Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Make it a themed evening with a pre-show dinner

Are you familiar with our Pre-Show Dinner program?  Each year, the Sangamon Auditorium Advisory Committee partners with the UIS Alumni SAGE Society on a series of pre-show dinners prior to specially-selected events. prior to specially-selected events.  The menu and d├ęcor are designed to complement the evening’s performance.

This year, the first pre-show dinner will be prior to O Sole Trio, the vibrant musical trio that captures the essence of the Italian and Italian-American songbook.


Of course, our chef will prepare a fantastic Italian meal this evening!  The menu is as follows:

  • Selection of Italian cheese and cured meats
  • Fresh sliced fruit
  • Greens and rissichio with roma tomatoes, parmesan, peppers, olives, white balsamic vinaigrette
  • Fettucini with scallops, spinach, sun dried tomatoes
  • Carved sicilian marinated flank steak
  • Grilled pesto chicken
  • Rice pilaf milanese
  • Tortollini with herbed olive oil and prosciutto
  • Roasted asparagus
  • Assorted grande tortes to include tiramisu, raspberry white chocolate, italian cream torte
  • Artisan breads
  • Beverage

Check our website for more information about this and future dinners.  The dinners allow patrons the opportunity to come early, get a good parking space, relax, enjoy great food and camaraderie with other audience members.  These dinners sell out quickly and space is limited.  Tickets are available when purchasing tickets to the performance. A cash bar is available. Seating is limited.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sarah Jarosz to open 2014-2015 UIS Kitchen Sink Series

We've been watching Sarah Jarosz for awhile.  Awhile...and yet she's only twenty-three!  The accomplished singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and bluegrass prodigy has had a record contract since she was a senior in high school.  Sample her music here.

Recently, she played the festival circuit this summer and has been opening up for Nickel Creek.  This week, she will perform at the Americana Music Honors & Awards in Nashville on Wednesday, September 17 at 8 PM ET.  Fans can watch the award event in a live video stream at NPR Music.


But for the truly live performance, join us in the UIS Studio Theatre on Sunday, September 28 at 7 PM.  Sarah has already sold out the main floor seating, but balcony seating in this intimate venue is still available by calling 217.206.6160.