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.
The musicians of the Fauré Quartett—which comprises violin, viola, cello, and piano—are pioneers in many ways. After meeting as students in Karlsruhe, Germany, in 1995, they quickly realized that this combination of instruments offered opportunities to explore a treasure trove of musical works. Recognized for their visionary collaborations and their compelling interpretations of compositions from core classical chamber music standards to pop songs, the Fauré is widely regarded as one of today’s top chamber ensembles. Of their performance, the Toronto Star wrote, “The communication between the four performers was as beautiful to watch as their music was satisfying to hear. This quartet thinks and breathes as one, focused on a singular, clear vision for their music making.” The ensemble’s Krannert Center program represents an engaging range of expression, including Mussorgsky’s renowned musical depiction of 10 paintings, originally written for solo piano.
Fauré: Piano Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 15
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
- Alice Pfeffer in memory of John Pfeffer
- Barbara E. Barnes
- Marsha Clinard & Charles Boast
- Shirley Soo & Matthew Gorman
- Anne Mischakoff Heiles & William Heiles
- Diana Sheets & Stephen Levinson in memory of Dr. Arthur Chitz, Music Director of the Dresden Schauspielhaus
- Gigi & Frank Miles
With deep gratitude, Krannert Center thanks all Patron Sponsors and Corporate and Community Sponsors.
If you believe in the life-affirming experiences that Krannert Center and the performing arts at Illinois make possible, please make a gift: firstname.lastname@example.org, KrannertCenter.com/Give, or faa.illinois.edu/giving.