Interharmony International Music Festival
Italy Session one
July 4-16, 2023
Acqui Terme, Italy

ISSME 2023
University of Veracruz
Xalapa, Mexico
13th biennial International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education, in connection with the MayDay Group
June 26-29, 2023

Five Cities Baroque Festival
May 20, 2023
St. John’s Episcopal Church, 2 pm
First United Methodist Church, 7:30 pm

Brilliantly Brahms
Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 25
Ion-Alexandru Malaimare, violin
YooBin Lee, viola
Amy Catron, cello
Chee Hyeon Choi, piano
3 pm, Saturday, April 29, 2023
7 pm, Saturday, April 29, 2023
Illinois Symphony Orchestra Around the Town Series
Millikin Decatur Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 7:30 pm
Kirkland Fine Arts Center
Sinfonia da Camera
Season Finale
Mahler’s Fourth Symphony
Saturday, April 8, at 7:30 pm
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts


Andres Cardenes, guest artist
Millikin University
Kaeuper Hall
Thursday, April 6, 2 pm

Faculty Recital Series
String Trios for Today
Ion-Alexandru Malaimare, violin
Sharon Chung, viola
Amy Catron, Cello
Featuring the music of Missy Mazzoli, Irene Smith, Coleridge Taylor Perkinson, Dohnanyi, and more!
Sunday, April 2, at 4 pm in Kaeuper Hall
Millikin University


Sergey Rachmaninoff 150th Anniversary Recital
Saturday, April 1, 2023, 2 pm
Kaeuper Hall
Millikin University

2023 Music Teachers National Association National Conference
March 25- March 29, 2023
Reno, Nevada

Faculty Recital Series Preview concert
Millikin Faculty String Trio
Ion-Alexandru Malaimare, violin
Sharon Chung, viola
Amy Catron, cello
Decatur Area Arts Council
March 22, 2023, 12:15 pm

Millikin Choirs Concerts
John Corigliano’s Fern Hill
with the Collegiate Chorale
March 12, 2023, 4 pm
Central Christian Church, Decatur
Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Concert
7:30 pm, March 4, 2023
Kirkland Fine Arts Center
Millikin Symphonic Wind Ensemble “Together”
2 pm, February 26, 2023
“In My Father’s Eyes” by Julie Giroux (2017)
Desert Skies Symposium
Arizona State University
February 16-18, 2023
“Reciprocal Relationships within an Intergenerational Community Music Ensemble”

Sinfonia da Camera
Ko Iwasaki, Dvorak Concerto
Krannert Center Great Hall
Saturday, January 28, 2023

Millikin Vespers
Kirkland Fine Arts Center
Saturday, December 3, at 2:00 & 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 4, at 2:00 & 7:30 pm 


Decatur Youth Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert
November 21, 2022, 7 pm
Central Christian Church

Sinfonia da Camera
Romantic Masterpieces, November 12, 2022
Krannert Center Great Hall
Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34
Walker Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (Rochelle Sennet, piano)
Dvorak Symphony No. 7 in D Minor, Op. 70, B. 141

Millikin Decatur Symphony Orchestra
Beethoven Egmont Overture
Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto
Brahms Symphony No. 1
October 29, 2022, 7:30 pm

Millikin Cello Day
Amy Catron, faculty
Samuel Araya and Jacobsen Woollen, guest faculty
October 29, 10 am- 4 pm

Sinfonia da Camera, an homage to Mozart
Saturday, October 22, 7:30 pm
Smith Recital Hall, University of Illinois
Mozart, Symphony No. 38 in D Major, “Prague” K. 504  

Haydn, Sinfonia Concertante in B-flat Major, Hob. I:105 
Michael Barta, violin
Amy Catron, cello
John Dee, oboe
Henry Skolnick, bassoon

Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488
(Ian Hobson, piano)
Ibert, Hommage à Mozart

Millikin Fall Choirs Concert
Amy Catron,Continuo
October 16, 2022
Amy Catron, solo cello recital
Featuring music from Bach, Telemann, Dall’Abaco, Cassadó, Moore, and Chumbley
October 15, Mt. Pulaski Opera House, 2 pm

