2015-16 Season

Subscriptions start at $90 for 3 concerts with our new You-Pick-3 introductory subscription. Call 708.481.7774 to order.

Student tickets (free for LW210 or $5 for all other students, with ID) may NOW BE ORDERED ONLINE with or without regular adult tickets.

To purchase, go to Buy Tickets on our website. Choose Upcoming Concerts, then choose the STUDENT TICKET event listing for your desired concert. When purchasing both adult and student tickets online, you will be seated together. Your order will be held at Will Call where students will need to present a valid student ID. Please call 708.481.7774 with questions.

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Opening Night Concerts with Cellist Joshua Roman - October 17 & 18, 2015

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2015, 8 PM
Lincoln-Way North Performing Arts Center, Frankfort, IL
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2015, 3 PM
Rialto Square Theatre, Joliet, IL

David Danzmayr, conductor
Joshua Roman, cello 

WAGNER  Rienzi Overture
ROMAN  Cello Concerto    World Premiere
     Joshua Roman, cello
BRAHMS  Symphony No. 4

The 2015 Opening Night Concerts set the stage for a stellar season! Maestro Danzmayr leads the orchestra in the completion of the Brahms cycle with the majestic and melodic Symphony No. 4. Cellist and IPO favorite Joshua Roman also takes the stage for the world premiere of his Cello Concerto, a piece commissioned by IPO. Adding to the splendor of the evening is Wagner’s Rienzi Overture, which showcases the orchestra with its eloquent and brilliant lines.

Sponsored by Frank Corral Family and Friends.

Praise for Our Guest Artist...

“A cellist of extraordinary technical and musical gifts.” ~San Francisco Chronicle


Press about the Commission and Opening Night...

What If Beethoven Had Never Been Played: Why Supporting New Composers Matters, 10.8.15

Hannah Edgar's article on Chicago Classical Review, 10.12.15

John Von Rhein's Chicago Tribune article: Composer, Solo Cellist: Both Hats Fit, 10.14.15

 

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Russian Masters with Pianist Di Wu - November 21, 2015

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2015, 8 PM
Lincoln-Way North Performing Arts Center, Frankfort, IL

David Danzmayr, conductor
Di Wu, piano

LERA AUERBACH  Requiem for Icarus
RACHMANINOFF   Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini  |  listen
     Di Wu, piano
TCHAIKOVSKY  Swan Lake Suite
STRAVINSKY   Firebird Suite (1919)

Maestro Danzmayr spotlights two magnificent ballet suites – Tchaikovsky’s beloved Swan Lake and Stravinsky’s sizzling Firebird. You’ll feel like you’ve traveled to the “Old Country” as Maestro and the orchestra introduce the expressive symphonic poem, Requiem for Icarus, by 21st century composer, concert pianist and poet Lera Auerbach. From there, the “mature and sensitive” guest pianist Di Wu will delight with her masterful interpretation of Rachmaninoff’s dazzling Rhapsody.

Sponsored by THE DAVEE FOUNDATION

Praise for Our Guest Artist...

“…a winning combination of immense technical control and jazzy freedom."   ~The Chicago Tribune

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A Very Merry Holiday Spectacular - December 19 & 20, 2015

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2015, 8 PM
Lincoln-Way North Performing Arts Center, Frankfort, IL

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2015, 3 PM
Rialto Square Theatre, Joliet, IL

Victor Yampolsky, guest conductor
Kimberly McCord, soprano

Guest conductor Victor Yampolsky takes the IPO podium to lead the orchestra in an evening of holiday classics, including the familiar strains of the Waltz of the Flowers and other jewels - from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite to Humperdinck’s charming Hansel and Gretel to Mozart's festive Sleigh Ride. Filled with holiday spirit, listeners will be singing along with the orchestra by the end of the program. Special guests include soloist Kimberly McCord and local chorus and youth orchestra members.

As our holiday gift to you, free family-friendly activities will take place in each venue lobby one hour prior to the show.

