This has been an extremely fun semester and I am so happy I worked my way into this class.
This was my favorite class this year. I enjoyed the conversation we had within this class about the arts and how they connect with our past and our present. However, there are some works that represent our future because it shows where we’ve been, where we’re at, and where we’re going. I was able to see a diverse group of projects for this class and I want to continue to view projects my entire tenure here as a student at UIUC. I really had to fight to get this class into my schedule and just the difficulty of being a freshman and an undeclared freshman at that made it kind of rough. I am happy it worked for my good.
His charisma made everyone at the Ellnora Guitar Festival cheery!
Written by Cesar Diaz Blanco
Saturday night. This time of
the week, usually accompanied by a craving for celebration, was in my case
accompanied by cough, congestion, and more symptoms from the flu.
Fortunately, Buddy Guy was there to save me, and I didn’t even know about him before going to the Krannert Center. I entered the lounge and immediately perceived the spirit of the Ellnora Guitar Festival. After getting my ticket I made a quick search on Buddy Guy and expected a non-stop show with extraordinary guitar solos.
Somehow, the show was more than that. The
experience and control that Buddy has over his guitar completely shadows any
other performance I have seen.
was more than music. It constantly became a theatrical scene in which Buddy
gave life to his guitar and battled with it in every possible way: he would
poke it with a drum stick or even scrub the strings against his suit.
He would then turn our attention from the guitar to the piano and finally to the pianist, whose hands went from the left to right in seemingly random ways that enriched the melody.
this wildness didn’t work to captivate the audience, the show would become a
comedy skit with a nicely performed percussion in the back.
This show challenged what I knew about music
performances and I am so glad I had the opportunity to enjoy it.
wait for the upcoming events and visits to museums.
Have you ever been to a show and felt anonymous in the crowd? Well, that’s how it began on September 7th. The lights in Tryon Festival Theater were focused on the stage as we awaited the performer of the night: Buddy Guy. I had never heard of him prior to this show and I did not know what to expect.
Opening night party at Krannert Center in 2019 with Toko Telo, Bombine, and Samantha Fish with Luther Dickinson.
Wai Chuen Chan 9/12/2019
The Krannert Center’s 2019-20 Opening Night Party with the return of ELLNORA|The Guitar Festival held on Thursday, September 05. Exceptional musicians of Toko Telo, Andy Baylor, Bombino, Reverend Robert, and Samantha Fish with Luther Dickinson united as one to bring joy to all the music lovers. Plentiful food and drink from Siam Terrace, Jet’s Pizza, Wood N’ Hog, Rick’s Bakery, and Caribbean Grill to ease your hunger.