Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 6:30pm
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Join us to hear chamber music in the galleries at Krannert Art Museum played by students in the School of Music at Illinois.
The KAM Chamber Music Series presents School of Music student ensembles performing an eclectic mix of classical chamber music repertoire in an intimate gallery setting.

This concert is free and open to the public. Seating will be limited to 20 chairs in the vicinity of the performers, but all visitors can enjoy the music as they explore KAM’s main level galleries.

Seating will be first come, first served and preference will be given to those with an accessibility need.

Sponsored by the School of Music and Krannert Art Museum

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Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 5:30pm
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Join us for a gathering of artists, professors, students, and organizers discussing and critically engaging with disability, access, and the potential to utilize these concepts in a generative and inclusive way.

Registration Details
All sessions will be fully hybrid, so they can be attended in person at the Siebel Center for Design on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus or virtually via Zoom. Every session of the colloquium will have live captioning and ASL interpretation, for both in-person and virtual event attendees.

Registration is required to attend, and you can select in-person or virtual options at the following links | Register for Day One |

Register for Day Two
The Shannon Finnegan artist talk on October 21 has its own registration portal through the Art + Design Visitors Series | Register for the Artist Talk

Schedule of Speakers

Thursday, October 21 | Register for Day One

2-3 pm
Cripping: Interdependence, Creativity, Access | An intercampus hybrid discussion about the integration and dissemination of access
Margaret Fink, Director of the Disability Cultural Center at University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC)
Jorge Lucero, Professor and Chair of Art Education in the School of Art and Design, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
Karyn Sandlos, Head of Art Education at UIC
Lorelei Stewart, Director Gallery 400 at UIC
Liza Sylvestre, Curator of Academic Programs at Krannert Art Museum, UIUC

3:30-4:30 pm
Faculty Discussion | Faculty from disparate departments at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign discuss how disability and access have informed their research and pedagogy
Clara Bosak-Schroeder, Department of Classics
Nic Flores, Department of Latina/Latino Studies
Christopher Robert Jones, School of Art and Design
Eduardo Ledesma, Department of Spanish & Portuguese

5:30-7 pm
Art + Design Visitors Series: Shannon Finnegan Artist Talk | Accessibility Dreams
Register for the Artist Talk
Through their art practice, Shannon thinks about how we can move towards better and more nuanced approaches to access. Instead of focusing on compliance and doing the minimum, what if we approach access creatively and generously, centering disability culture? How might we make spaces and experiences that disabled people not only can access but want to access?
About the Artist

Shannon Finnegan is an artist. Some of their recent work includes Anti-Stairs Club Lounge, an ongoing project that gathers people together who share an aversion to stairs; Alt-Text as Poetry, a collaboration with Bojana Coklyat that explores the expressive potential of image description; and Do You Want Us Here or Not, a series of benches and cushions designed for exhibition spaces. They have done projects with Banff Centre, the High Line, the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and Nook Gallery. Their work has been supported by a 2018 Wynn Newhouse Award, a 2019 residency at Eyebeam, and a 2020 grant from Art Matters Foundation.

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 6:30pm
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This fall, Krannert Art Museum, Allerton Park & Retreat Center, and the School of Music at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have partnered to premiere What Stays Behind, a new site-specific composition by Andrew Rodriguez at the 2021 Art Remastered.

Rodriguez’s original score for strings and percussion interrogates how we experience the spaces of Allerton Park and KAM in regard to sound and movement. The piece will be performed by twelve students from the School of Music, who will be physically spaced out in unique configurations throughout Allerton’s Sunken Garden and KAM’s East Gallery. At each performance, audience members are invited to move throughout the space and in-between performers to participate in an immersive experience.
Two performances will take place in the Sunken Garden at Allerton Park on Saturday, October 2 at 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm.
Another unique performance of What Stays Behind will occur in the East Gallery of Krannert Art Museum on Thursday, October 7 at 6:30 pm. Face coverings and tickets for this event are required. Admission is free.

October 7 Performance at Krannert Art Museum | Get Tickets on Eventbrite

About Andrew Rodriguez | Artist Website
Andrew Rodriguez is a composer, producer, and guitarist originally from West-Central Texas and currently based in Champaign, Illinois. He utilizes his intimate history as a performer in the American punk/hardcore scene to formulate the core of his music. Rodriguez holds a Master of Music from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; he is an alum of the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music and a former Bouman Fellow for Kinds of Kings’ 2019-20 residency at National Sawdust.

