Concerts & Performances

Krannert Art Museum hosts free jazz, chamber music, dance, vocal, and spoken word performances every semester, providing new ways to experience the connections between the visual arts and other creative forms.

February  |  March  |  April  |  May



February 2015

Thursday, February 5 · 7:30 pm
VOICE Reading Series
New poetry and fiction by students in the Creative Writing MFA Program
at the University of Illinois, featuring Zachariah McVicker, Kristin Walters,
and Caleb Curtiss
Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery [Map]


Saturday, February 21 · 2 pm
COLAB
A collaboration between student musicians, dancers, and engineers.
These free concerts are a collective of improvisations, compositions,
and choreography.
Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery [Map]


Saturday, February 28 · 2 pm
KAM Chamber Music Series Concert | Larry Gray and friends
Free chamber music concert produced in partnership with the University of Illinois
School of Music and featuring faculty and graduate student performances
Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery [Map]


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March 2015

Thursday, March 5 · 7:30 pm
VOICE Reading Series
New poetry and fiction by students in the Creative Writing MFA Program
at the University of Illinois, featuring Alison Syring, Michael Hurley, and
Nafissa Thompson-Spires
Gelvin Noel Gallery [Map]


Elliott Levin

Thursday, March 19 · 7:30 pm
Sudden Sound Concert
Featuring Elliott Levin and Rick Iannacone
with special guest Avreeayl Ra
Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery [Map]

 


Elliott Levin

Saturday, March 21 · 2 pm
Musical Performance
Featuring Kurt Bielema and Cody & the Gateway Drugs
Listen to Kurt Bielema on Soundcloud
Listen to Cody and the Gateway Drugs on Soundcloud
Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery [Map]

 


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April 2015

Thursday, April 2 · 7:30 pm
VOICE Reading Series
New poetry and fiction by students in the Creative Writing MFA Program
at the University of Illinois, featuring Daniel Porder, Katherine Kendig, and
Jess Willard
Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery [Map]


Friday, April 10 · 6:30–9 pm
2015 Petals & Paintings Opening Gala and Silent Auction
Celebrate opening night with art, flowers, and music, The fundraising gala includes a silent auction and hors d'oevres by Michaels' Catering. Please contact Chris Schaede by calling 217 244 0516 for ticketing information.
Main Level Galleries, Reception in Link Gallery and Palette Café


Saturday, April 18 · 2 pm
KAM Chamber Music Series Concert | Winners' Concert
Free chamber music concert produced in partnership with the University of Illinois
School of Music and featuring faculty and graduate student performances
This special event will feature the winners of the KAM Chamber Music
Student Competition
.
Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery [Map]


Thursday, April 23 · 7:30 pm
Sudden Sound Concert
Featuring Gerald Cleaver's Black Host
Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery [Map]


Saturday, April 25 · 2 pm
COLAB
A collaboration between student musicians, dancers, and engineers.
These free concerts are a collective of improvisations, compositions,
and choreography.
Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery [Map]


Thursday, April 30 · 7 pm
KAM Chamber Music Series Concert | Lyric Theatre
"Singing in the Spring" will be a free chamber music concert produced in partnership with the University of Illinois School of Music and featuring opera performances by Sarah Wigley Johnson and Michael Tilley.
Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery [Map]

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May 2015

Sunday, May 31 · 7:45 pm (doors open), 8:20 pm (presentations begin)
Pecha Kucha
Gallery location TBA

Sponsored in part by CUDO and Krannert Art Museum

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Sudden Sound Concert Series

The Sudden Sound Concert Series presents leading artists in the fields of improvised music and the jazz avant-garde, establishing Krannert Art Museum as a destination for enthusiasts of today's most progressive music from the U.S. and abroad. Curated by Jason Finkelman
Sponsored in part by Edwards Foundation Arts Fund, MMS Rentals & Production, and Krannert Art Museum with in-kind support provided by WEFT, 90.1 FM


March 19 · 7:30 pm
Featuring Elliott Levin and Rick Iannacone
Progressive jazz veteran and poet Elliott Levin (saxophones & flutes) reunites with Rick Iannacone (guitar), who shared decades of Philadelphia’s creative music together in groups including Interplay and New Ghost. Levin is noted as a regular member of Cecil Taylor’s Sound Vision Orchestra and Odean Pope’s Saxophone Choir, while now Oregon-based Iannacone has recorded as a featured member of Jamaaledeen Tacuma’s electric groups and projects by Bobby Zankel.


April 23 · 7:30 pm
Featuring Gerald Cleaver's Black Host
This improvising "super" quintet from New York City features Cooper-Moore
(keyboards, synthesizer), Brandon Seabrook (guitar), Darius Jones (alto saxophone), Pascal Niggenkemper (bass), and Gerald Cleaver (drums). Their 2013 debut release
Life in the Sugar Candle Mines
(Northern Spy) was acclaimed by reviewers and noted
by Ben Ratliff in The New York Times as "a possible dream band for anyone interested
in the new intersections between jazz and rock, as long as you expel preconceptions of that idea."

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VOICE Reading Series

The VOICE Reading Series showcases readings by fiction writers and poets from
the Creative Writing MFA Program at the University of Illinois.
Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery
Sponsored in part by the Creative Writing Program and Krannert Art Museum

February 5 · 7:30 pm
Featuring Zachariah McVicker, Kristin Walters, and Caleb Curtiss

March 5 · 7:30 pm
Featuring Alison Syring, Michael Hurley, and Nafissa Thompson-Spires

April 2 · 7:30 pm
Featuring Daniel Porder, Katherine Kendig, and Jess Willard

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Images:

Obsidian Saxophone Quartet
Courtesy of the artists
Photo by Mike Siberz


Elliott Levin, 2010
Photo: Jaci Downs
www.JaciDowns.com