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announcing our 2022-23 season auditions!

Thursday, August 25, 2022


Click Images at the bottom for audition information and excerpts


Krannert Center for the Performing Arts 

Foellinger Great Hall
500 S Goodwin Ave. Urbana, Illinois 61801


$60 per service, section

$80 per service, acting principal

Mileage and hotel stay available for those outside the Champaign-Urbana Area

Auditions are by appointment only

Audition Forms are due by Tuesday, August 23

Specific times will be emailed Wednesday, August 24


Section/Substitute Violin

Section/Substitute Viola

Section/Substitute Cello

Section/Substitute Bass

September Concert: The Great Symphony in the Great Hall!

Saturday, September 17, 2022 – Foellinger Great Hall


Rossini, William Tell Overture 
Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37 (Ian Hobson, piano) 
Schubert, Symphony No. 9 in C major, “The Great,” D.944 

Rehearsal Dates:
Thursday, September 15, 2022 – 7:30pm-10:00pm (FGH)
Friday, September 16, 2022 – 7:30pm-10:00pm (FGH)
Saturday, September 17, 2022 – 10:00am-12:30pm (FGH)

October Concert: An Homage to Mozart

Saturday, October 22, 2022 – Smith Recital Hall

Mozart, Symphony No. 38 in D major, “Prague” K. 504 
Haydn, Sinfonia Concertante in B-flat major, Hob. I:105 
(Michael Barta, violin, Amy Catron, cello, John Dee, oboe, Hank Skolnick, bassoon)
Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488 (Ian Hobson, piano)
Ibert, Hommage à Mozart 

Rehearsal Dates:
Thursday, October 20, 2022 – 7:30pm-10:00pm (SRH) 
Friday, October 21, 2022 – 7:30pm-10:00pm (SRH) 
Saturday, October 22, 2022 – 10:00am-12:30pm (SRH)

November Concert: Romantic Masterpieces

Saturday, November 12, 2022 – Foellinger Great Hall

Rimsky-Korsakov, Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34 
George Walker, Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (Rochelle Sennet, piano)
Dvořák, Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70, B. 141

Rehearsal Dates:
Tuesday, November 8, 2022 – 7:30pm-10:00pm (ORR)
Friday, November 11, 2022 – 7:30pm-10:00pm (FGH)
Saturday, November 12, 2022 – 10:00am-12:30pm (FGH)

January Concert: Ko Iwasaki Plays Dvořák

Saturday, January 28, 2023 – Foellinger Great Hall

Beethoven, Symphony No. 6 in F major, “Pastoral,” Op. 68 
Dvořák, Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in B minor, Op. 104, B 191 (Ko Iwasaki, cello) 

Rehearsal Dates:
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 – 7:30pm-10:00pm (ORR)
Friday, January 27, 2023 – 7:30pm-10:00pm (FGH)
Saturday, January 28, 2023 – 10:00am-12:30pm (FGH)

March Concert: English Painters, Poets, and Playwrights

Friday, March 24, 2023 – Foellinger Great Hall

Walton, Portsmouth Point Overture 
Bridge: There is a Willow Grows Aslant a Brook
Richard Prior, Piano Concerto No. 2 (world premiere) (Ian Hobson, piano and Richard Prior, guest conductor)
Gilbert and Sullivan, Trial by Jury (collaboration with Lyric Theatre@Illinois)

Rehearsal Dates:
Monday, March 20, 2023 – 7:30pm-10:00pm (FGH)
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 – 7:30pm-10:00pm (FGH)
Wednesday, March 22, 2023 – 7:30pm-10:00pm (FGH) dress rehearsal
(Thursday, March 23, 2023 – only available space is ORR)

April Concert: Mahler’s Fourth Symphony

Saturday, April 8, 2023 – Foellinger Great Hall

Fauré, Pelléas et Mélisande Suite, Op. 80 
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 (Andrés Cárdenes, violin)
Mahler, Symphony No. 4 in G major 

Rehearsal Dates:
Wednesday, April 5, 2023 – 7:30pm-10:00pm (ORR) STRINGS ONLY
Thursday, April 6, 2023 – 7:30pm-10:00pm (ORR)
Friday, April 7, 2023 – 7:30pm-10:00pm (FGH)
Saturday, April 8, 2023 – 10:00am-12:30pm (FGH)

Click Images below for audition information and excerpts

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