Captivating Contrasts

Be captivated by the sounds of love, war and peace at Captivating Contrasts! Experience the brilliance of Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3, the beauty of Barber’s Violin Concerto with internationally acclaimed violinist Timothy Chooi, and journey from darkness to light in Nielsen’s stirring Fifth Symphony!

Tania Miller, Conductor | Timothy Chooi, Violin

Beethoven Leonore Overture #3Barber Violin Concerto Nielsen Symphony No. 5

Join us for a pre-concert discussion with violinist Timothy Chooi and Music Director Candidate Tania Miller one hour prior to the concert and then join us after the concert for our Play-On After Party!

Bring a friend! Buy one, get one 25% off. Special offer valid on full price adult tickets only. Use the discount code FRIENDS

Tickets:  $63 / $42 / $21
Students (24 & Under):  $10


Friday, February 16, 2024 @ 7:30 PM
UIS Performing Arts Center
Concert Comments @ 6:30 PM - Hosted by Mark McDonald
Play On After Party music provided by Jose Gobbo Trio


Saturday, February 17, 2024 @ 7:30 PM
ISU Center for the Performing Arts
Concert Comments @ 6:30 PM - Hosted by Laura Kennedy
Play On After Party will take place in the College of Business Atrium at Illinois State University

Get the inside scoop! Learn more about the composer and pieces being performed by checking out the program notes prior to the concert.

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Support Provided By:

The Landmark Automotive Group, Debra & Daniel Brownstone, M.D., Terry Huff, Sue Silvey, Trevor & Liz Orthmann, The Steele Family, in Memory of Denny Steele

Springfield Venue UIS Performing Arts Center - Springfield

1 University Plz #397, Springfield, IL 62703
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Your Illinois Symphony Orchestra performs Symphony Orchestra and Pops concerts at the UIS Performing Arts Center in Sangamon Auditorium.

Physical Address:
220 Ernest Hemingway Dr | Springfield, IL  62703

Mailing Address:
1 University Plaza, MS PAC 292 | Springfield, IL  62703

UIS Ticket Office Information

Tickets for all Illinois Symphony Orchestra season concerts are sold through the UIS Ticket Office. Tickets may be purchased by in-person, by phone, or online. 

  • In-Person:  UIS Ticket Office is located in the lobby of the Public Affairs Center Building on the UIS Campus.
  • Phone:  (217) 206-6160
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UIS Ticket Office Hours
Monday through Friday:  10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Saturday - Sunday:  Closed
Performance Days:  Opens Two Hours Prior to Performance

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