ILLINOIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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Illinois Chamber Orchestra

{Single Ticket Prices}

* General Admission tickets $20

Seniors $19 * Children 5 and under free with a paid adult ticket * Students $5

Bloomington Ticket Office {309.434.2777} * Springfield Ticket Office {217.206.6160}

Tickets are also sold at the door starting an hour before the performance.
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  Incredible Illusions

Friday, April 11, 2014 – 6pm and 8pm at First Presbyterian Church, Springfield

Saturday, April 12, 2014 – 7:30pm at Second Presbyterian Church, Bloomington

Tan Dun: Concerto for Pipa and Strings

Wu Man, Pipa

Strauss: Metamorphosen for 23 Solo Strings

 

 

Closing the Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra’s season in April is Instrumentalist of the Year and member of the Silk Road Ensemble, pipa player Wu Man in Tan Dun’s Concerto for Pipa and Strings, followed by the intense and moving Metamorphosen for 23 Solo Strings by Richard Strauss.

Grammy Award-nominated musician Wu Man is recognized as the world’s premier pipa virtuoso and leading ambassador of Chinese music, and has carved out a career as a soloist,  educator and composer. In 2013 she was named Musical America's Instrumentalist of the Year, the first time this prestigious award has been bestowed on a player of a non-Western instrument.


PAST PERFORMANCES


Britain’s Beauty

Friday, December 13, 2013 – 6pm and 8pm at First Presbyterian Church, Springfield

Saturday, December 14, 2013 – 7:30pm at Second Presbyterian Church, Bloomington

Finzi: Romance

Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings 

William Burden, Tenor ; Stephen Hanrahan, Horn

Elgar: Introduction and Allegro

The Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra’s season opens in December with the sumptuous sounds of English string music in a performance of Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings, featuring versatile tenor William Burden and the ISO’s principal horn Stephen Hanrahan.

 


Magical Masters

Friday, January 31, 2014 – 7:30pm at St. Agnes Church, Springfield 

Saturday, February 1, 2014 – 7:30pm at Second Presbyterian Church, Bloomington

Nicholas McGegan, Guest Conductor

Telemann: Suite in F Major

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G

Scarlatti/Avison: Concerto Grosso No. 6 in D

Haydn: Symphony No. 44 in E minor ("Trauer”)

 

World-renowned Baroque conductor Nicholas McGegan brings his dynamic interpretation of Baroque masters to the ISCO with Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Telemann’s Suite in F Major, and Scarlatti’s Concerto Grosso No. 6, as well as a classical gem, Haydn’s Symphony No. 44 (“Trauer”).

 


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