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Kirkland Fine Arts Center

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1184 W Main
Decatur, IL 62522 United States
(217) 424.6318 https://www.millikin.edu/kirkland

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September 2017

Millikin Orchestra Workshop

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Kirkland Fine Arts Center, 1184 W Main
Decatur, IL 62522 United States
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A day designated to exploring the music of Beethoven. Selected high school orchestras rehearse with Millikin string students and Millikin applied faculty, receive expert coaching on repertoire, sighreading, and All-State excerpts. The day culminates in a public performance of Coriolanus Overture, 2nd movement of Symphony 7, and Millikin applied faculty performing selected movements from Beethoven’s Septet in E-flat major.

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October 2017

Blue to Broadway

October 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Kirkland Fine Arts Center, 1184 W Main
Decatur, IL 62522 United States
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$10 - $75

School of Theatre and Dance Alum, LaVon Fisher-Wilson returns to Millikin for a one night only cabaret performance featuring songs and stories of her journey from Millikin to Broadway. Cash bar reception following the performance on the Kirkland Fine Arts Stage.

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Masterworks II

October 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kirkland Fine Arts Center, 1184 W Main
Decatur, IL 62522 United States
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$10 - $20

Music of John Williams featuring Polish violinist Kinga Augustyn.

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BritBeat

October 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Kirkland Fine Arts Center, 1184 W Main
Decatur, IL 62522 United States
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$10 - $35

Stunning multimedia theatrical concert guaranteed to please.  Join us for a journey through the Beatles’ Ed Sullivan dynamic debut, their early classics, the psychedelic Sgt. Pepper era, and the later years of Abbey Road and the White Album.  Enjoy Beatles’ hits like Twist and Shout, Let It Be, A Hard Day’s Night, and many more!  Dance the night away as BritBeat captures the mania and emotions of the Beatles career for a perfect night of entertainment!

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November 2017

The Great Russian Nutcracker

November 4 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until November 4, 2017

Kirkland Fine Arts Center, 1184 W Main
Decatur, IL 62522 United States
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$10 - $65

Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” ushers in the holiday season with two collaborative performances from Kirkland Fine Arts Center and the MDSO Masterworks Series!  Enjoy the immersive Christmas classic with 40 professional dancers, hand-selected area young dancers, a local children’s choir, and a full musical accompaniment from the Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra!

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December 2017

Vespers


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December 3 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Kirkland Fine Arts Center, 1184 W Main
Decatur, IL 62522 United States
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$12
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Vespers


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December 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every year that begins at 7:30pm on of [month], repeating until May 1, 2018

Kirkland Fine Arts Center, 1184 W Main
Decatur, IL 62522 United States
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$8 - $12
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January 2018

Mark Nizer 4D

January 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Kirkland Fine Arts Center, 1184 W Main
Decatur, IL 62522 United States
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$10 - $25

Mark Nizer changes the way people view the world, literally.  Glasses, provided by Kirkland, are worn during this show for maximum effect!. The impossible is possible; the improbable is probable. Winner of the International Juggling Championships, Mark has taken his one man show to the ninth degree.  He incorporates juggling, technology video, music and humor to create a unique and amazing evening.  Nizer’s expertly crafted entertainment showcase and outrageous comedy is nothing short of brilliant!

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February 2018

Masterworks IV

February 3, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kirkland Fine Arts Center, 1184 W Main
Decatur, IL 62522 United States
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$10 - $20

In 18th-century Vienna, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was renowned for his prodigious talent as a composer and pianist. Many of Mozart’s works, especially his Turkish March, were pinnacles of compositional creativity and cosmopolitan culture. The grandeur of his final symphony, later nicknamed “Jupiter,” highlights the composer’s musical and emotional brilliance. Now, in 21st-century Decatur, the MDSO celebrates both Mozart’s historical innovations and contemporary creativity with debuts of its young artist competition winners.

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Mojo and the Bayou Gypsies

February 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Kirkland Fine Arts Center, 1184 W Main
Decatur, IL 62522 United States
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$10 - $30

Mister Mojo and his troupe of near-mad musical provocateurs are bringing an authentic Cajun experience of Zydeco music to Kirkland Fine Arts Center for a Mardi Gras celebration! Mojo and the Bayou Gypsies have poured Louisiana fire on audiences for over a quarter century. Few performers lift an audience like Mojo and the Bayou Gypsies. This show is HOT!

