Star Wars & Beyond, The Best of John Williams
- Date March 11th, 2023 Time 7:30pm Venue ISU Center for the Performing Arts - Normal
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
Bloomington-Normal Venue ISU Center for the Performing Arts - Normal
400 W. Beaufort St, Normal, IL 61761
400 W. Beaufort St, Normal, IL 61761
Ticket Office Information: The ISU Center for the Performing Arts (CPA) Ticket Office is located on the main level in the lobby of the ISU Center for the Performing Arts.
Phone: (309) 438-2535 or online
Box Office Hours:
Monday through Friday: Academic Year 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Summer 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: Closed
Performance Days: Opens Two Hours Prior to Performance
Box Office Parking: Two parking spaces located next to the CPA loading dock are reserved for patrons for business with the box office. These parking spaces are located off the corner of Beaufort and School Streets. A second option is to park in the University Street Parking Garage, an hourly pay lot. During non-performance times, there is no public parking in the School Street Parking Garage.
Parking: Free parking is available starting at space 250 in the Schoool Street parking garage located across from the ISU Center for the Performing Arts. Parking is not available on the ground level or top floor but is available everywhere between these two levels.
School Street Garage Address: 400 S School St, Normal, IL 61761
There is premium parking for donors who give $1,000 or above. Those parking spots are located on the second level and will be coned off.
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.