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Downtown Champaign Orpheum Theatre

March 31 - April 2, 2017

DoCha 2014 Festival Schedule 


Friday, April 11th

10 a.m. Young People’s Concert: Classical Categories, a comical and educational musical field trip program for school children. When people hear the words "classical music", they will often wrongfully assume it means "a guy in a wig" or "really, really old music", but there is so much more to be discovered! Join Rami Vamos as he acts as the Wolfgang Amadeus Schmutzinberry - the only living composer who still wears a powered wig, as he travels through the story of music-from the baroque period to the present (and all the delightful "categories" in between!).

7 p.m. Chamber Music Performance: The Unbearable Lightness of Being. Program features members of the Jupiter Quartet, Nelson Lee, Megan Freivogel, Liz Freivogel and Daniel McDonough joining violinist Stefan Milenkovich, violinist Seul Lee, violist Rudolf Haken, cellist Dmitri Kouzov, and pianist Moye Chen, in works by Brahms, Mendelsohn and Ravel.* Open to people of all ages.


Saturday, April 12th

1 p.m. Young People’s ConcertClassical Categories, a comical and educational musical. Family friendly and open to the public. When people hear the words "classical music", they will often wrongfully assume it means "a guy in a wig" or "really, really old music", but there is so much more to be discovered! Join Rami Vamos as he acts as the Wolfgang Amadeus Schmutzinberry - the only living composer who still wears a powered wig, as he travels through the story of music-from the baroque period to the present (and all the delightful "categories" in between!).

7 p.m. Chamber Music Performance: Americana. The program features an arrangement of Anton Dvorak’s String Quartet #12 - The American Quartet - jointly performed by Crux4tet, Andrew Somerville, soprano saxophone, Nicole Roman, alto saxophone, Pin-Hua Chen, tenor saxophone, and Robert Palermo, baritone saxophone, as well as string quartet Seul Kim, violin, Erika Zelada, violin, Kim Uwate, viola, and Seungwon Chung, cello. The performance is followed by the University of Illinois Black Chorus under the direction of Dr. Ollie Watts-Davis performing vocal arrangements from the sacred tradition of African Americans.* Open to people of all ages.


Sunday, April 13th

5 p.m. Chamber Music Performance: Some Like it Hot, will feature Ricardo Herrera (bass/baritone) singing "Vous qui faites l'endormie" (Mephisto's serenade) from Faust by Gounod and Te quiero, dijiste by Maria Grever.   These two songs are to be followed by the Brahms Piano Quintet performed by Meg Freivogel, Stefan Milenkovich, Liz Freivogel, Dmitri Kouzov and Julia Fedoseeva. * Open to people of all ages.  


All events are free!  No tickets are required.

Unless otherwise noted, all events will take place at the Orpheum Theatre, 346 North Neil, Champaign, IL 61820.

Food and beverages, including beer and wine, will be sold at the 7 p.m. and 5 p.m. events and we encourage you to sit back and enjoy your food and drink at one of the many tables in the theatre while experiencing great live music. Food and drink will be available for purchase at the theatre from our sponsors, Pekara Bakery and Farren’s Pub *

*Outside alcoholic beverages (BYOB) not permitted. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for sale at the venue. Doors open 30 minutes prior to event start time. 

Orpheum Theatre located at 346 North Neil Street, Downtown Champaign.

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