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March 2018

Masterworks V

March 3, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kirkland Fine Arts Center, 1184 W Main
Decatur, IL 62522 United States
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$10 - $20

Few composers have inspired greater fascination among audiences, musicians, and scholars than Ludwig van Beethoven. His nine symphonies, framed in this concert by the MDSO and the Millikin Union of Choirs, represent monumental artistic achievements for both the composer and the many musicians who continue to perform his works. Symphony No. 1, premiered in 1800, reveals deep roots to Beethoven’s compositional ambitions in the Viennese classicist styles of Mozart and Haydn. Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, completed near the end of his…

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Rhonda Vincent

March 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Kirkland Fine Arts Center, 1184 W Main
Decatur, IL 62522 United States
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$10 - $35

Enjoy as the eight-time IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year, six-time Grammy Nominee, and most awarded group in Bluegrass history seamlessly performs a breath-taking, one of a kind, must see performance that reaches beyond the boundaries of Bluegrass music! Famously crowned as "The New Queen of Bluegrass" by the Wall Street Journal, and the most decorated artist in that field. Vincent's music incorporates savvy contemporary touches while drawing deeply from the authentic traditions of classic bluegrass, with a flawless band…

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April 2018

Catapult Dance

April 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Kirkland Fine Arts Center, 1184 W Main
Decatur, IL 62522 United States
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$10 - $25

An America’s Got Talent finalist from Season 8, Catapult is a features incredible dancers who work behind a screen to create magical shadow silhouettes of shapes from the world around us.  Be amazed as you watch their bodies transform into a mountain, an elephant, a dragon, even a helicopter!  You’ll never figure out how they do it, and you won’t know what they will create next – you’ll be surprised and delighted again and again.  Packed with hundreds of shape…

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Phantom of the Opera

April 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until April 22, 2018

Kirkland Fine Arts Center, 1184 W Main
Decatur, IL 62522 United States
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$20 - $26

The longest running musical in Broadway history comes to life on the Kirkland Stage in this collaboration between the Schools of Theatre and Dance and Music.  Set at the Paris Opera House in 1881, French novelist Gaston Leroux’s  classic tale chronicles the story of love and despair as the mysterious Phantom demonstrates the lengths to which he will go to obtain the object of his obsession, the beautiful young soprano, Christine Daae.

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Phantom of the Opera

April 21, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until April 21, 2018

An event every 2 days that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until April 22, 2018

Kirkland Fine Arts Center, 1184 W Main
Decatur, IL 62522 United States
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$20 - $26

The longest running musical in Broadway history comes to life on the Kirkland Stage in this collaboration between the Schools of Theatre and Dance and Music.  Set at the Paris Opera House in 1881, French novelist Gaston Leroux’s  classic tale chronicles the story of love and despair as the mysterious Phantom demonstrates the lengths to which he will go to obtain the object of his obsession, the beautiful young soprano, Christine Daae.

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Phantom of the Opera

April 22, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until April 21, 2018

An event every 2 days that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until April 22, 2018

Kirkland Fine Arts Center, 1184 W Main
Decatur, IL 62522 United States
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$20 - $26

The longest running musical in Broadway history comes to life on the Kirkland Stage in this collaboration between the Schools of Theatre and Dance and Music.  Set at the Paris Opera House in 1881, French novelist Gaston Leroux’s  classic tale chronicles the story of love and despair as the mysterious Phantom demonstrates the lengths to which he will go to obtain the object of his obsession, the beautiful young soprano, Christine Daae.

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May 2018

MJ Live!

May 11, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Kirkland Fine Arts Center, 1184 W Main
Decatur, IL 62522 United States
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$10 - $50

Relive the energy, excitement and pure joy of the legendary superstar and his music through the #1 Michael Jackson tribute concert in the WORLD!  Feel the energy from the band and the mega-talented dancers through this live performance.  Witness the awesome sound, lighting, and effects.  Sing along to some of the greatest hits of all time like Bad, Billie Jean, Beat It, Dangerous, Smooth Criminal, and many more!

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