A preeminent ensemble in the world, the University of Illinois Wind Symphony premieres new works, travels to national and international events, and sets the standard for band performance and training. Its members are undergraduate and graduate students who excel at playing the traditional band repertoire, works for small chamber groups, and innovative new pieces. Since its inception, it has served as an ambassador for the historic Illinois Bands program and is an innovator in the wind band field.
Norman Dello Joio, Variants on a Mediaeval Tune
Oliver Messiaen, Oiseaux exotiques
Christian Lindberg, Concerto for Winds and Percussion
Reynaldo Hahn, Le bal de Beatrice d’Este
Samuel Barber, Commando March
This performance will run approximately one hour and 22 minutes, and includes a 15-minute intermission.
Guests are invited to join Krannert Center in helping children stay warm this winter. Bring new or gently used coats, mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, and ear muffs for this season's clothing drive. There is a special need this year for large and extra-large coats for middle school boys. All collected items will go to the Champaign Unit 4 School District and Urbana School District 116. Donation boxes will be available in the lobby near Intermezzo cafe.