Yom Kippur afternoon service
Bruch’s Kol Nidrei and  Bloch’s Prayer
October 5, 2022
Temple B’rith Shalom, Springfield

Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra
ILMEA String Workshop, 12-4
Music of Aguila, Proto, and Bizet
October 1, 2022
7:30 pm, Kirkland Fine Arts Center

College Music Society 65th National Conference
September 21-24, 2022
Long Beach, California
Paper Presentation:
Community Music Catalyzing Democracy and Perforating Habitus


Sinfonia Da Camera
Saturday, September 17, 2022
7:30 pm
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Great Hall


Millikin Decatur Symphony Orchestra
Labor Day Pops Concert at the Devon Theatre
September 5, 2022 at 6 pm
Millikin University Faculty Sampler Recital
Amy Catron, cello and Aaron Villareal, marimba
Osvaldo Golijov-Mariel
Kaeuper Hall
Perkinson Music Center
August 25, 2002, 2 pm

Sigma Alpha Iota
50th National Convention
Greensboro, North Carolina
July 29- August 2, 2022
World Premiere of Amy Riebs Mills String Quartet “Flee!
Solo Cello Performance of Preludes from Robert Chumbley’s Particle I and Cassadó’s Suite 

The American ELO
The Devon Lakeshore Amphitheatre
July 16, 2022,  8:30 pm

St. Matthew Passion, Johann Sebastian Bach
Illinois Bach Academy
Andrew Megill, Musical Director
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
June 18, 2002, 7:30 pm.

Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Season Finale
Ken Lam, Music Director

American Journey

Daugherty Route 66
Korngold Violin Concerto, op. 35  with William Hagen
Barber Adagio for Strings
Barber Symphony No. 1 in One Movement

Bloomington, May 13, 2022
Springfield, May 14, 2022
Sinfonia da Camera Season Finale

Saturday, April 16, 2022, 7:30pm
Foellinger Great Hall

Carl Maria von Weber-Overture to Oberon       
Paul Hindemith-Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber  
Béla Bartók-Concerto for Orchestra

Sinfonia Da Camera, Saturday, April 2, 2022
7:30 pm
Smith Memorial Hall, University of Illinois
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
The Bamboula,
Rhapsodic Dance No. 1, Op. 75 

Florent Schmitt
Légende for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra, Op. 66
Wilson Poffenberger, alto saxophone
2020 School of Music Concerto Competition Winner

Franz Liszt
Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major, S. 125
Wan Lin, piano
2020 School of Music Concerto Competition Winner

Johannes Brahms
Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73

2022 College Music Society Great Lakes Regional Conference (39th)
March 18-19, 2022
Millikin University • Decatur, Illinois
Habitus and Democracy in a Community Music Cello Choir,  Amy Catron
Songs of the Siren, a Lorelei for the 21st- Century,  Amy Catron with Silvan Negruitu



Schubertiade Recital

Current and former Millikin faculty ( Troy Castle, Amy Catron, Sharon Chung, Susan Schroeder Cobb, Ion-Alexandru Malaimare, Silvan Negrutiu, and Guilherme Ehrat Zils) will perform a Schubertiade recital commemorating the 225th anniversary of Franz Schubert’s birth at 7 pm at Central Christian Church. The recital is free and open to the public. The program will include:

           String Trio in B flat Major, D. 471

           Fantasia in F minor, D. 940, for piano four-hands

          “Die Forelle” – The Trout Lied, D. 550 

          Piano Quintet “The Trout” in A Major, D. 667, Op. 114


Millikin Decatur Symphony Orchestra

American Soundscapes — “Afro-American”
Saturday, March 5, 2022, 7:30 pm | Kirkland Fine Arts Center

Barber: Symphony No. 1
Price: Concerto in One Movement
Still: Symphony No. 1 “Afro-American”

Tickets are available here:

March 5, 2022,7:30 pm –Kirkland Fine Arts Center



Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra “Flora and Fauna”

 Friday, February 18, 2022, at Sacred Heart-Griffin High School Theater  Saturday, February 19, 2022, at 7:30 pm at Second Presbyterian Church

