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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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8th Annual Rising Star Showcase


The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra is the only professional orchestra playing in the South Suburbs of Chicago.  The headquarters are in Park Forest and they perform throughout the Chicago Southland. 

“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 4:30 PM Sunday, March 19, 2017, at Flossmoor Community Church, 2218 Hutchisson, Flossmoor.

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