Heidi in the University of Illinois’ Philharmonic Orchestra

By: Nancy Ibarra Medrano

An extra piece. A favor to me.

I wanted to see, but these words are for you.

I have notes to look back on, but I’m still not sure. Niether of us know what is expected of her.

My lack of awareness compares nothing to the lack of compassion for her.

I missed the reading aloud, but I heard it on sight.

Their feet were rumbling – the night.

The observed state of peace.

The total charity – your voice in the speech.

This was a recording of the Illini Strings. Sorry, it really shouldn’t be included, but it was my favorite shot of the night.
Heidi.
Towards the balcony.

School of Jazz First Combos

By: Nancy Ibarra Medrano

The variation in performance and the expounded exposure left me convinced of the potential in the instrumentalists in this genre. There was growth in each combos presentation. Growth that I could see at both the individual and collective level.

A combo named after a combo.
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A 15 minute Excursion in the Lobby of the KCPA

By: Nancy Ibarra Medrano

The full moon occurred in the early hours of April 19th. I knew the day would be jam packed with sentiment and opportunity.

The DJ had the people moving.
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The Final Dance

By: Jeffery Berry

A Picture of the dance floor by stage 5

Once I entered into Krannert, there was loud music, chairs, and colorful lights near stage 5. People in attendance were not here to see a play, or opera, nor orchestra. This was a night of fun, and lots of people danced all night long together.

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