The classical music schedule heats up as the year gets colder. December at Krannert and Smith Memorial Hall offers seasonal specials and a few classical works even a seasoned veteran may not be familiar with.
Posts by Jeff Nelson:
A look ahead at Krannert Center’s musical offerings this November
Jeff gives us a taste of what to expect in the world of music at Krannert Center this November.
A look at Krannert’s upcoming classical performances
Jeff lays out the classical music happening at Krannert this month, highlighted by a performance from The Verona Quartet.
The University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra returns in full force
The University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra performed at Krannert Center on September 21st, and Jeff was there to check it out.
Return of the C-U Symphony
Jeff attends the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra's return concert and shares his thoughts.
The legacy of the Illinois Traction Railroad
Evidence of the expansive Illinois Traction Railroad system still lingers in Central Illinois and beyond.
Chatting with master poet Laurence Lieberman
Jeff Nelson discusses Laurence Lieberman's career, including his work at the University of Illinois and his recent publications.
Staatskapelle Weimar coming to Krannert
Jeff Nelson details the history behind German orchestra Staatskapelle Weimar before their performance at the Krannert Center for Performing Arts.
The first days of February at the Krannert Center
Jeff Nelson outlines what you can look forward to in the early days of February at the Krannert Center for Performing Arts.
What led the Minnesota Orchestra to the Krannert Center
Jeff Nelson tracks the long history of the Minnesota Orchestra in anticipation of their upcoming performance at the Krannert Center for Performing Arts.