Saturday, October 20, 2012 | 8:00 p.m. | UIS, Springfield
Sunday, October 21 | 3:00 p.m. | BCPA, Bloomington
Patrick Clark: (World Premiere Commission)
Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F
Elgar: Enigma Variations
Celebrate with friends old and new as the Illinois Symphony Orchestra welcomes music director Alastair Willis. Featuring a World-Premiere commission by David Patrick Clark honoring Maestro Willis’s appointment as music director, the technical fireworks of pianist William Wolfram in the bright-lights showiness of Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F, and closing with Elgar’s Enigma Variations, his musical portrait of friendship and love, we welcome you, our friends, to this festive occasion!
Holidays in the Heartland
Friday, November 16, 2012 | 8:00 p.m. | BCPA, Bloomington
Saturday, November 17, 2012 | 8:00 p.m. | UIS, Springfield
A fresh take on our holiday concert, Holidays in the Heartland welcomes Broadway superstar and TONY Nominee Christiane Noll who treats us to a musical feast celebrating the upcoming holidays and featuring a multitude of performing arts groups from throughout our community. Bring your family and bring your friends for this cornucopia of holiday favorites!
Friday, February 22, 2013 | 8:00 p.m. | BCPA, Bloomington
Saturday, February 23, 2013 | 8:00 p.m. | UIS, Springfield
Arvo Pärt: Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5
Revel in the breathtaking melodies of Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony, relish in the maniacal rhythms of Shostakovich’s First Cello Concerto with “Classical Rock Star”Joshua Roman and reflect on the mystical experience of Arvo Pärt’s Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten. A musical revolution you will not want to miss!
Friday, April 12, 2013 | 8:00 p.m. | BCPA, Bloomington
Saturday, April 13, 2013 | 8:00 p.m. | UIS, Springfield
Steve Hackman: The Arc Inspired *WORLD PREMIERE*
Strauss: Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration)
Sibelius: Violin Concerto
Innovative violinist Nicolas Kendall returns for a transformational musical experience conceived just for you! We aren’t giving too much away yet, as we don’t want to spoil the vibe of this groundbreaking project, but the virtuosity of the Sibelius Violin Concerto and radiant beauty of Richard Strauss’s Death and Transfiguration play the leading roles in setting the mood for this new experience.
Saturday, May 4, 2013 | 8:00 p.m. | UIS, Springfield
Sunday, May 5, 2013 | 3:00 p.m. | BCPA, Bloomington
Copland: Quiet City
Schumann: Piano Concerto
Beethoven: Symphony No.7
A fitting conclusion to our 20th Anniversary celebration! Beethoven’s furious and triumphant Seventh Symphony, dynamic Croatian pianist Martina Filjak inSchumann’s richly romantic Piano Concerto and Copland’s intensely evocative Quiet City led by world-renowned guest conductor Stefan Sanderling.