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The DRUM TAO North American tour, underway since January 2020, continues with performances at Krannert Center the week of March 9.

Over eight million spectators worldwide have experienced the “extraordinarily talented percussion artists” of the Aichi, Japan-based TAO (Chicago Tribune). The members of TAO, who are both expressive musicians and highly trained athletes, are preserving and expanding upon the ancient Japanese drumming tradition with their modern showcases that include dynamic choreography, engaging visuals, and striking costumes.

This performance will last approximately two hours including a 20-minute intermission.

Recommended for ages 9 and up.

Endowed Co-sponsor

  • The Susan Sargeant McDonald Endowed Fund for Youth Programming (Suzi was the founder/developer of the Krannert Center Youth Series)

Patron Co-sponsors

  • Erica McClure in memory of Malcom McClure
  • Brenda & Steve Pacey

Corporate and Community Bronze Sponsor

  • University of Illinois Community Credit Union

With deep gratitude, Krannert Center thanks all Patron Sponsors and Corporate and Community Sponsors.

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Event Details

Tryon Festival Theatre
We Mar 11, 2020 - 7:30pm
Pick Five+: 38 / SC 33 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10 Single: 40 / SC 35 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10

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