2019-2020 Events

Jan 31, 2019

7-9 PM

IWU Jazz Festival All-Stars In Concert

Kicking off the 44th Annual IWU Jazz Festival, this all-star concert will showcase the festival's clinicians and guest artists playing the music of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. This concert is free to attend and open to the public. Featuring: Glenn Wilson – saxophone Robert Sears – trumpet Tim Pitchford – trombone Chip Stephens – piano Jeff Halsey – bass Matt Endres – drums The IWU Jazz Festival is a non-competitive “comments-only” festival which has been celebrated for decades as the starting point of the jazz season for Illinois high school and junior high school jazz groups, including vocal ensembles. For more information on the festival please visit https://www.iwu.edu/music/events/jazz-festival.html

Normal Theater
209 W North St
Normal, IL 61761

Feb 02, 2019

9-11 PM

Jobim Tribute Band

Led by saxophonist Ben Nichols, the quintet will feature music written exclusively by Antonio Carlos Jobim!

Ben Nichols - Saxophone
Robert Sears - Trumpet
Kurt Reeder - Piano
Andrey Junca Goncalves - Bass
James Russell Sims - Drums

 

Fiesta Cafe 

216 S 1st St, Champaign, IL 61820

Feb 09, 2019

9-11 PM

Afro-Caribbean Jazz Collective

Come on out for an evening of good food and music! This seven-piece Latin Jazz ensemble, based in central Illinois, is run by Puerto Rican guitarist José Guzman. The ensemble plays music from Irakere, Ray Barreto, Timbalaye, Tito Puente, and more. The group performs the second Saturday of each month at Fiesta Café in Champaign, IL. 

 

Fiesta Cafe 

216 S 1st St, Champaign, IL 61820

Mar 02, 2019

7:30 PM

Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra

RESURRECTION SYMPHONY

Mahler’s Symphony No. 2
Masterworks IV - Tickets: $10, $15, $20
SAT MAR 2, 2019, 7:30pm | Kirkland Fine Arts Center

Mar 09, 2019

9-11 PM

Afro-Caribbean Jazz Collective

Come on out for an evening of good food and music! This seven-piece Latin Jazz ensemble, based in central Illinois, is run by Puerto Rican guitarist José Guzman. The ensemble plays music from Irakere, Ray Barreto, Timbalaye, Tito Puente, and more. The group performs the second Saturday of each month at Fiesta Café in Champaign, IL. 

 

Fiesta Cafe 

216 S 1st St, Champaign, IL 61820

Apr 02, 2019

12:00 PM

Robert Sears Recital at the University of Illinois Springfield

Student Union

University of Illinois Springfield

Springfield, IL 62703

Apr 13, 2019

9-11 PM

Afro-Caribbean Jazz Collective

Come on out for an evening of good food and music! This seven-piece Latin Jazz ensemble, based in central Illinois, is run by Puerto Rican guitarist José Guzman. The ensemble plays music from Irakere, Ray Barreto, Timbalaye, Tito Puente, and more. The group performs the second Saturday of each month at Fiesta Café in Champaign, IL. 

 

Fiesta Cafe 

216 S 1st St, Champaign, IL 61820

Apr 21, 2019

7:30, 9:30, 11:30 AM

Sycamore Brass Quintet: Easter Services

St. Matthew Catholic Church

1303 Lincolnshire Dr, Champaign, IL 61821  

May 18, 2019

7:00 PM

Sycamore Brass Quintet: Chorale Concert

Jun 01, 2019

7:30-9:30 PM

Heartland Festival Orchestra: Triple Shot of Tchaikovsky

Symphony No. 4, Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture, Piano Concert No. 1 by Tchaikovsky.

Five Points Washington
360 N. Wilmor Rd., Washington, IL  

Jun 08, 2019

7 PM

Transit Brass with the Urbana Pops Orchestra

Urbana High School

1002 S Race St, Urbana, IL 61801

FREE ADMISSION!

Jun 16-Jun 22, 2019

Illinois Summer Youth Music Trumpet Faculty: Pre-College Trumpet Camp

ISYM Session I

1114 West Nevada St, Urbana, IL 61801

Co-taught pre-collage trumpet students along with Professor Tito Carrillo and Dr. Jennifer Brown.

