Ashton Corcoran, of DeSoto, Mo., performs with the DeSoto High School jazz band Saturday at Shryock Auditorium during the SIU Jazz Festival. The event brought
together more than a dozen high school ensembles to highlight performances, host master classes and provide technique clinics for the students.

Students from Midwest showcase jazz music

Jazz music echoed off the walls of Shryock Auditorium this weekend as junior high and high school bands from around the state competed against each other at the SIU Jazz Festival. On Saturday, SIU hosted its sixth annual jazz festival for students. Overall, ... Continue Reading →
Paul Jacobs, Grammy award-winning organist and chair of the Julliard School organ department, plays the Marianne Webb pipe organ at Shryock Auditorium Friday during the recital in Webb’s memory.

Organist, professor honored by community

There was no sheet music on the stand. His hands and feet played Bach, Shuman and Mozart, among others, from memory. Paul Jacobs’ organ repertoire was the reason Marianne Webb made a point in her will he would be the one to play her memorial recital. ... Continue Reading →

Sunset concert represents collaboration between community, university for 34 years

As the summer sun sets, turning the sky a shade of dark orange, and music begins to carry through the streets of Carbondale, residents sense it’s Sunset Concert time. The 34th Sunset Concert series began Thursday and continues every Thursday until ... Continue Reading →

Grassroots to take hold at magazine release party

Creative writers will get to see their work in published form tonight at the Grassroots release party. The undergraduate literary magazine will hold a party and open mic at 7 p.m. in Shryock Auditorium. The annual magazine is published in spring and contains ... Continue Reading →

Breathe Carolina to play at Shryock before Warped Tour

With hit single “Blackout” under their belt and another one on the way in May, electropop duo Breathe Carolina will be stopping by Shryock Auditorium Saturday. Kyle Even, a member of the band, took a few minutes to talk with the DE about the upcoming ... Continue Reading →

Orchestra hopes to keep classical music’s star burning at Shryock

Fans of classical music won’t have to leave Carbondale to see other worlds Tuesday as the Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra performs Gustav Holst’s “The Planets” at Shryock Auditorium. The orchestra will combine with the SIU Edwardsville Symphony ... Continue Reading →
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