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The Jupiter String Quartet will perform on the opening night of the Allerton Music Barn Festival.

Allerton Music Barn Festival this fall to offer wide variety of music, musicians and styles

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts & Humanities Editor

Published Date:June 19, 2014

Andrew Megill, Ollie Watts Davis, the Jupiter String Quartet and Chip McNeill are among the musicians scheduled to perform at the eighth annual Allerton Music Barn Festival. Tickets go on sale Thursday (June 19) for the popular concert series held in the beautifully restored century-old Dutch hay barn at the Allerton Park and Retreat Center near Monticello, Illinois. This year’s festival runs Sept. 18-21 (Thursday-Sunday).

Published Date: June 19, 2014


History of Illinois music, Canadian Brass highlight annual summer concert series

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts & Humanities Editor

Published Date:June 12, 2014

Well-known TV and radio newscaster Dave Shaul, a “proud alumnus” of the University of Illinois Band, will emcee “The History of Illinois Through its Music,” the first concert of the Illinois Summer Band’s annual Twilight Concerts on the Quad beginning at 7 p.m. on June 19 (Thursday).

Published Date: June 12, 2014


The Marching Illini has been selected to march in the 2015 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Marching Illini chosen to appear in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2015

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:May 2, 2014

More than 350 University of Illinois students got their 2015 holiday plans disrupted today – in the best possible way. The Marching Illini learned the band is one of 10 chosen to perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Nov. 26, 2015, beating out more than 175 applicants from around the country. The parade, a tradition since 1924, now draws more than 3.5 million live spectators and an estimated 50 million TV viewers.

Published Date: May 2, 2014


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Noted conductor Andrew Megill to lead choral activities at Illinois

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:March 31, 2014

Andrew Megill, considered one of the leading choral conductors of his generation, will join the University of Illinois in the fall as the director of choral activities and as a professor of conducting.

Published Date: March 31, 2014


The green patina of Alma Mater will be gone when she returns to the U. of I. campus on April 9.

Restored Alma Mater sculpture to return to U. of I. campus on April 9

Author: Mike Helenthal

Published Date:March 21, 2014

The Alma Mater sculpture will make her long-awaited return to the Urbana campus April 9, where she will be put back on her pedestal to silently watch the next century of university progress.

Published Date: March 21, 2014