Fund the Music
The ISO is a cultural leader, a key educational partner and a vital part of the social and economic part of the fabric of central Illinois. On September 10, at the New York, New York Gala, we will celebrate the ISO and invite you to join us!
If you are planning to join us this year, we are looking forward to seeing you! If you are unable to join us, we’d like the opportunity to tell you about our exciting Fund the Music, which supports so much of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra. Did you know it costs about $125,000 to present one of our inspiring LIVE Masterworks concerts? Or that our Illinois Youth Symphony Orchestras cost about $100,000 a year? Just 25 percent of our revenues come from actual ticket sales. The rest comes from grants, sponsorships, and donations like those made during Fund the Music.
You can support the ISO in a variety of different ways, all listed below.
Fund the Music
You can help make a difference by supporting LIVE concert experiences and educational programs with a donation today. Here are some suggested levels you may consider.
Be Masterful $10,000 Sponsor BOTH Chamber Orchestra concerts during the 2023-2024 season.
Be Spectacular $6,500 Sponsor one of our amazing concerts during the 2023-2024 season.
Be Engaging $5,000 Sponsor the 2024 Concerts for Kids “Take Me out to the Symphony” - NOW FREE for all students!
Be World-Class $4,000 Sponsor one of our incredible guest artists.
Be “Note”-able $2,500 Sponsor the purchase or rental of music performed during the 2023-2024 season.
Be Instrumental $1,500 Sponsor one of our extraordinary musicians.
Be Welcoming $1,000 Sponsor a free community performance featuring an ISO ensemble - Sips & Sounds, Around the Town, and more!
Be Forward-Thinking $500 Sponsor our acclaimed Music Matters! program.
Be Their Hero $300 Sponsor tickets for an entire class to attend our FREE Concerts for Kids performances.
Be Skilled $100 Sponsor one rehearsal for an ISO musician.
We are always glad to work with you to create or customize giving opportunities specifically tailored to your interest and generosity! Monthly & planned giving programs are available as well!