Scintillating Shakespeare

The stage is set for an evening of romance and drama, as the classic works of Shakespeare come to life in music and song. If music be the food of love, then play on! 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 concert is sure to set pulses racing and get you in the Valentine’s Day mood. Come and join the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, as well as soprano Madison King and tenor Carl Rosenthal of MIOpera, for Scintillating Shakespeare!

Jacobsen Woollen, Conductor 
MIOpera Collaboration | Madison King, Soprano | Carl Rosenthal, Tenor

Korngold Much Ado About Nothing SuiteGounod Selections from Romeo & Juliette – Bernstein Selections from West Side Story Verdi Selections from Macbeth, Otello, Falstaff Tchaikovsky Romeo & Juliet Fantasy-Overture

Concert Comments at 6:30 PM in the hall hosted by Mark McDonald in Springfield and Laura Kennedy in Bloomington-Normal.

Tickets:  $63 / $42 / $21
Students (Age 12-24 with ID):  $10
Students (11 & Under):  $5


Friday, February 10, 2023 @ 7:30 PM
UIS Performing Arts Center, Springfield, IL


Saturday, February 11, 2023 @ 7:30 PM
ISU Center for the Performing Arts, Normal, IL

Support Provided By:

The Landmark Automotive Group, Debra & Daniel Brownstone, M.D., Terry Huff, Sue Silvey, F. Lucille Foster, Dr. Judith Everson

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:
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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.
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Saturday - Sunday:  Closed
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