Musicians Performing in Art Remastered
Instrumentalists listed below are students in the University of Illinois School of Music and will perform at all three Art Remastered events.

Heather Beckman 
Kerry Marie Broker
Joshelle Conley
Haley Schricker 
Daniel McCarthy
Will Satterfield 
Jun Lee
Ethan Schlenker
Double Bass
Ann Tseng
Matt Neuberger
Brant Roberts
Lucas Sem

About Art Remastered
Since 2017, musicians in Urbana-Champaign have written and performed songs inspired by artworks on display at Krannert Art Museum as part of the annual Art Remastered program. Conceived and organized by Kamila Glowacki, Art Remastered transforms the art museum into a lab for musicians across various musical genres and backgrounds to expand their creative practice, a sanctuary for audience members to reflect and experience artworks through alternate perspectives and modalities, and a space for communities to gather and share in the experience of each performance.

Co-sponsored by Music at Illinois, Allerton Park & Retreat Center, and Krannert Art Museum

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 3:00pm to Friday, November 13, 2020 - 4:45pm
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Improvisers Exchange will host an online, open classroom workshop with Sam Newsome and Improvisers Exchange students on the practice of music improvisation.

This webinar program invites students, educators, and the general public to view the session to gain insight on listening and performance strategies utilized by improvising musicians. Live audience members viewing the session can submit questions upon registration or during the presentation.

Registration Details
Registration is required for this event, conducted via Zoom.

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Krannert Art Museum endeavors to be accessible to all. This virtual event will be in English and closed captioned via Zoom.
If you have questions or would like to request an accessibility accommodation, please email

Phone: 217 - 333-1861

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Free (donations accepted)

This program is partially supported by the Lorado Taft on Art Fund/College of Fine and Applied Arts, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Robert E. Brown Center for World Music, and School of Music. Sudden Sound is organized by Krannert Art Museum and Jason Finkelman, Director of Global Arts Performance Initiatives in the School of Music.

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 4:00pm to Friday, November 13, 2020 - 4:45pm
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The Sudden Sound concert series returns with a webinar event format featuring exclusive pre-recorded performance content and a live discussion with a guest artist in the field of improvised music and the jazz avant-garde.

Our premiere presentation will feature soprano saxophonist Sam Newsome offering original, extended solo works and conversation on the music with series curator Jason Finkelman. Viewers are encouraged to submit questions upon registration or during the presentation.
Dedicated to expanding the sonic boundaries of solo saxophone performance since 2006, New York-based Sam Newsome creates improvisatory art music expressed through a personalized sound palette of extended techniques where jazz functions as a foundational resource. Newsome’s seventh solo release, “Chaos Theory: Song Cycles for Prepared Saxophone” (2019) features concepts and methodologies which allow him to delve further into the sonic crevices of his instrument.
Registration Details

Registration is required for this virtual event, conducted via Zoom.

Phone: 217 - 333-1861

Email :


Free (donations accepted)


Krannert Art Museum endeavors to be accessible to all. This virtual event will be in English and closed captioned via Zoom.
If you have questions or would like to request an accessibility accommodation, please email
This program is partially supported by the Lorado Taft on Art Fund/College of Fine and Applied Arts, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Robert E. Brown Center for World Music, and School of Music. Sudden Sound is organized by Krannert Art Museum and Jason Finkelman, Director of Global Arts Performance Initiatives in the School of Music.

Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 4:30pm
Unity High School Auditorium

All Out A Cappella is the biggest a cappella event in downstate Illinois featuring vocal harmonies ranging from barbershop to contemporary a cappella. The concert is fun for all ages!

This year’s line-up includes:
No Comment A Cappella (U of I)
The Xtension Chords (U of I)
Illinois Rip Chords (U of I)
On the Brink of Normal (ISU)
Clef Hangers (ISU)
QB (Elmhurst College)
Surreal Sound (Unity HS)
Unity West 5th Grade Choir (early show only)

Performances at 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm in Unity High School's Polly Anderson Auditorium in Tolono, IL.

Tickets can be ordered online at:

Advanced seating: $15/adults and $10/students
Tickets at the door (if available): $18/adults and $13/students
For information about accessible seating, please email

Sponsored by Unity Music Boosters with proceeds going toward enhancing music in Unit 7 schools.