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Prokofiev and Schubert "The Great" - February 20, 2016

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2016, 8 PM
Lincoln-Way North Performing Arts Center, Frankfort, IL

David Danzmayr, conductor
Stefan Jackiw, violin

DANZMAYR  Heiras Schwester (The Sister)
PROKOFIEV  Violin Concerto No. 2  |  listen
   Stefan Jackiw, violin
SCHUBERT  Symphony No. 9

The centerpiece of this magnificent program is Schubert’s last and “joyously admired” Symphony No. 9, known as “The Great.” In the first half of the program, world renowned violinist Stefan Jackiw delivers a captivating performance of Prokofiev’s lyrical and glorious violin concerto. Adding to this powerful evening…a tender and meditative piece composed by Maestro Danzmayr’s father.


Praise for Our Guest Artist...

"Flawless technique, precocious musical understanding, and a sweet, singing tone.”  ~The Chicago Tribune

“This is a young star of astonishing gifts, whose musicality and technical finesse place him at the top of his peers.”  ~Seattle Times

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Spring Pops: Gershwin Celebration with Conductor Laureate Maestro DeLeone - March 5 & 6, 2016

SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2016, 8 PM
Lincoln-Way North Performing Arts Center, Frankfort, IL

SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 2016, 3 PM
Rialto Square Theatre, Joliet, IL

IPO Conductor Laureate - Maestro Carmon DeLeone
Alfreda Burke, soprano
Michael Preacely, baritone
Michael Chertock, piano

GERSHWIN  Gershwin Medley
GERSHWIN  Cuban Overture  |  listen
GERSHWIN  Rhapsody in Blue  |  listen
   Michael Chertock, piano
GERSHWIN  Porgy and Bess Concert Suite
   Alfreda Burke, soprano, and Michael Preacely, baritone

Catfish Row springs to life when our esteemed Conductor Laureate Maestro Carmon DeLeone brings to the stage an all-Gershwin pops program. From the opening notes of the rumba-inspired Cuban Overture, to the ever-popular Rhapsody in Blue, and the treasured, touching ballads of Porgy and Bess, listeners will be enchanted by Gershwin’s musical genius and his ability to blend sophisticated structures with audience-appealing styles. 

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Soaring Sounds - April 9, 2016

SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2016, 8 PM
Ozinga Chapel, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL

David Danzmayr, conductor
Roosevelt University Conservatory Chorus

SCHUBERT   Rosamunde Overture
GOLIJOV   Night of the Flying Horses
SCHUBERT   Mass No. 5 in A-flat Major with Chorus

Let music speak to your soul as Schubert’s heavenly Mass No. 5 transports you to another time and place. The acclaimed Roosevelt University Conservatory Chorus unites with the Illinois Philharmonic for a passionate program which also features Schubert’s beautiful Rosamunde Overture. In addition, the evening includes one of David Danzmayr’s favorite 21st century composers, Osvaldo Golijov, whose dark and exciting Night of the Flying Horses is based on a Yiddish lullaby yet is filled with spicy Latin rhythms. 


PLEASE NOTE: This concert will be held in an alternate venue: Ozinga Chapel on the campus of Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Illinois. Ticketing will still run through the IPO, ipomusic.org or 708.481.7774.

 

 

 

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Tchaikovsky Grand Finale - May 7, 2016

SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2016, 8 PM
Lincoln-Way North Performing Arts Center, Frankfort, IL

David Danzmayr, conductor
Lindsay Deutsch, violin

ZAMASTIL  Archive IV | Passacaglia
PIAZZOLLA  The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires  |  listen
   Lindsay Deutsch, violin 
TCHAIKOVSKY  Symphony No. 4  |  listen

Closing this spectacular season, one of the most sought after young conductors in the world makes his final appearance with the Illinois Philharmonic with Tchaikovsky’s supremely stunning Symphony No. 4. The artistry and great technical prowess of the orchestra will be fully showcased in the work’s brilliant finale. Also on the program…a piece by Wolfgang Zamastil (film composer and member of the Indie-Rock band 'Lab of the Halo'), which pays homage to Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla, whose tango-inspired Four Seasons of Buenos Aires will delight listeners, as interpreted by charismatic violinist Lindsay Deutsch.

Praise for Our Guest Artist...

“…a stage presence and style far beyond her years and a charisma that enthralled her audience.” ~LCF Outlook, La Canada, CA

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