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Panda Bear, Sun Kil Moon hit emotional extremes

Panda Bear of Animal Collective performs at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts during the Pygmalion Music Festival in 2014. Animal Collective is one of this year's festival headliners.

September 27, 2014

Two first-time Pygmalion artists left the crowd buzzing Friday night. Sun Kil Moon opened for Panda Bear at 7:30 p.m. at the Tryon Festival Theatre in the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. While this may have been the bands’ first performance at Pygmalion, neither is a stranger to the stage. Mark Koze...

Labyrinth installation dazzles, stuns at Krannert Center

Cellist Maya Beiser performs “Room No. 35” of the Labyrinth Installation Concertos, which premiered Saturday. She plays a sculpture interactive LED cello specially made for the installation.

By Matt Ru

February 3, 2014

Saturday night at 7:30 p.m., the innovative Labyrinth Installation Concertos premiered at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, taking viewers on a journey layered with tantalizing visual and audial stimuli. Created and composed by esteemed contemporary composer Paola Prestini, Labyrinth is divid...

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...

‘Falstaff’ performance celebrates composer Verdi’s 200th birthday

Students rehearse the opera “Falstaff” in the Tryon Festival Theatre at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday. The opera opens Thursday night to celebrate the composer Giuseppe Verdi’s 200th birthday.

November 14, 2013

On Thursday night, a classic tale of romance, revenge and comedy will come to life in the School of Music’s production of the opera “Falstaff.” First cast in early September, this production has taken months to prepare for its performances Thursday through Sunday at the Krannert Center for the P...