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217 Today: Sinfonia da Camera hosts piano institute, announces season 40

Sinfonia da Camera music director Ian Hobson will lead this year's Summer Piano Institute, which features public masterclasses and performances in Smith Memorial Hall July 24-29.

Friday, July 21, 2023

Today’s headlines: 

  • Football players are filing lawsuits against Northwestern University and their coach for hazing.
  • Electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian is opening its first showroom in Chicago in September.
  • Striking screenwriters and actors rallied at Chicago’s Millennium Park Thursday — as the labor dispute that has halted Hollywood spread to more cities.
  • The layoff of a library clerk at the University of Illinois prompted a large protest.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn more about the upcoming University of Illinois’ summer piano institute ahead of its 40th season. 

Reporting today contributed by Mae Antar, Mawa Iqbal and Owen Henderson.



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Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a student at the University of Illinois studying journalism. At Illinois Public Media, Anderson works as a general assignment reporter and produces and hosts the 217 Today podcast.

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