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Illinois music school, Krannert Center celebrating Thelonious Monk

by Jodi Heckel, UI News Bureau

The University of Illinois School of Music and Krannert Center for the Performing Arts are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Thelonious Monk’s birth by staging performances of Monk’s music and looking at his impact through a graduate seminar.

Beethoven House Interior

Illinois Plays Major Role in New Beethoven Museum in Vienna

Vienna's new Beethoven Museum doesn't formally open until November 22, but interested music lovers can get a sneak preview by attending a kick-off event in Chicago this week. 

Allerton Barn Music Festival Features Broadway and Be-Bop

A fall tradition, the 2017 Allerton Music Barn Festival features the UI jazz faculty in a centenary tribute to Be-Bop pioneer Dizzy Gilespie and two performances of the Broadway musical [title of show]. 

DoCha 2017: Bottesini's Gran Duo Concertante

Michael Cameron and Stefan Milenkovich perform with Camerata Illinois during the DoCha festival 2017.

Orpheum Theater, Champaign, Illinois.

Remembering Harvey Hermann (1934-2017)

The School of Music marks the passing of Harvey A. Hermann, long-time employee and generous supporter of Illinois School of Music and Illinois Bands, just three weeks before his 83 birthday.

Remembering Thomas Fredrickson (1928-2017)

It is with great sadness that we announce that School of Music Professor Emeritus (1952-1993) and Director (1970-1974), Thomas Fredrickson, 88, of Savoy passed away Sunday, July 30, 2017.

Recording features Jupiter Quartet in new works by Su Lian Tan

"Revelations" is a new recording on the Arsis label featuring music by flutist and composer Su Lian Tan. 

Life in Wayang, composed for and premiered by the Takács Quartet in 2003, is inspired by the shadow puppets of Indonesia.

Johnnies, Tommies, and Sammies: Music and the WWI alliance

Members of musicology faculty and alumni will give an American Musicological Society Public Lecture, titled “Johnnies, Tommies, and Sammies: Music and the WWI alliance,” at the Library of Congress on May 18th, 2017 at 7 p.m.

Prof. Buchanan Named CAS Associate for 2017-2018

Donna A. Buchanan (Associate Professor of Music and Anthropology) has been named a 2017-18 Faculty Associate of the Center for Advanced Study in conjunction with her book project, "Audible Cosmology: Engendered Bells in Bulgarian Belief." 

Linda Moorhouse to be President of American Bandmasters Association

Prof. Linda Moorhouse has been elected Vice-President of the American Bandmasters Association (ABA). As Vice-President she will become President in 2019.

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