Welcome to the Illinois Symphony Orchestra!
Under the leadership of Music Director Alastair Willis, the ISO is central Illinois’ largest professional orchestra, serving over 35,000 patrons in the communities of Bloomington-Normal, Springfield and the surrounding region with symphony orchestra concerts, chamber orchestra concerts, and Concerts for Kids. In addition to concert performances, the ISO serves elementary schools through the Step-By-Step education program, as well as reaching middle schools, high schools, universities, community organizations, and senior centers through guest artist residencies and ensemble performances.
Each season, the Illinois Symphony Orchestra performs at multiple venues including Sangamon Auditorium on the campus of the University of Illinois at Springfield and First Presbyterian Church in Springfield; and at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts and Second Presbyterian Church in Bloomington. Having numerous performance locations enables the orchestra to bring diverse repertoire and live musical experiences to audiences of all ages and backgrounds in both urban and rural settings.