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Concerts & Performances

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

September  |  October  |  November  |  December



September 2014

Thursday, September 18 · 7:30 pm
Sudden Sound Concert
Featuring Joe McPhee | SURVIVAL UNIT III
Gelvin Noel Gallery [Map]


Thursday, September 25 · 5–10 pm
The Pygmalion Festival
5 pm · Peter Orner and Audrey Petty
7–10pm·  The 92s at 7 pm, Diamond Youth at 8 pm, and
A Great Big Pile of Leaves at 9 pm
Link Gallery [Map]
Admission is free. Doors open at 4 pm. For more information, including alternate venues and ticketing information, visit the Pygmalion Festival website.


Saturday, September 27 · 2 pm
Student Music Performance: "Sound of Science"
Collaborative exploration of the connections between biological sciences
and new music.
Gelvin Noel Gallery [Map]

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October 2014

Thursday, October 2 · 7:30 pm
VOICE Reading Series
New poetry and fiction by students in the Creative Writing Program
Gelvin Noel Gallery [Map]


Thursday, October 9 · 5:30 pm
"African Gallery Community Forum II:
Blackness, Gender, and Contemporary African Dance"

Featuring C. Kemal Nance, lecturer in Dance; with
Anne Lutomia, doctoral student in Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership;
Erik McDuffie, associate professor in African American Studies;
Sam Smith, engagement director of Krannert Center for the Performing Arts;
Rory James, director, Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center; and
Allyson Purpura, Curator of African Art

African Gallery and Gelvin Noel Gallery [Map]


Friday, October 17 · 3 pm
Saturday, October 18 · 3 pm
Student Dance Performance: "An October Dance"
Free hour-long concert featuring undergraduate choreography developed during summer study and research. A variety of artisic voices in the Dance at Illinois community will be showcased.
Gelvin Noel Gallery [Map]


Thursday, October 23 · 6:30 pm
KAM Chamber Music Series Concert | U of I Lyric Theatre
Free chamber music concert produced in partnership with
the University of Illinois School of Music
Gelvin Noel Gallery [Map]


Thursday, October 30 · 7:30 pm
Sudden Sound Concert & Film Screening
Sanguivorous, featuring the music of
Tatsuya Nakatani and Edward Wilkerson, Jr
Gelvin Noel Gallery [Map]

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November 2014

Saturday, November 1 · 2 pm
KAM Chamber Music Series Concert | The Obsidian Saxophone Quartet
Free chamber music concert produced in partnership with
the University of Illinois School of Music
Gelvin Noel Gallery [Map]

Thursday, November 6 · 7:30 pm
VOICE Reading Series
New poetry and fiction by students in the Creative Writing Program
Gelvin Noel Gallery [Map]


Tuesday, November 18 · 12:30 pm  CANCELLED
"Interview with a Wolf"
Artist Performance, part of the School of Art + Design Lecture Series: Agency
Featuring Barry Lopez, author, essayist, and fiction writer;
and Deke Weaver, associate professor in New Media
KAM Auditorium [Map]

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December 2014

Thursday, December 4 · 7:30 pm
VOICE Reading Series
New poetry and fiction by students in the Creative Writing Program
Gelvin Noel Gallery [Map]


Saturday, December 13 · 6:30 pm
KAM Chamber Music Series Concert
Free chamber music concert produced in partnership with
the University of Illinois School of Music
Gelvin Noel Gallery [Map]

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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


September 18 · 7:30 pm
Featuring Joe McPhee | SURVIVAL UNIT III
Since the late 1960s, Joe McPhee has assembled groups under the name SURVIVAL UNIT to explore and expand on the themes of American life and resistance. Featuring McPhee on saxophone, clarinet, and trumpet, Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello and electronics, and Michael Zerang on percussion, SURVIVAL UNIT III has been performing nationally and internationally since 2006. Their most recent release is GAME THEORY (NotTwo, 2013).


October 30 · 7:30 pm
Featuring Sanguivorous
and accompaniment by Tatsuya Nakatani and Edward Wilkerson, Jr.
Naoki Yoshimoto’s silent Japanese vampire movie Sanguivorous (“Kyuketsu”) with live musical accompaniment by percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani and saxophonist Edward Wilkerson, Jr. combines experimental filmmaking with a cutting-edge blend of sound art and progressive jazz. Featuring the renowned avant-garde butoh dancer Ko Murobushi, Sanguivorous is a stylized portrait of a young woman suffering from mysterious physical ailments who is horrified to discover that she’s descended from generations of vampires.

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VOICE Reading Series

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

October 2· 7:30 pm
November 6· 7:30 pm
December 4 · 7:30 pm

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Image:

The Joe McPhee:
SURVIVAL UNIT III
Performing September 18
Photo by Joe McPhee