Illinois State University College of Fine Arts School of Music is proud to present Concerts on the Quad in conjunction with the Illinois Shakespeare Festival and The Pantagraph. The concerts, which are free and open to the public, will be at 7 p.m. on five consecutive Mondays in front of the castle-like setting of Cook Hall on the northwest corner of the University’s Quad.
Concerts on the Quad are sponsored by the Mirza Fund of the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation, Fell Trust, Town of Normal Harmon Arts Grant Program, and the Pantagraph.
The season opens with traditional and contemporary Celtic music performed by this acoustic power trio.If you enjoy bluegrass, celtic, or folk music the Roundstone Buskers will serve up a treat for you! This small group of musicians comes with a large personality. Whether you prefer to sit and enjoy or get up and dance, this group will not disappoint. For more information on this unique group, visit the Roundstone Buskers website.
Celebrate the Fourth with the authentic reenactment of the Civil War-era band that was mustered at Illinois State Normal University in 1861.
"The 33rd Illinois Volunteer Regiment Band Inc. was re-created in 1996, by musicians from Central Illinois. Like the original band, the musicians were recruited from the same geographical area in Illinois and come from all walks of life. The band is an authentic re-creation of the actual Civil War Era band that was mustered at State Normal University in 1861."- 33rd Illinois Volunteer Regiment Band
Revel in the return of three classically trained musicians playing original music, as intricately arranged as a string quartet, lyrically rooted in the singer/songwriter tradition, and wrapped in three-part vocal harmonies reminiscent of both Appalachia and Medieval Europe.
Enjoy a night of contemporary jazz featuring Tom Marko and the Inner Light playing music from their upcoming CD release on Summit Records
Illinois State University faculty and guests sing favorites from the operatic and Broadway stages.
In event of inclement weather, concerts will be moved to the concert hall in the Center for the Performing Arts. The building is located on the southeast corner of the Quad next to Williams Hall. Listen ot radio stations WGLT (89.1 FM), WBNQ (101.5 FM), r WJBC (1230 AM) after 5 p.m. on concert days for announcements of site changes.
For more information please call (309) 438-3839. To arrange special accommodations to fully enjoy the performances please call (309) 438-7631.