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Illinois Symphony Orchestra Concerts for Kids 2016-2017

Magic Circle Mime Company BACK by Popular Demand in The Listener

The Illinois Symphony Orchestra led by guest conductor Benjamin Rous takes you on a musical journey with the Magic Circle Mime Company. A bugle playing mime who wants to sing opera and a tap dancing ballerina are just part of the conductor's comic dilemma as two zany characters bring "the art of listening" to life.

The Listener, which received the Washington State Arts Commission's highest rating for quality, introduces new audiences to the workings of an orchestra and explores the active relationship between the listening audience and the musician. The Listener establishes this important concept through fifty minutes of humor, drama, and dance with music by Britten, Bernstein, Mozart, Tchaikovsky and John Williams.

Many emotions are experienced at a symphony concert but wonderment is seldom one of them... It was as if everyone in the audience had created the magic himself. - SEATTLE POST INTELLIGENCER

Enhance your class experience with these special resources. [ Click Here ]
Program Length: 55-60 Minutes
Grades K-6
Tickets | $6 per person with every 16th ticket FREE


Wednesday, November 9, 2016 | 10 AM & 12:15 PM
Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, Bloomington, IL

Reserve space for your class today by calling the BCPA Ticket Office at 309.434.2777.


Thursday, November 10, 2016 | 10 AM
Sangamon Auditorium, UIS, Springfield, IL

Reserve space for your class today by calling the Sangamon Auditorium Ticket Office at 217.206.6160 OR online [ Click Here ].

Community and Education Programs Partially Supported by:

  • PNC
  • Sandra & Kenneth Jesse Endowment Fund for Children
  • State Farm Insurance
  • US Bank
  • Illinois Arts Council
  • City of Springfield
  • McLean County Arts Center
  • Shirk Family Foundation
  • Illinois Prairie Community Foundation Mirza Arts & Culture Fund
  • Kohl's Department Store
  • Springfield Area Arts Council

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