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A Performance That Moved Me To Tears

By Veronica Y. Gonzalez

On February 1, 2020 at 7:30pm, the Krannert Center for Performing Arts welcomed the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra and guest violinist, Rachel Pine. (Make-up event)

Bust outside Foellinger Great Hall
Rachel Pine signing her CDs
Event Program

As I took my seat in the Foellinger Great Hall, the nice lady next to me asked, “Are you a student here?” I answered “Yes,” to which she replied, “You must be the only one not at Kam’s right now.” I found her comment extremely funny so I was already in the best mood when the performance began. I’ve never seen a live orchestra perform, only in cartoons if I’m being honest here, so I didn’t know what to expect. The conductor gave a speech before they started. He was a joyful and lively man contrary to the serious and mean conductors I had seen on television. He put a smile on all of our faces.

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