Jun 29, 2019

7 PM

Champaign Urbana Civic Band

Virginia Theatre 

203 W Park Ave, Champaign, IL 61820

Jul 19, 2019

6-7 PM

Afro-Caribbean Jazz Collective

Come on out for an evening of good food and music! This seven-piece Latin Jazz ensemble, based in central Illinois, is run by Puerto Rican guitarist José Guzman. The ensemble plays music from Irakere, Ray Barreto, Timbalaye, Tito Puente, and more. The group is performing at Friday Night Live in Downtown Champaign. 

Aug 29, 2019

2 PM

Millikin University Faculty Sampler

I will be performing Herbert L. Clarke's "Maid of the Mist" with Dr. Tatiana Shustova.

 

Kaeuper Hall, Perkinson Music Center

1184 W Main St, Decatur, IL 62522 

Sep 21, 2019

7:30 PM

Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra

Rite of Spring by Stravinsky
Masterworks I - Tickets: $10, $15, $20
Kirkland Fine Arts Center

Sep 27, 2019

7:30 PM

Jazz Soloist with Millikin University Jazz Band 1

I'll be featured on a brief set with Millikin University's Jazz Band 1 at the School of Music's Collage Concert. 

Kirkland Fine Arts Center

1184 W Main St, Decatur, IL 62522

Oct 21, 2019

7:00 PM

Soloist with Millikin University Wind Ensemble

Will be performing "August in York" by James Stephenson.
Kirkland Fine Arts Center

Oct 26, 2019

7:30 PM

Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra

Symphony No. 5 by Shostakovich
Masterworks II - Tickets: $10, $15, $20
Kirkland Fine Arts Center

Nov 20, 2019

7:30 PM

Soloist with Millikin University Wind Ensemble

Will be performing "August in York" by James Stephenson one more time. Don't miss it!
Kirkland Fine Arts Center

Nov 23, 2019

8:30-11:30 PM

Afro-Caribbean Jazz Collective

Come on out for an evening of good food and music! This seven-piece Latin Jazz ensemble, based in central Illinois, is run by Puerto Rican guitarist José Guzman. The ensemble plays music from Irakere, Ray Barreto, Timbalaye, Tito Puente, and more. The group is performing at Port Royal in Decatur, IL.

Nov 26, 2019

7:30 PM

Millikin Facutly Brass Quintet with Opus 24 Choir

We will be playing with the choir Opus 24 at St. Patricks Catholic Church.

(Parking on north side of Chuch enter off of Coler Ave. or, N Busey Ave) 

708 West Main Street

Urbana, IL 61801

Dec 07, 2019

2 and 7:30 PM

Millikin University Vespers - Brass Ensemble w/ Choirs

Performance Info

Saturday, December 7th at 2:00 & 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 8th at 2:00 & 7:30 pm
Kirkland Fine Arts Center

Ticket Info

Single ticket prices: Adults- $12-16
Seniors (65+) and children's Tickets- $10 (available by phone or in person only)

Dec 08, 2019

2 and 7:30 PM

Millikin University Vespers - Brass Ensemble w/ Choirs

Performance Info

Saturday, December 7th at 2:00 & 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 8th at 2:00 & 7:30 pm
Kirkland Fine Arts Center

Ticket Info

Single ticket prices: Adults- $12-16
Seniors (65+) and children's Tickets- $10 (available by phone or in person only)

Feb 01, 2020

7:30 PM

Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra

Symphony No. 2 by Amy Beach
Masterworks III - Tickets: $10, $15, $20
Kirkland Fine Arts Center

Feb 29, 2020

7:30 PM

Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra

Symphony No. 5 by Beethoven
Masterworks IV - Tickets: $10, $15, $20
Kirkland Fine Arts Center

Apr 18, 2020

7:30 PM

Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra

Carmina Burana by Orff
Masterworks V - Tickets: $10, $15, $20
Kirkland Fine Arts Center

May 29, 2020

7:30-9:30 PM

Heartland Festival Orchestra: Really Russian

Revel in Russian romanticism with two of Rachmaninoff’s greatest works: the Symphonic Dances and the all-time-favorite, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, brilliantly interpreted by Eun Joo Chung, piano soloist.

Five Points Washington
360 N. Wilmor Rd., Washington, IL  

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