ISYO Autumn Orchestra Festival
- Date November 18th, 2023 Time 3:00pm Venue UIS Performing Arts Center - Springfield
Adventure Awaits with the ISYO at the Autumn Orchestra Festival concert. The concert features all ISYO Orchestras & UIS Orchestra.
This concert is part of the Partnership for Education And Civic Engagement (PEACE), the UIS Orchestra will share the stage with the ISYO Concert and Symphony Orchestras in a colorful and exciting program. From symphonic favorites to lesser-known musical gems, this is a concert you won't want to miss.
Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 3:00 PM
UIS Performing Arts Center
Jacobsen Woollen, Conductor
All ISYOs Orchestra Ensembles
Support Provided By:
Pete & Melinda LaBarre, Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc., Dr. Stephen & Lisa Stone, Sarah H. Thomas
Springfield Venue UIS Performing Arts Center - Springfield
1 University Plz #397, Springfield, IL 62703
220 Ernest Hemingway Dr | Springfield, IL 62703
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: uispac.com
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
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Jacobsen Woollen Conductor - ISO Associate Conductor and ISYO Conductor
Jacobsen Woollen is a conductor, cellist, and tenor residing in Springfield, Illinois, where he serves as Associate Conductor of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Conductor of the Illinois Symphony Youth Orchestra, Director of the Springfield Choral Society, and Director of the UIS Orchestra.
An Indiana native, Jacobsen returns to the Midwest after spending six years in Vienna, Austria, where he completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in orchestral conducting under the tutelage of Prof. Mark Stringer at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, conducted professional ensembles including the Polska Filharmonia Baltycka and Ensemble Ultreia, served as assistant conductor of the Vienna Opera Festival, and led the Schlosschor Hadersfeld. During his Vienna years, Jacobsen was frequently called back to the Midwest to work at Opera Theatre of St. Louis, where he served as assistant conductor and led several workshops for new works, including Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up In My Bones.
Jacobsen also maintains an active career as a tenor: he recently produced and performed a musical-theatrical concert evening, Lovelace Weave, which explores the father-daughter pair of Lord Byron and Ada Lovelace. As a member of the Grammy-winning Arnold Schoenberg Chor, Jacobsen has participated in opera productions at Theater an der Wien, as well as concerts in Europe’s most renowned venues, including Vienna’s Musikverein and Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie.
Prior to his European sojourn, Jacobsen completed a Master’s Degree in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Michigan under the guidance of Kenneth Kiesler. During this time, he was active in the Ann Arbor musical community as well, serving as founder and director of Paradigm Shift Chamber Orchestra, music director of the Ann Arbor Camerata, and assistant conductor of the Michigan Life Sciences Orchestra.
As a cellist, Jacobsen was a student of Susan Moses in the Indiana University String Academy and later completed a Bachelor’s Degree with Richard Aaron at the University of Michigan. He has appeared as a soloist with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Bloomington Symphony Orchestra, Musical Arts Youth Orchestra, and Voces Novae Chamber Choir. As a chamber musician, he has had the pleasure of collaborating with Joshua Bell, Jaime Laredo, Soovin Kim, and many others. From 2013-16, Jacobsen was cellist and artistic curator with the new-music sextet Latitude 49, and he continues to serve on their Board of Directors.