Fire & Fanfare

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Experience the fanfare of opening night through the Latin vibes of Márquez’s Danzón No. 2, the driving rhythms of Shostakovich’s First Cello Concerto with acclaimed cellist Brannon Cho, and Tchaikovsky’s fiery Fourth Symphony. Adventure Awaits!

Taichi Fukumura, Conductor | Brannon Cho, Cello

Márquez Danzón No. 2 Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4

Join us one hour before the concert for a pre-concert discussion with cellist Brannon Cho and conductor candidate Taichi Fukumura. And, join us after the concert for our Play On After Party and meet conductor candidate Taichi Fukumura!

Get your your seats NOW!

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


Friday, October 20, 2023 @ 7:30 PM
UIS Performing Arts Center
Concert Comments @ 6:30 PM
Play On After Party music provided by Craig Russo Latin Jazz Project


Saturday, October 21, 2023 @ 7:30 PM
ISU Center for the Performing Arts
Concert Comments @ 6:30 PM
Play On After Party will take place in the College of Business Atrium at Illinois State University

Support Provided By:

The Landmark Automotive Group, Debra & Daniel Brownstone, M.D., Carole and Jerry Ringer, Charles & Joan Vanden Eynden, Gerry & Carol Chrisman

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
  • Online:

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

UIS Performing Arts Center Event Parking

Free parking is NOW available for all events held at UIS Performing Arts Center. Click here to view a map of the parking lots closest to the UIS Performing Arts Center. There will be no premium parking for donors who give $1,000 or more to the Illinois Symphony Orchestra due to UIS offering FREE parking to events held at the UIS Performing Arts Center.

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