Dounda Fine Arts Center Announces Performances | Arts and Theater

CHARLESTON — The Doudna Fine Arts Center at Eastern Illinois University has announced the following upcoming performances.

EIU Wind Symphony & Faculty Showcase Presents “A Bit of Old World Charm”

The EIU Wind Symphony and several members of the EIU music faculty will present a concert titled “A Bit of Old World Charm” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 18 in the Dvorak Concert Hall. The concert will feature Antonin Dvorak’s much-loved chamber masterpiece, Serenade, Op. 44; Spiel for wind orchestra by the Austrian composer Ernst Toch, op. 39; as well as selections by Jan Van der Roost and Johannes Brahms.

Tickets are $6 for the general public and $5 for students.

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Glasgow folk trio Talisk perform

Glasgow-based trio Talisk perform their groundbreaking, chart-topping, genre-blending and instantly captivating folk sounds at the Doudna Fine Arts Center at 7.30pm on Thursday 17 February as part of ‘The Dawn Tour’ is currently making its way across the United States.

The concert will feature music from their critically acclaimed albums Abyss and Beyond, in addition to newer songs such as their latest single “Aura”, from their just-released third album. As one of the most requested folk groups to have emerged from Scotland in the last decade and more, Talisk will be performing for Folk Alliance International amidst their nationwide journey.

Tickets are $20 for the general public, $15 for seniors, and $10 for students of all ages.

Join EIU Jazz Combos for a program of classical and contemporary jazz compositions at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 24 at the Dvorak Concert Hall. Tickets are free.

Eastern Symphony Orchestra presents: “Winter Dreams”

Join the Eastern Symphony Orchestra for their concert, “Winter Dreams,” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 27. The concert will feature performances by eminent trombone teacher, Will Porter, playing the virtuoso Leopold Mozart Concerto for Alto Trombone, and by 2021 Concerto/Aria Competition winners, Sarah Loisch and Austin Spillman, performing concerto works by Saint Saëns and Ibert, giving a colorful and dramatic element to this concert. Tchaikovsky’s great First Symphony, nicknamed “Winter Dreams”, anchors this brilliant program by the Eastern Symphony Orchestra.

Tickets are $13 for general public, $11 for seniors and $5 for students.

To obtain tickets for any of these events, call the Doudna Fine Arts Center box office at 217-581-3110. The ticket office is open Tuesday to Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and one hour before each paying event. You can also visit

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