Music lovers enjoy sounds in the evening air each summer at Krannert Center's summer concert series OUTSIDE at the Research Park.
Illinois Theatre, October 2015
Photo by Darrell Hoemann
Dance at Illinois attracts movement artists from across the planet to work and mentor on campus. Recent guests have included So You Think You Can Dance star Sonya Tayeh, alumnus Aaron R. White, and National Medal of Arts winner Ping Chong.
Now in its seventh iteration, Krannert Center's guitarapalooza unites planetary six-string masters in a celebration featuring free concerts, a broad array of musical forms, activities for kids, and a no-holds-barred opening event.
In addition to their high-caliber singing and costumes constructed for period appropriateness, productions by Lyric Theatre @ Illinois often encompass expert dancing and scenery depicting expansive locales.
The Merry Widow, Lyric Theatre @ Illinois, April 2015, photo by Darrell Hoemann.
Each spring the DoCha chamber music festival offers an ambitious selection of jazz, classical pieces, works from numerous cultures, and programs for children. Free concerts held at the Orpheum Theatre feature faculty members and students from the School of Music, community members, and special guests.
Jim Pugh and Larry Gray in Jazzissimo, DoCha, April 2017, photo by Darrell Hoemann.