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The Era of Swing!!! (Makeup Event)

UI Jazz Band IV was performed on Studio Theatre at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

By Wai Chuen Chan

On December 10, the UI Jazz Band IV was performed on Studio Theatre at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts by the group from the University of Illinois specializes in tunes from the Big Band era, where there were multiple musical instruments included such as saxophones and trumpets.

Entrance of Studio Theatre.
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The Exotic Tinge for the Jazz!!! (Makeup Event)

The UI Latin Jazz Ensemble was performing on Studio Theatre at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

By Wai Chuen Chan

On December 7, the UI Latin Jazz Ensemble performed on Studio Theatre at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. The performance works with South American, Caribbean, Afro-Cuban, and traditional jazz influences.

The ticket for UI Latin Jazz Ensemble.
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The Young Jazz Soul !!! (Makeup Event)

Edison Middle School Jazz Band were performing a series of Jazz music on Stage 5 at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

By Wai Chuen Chan

On December 6, a pre-performance before The Nutcracker was performed by the Edison Middle School Jazz Band on Stage 5 at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. They have performed a series of Jazz music with their teacher, Ms. Branch’s Corner.

Edison Middle School Jazz Band preparing for performance.
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The Winds Intersection!!! (Makeup Event)

Illinois Wind Symphony and the Wind Orchestra performed a series of classical music on Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

By Wai Chuen Chan

On December 4, Illinois Wind Symphony and the Wind Orchestra performed a numerous of classical music on Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. There were classical songs included Fanfare Ritmico, Places We Can No Longer Go and Symphonies of Wind Instruments performed by Wind Symphony with the conductor, Stephen Peterson. There were songs included Magneticfireflies, Angels in the Architecture, Sheltering Sky and Kingfishers Catch Fire performed by Wind Orchestra with the conductor, Elizabeth Peterson.

Entering Foellinger Great Hall.
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A Life of Run!!! (Makeup Event)

The Long Run presents by Tere O’ Connor was performing on Colwell Playhouse at Krannert Center for the Performing of Arts.

By Wai Chuen Chan

On November 21, the Long Run directed by Tere O’ Connor, with the performers of Simon Courchel, Eleanor Hullihan, Emma Judkins, Heather Olson, Silas Riener, Matthew Rogers, Lee Serle and Jin Ju Song-Begin, performed on Colwell Playhouse at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

Colwell Playhouse.
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The Trio Art!!! (Makeup Event)

The Jim Pryor Trio performed a series of Jazz music on Stage 5 during Krannert Uncorked on November 21.

By Wai Chuen Chan

On November 21, the Jim Pryor Trio performed a series of vibrant Jazz stylings of music on Stage 5 in Krannert Center for the Performing of Arts. Jim Pryor who is a piano specialist, joined by his fellow musicians with the instruments of violone and drums.

The Jim Pryor Trio performance on Stage 5.
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The Journey of Art

For the very first time of my life, the art of milestone has been made with Fine and Applied Arts 110.

By Wai Chuen Chan

Krannert Art Opening Night Party – The first event I attend throughout this course.

It has been a wondering experience with FAA 110. Remembering when I first registered this course, I have known it is related to arts, but nothings more. The more the time passed, I have learned this class is lovely easy going and interestingly attractive. During the lecture, I have made friends easily with the environment where other classes can never be compared with. Everyone in the class was friendly and admirable. They were also come back different backgrounds and cultures which enrich my sight towards exotic countries.

Fine and Applied Arts 110 have also given me the great opportunity to touch arts in the closest moment. I have gotten to attend eight art events throughout the course, which would definitely be zero if I changed my mind at the first place. And the way arts presented to us is numerous, I have experienced arts through body, movement, vision, sound, etc. I am really looking forwards to experience arts in a different way.

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End of The Road: A self-reflection 🎟

Written by Bria Thurman

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.

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Goodbye, FAA 110!

By Rachel Yao

Leaving us with fun memories and beautiful performances, the FAA 110 (fall 2019) class has ended.

Chalk art outside of KCPA during the Opening Night Party.

When I registered for the course, I had no idea what to expect. Since I live in Allen Hall, my advisor suggested it would be useful to take a few general education courses here. I wanted to continue my hobbies as an artist. I initially thought FAA 110 was an art class, judging by the title “Exploring Arts and Creativity”, where students draw/paint pieces of art based on various prompts. Entering the classroom on the first day, I realized that this class was not drawing, and that it was much more. 

While I was a bit bummed out it wasn’t drawing or painting, I had lots of fun going to see many shows and performances from talented people. I would always be checking the syllabus to see when the next events are, and would tell my friends about this class as well! While this class was much smaller relative to my other classes, I did meet new friends and make unforgettable memories throughout the semester. 

Overall, I genuinely loved this class. I enjoyed listening to class discussions and attending various events with my peers and professors. I wish this class could last longer than just one semester. 

Here are the events i attended:

Buddy Guy

A view from my seat on the balcony, taken before the show began.

KCPA Opening Night Party (EC)

Toko Telo performing outside of Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

Chris Botti

Chris Botti playing his trumpet and Andy Snitzer playing his saxophone.

Home

Actors and audience members having a party on stage.

Jennifer Monson Dance

Jennifer Monson explaining her program before it began.

Imagination Showcase (makeup)

Imagination Dance Crew performing as the last act of Imagination Showcase.

Gem of the Ocean

A view of the stage and props before the performance began.

Wynton Marsalis

The view from my seat at the Foellinger Great Hall, taken before Wynton Marsalis’ performance.

Tiger

Background of Tiger before the show began, featuring an image of a green tiger projected onto a screen.

A Sad Sayonara to FAA 110

I have seen so many great shows and museum exhibits this semester and I don’t want to say goodbye!

Written by Catherine Webber

At the beginning of this semester, I was at a bit of a crossroads. I had come back from summer knowing that I wanted to switch from Early Childhood Education to something else. I just knew that wasn’t what I wanted anymore. Therefore, I drastically dropped all my classes and switched to English, which I now love. However, with my change I had to pick up more hours and I just didn’t know what class to take. I went around asking friends and they all recommended one class to me: FAA 110. They said I would be able to see awesome shows for free on-campus and be exposed to so many new and different things, safe to say: I was sold. I have really enjoyed this class this semester and can’t wait to come back next semester and see more great and thought-provoking shows and exhibits.

1. Pat Metheny Rocked the House

2. Eric Andre Leaves Little to the Imagination

3. Drop Dead Gorgeous Drag Queens

4. Hearty House Show in Colorado

5. Chopin Showcase Does Not Disappoint

6. Still Beginning Challenges What We Think We Know

7. Jazz Drives Audience to Jive

8. TANGO at KAM

I had such a great time this semester in this class, and I know that if any of my friends come to me with class recommendations I will surely lead them to FAA 110! Thank you for a great semester!