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 7:30pm
The Virginia Theatre
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Date/Time(s): Thu, Apr 18, 2019 – 7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
Seating: Reserved
Tickets: $39.50/$49.50/$59.50
Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $5 (online only)

w/ special guest Jim Elkington

On-Sale Date: Fri, Jan 11, 2019 – 7pm

Jeff Tweedy has released, WARM, a solo album of all new material dBpm Records. WARM was produced and recorded entirely by Jeff at Chicago’s now legendary studio, The Loft (with help from some of his usual collaborators – Spencer Tweedy, Glenn Kotche and Tom Schick). WARM follows the acoustic retrospective release, Together at Last (2017), and Wilco’s 2016 album, Schmilco. The incredible liner notes for WARM were written by George Saunders and are available to read in full at the New Yorker. Jeff is currently on a solo tour of North America (tickets are available at

His long-awaited memoir, LET’S GO (SO WE CAN GET BACK): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc., is out NOW. In LET’S GO (SO WE CAN GET BACK), Jeff writes candidly and compellingly about his past, his songs, and the people who have inspired him. It’s a portrait of an artist in his most reflective and creative state.Nike Air Force 1 07 Premium Just Do It AR7719-100 Shoes – Buy Best Price Adidas&Nike Sport Sneakers

Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 12:00am to Monday, March 11, 2019 - 12:45am
The Virginia Theatre
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Date/Time(s): Sun, Mar 10, 2019 – 7pm (doors open at 6pm)

Seating: Reserved

Tickets: $29.50/$39.50/$49.50/$69.50
Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $4 (online only)

On-Sale Date: Fri, Nov 30, 2018 – 10am

Mammoth Events and the Champaign Park District are proud to present THE CHOIR OF MAN at the Virginia Theatre on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at 7:00 P.M., as part of their inaugural North American tour!

This worldwide smash and runaway hit of numerous music festivals will have stateside audiences on their feet! Tickets to THE CHOIR OF MAN go on sale to the public Friday, November 30, 2018, at 10:00 A.M., at the Virginia Theatre Box Office, online at, or charge by phone at 217.356.9063.

Known across the globe as ‘the ultimate-feel good show’, THE CHOIR OF MAN offers up 90 minutes of indisputable joy. It’s a party. It’s a concert. It’s a pint-filled good time set in a real working pub that combines hair-raising harmonies, high-energy dance, and live percussion with foot-stomping choreography. The multi-talented cast of nine handsome blokes sings everything – pub tunes, folk,Broadway, classic rock – all to roof-raising heights. It’s the best singing, dancing, stomping, pub crawl of a show you’ll ever attend!

One of the show’s producers, Nic Doodson states, ‘The guys have spent the last couple of years touring the UK and Australia and they are ready to bring this show to American audiences.

Imagine the greatest pub gig you’ve ever been to, multiply it by ten, and you’ll still be nowhere near the fun that this show exudes throughout. The show celebrates music that has wide appeal including songs by Adele, Queen, Paul Simon, Katy Perry, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more. The cast features world-class tap dancers, acrobats, singers, instrumentalists and poets, ensuring that there is something for everyone in this joyous and uplifting show for all ages.

THE CHOIR OF MAN is the latest show from the creative minds of Nic Doodson and Andrew Kay – the team behind Soweto Gospel Choir, The Magnets, and the award-winning North by Northwest.

“A feast for the senses, Choir of Man will have you dancing down the aisle. Leave your worries in your coat and grab a pint!” – Broadway Baby

For more information, please visit Follows the guys on Facebook (/thechoirofman), Twitter (@choirofman) and Instagram (@choirofman).

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Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 4:00pm to Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 3:45pm
McKinley Presbyterian Church, 801 S. Fifth St., Champaign
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"Modern Music” is so last century. Literally. The modern era in music began over 100 years ago. Come hear what is happening in choral music today as AMASONG CHORUS, moving forward, presents “Sing About It” , a concert composed entirely in the 21st century. Drawing from the entire history of musical styles and unbound by any particular school of thought, these living composers create sounds as unique as they are.Sneakers

Monday, December 24, 2018 - 10:30pm
Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church, 208 W. University Ave, Champaign, Illinois 61820.
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Half an hour of carols and classic Christmas works for choir, organ, and strings. Followed by Traditional Midnight Mass at 11pm with champagne reception.Supreme


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