stories are told, and often dancing starts during the second hour (sets, polkas and waltzes). Visiting musicians from throughout the US and the world will occasionally stop by for a few tunes.

Musicians with some experience in playing Irish music are welcome, and those with an interest in learning to play Irish music are encouraged to come and listen, as well as all who enjoy Irish and Irish-American culture, music, food and drink. For more information, contact Jake Schumacher at boscapod@gmail.com.

Sinfonia da Camera: From Russia with Love

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Event Date: 
February 14, 2014 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Great Hall
Address: 
500 S. Goodwin Ave. Urbana, Il., 61801
Description: 

Prokofiev’s exquisite Symphony No. 1 pays homage to Mozart and Haydn, while the brilliant Firebird Suite tells of the magical quest of Prince Ivan to free his imprisoned love. Sinfonia is joined by the acclaimed Andrés Cárdenes for Tchaikovsky’s challenging Concerto in D for Violin and Orchestra.

Admission: 
$5-$34
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Venice Baroque Orchestra

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Event Date: 
March 1, 2014 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Krannert Center - Foellinger Great Hall
Address: 
500 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL
Description: 

Born from the enjoyment of making music together and committed to the rediscovery of 17th- and 18th-century masterpieces, the Venice Baroque Orchestra returns with countertenor Philippe Jaroussky, who ranges with supreme confidence between nuanced storytelling and brilliant technical passages.

Admission: 
$10-$38
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Latin Dancing Series: Tamborozo & Banda

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Event Date: 
November 8, 2013 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Courtyard Cafe
Address: 
1401 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL
Description: 

Come out and learn to dance the Latin Dances of Tamborozo & Banda.

Admission: 
$2 Students w/i-Card | $3 General Public

Hungarian State Folk Ensemble: Hungarian Rhapsody

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Event Date: 
October 23, 2013 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Foellinger Great Hall | Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Address: 
500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL
Description: 

The astoundingly athletic dances, kaleidoscopic costumes, and renowned Gypsy orchestra of the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble have delighted audiences in over 44 countries since the troupe’s inception in 1951. From their home base in Budapest, these spirited performers have collected and preserved centuries-old cultural traditions while inspiring new generations of audiences and artists alike. Now, the impassioned rhythms and peerless dances of Hungarian Rhapsody will sweep Krannert Center patrons into a pageant of Hungarian revelry.

Recommended for ages 8 and up

Admission: 
Single: 35 / SC 30 / Stu 15 / UI & Yth 10
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Krannert Uncorked with The Mean Lids

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Event Date: 
October 24, 2013 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Stage 5 | Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Address: 
500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL
Description: 

Self-described as “one part smooth Irish session, one part spicy cajun-zydeco, one part hot western swing, with two parts driving southern old-time,” this trio captures the dancehall energy of the living folk tradition. The funky spirits of violinist Ben Smith, Miriam Larson on flute, and guitarists Matt Turino will set a festive tone for the Champaign-Urbana Folk and Roots Festival on November 1 and 2.

This event will last approximately 2 hours.

Admission: 
Free Admission
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Almost "A" Quintet

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Event Date: 
September 28, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: 
Buvons
Address: 
203 N Vine St, Urbana, IL
Description: 

Almost "A" Quintet at Buvons
Saturday Sept. 28
6 PM until 8 PM

Armand Beaudoin ~ cello
Chris Reyman ~ accordion
George Turner ~ guitar
Ricardo Flores ~ percussion
Dorothy Martirano ~ violin

Great wines and tasty eats

Admission: 
$5.00 cover

West African Dance Classes with Djibril Camara

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Event Date: 
September 22, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Channing-Murray Foundation
Address: 
1209 West Oregon, Urbana, IL
Description: 

West African Dance Classes with Djibril Camara

About the Classes: Open to beginners through advanced. Offered every Sunday evening.

The classes introduce attendees to dances from Guinea, in particular. Dances from other West African countries are also presented. Yankadi, Macru, Soli, Dundunba, Lamban, Sinte, Triba, Koukou and more are among the dances taught. Live drumming accompanies the class. Class begins with a warm up with live drumming, instruction in particular steps associated with a dance (w/o drums), dancing those steps (drumming), and solo circle (drumming).

What to Bring: Water, wear comfortable dance/workout clothes, and shoes are optional.

About Djibril: Djibril Camara teaches these classes. He is originally from Guinea in West Africa. He has danced professionally for 17 years and was the principal choreographer and dancer with the Ballet du Afrique Noir, touring throughout Africa, Europe and the U.S. He has been introducing various U.S. communities to the joys of African dance for over 5 years. He has lived in Champaign-Urbana for the past 3 years.

Admission: 
$12/students and $15/non-students.
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West African Dance Classes with Djibril Camara

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Event Date: 
September 29, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Channing-Murray Foundation
Address: 
1209 West Oregon, Urbana, IL
Description: 

West African Dance Classes with Djibril Camara

About the Classes: Open to beginners through advanced. Offered every Sunday evening.

The classes introduce attendees to dances from Guinea, in particular. Dances from other West African countries are also presented. Yankadi, Macru, Soli, Dundunba, Lamban, Sinte, Triba, Koukou and more are among the dances taught. Live drumming accompanies the class. Class begins with a warm up with live drumming, instruction in particular steps associated with a dance (w/o drums), dancing those steps (drumming), and solo circle (drumming).

What to Bring: Water, wear comfortable dance/workout clothes, and shoes are optional.

About Djibril: Djibril Camara teaches these classes. He is originally from Guinea in West Africa. He has danced professionally for 17 years and was the principal choreographer and dancer with the Ballet du Afrique Noir, touring throughout Africa, Europe and the U.S. He has been introducing various U.S. communities to the joys of African dance for over 5 years. He has lived in Champaign-Urbana for the past 3 years.

Admission: 
$12/students and $15/non-students.
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West African Dance Classes with Djibril Camara

Event Information
Event Date: 
October 6, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Channing-Murray Foundation
Address: 
1209 West Oregon, Urbana, IL
Description: 

West African Dance Classes with Djibril Camara

About the Classes: Open to beginners through advanced. Offered every Sunday evening.

The classes introduce attendees to dances from Guinea, in particular. Dances from other West African countries are also presented. Yankadi, Macru, Soli, Dundunba, Lamban, Sinte, Triba, Koukou and more are among the dances taught. Live drumming accompanies the class. Class begins with a warm up with live drumming, instruction in particular steps associated with a dance (w/o drums), dancing those steps (drumming), and solo circle (drumming).

What to Bring: Water, wear comfortable dance/workout clothes, and shoes are optional.

About Djibril: Djibril Camara teaches these classes. He is originally from Guinea in West Africa. He has danced professionally for 17 years and was the principal choreographer and dancer with the Ballet du Afrique Noir, touring throughout Africa, Europe and the U.S. He has been introducing various U.S. communities to the joys of African dance for over 5 years. He has lived in Champaign-Urbana for the past 3 years.

Admission: 
$12/students and $15/non-students.
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