Concert Repertoire: 
Rameau: La Poule from Nouvelles Suites 
Bach: Cantata No. 170 – I Aria: Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust 
Bach: Cantata No. 83 – I. Aria: Erfreute Zeit im neuen Bunde
Corigliano: Fern Hill
Haydn: Symphony No. 88
Kate Tombaugh, Mezzo Soprano


Sinfonia da Camera 
 Sinfonia da Camera would like to cordially invite you to our January Concert! Saturday, January 29, 2022, 7:30 pm Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Foellinger Great Hall 500 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 This evening's program includes: Rossini, Overture to the Opera, The Barber of Seville Schubert, Symphony No. 6, D. 589 “Little C Major” Mendelssohn, Selections from A Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture – Scherzo – Nocturne – Wedding March Mendelssohn, Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25 Ian Hobson, piano To purchase concert tickets, please visit To see our complete list of season programs, please click here.

Saturday, January 29, 2022, 7:30 pm

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

Rossini, Overture to the Opera, The Barber of Seville 

Schubert, Symphony No. 6, D. 589 “Little C Major”

Mendelssohn, Selections from A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Overture – Scherzo – Nocturne – Wedding March 

Mendelssohn, Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25

Ian Hobson, piano
Southern Illinois Chamber Music Society

2021-2022 Season Opener

Ian HobsonAmy Catron

OCTOBER 17, 2021
Piano Trios by Dvorák and Schubert

Ian Hobson – Piano
Michael Barta – Violin
Amy Catron – Cello
Saturday, October 16, 2021 – 7:30 pm
Elgar, Cockaigne Overture   
Rachmaninoff, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43 
(Ian Hobson, piano) 
Beethoven, Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 

Illinois Symphony Orchestra

Outstanding Opening, October 9 and 10, 2021


 Millikin All-State String Seminar

September 29, 2021


Millikin -Decatur Symphony Orchestra

Masterworks I: Opening Night – Eroica!

Kirkland Fine Arts Center, September 25, 2021, 7:30 pm

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat Major, K. 271, “Jenamy”

Ludwig Van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat, Op. 55, “Eroica” 

Illinois Symphony Orchestra

Around the Town Chamber Concert Series

Dvorak Serenade for Winds

 Saturday, August 7, 7:00 pm, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield, Illinois

 Sunday, August 8, 3:00 pm, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Bloomington-Normal, Illinois

Illinois Symphony Orchestra

Around the Town Chamber Concert Series

Brahms Sextet, Op. 18

August 5, 7 pm, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Springfield

August 6, 7 pm,  Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Bloomington

ISSME 2021 Conference

12th biennial International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education 

Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences

Lightning talk presention:  Habitus and Democracy in a Community Cello Choir

June 21-24, 2021


Sinfonia da Camera & UniPlace Christian Church Present: 
A Chamber Music Series    

University Place Christian Church (indoor event)    
403 S. Wright St. 
Champaign, IL 61820 
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 – 7:30pm    

Franz Schubert, Sonata in A Minor, D. 385

Andrés Cárdenes, violin
Ian Hobson, piano

Joaquín Turina, Círculo, Op. 91

Michael Barta, violin 
Amy Catron, cello 
Ian Hobson, piano

Antonín Dvořák, Piano Quintet No. 2, Op. 81   

Andrés Cárdenes, violin I 
Michael Barta, violin II 
Csaba Erdélyi, viola 
Amy Catron, cello 
Ian Hobson, piano  
Around the Town: Souvenir de Florence 

Illinois Symphony Orchestra String Sextet

Roy Meyer, Alex Norris, Erin Rafferty, Roslyn Green, Nomin Zolzaya, Amy Catron

Saturday, February 13, 2021

live-streamed and archived on the Illinois Symphony Orchestra Facebook and Vimeo channels


Faculty Recital Series at Millikin University

Amy Catron, cello and Silvan Negrutiú, piano

Beethoven Sonatas Op. 102, No. 1 and Op. 102, No. 2

world première of Songs of the Siren( 2020) by Robert Chumbley

Sunday, November 1, 2020

live-streamed on the Millikin School. of Music YouTube page.

