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July 1, 2017


Date/Time(s): Sat, July 1, 2017 – 7pm (doors open at 6pm), with an Ice Cream Social from 5-6:30pm!
Seating: Reserved

$19.50/$15.50/12.50 Standard
$17.50/$14.00/$11.00 Seniors (55 and up)
$9.00 (all seats) Children (12 and under)
$10.00  Marching Illini Members
FREE – All Veterans and Active Service Members





Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $2.50 (online only)
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The Champaign Park District and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Bands Program present:

with the Champaign-Urbana Civic Wind Band

Red! White! Blue! Join WDWS Newstalk-1400 AM and your host Jim Turpin
in celebrating Independence Day in style with the best in American music
performed by the Champaign-Urbana Civic Wind Band, conducted by Linda
Moorhouse, and featuring Yvonne Redman, soprano. We’ll be serving
delicious frozen yogurt right outside the theatre at 5pm, before the concert. Music begins at 7pm in the beautiful Virginia Theatre auditorium.

This year’s featured soloist, soprano: Yvonne Redman.

Special thanks to WDWS, The News-Gazette, the
University of Illinois Bands program, and TCBY.

Dr. Linda R. Moorhouse

Dr. Moorhouse joined the Illinois faculty in the fall of 2010 and currently serves as Associate Director for Undergraduate Affairs in the School of Music and is Senior Associate Director ofBands, teaching courses in graduate and undergraduate conducting. Ensembles under her direction have been featured at both national and regional conferences of the College Band Directors National Association. She previously served on the faculty at Louisiana State University. Dr. Moorhouse is active as a conductor, clinician, and adjudicator both nationally and internationally and is a member of the Board of Directors of the prestigious American Bandmasters Association. She is both a past president and the current Executive Secretary of the National Band Association, where she also serves as Editor of the NBA Journal. She received a Doctor of Musical Arts in Instrumental Conducting from the University of Washington and has a Master of Music Education degree from LSU, and a Bachelor of Music Education with Honors degree from the University of Florida. In the fall of 2010, she was inducted into the University of Florida Bands Hall of Fame.

Yvonne Gonzales Redman
Prof. Redman has enjoyed a 18-year career as a main stage soprano at the Metropolitan Opera, including 199 onstage performances as a principal soloist, and 26 live radio and television broadcasts. She is a grand prize winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council competition and the Eleanor McCullum Houston Grand Opera competition. Ms. Redman has performed at the Santa Fe Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Seattle Opera, Minnesota Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Wolf Trap, Opera Illinois, and the Houston Grand Opera. She has shared the stage with some of the greatest operatic artists, including Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Jerry Hadley, and many others. Conductors with whom she has collaborated include James Levine, James Conlon (Music Director of Ravinia, among other titles), Sir Charles Mackerras, Leonard Slatkin, Richard Bonynge, and Murry Sidlin.


July 1, 2017
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Virginia Theatre
203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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