- Date December 2nd, 2023 Time 7:30pm Venue Second Presbyterian Church - Bloomington
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Naomi Woo, Conductor | Roy Meyer, Violin
Shaw Entr’acte – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 4 – Beethoven Grosse Fuge
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Students (Age 24 & Under): $10
Friday, December 1, 2023 @ 7:30 PM
First Presbyterian Church
Saturday, December 2, 2023 @ 7:30 PM
Second Presbyterian Church
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Bloomington-Normal Venue Second Presbyterian Church - Bloomington
404 N Prairie St, Bloomington, IL 61701
Your Illinois Symphony Orchestra performs Chamber Orchestra concerts at the Second Presbyterian Church. Tickets for Chamber Orchestra concerts may be purchased through the ISU Center for the Performing Arts Ticket Office or at Second Presbyterian Church prior to the performance.
404 N Prairie St | Bloomington, IL 61701
Ticket Office Information
ISU CPA Ticket Office Information
Tickets for all Illinois Symphony Orchestra season concerts are sold through the ISU CPA Ticket Office. Tickets may be purchased by in-person, by phone, or online.
- In-Person: ISU CPA Ticket office is located in the lobby of the Center for the Performing Arts located on the ISU Campus
- Phone: (309) 438-2535
- Online: finearts.illinoisstate.edu/tickets/
Second Presbyterian Church
Tickets may be purchased at Second Presbyterian Church one hour prior to the performance.
Free parking is available off of North Prairie Street and East Jefferson Street.
Naomi Woo Conductor
Canadian conductor and pianist Naomi Woo is a widely sought-after symphonic and operatic conductor and educator and the 2022 winner of the Canada Council’s prestigious Virginia Parker Prize. After a successful three-year tenure as assistant conductor of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra she will join the Orchestre Métropolitain Montréal as Artistic Partner from the 2023-2024 season and the Philadelphia Orchestra as assistant conductor for the 2024-2025 season.
Highlights of her auspicious 2023-2024 season include conducting engagements with the Orchestre Métropolitain, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Toronto Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, and National Arts Center Orchestra; two appearances with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, where she is a music director finalist; and, an extensive tour of England leading English Touring Opera’s Cinderella. As an assistant/cover conductor Naomi works with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, and Orchestre Métropolitain, and she conducts classical subscription concerts with the Orchestre Symphonique de Laval, Orchestre Symphonique de Trois-Rivières, Orchestre symphonique de la Côte-Nord, Symphony Nova Scotia, and the Thunder Bay Symphony.
Engagements in previous seasons include the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic, Ann Arbor Symphony, Orchestra NOW (New York), Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, and Regina Symphony, and her debut at LSO St. Luke’s in London, with the ensemble Tangram Sound. On the opera stage, she has conducted the Canadian premiere of Du Yun’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Angel’s Bone in Vancouver and the world premiere of Ellis Ludwig-Leone’s The Night Falls in New York City. In fall 2022, she assisted the world premiere of Oliver Leith’s opera Last Days at Royal Opera House Covent Garden.
Naomi is a member of Tapestry Opera’s Women in Musical Leadership program and was chosen by her mentor Yannick Nézet-Séguin as a member of the Orchestre Métropolitain’s inaugural orchestral conducting academy.
Naomi holds a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, where she was a Gates Cambridge Scholar. She has also studied mathematics, philosophy, and music at Yale College, the Yale School of Music and Université de Montréal.
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Roy Meyer Violin
In addition to his role as violinist of the Griffon String Quartet, Roy Meyer is Concertmaster of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, a member of the Chicago Philharmonic, and a frequent substitute violinist with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.
A highly dedicated chamber musician, Roy’s collaborations include performances with Midsummer’s Music in Door County, Wisconsin, Pro Arte Quartet, Kontras Quartet, as well as Apollo Music Festival in Houston, Minnesota.
As a soloist, Roy has appeared with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Winona Symphony Orchestra, Wartburg Community Symphony Orchestra, Indiana State University Orchestra and the ASI student Orchestra.
A passionate educator of young musicians, Roy is currently head of the Griffon Quartet strings program which teaches over 40 students in Green Bay and Door County, Wisconsin. In addition, Roy has led master classes at University of North Dakota, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Virginia Tech, SUNY New Paltz, Indiana State University, Apollo Music Festival, and has served as a member of the faculty at the American Suzuki Institute in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, and the Illinois Chamber Music Festival in Bloomington, Illinois. In 2018, Roy served as the visiting professor of violin at Illinois Wesleyan University.
Roy Meyer began violin studies at 4 years old with Kyoko Fuller and earned his Bachelor of Music from the University of Wisconsin- Madison, Masters of Music from the University of South Florida in Tampa, and continued his violin studies at New York University. His primary teachers include David Perry, Carolyn Stuart, Gregory Fulkerson, Naoko Tanaka, and Laurie Hamilton.
When not on stage, Roy enjoys following sports, traveling, hiking, and has recently taken to gardening.