On March 11, 2020, the University of Illinois communicated new guidelines for university operations, enacted to safeguard health during current COVID-19 conditions.
In accordance with these guidelines, all public performances at Krannert Center the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester are canceled as of Monday, March 16, 2020. If any performances become available by way of streaming or other technology, we will share that information as soon as possible. While this action is necessary and wise, we are of course deeply saddened not to be able to help create experiences of joy and community in person at this time.
If you hold tickets for events this spring and would like to help Krannert Center, Illinois Theatre, Lyric Theatre @ Illinois, Dance at Illinois, School of Music, Sinfonia da Camera, and Champaign-Urbana Symphony weather the significant financial challenges that this situation creates, please consider declining your refund, thereby donating the cost of the tickets. If you would like to take this action, please contact the Ticket Office at 217.333.6280 (800/KCPATIX) or kran-tix [at] illinois.edu by Wednesday, March 25. Ticket Office staff will be happy to register this donation. Thank you in advance for considering this option.
After March 25, all tickets that have not been donated will be fully refunded. Ticket purchasers do not have to take any action to receive their refunds. Patrons who purchased tickets with a credit card will receive a refund on the card used. Patrons who paid with Krannert CenterChecks or a gift card will receive a gift card refund by mail. Patrons who paid with cash or check will receive a university refund check by mail. Because of the volume of refunds being processed, credit card and gift card refunds might take up to four weeks to arrive. University refund checks might take up to 10 weeks to arrive. Patrons are welcome to contact the Ticket Office at 217.333.6280 (800/KCPATIX) or kran-tix [at] illinois.edu with questions.
This ensemble of young musicians who live in Chicago’s Mexican-American neighborhoods has made a glittering debut in the Latin music scene, celebrating and defining an aspect of Mexican heritage (herencia) for a new generation. Participants in the Mariachi Heritage Foundation program, which incorporates mariachi music education into the curriculum of eight of Chicago’s public schools, the students’ 2017 first album (Nuestra Herencia) scored a Latin Grammy Award nomination for Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album. Their 2018 follow-up recording Herencia De La Tierra Mía (The Heritage Of My Land)—produced by mariachi master José Hernández— debuted at #1 on iTunes and #2 on the Billboard charts and features guest superstars Lila Downs and Aida Cuevas. Mariachi Herencia de México joins Krannert Center on Cinco de Mayo with the traditional sounds of violins, guitarrón, vihuela, and vocals and the distinctive traje de charro attire in a celebratory concert that both preserves the legacy of Mexican culture and trailblazes an artistic path all its own.