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Join The Friends of the IPO...We help make the music happen.

The Friends of the IPO is a dedicated group of extraordinary volunteers that host a variety of hospitality, youth education, and fundraising events each season. Individual membership is $20 and a Family membership is $30 annually. For more information about Friends of the IPO, call (708) 481-7774.

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10th Annual Rising Star Showcase


“The Friends of the IPO” is a volunteer group that supports the orchestra by hosting several fundraising activities, helping with mailings, and other activities.  One of the events they sponsor is the RISING STAR SHOWCASE, a program designed to offer performance ready music students in the South Suburbs a chance to perform before a live audience.  This year the concert will be at at 4:30 PM Sunday, March 3, 2019 at Flossmoor Community Church, 2218 Hutchison Road, Flossmoor IL.

To receive an application, email IPOrisingstar@gmail.com with your contact information. Please include name, email, phone, school, and instrument.  An application will be emailed to you.   Please fill out that application and include a personal reference from a music teacher, and a sample performance recording (CD, DVD, or other).  The deadline for returning your application materials is December 12, 2018.  You can email or send to Rising Star 2019  c/o IPO, 337 Artist Walk, Park Forest, IL 60466.  If you need additional information, please email IPORisingstar@gmail.com 


Adult tickets are $10 each. All students are free. Tickets may be ordered by calling the IPO office at 708-481-7774.