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Community members create winter wonderland escape in “The Nutcracker”

Community members create winter wonderland escape in “The Nutcracker”

By Olivia Catuara

December 5, 2013

Community members can prepare to witness battles between mice and soldiers, scenes of snow and sweets, and Clara dancing through a magical dream with her prince in the Champaign Urbana Ballet’s annual performance of “The Nutcracker” this weekend. “For many people, ‘The Nutcracker’ is a holid...

Orchestra to perform Verdi’s ‘Requiem’ Thursday evening

Orchestra to perform Verdi’s ‘Requiem’ Thursday evening

November 20, 2013

On Thursday, the University’s Sinfonia da Camera will perform Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi’s choral masterpiece “Requiem.” The professor chamber orchestra’s rendition of “Requiem” will pay homage to the 200th anniversary of Verdi’s birth.  Verdi wrote “Requiem” in 1874 to commemorate th...