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* $50, $35 and $20: October, February, April and May

* $60, $40, $20: November Holiday Pops Concert

Children 5 and under are free with a paying adult
Student tickets are $5

Bloomington Ticket Office {309.434.2777}

Springfield Ticket Office {217.206.6160}

 

 

Lincoln’s Legacy

 

Friday, May 2, 2014 – 8pm at Sangamon Auditorium, UIS, Springfield

Saturday, May 3, 2014 – 8pm at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, Bloomington

 

Copland: Lincoln Portrait

         Photochoreography by James Westwater

Mahler: Symphony No.5

 

 

The season closes in May with a stunning display of symphonic photochoreography by Westwater Arts, The Eternal Struggle, set to Aaron Copland’s powerful and moving Lincoln Portrait and concluding with Mahler’s transformative Fifth Symphony.

 

 


PAST PERFORMANCES


 

Centennial Celebration

Friday, October 11, 2013 – 8pm at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, Bloomington

Saturday, October 12, 2013 – 8pm at Sangamon Auditorium, UIS, Springfield

 

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Britten: Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell, Op 34 (“Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra”)

Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps (“The Rite of Spring”)

 

The Illinois Symphony Orchestra season opens in October with Stravinsky’s spectacular Rite of Spring andBritten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Rite of Spring’s premiere and Britten’s birth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holiday Pops in the Heartland

 

 

Friday, November 22, 2013 – 8pm at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, Bloomington

Saturday, November 23, 2013 – 8pm at Sangamon Auditorium, UIS, Springfield

 

 

This musical feast kicks off the holidays and features a multitude of performing arts groups from throughout our community. Bring your family and bring your friends for this cornucopia of holiday favorites!

 

 

 

 

Shimmering Shakespeare

 

Friday, February 21, 2014 – 8pm at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, Bloomington

Saturday, February 22, 2014 – 8pm at Sangamon Auditorium, UIS, Springfield

 

Debussy: Prélude à "L'après-midi d'un faune" (“Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun”)

Chen Yi: Percussion Concerto

         Joseph Gramley, Percussion

Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet Suites

 

Members of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival bring Prokofiev's Romeo & Juliet to life. Percussionist Joseph Gramley launches the ISO’s exploration of music from the Silk Road Ensemble with Chen Yi’s Percussion Concerto. 

 


 

Powerful Promise

 

Friday, March 21, 2014 – 8pm at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, Bloomington

Saturday, March 22, 2014 – 8pm at Sangamon Auditorium, UIS, Springfield

 

Estacio: Spring's Promise

Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor

         Julie Albers, Cello

Brahms: Symphony No.1

 

Exciting young cellist Julie Albers takes the stage for the Saint-Saëns First Cello Concertowhile Estacio’s Spring’s Promise and the majestic First Symphony of Brahms round out this powerful performance.

 

 


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