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Canceled: A Mutual Celebration

Ian Hobson, music director, conductor, and piano

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] 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] with questions.

Read the complete Krannert Center COVID-19 update.

Krannert Center’s 50th-season celebrations continue with this special performance by Sinfonia da Camera. Hosted at Krannert Center for 36 seasons, Sinfonia is an integral part of the Center’s history and boasts many notable performances, including this program. Elgar’s Cockaigne Overture is the perfect start to the night with its nod to conductor Ian Hobson’s birthplace. Hobson will then take the stage as both conductor and pianist for Rachmaninoff’s showy and striking Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, as requested by patrons last season. Following intermission, Sinfonia continues its Beethoven cycle with the iconic and crowd-pleasing Symphony No. 5.

Elgar: Cockaigne Overture
Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67

Event Details

Foellinger Great Hall
Fr Mar 27, 2020 - 7:30pm
Pick Five+: 44 / SC 40 / STU 11 / YTH 5 Single: 45 / SC 41 / STU 12 / YTH 5 Sinfonia da Camera Series (All 6 Events): 208 / SC 184 / STU 40 / YTH 25