FRS 2…/FRS-2-program-Catron-Negrutiu.pdf Catron Negrutiu

concert video here:


Millikin Symphonic Wind Ensemble Homecoming Concert
October 17, 202
Chen Yi,  Suite for Cello and Chamber Winds
program here:
concert video here:


Schubert Trout Quintet, D. 667 and Schumann Piano Quintet, Op. 44 at the Allerton Music Barn

October 3 & 4, 2020

Andrés Cárdenes, violin
Csaba Erdélyi, viola
Amy Catron, cello
David Murray, bass
Ian Hobson, piano

Catron Press Release

Amy Catron with
Millikin Decatur Symphony Orchestra

Osvaldo Golijov’s Azul 

April 13, 2019, 7:30 pm

Kirkland Fine Arts Center


Brahms and Dvorak String Sextets

Indiana University Terre Haute

January 27, 2019, 7pm


Decatur Arts Council Christmas Walk

Millikin Community Cello Choir Outreach Concert

December 5, 2018, 5:30pm

Madden Arts Center


Millikin Community Cello Choir Outreach Concert

November 27, 2018, 4:30pm

Decatur Memorial Hospital

Barnes Lobby


Millikin Community Cello Choir Fall Concert

November 20, 2018, 6:30pm

Millikin University


Millikin Faculty Recital Series

Horizons: Trios for a New Century

works by Glass, Pärt, Golijov, Lansky, Ung, and Sheil

Amy Catron, Jeremy Brunk, Pei-I Wang

November 11, 2018, 4pm

Millikin University


The Pirates of Penzance

Sinfonia da Camera and Nathan Gunn

November 9, 2018, 7:30pm

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts


Midday Music

Horizons: Trios for a New Century

Amy Catron, Jeremy Brunk, Pei-I Wang

November 7, 2018, 12 noon


Around the Town Chamber Concert

Cello Trios from the Illinois Symphony Orchestra

Amy Catron, Sarah Hansen, Adriana Ransom

November 3, 2018, 2 pm

Bloomington Public Library



University of Illinois Chamber Singers Concert

Jesu Meine Freude

November 2, 2018, 7:30pm

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts


Horizons:  Trios for a New Century

Amy Catron, Jeremy Brunk, Pei-I Wang

Around the Town Concert, Illinois Symphony Orchestra

November 1, 2018, 7pm

First Presbyterian Church, Normal, Illinois


Millikin Cello Day

October 20, 2018, 10am-5pm

Millikin University


Allerton Barn Music Festival

Sunday morning with Bach

Jesu, Meine Freude

Cantata 39, Brich dem Hungrigen dein

Sunday, September 30, 2018, 10am

 Allerton Music Barn


Brahms C Minor Piano Quartet

Georgia Hornbacker, Sharon Chung, Silvan Negrutiu

Millikin  Orchestra Workshop

September  26, 2018, 5pm

Kirkland Fine Arts Center



                 Millikin Vocal Festival Faculty Recital with Justin Moniz 

                  September 16, 2018, 6pm

                  Westminster Presbyterian Church


Summer Piano Institute Concerts

Sinfonia da Camera

July 21, 2018, 4pm and 7:30pm

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts


Illinois Bach Academy

“Toward the Passion” Cantatas Concert

June 29, 2018, 7:30pm

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts>bachacademy


Millikin Wind Ensemble

Particle II by Robert Chumbley

****World Premiere****

Amy Catron, soloist

March 4, 2018, 4pm
Kirkland Fine Arts Center


Beyond the Borders Concert

with Akemi Takayama, Silvan Negrutiu

Dvorak Piano Quintet

August 6, 2017

Naha, Okinawa JAPAN


Faculty coach for Illinois Youth Orchestra Festival

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

June 3-4, 2017


Amy Catron, Cello

with Big Grove Cello Ensemble

Vivaldi G major Cello Concerto, RV 413

Chapel of St. John the Divine, Urbana

May 2, 2017, 7:30pm

Amy Catron, Cello
Silvan Negrutiu, Piano

Program includes, Bach BWV 1013

***World Premiere of Particle I, Robert Chumbley***

Beethoven Op. 69

March 26, 4:00pm

Faculty Recital Series

Millikin University, Kaeuper Hall

Gail Borden Public Library Recital

Amy Catron, cello

Silvan Negrutiu, piano

Sunday, October 30, 2016, 2 pm

Elgin, Illinois