Star Wars & Beyond, The Best of John Williams
- Date March 10th, 2023 Time 7:30pm Venue UIS Performing Arts Center - Springfield
Get your seats now for an out-of-this-world experience as the talented musicians of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra led by Vince Lee take you to a galaxy far away as they perform some of the greatest cinematic hits written by John Williams! From the iconic music of Star Wars to Harry Potter to Jurassic Park and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, there’s something for everyone. Round up your friends and family and join us for Star Wars & Beyond!
Vince Lee, Conductor
Tickets: $66 / $44 / $22
Students (Age 12-24 with ID): $12
Students (11 & Under): $6
Due to popular demand, there are 6 single seats available at the ISU Center for the Performing Arts in Normal. Please consider joining us for Star Wars & Beyond, The Best of John Williams tonight at 7:30 PM at the UIS Performing Arts Center in Springfield.
Friday, March 10, 2023 @ 7:30 PM
UIS Performing Arts Center, Springfield, IL
Pre-concert activities start at 6:30 PM.
Saturday, March 11, 2023 @ 7:30 PM SIX SINGLE SEATS REMAINING
ISU Center for the Performing Arts, Normal, IL
Support Provided By:
The Landmark Automotive Group, Debra & Daniel Brownstone, M.D., CEFCU, Isringhausen, Memorial Health, Dennis & Cathy Wentworth
Springfield Venue UIS Performing Arts Center - Springfield
1 University Plz #397, Springfield, IL 62703
1 University Plaza, Springfield, IL 62703
Ticket Office Information: The UIS Ticket Office is located in the UIS PAC Lobby on Level 2 of the Public Affairs Center on the campus of the University of Illinois at Springfield.
Phone: (217) 206-6160 or online
Box Office Hours:
Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Performance Days: Opens Two Hours Prior to Performance
Parking: There is a $5 per vehicle event parking fee (cash only) in effect during all concerts at the UIS Performing Arts Center events. Event parking signage and staff will guide you into the appropriate parking lots and collect the $5 cash fee upon entry. Persons displaying valid UIS parking hang tags have already paid a parking fee for the semester and do not have to pay an event parking fee if they park in the areas designated by their hang tag
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Vince Lee Conductor
With a Carnegie Hall debut described as “powerful” and “hefty” by the New York Times, American conductor Vince Lee is quickly rising as one of today’s top emerging talents. Known among his contemporaries for his dynamic performances and his razor-sharp ear, Mr. Lee’s diverse musical background provides him a flexibility and perspective that is unique in the conducting world. His firm belief in striving for the highest artistic standards, regardless of genre, venue, or audience, has made him a crowd favorite, and a popular hire for numerous orchestras and arts organizations throughout the country. Recent highlights include appearances with the Florida Orchestra, the Toledo Symphony, and the Korean Symphony Orchestra in Seoul, South Korea. Mr. Lee is currently the Music Director of the Ocean City Pops in Ocean City, New Jersey.
During his tenure with the Cincinnati Symphony, Mr. Lee revolutionized his role as Assistant Conductor for the orchestra. His symphonic concerts with the CSO received critical acclaim, and his Young People’s Concerts found unprecedented levels of success, combining elements of increased interactivity with high artistic standards. This tradition has continued in his activities as a guest conductor, designing and conducting innovative and engaging concerts for tens of thousands of concertgoers.
With over 200 premieres to his credit, Mr. Lee has become one of the most sought-after conductors of modern compositions. Lauded in reviews for his “striking attention to detail,” and “energetic, breathtaking performance,” he has established a reputation among composers for bringing particularly challenging and complex music to life. Mr. Lee is also an enthusiastic believer in paying his experiences forward to the next generation of musicians, and regularly appears as a guest at schools, universities, and workshops across the US.
Mr. Lee made his professional conducting debut at age 13 with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, under the tutelage of Erich Kunzel. His conducting studies took him to Indiana University before being invited to study at the Juilliard School by Maestro James DePreist. After receiving his post-graduate diploma from Juilliard, Mr. Lee's career came full circle when he won his first professional conducting position with the Cincinnati Symphony.