On Sunday, Krannert Performing Art Center had an event as part of their 50th-Anniversary Celebration. This event debuted a student from the school of Music student, Wilson Poffenberger. He was selected for this recital performance through an audition. All the pieces were accompanied by pianist Casey Gene Dierlam.
Today’s performance was very soothing and peaceful. It was a good way to celebrate Krannert’s 50th anniversary. It was amazing to see and listen to the piano and saxophonist play together. The dynamics and pace of the songs were composed with great difficulty, but the preparedness of these performers made it seem extremely easy.
This week the class went to see the great violinist Itzhak Perlman and pianist Rohan De Silva last Saturday night in Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center. Some of my friends who knew him told me that he was arguably one of the best violinists in the world, and after listening to him play I would definitely have to agree.
It was truly an honor to attend the performance of Itzhak Perlman. He was famous not only for his remarkable violin performance and contribution to the classical violin performing but also for his humor and his charm. Continue reading →
This week, at the Krannert Center of the Performing Arts, world renowned musicians Itzhak Perlman and Rohan De Silva played various pieces in a violin-piano duo. Their music invoked various emotions and vivid imagery as they moved the entire audience.
Singer-songwriter Lauren Turk has something to say, and a lovely voice to use to her advantage. Turk, a University of Illinois alumni, joined us at the Krannert Center of Performing Arts in an intimate small concert session. Her presence is energizing and tranquil. She has a voice that could fill a larger venue, and it’s one that deserves to be heard by many.