Illinois State University’s School of Music, in conjunction with the Illinois Shakespeare Festival and The Pantagraph, will present the 2016 Concerts on the Quad series.
From contemporary jazz to a sing-along with favorites from operatic and Broadway stages, the concert series is sure to offer something for everyone during this family friendly annual tradition at Illinois State.
All concerts begin at 7 p.m., are free and open to the public, and take place on the east side of Cook Hall (the Castle) on the Quad. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating.
In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be moved to the Concert Hall in the Center for the Performing Arts.
Here’s the full Concerts on the Quad schedule:
June 27, Roundstone Buskers
The season opens with traditional and contemporary Celtic music performed by this acoustic power trio.
July 4, 33rd Illinois Regiment Band
Celebrate the Fourth with the authentic reenactment of the Civil War-era band that was mustered at Illinois State Normal University in 1861.
July 11, Harpeth Rising
Revel in the return of three classically trained musicians playing original music, as intricately arranged as a string quartet, lyrically rooted in the singer/songwriter tradition, and wrapped in three-part vocal harmonies reminiscent of both Appalachia and Medieval Europe.
July 18, Evening of Jazz (Illinois State University Alumni Night)
Enjoy a night of contemporary jazz featuring Tom Marko and the Inner Light playing music from their upcoming CD release on Summit Records. The Illinois State University Alumni Association will also be onsite with giveaways and more.
July 25, Singing Under the Stars
Illinois State faculty and guests sing favorites from the operatic and Broadway stages.
Concerts on the Quad sponsors include the Mirza Fund of the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation, Fell Trust, Town of Normal Harmon Arts Grant Program, and The Pantagraph.
For more information, please call (309) 438-3839.