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We invite you to Listen Live! throughout the 2016-2017 season as we “audition” the four candidates, Vladimir Kulenovic, Andrew Sewell, Ken Lam, and Aram Demirjian vying to become the next Music Director of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra. With varied backgrounds and experience, each candidate brings a tremendous amount of energy and innovation to the stage and we hope you will join us in the upcoming season to help us choose our next Music Director. [Click to Read More]

There has never been a more important or exciting time to be a season ticket holder and we encourage you to purchase our  Experience 8 package as we need your feedback in making this vital decision! We value the input of our  loyal patrons and, as such, you will be invited to a private reception after each symphony orchestra concert for an opportunity to  meet each Music Director candidate.

The ISO, the largest professional orchestra in central Illinois, draws musicians from as close as Springfield and Bloomington to as far away as New York City and  Los Angeles, who come together to create inspiring and transformative LIVE performances. The wonderful musicians are joined by exciting, world-renowned guest artists throughout the season including:

  • Pianist Joyce Yang, Van Cliburn Competition Silver Medalist returns!
  • Soprano Julia Bullock, Rising star and St. Louis native makes debut!
  • Dutch Violinist Simone Lamsma debuts in Beethoven’s Violin Concerto!
  • Canadian Pianist Ian Parker debuts in Gershwin’s Greatest!
  • Classical Guitarist Jason Vieaux, 2015 Grammy Award Winner returns!
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  • Become an ISO season ticket holder to hear & see the music LIVE! Click here to find out more!


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