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Community members create winter wonderland escape in “The Nutcracker”

The Champaign Urbana Ballet performs a waltz with Clara and her prince during a “The Nutcracker” performance in 2012. 

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

Ian Hobson conducts the Sinfonia da Camera on March 13, 2010 at a concert in the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts’ Foellinger Great Hall. The professional chamber orchestra will perform at Foellinger Great Hall along with student choral groups Thursday night.

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...