One of the Krannert Center’s displays of upcoming talent in the classical world is through their Sunday Salon series. On January 26, Grace Park, one of the premier prospects in the world the classical violin, will perform at Urbana’s Krannert Center.

She is one of three Sunday afternoon events at Krannert, where patrons can experience chamber and solo performances on the stage of the Foellinger Auditorium. These intimate concerts with rising stars have done much to mark the Krannert Center as a patron of up and coming talent and a purveyor of unique concert-going experiences.

This semester will add two more Sunday Salon concerts to Grace Park’s January 26 performance. On February 16, Jonathan Swenson will show his skills as a rising star in the world of the cello. On April 26, the yet to be announced Krannert Debut Artist will finish the Sunday Salon Season.

On the immediate horizon, is the 2018 Naumburg International Violin Competition winner, Grace Park on January 26. She will perform with pianist Joseph Liccardo a program that spans three centuries. From Bach’s Sonata for Violin and Piano in E Major to Igor Stravinsky’s Divertimento for Violin and Piano.

Two 19th century works finish the program, Dvorak’s Romance in F Minor and Brahms’ Sonata for violin and piano #3. For folks who have more expensive stage tickets, there is an intimate concert experience and food and drink service. UI students can acquire these stage tickets for a paltry $10. For those who are willing to enjoy these concerts from the regular auditorium seats, there is a cap of $10 and students can enjoy for a mere $5. Auditorium seats do not include food and drink.

For further information go to: krannertcenter.com, or call the Krannert box office at—333-6280.

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