Champaign music teachers Abby Crull and Brandon T. Washington miss their students. So they came up with a way to connect across the community in the time of COVID-19. At 4 p.m. Saturday, residents are asked to go outside and join in the CU Sing-A-Long.

On March 12, I attended a concert in the Foellinger Great Hall, which will probably be the last concert given there this spring. And a magnificent concert it was! The major work was the sprawling, overwhelming Symphony No. 13, “Babi Yar,” of Dimitri Shostakovich. This enormous work, more ora…

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When the Champaign-Urbana Symphony played on March 7, who in the audience could have imagined that it would be the last concert by this ensemble until next fall? Because of the coronavirus crisis, the entire season at Krannert came to an abrupt halt on March 12.

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On Sunday afternoon, the young Norwegian cellist J. Swensen came to the Sunday Salon Series at Krannert’s Foellinger Great Hall for an exciting recital of works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Zoltan Kodaly and Cesar Franck. Swensen is the winner of the 2018 Young Concert Artists Award. He was join…

The Sinfonia da Camera, conducted by Ian Hobson, highlighted the skills of longtime principal players Henry Skolnick, bassoon, and William Moersch, percussionist, in the Foellinger Great Hall concert on Feb. 8. Skolnick was heard in a relatively short piece by Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826…

Danville Symphony Orchestra is prepping for a first-of-its kind concert (country music!) Saturday night at a venue it’s never played: historic and renovated Fischer Theatre.

The winner of last Saturday’s C-U’s Got Talent fundraiser met with The News-Gazette’s Alexandria Kobryn to talk balance, love and dinosaurs.