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Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra: A Child of Our Time

Stephen Alltop, music director, conductor, and piano
Andrew Megill, University of Illinois Oratorio Society and UI Chamber Singers conductor
Laquita Mitchell, soprano
Meg Bragle, alto
Brian Giebler, tenor
Marques Jerrell Ruff, bass
Molly Madden, harp

Andrew Megill and the University of Illinois Oratorio Society and University of Illinois Chamber Singers join CUSO to perform Sir Michael Tippett’s A Child of Our Time, a moving work of depth and beauty. Written at the start of World War II, this landmark oratorio weaves American spirituals throughout a gripping musical tapestry, tracing an arc from oppression to a message of hope and reconciliation for humanity. Complementing this program, CUSO will also perform the scintillating Starburst, composed by rising star Jessie Montgomery, and Ennanga by William Grant Still, a showcase for solo harp, piano, and strings.

Montgomery: Starburst
Still: Ennanga
Tippett: A Child of Our Time

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Event Details

Foellinger Great Hall
Sa Mar 05, 2022 - 7:30pm CT
40 / SC 36 / STU, UI & YTH 10