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Krannert Center for the Performing Arts announces new season

Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

URBANA – Krannert Center for the Performing Arts has announced the artists for its 2023-2024 season. We’ve listed the events and artists below and a conversation with Director Mike Ross.

Date and time Event or Genre Artists
Sept. 8 ELLNORA – The Guitar Festival Malina Moye, Roosevelt Collier, Stephanie Wrembel Band, The Surfrajettes, Rodrigo y Gabriela
Sept. 9 ELLNORA – The Guitar Festival

Sharon Isbin and Pacifica Quartet,  Yamandu Costa, Ron Carter Trio featuring Donald Vega and Russell Malone, Ani DiFranco, Tosin Abasi and Jake Eddy, Yasmin Williams and William Tyler,  Andy Summers: Broken String and Cracked Lens, Emmylou Harris, North Mississippi Allstars 

Sept. 15-16 Theatre

2nd annual Daniel J. Sullivan Playwright in Residence with award-winning playwright Matthew-Lee Erlbach

Sept. 16 Marquee Morris Day and the Time
Sept. 16 Sinfonia Da Camera Vive la France!
Sept. 21 Marquee PYGMALION Music Festival 2023
Sept. 21-23 Lyric Theatre @Illinois Lyric Under the Stars  (at Allerton Park & Retreat Center) 
Sept. 23 Marquee Okaidja Afroso: Jaku Mumor—Ancestral Spirit 
Sept. 24 Marquee Merz TrioOf Light and Darkness 
     
Oct. 1 Marquee St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Oct. 3 Marquee Jupiter String Quartet
Oct. 7 Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra Orchestral Splendor
Oct. 10 Marquee Gene Machine
Oct. 12-14 Dance at Illinois October Dance
Oct. 14 Marquee Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin 
Oct. 26 Marquee Los Angeles Master Chorale: Music to Accompany a Departure 
Oct. 26-28 Illinois Theatre

RENT by Jonathan Larson (Krannert Center at the Virginia) 

Oct. 28 Lyric Theatre @ Illinois Die Fledermaus (with Sinfonia da Camera) 
     
Nov. 3-11 Illinois Theatre The Realness: a break beat play by Idris Goodwin 
Nov. 5 Marquee Duke Ellington’s The River Suite and Sacred Suites 
Nov. 7-10 Lyric Theatre @ Illinois The Wild Party
Nov. 8 Marquee Kronos Quartet: KRONOS Five Decades 
Nov. 10 Marquee Jupiter String Quartet with guest
Nov. 15-16 Marquee Pablo Ziegler Tango Trio 
Nov. 28 Sinfonia Da Camera 20th-Century Chamber Gems 
Nov. 30-Dec. 3 Marquee

Champaign Urbana Ballet: The Nutcracker 2024

     
Dec. 6 Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra A Season of Joy featuring the University of Illinois Oratorio Society 
     
Jan. 18-20 Marquee Indian Ink Theatre Company: Mrs. Krishnan’s Party 
Jan. 27 Marquee An Evening with Branford Marsalis 
     
Feb. 1-3 Dance at Illinois February Dance
Feb. 6 Marquee Jupiter String Quartet with Guest 
Feb. 9-10 Marquee Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble
Feb. 9-17 Illinois Theatre Witch by Jen Silverman
Feb. 10 Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra Celebration: Happy Birthday Bruckner! 
Feb. 13 Lyric Theater @ Illinois Carnaval! 
Feb. 17 Sinfronia Da Camera Lucia Lin, Violin
Feb. 17 Marquee Manual Cinema: Leonardo! A Wonderful Show about a Terrible Monster 
Feb. 17 Marquee JC Mitchell stars in Cassette Roulette 
Feb. 22 Marquee Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Feb. 25 Marquee Chelsea Guo, soprano and piano
Feb. 29-Mar. 2 Dance at Illinois Studiodance
     
Mar. 2 Marquee Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra
Mar. 7 Marquee Bruce Hornsby and yMusic
Mar. 7-8 Lyric Theatre @ Illinois Fugitive Songs (at Allerton Park & Retreat Center)
Mar. 23 Marquee Honolulu Theatre for YouthThe Pa’akai We Bring 
     
Apr. 2-6 Lyric Theatre @ Illinois Black Square
Apr. 6 Marquee Yo-Yo Ma, cello and Kathryn Stott, piano
Apr. 7 Marquee Krannert Center Debut Artist 
Apr. 20 Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra Fanfares Finale—Saluting Paul Vermel at 100 
Apr. 27 Marquee Acrobuffos: Air Play 
     
     
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