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A Message from Ian Hobson, Music Director and Conductor

Dear Friends of Sinfonia da Camera,

Our 39th season begins with a celebration of great music indeed, on September 17th, Rossini and Beethoven, giants of opera and symphony respectively, are represented by the former’s greatest opera overture and the latter’s great third Piano Concerto. The program ends with the greatest of the great, Schubert’s “Great” C major symphony, never performed during his short life. October 22nd brings us a more modest array of Classical splendor, in Smith Memorial Hall, of masterpieces of the 18th century, by Haydn and Mozart, as well as a charming tribute to them by the Frenchman, Jacques Ibert. November 12th has two orchestral spectaculars, by Dvorak and Rimsky-Korsakov, as well as the centenary recognition of the greatest African-American composer of the 20th Century, George Walker, 1922-2018, whose symphonic works I had the honor to record. 

Dvorak appears again on January 28th, with the sublime Cello Concerto, with Ko Iwasaki, known to many here as a previous resident of central Illinois and a great cellist as its soloist. March 24 is pure fun from the British Isles. Curtain raisers from Walton and Bridge lead us to a new Piano Concerto by Richard Prior written for me and conducted by the composer. Then “Trial by Jury,” the beloved one-acter by Gilbert and Sullivan, in a semi-staged production directed by Dawn Harris in conjunction with Lyric Theatre of Illinois.


Our season culminates with Andres Cárdenes, former concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony, as guest soloist in Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto and guest concertmaster in Mahler’s magnificent 4th Symphony.

Please join me and the orchestra for the celebration of great music in person!


Ian Hobson

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Tickets for our Smith Hall Concerts will be sold online at Eventbrite.

Tickets for our Krannert Center Concerts will be sold online at the Krannert Center website.

Smith Memorial Hall


Location: Smith Recital Hall,

Smith Memorial Hall

805 S Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801

Krannert Center


Location: Foellinger Great Hall,

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

500 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801

Click the concert title below to purchase tickets through Eventbrite in advance

Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door

*Click the concert dates below to purchase tickets through the Krannert Center's website.

Please Note: If you have any trouble purchasing tickets online, please contact the Krannert Center Box Office at 217.333.6280 or email, 

An Homage to Mozart

Saturday, October 22, 2022

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

Henry Skolnick, bassoon

Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488

(Ian Hobson, piano) 
Ibert, Hommage à Mozart  

The Great Symphony in the Great Hall

Saturday, September 17, 2022 - 7:30 PM

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  

Romantic Masterpieces

Saturday, November 12, 2022 - 7:30 PM

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 

Ko Iwasaki Performs Dvořák 

Saturday, January 28, 2023 - 7:30 PM

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)

English Painters, Poets, and Playwrights

Friday, March 24, 2023 - 7:30 PM

Walton, Portsmouth Point Overture  
Bridge, There is a Willow Grows Aslant a Brook 
Eric Coates, London Everyday Suite

Gilbert and Sullivan, Trial by Jury

(collaboration with Lyric Theatre@Illinois) 

Mahler's Fourth Symphony

Saturday, April 8, 2023 - 7:30 PM

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


Krannert Center

Concert Series Ticket Prices

*To purchase this bundle, please call directly at 217.333.6280 or email.


Adult $173

Senior $153

Student $33

Youth (High School & Younger) $20

*Please note that ALL Single tickets for 2022-23 events at Krannert Center will go on sale approximately one month at a time throughout the season. To learn more, Click Here.


*All Prices are the same for Smith Concerts and Krannert Center Concerts. Please read above where to purchase tickets.



Adult $40

Senior $36

Student $10

Youth (High School & Younger)  $5

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