Experience it ALL! with your Illinois Symphony Orchestra at our Musical Mixer

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Join us on Friday, February 10th for a night of fun, food, and LIVE music! Kick off your evening mingling with friends, co-workers, or a date over hors d’oeuvres and drinks at the Engrained Brewing Company and then join us at UIS Performing Arts for an evening of romance and drama, as the classic works of Shakespeare come to life in music and song at the Scintillating Shakespeare concert.

From the glitz of Korngold’s Much Ado About Nothing to the glamor of Bernstein's West Side Story, from the lyrical opulence of Verdi to the blood-soaked beauty of Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, this Musical Mixer is sure to set pulses racing and get you in the Valentine’s Day mood. If music be the food of love, then play on!

Mingle at our Musical Mixer on Friday, February 10, 2023 from 5:30 to 7:00 P M at the Engrained Brewing Company and then listen LIVE to your Illinois Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 PM at the UIS Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $50 per person and includes one drink ticket, hors d’oeuvres, parking pass, and one premium ticket to the Scintillating Shakespeare concert. All concertgoers can play on with a Shakespearean cocktail at our after party in the lobby at the UIS Performing Arts Center.

Make your reservation today for this scintillating experience! Tickets may be purchased in Springfield through the ISO Office at 217-522-2838 Ext. 4 or online at ilsymphony.org/musicalmixer.

Scintillating Shakespeare is sponsored by season sponsors The Landmark Automotive Group and Debra & Daniel Brownstone, M.D., concert sponsor Terry Huff, guest artist sponsors Sue Silvey and F. Lucille Foster, and music sponsor Dr. Judith Everson.

The Illinois Symphony Orchestra is central Illinois’ largest professional orchestra serving over 35,000 patrons in the communities of Bloomington-Normal, Springfield and the surrounding region with symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra, and Concerts for Kids series in each community. In addition to concert performances, the Orchestra's music education and outreach programs serve pre-K and elementary schools through the Itsy Arts and Music Matters education programs and reach middle schools, high schools, universities, community organizations and senior centers through guest artist residencies and musician and ensemble performances. The ISO also has an active Around the Town Chamber Music Series and virtual Sunday at Six Recital Series. The Illinois Symphony Orchestra has a budget of approximately $1.3 million.

In July 2020, the ISO acquired the Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony (SVYS) organization that was started in the early 1970s by parents, music teachers and musicians to keep string programs and youth orchestra in Springfield and surrounding communities following the elimination of all school orchestra programs. Now, the Illinois Symphony Youth Orchestras (ISYO) programs consist of Starter and Junior Strings, Preparatory Orchestra, Concert Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra serving over 150 students. The ISO also has a partnership in education and community engagement (PEACE) with the UIS-School of Music and Illinois State University’s Wonsook Kim College of Fine Arts and School of Music.

Additional information about the Illinois Symphony Orchestra is available at www.ilsymphony.org.

The ISO is partially funded by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.


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