News and Press Releases

IPO's FY17 Annual Report

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Schrader returns to IPO for 'When Art Imitates Life' READ Jessi Virtusio's preview of the November 18 Concert in the SouthtownStar

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Illinois Philharmonic opens 40th anniversary season with a new conductor and new home (10/15/2017)

Click HERE to read Larry Johnson's review of Opening Night on chicagoclassicalreview.com

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New director, venue for Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra's 2017-18 Season (105/2017)

Click HERE to read Jessi Virtusio's article in the SouthtownStar

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Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra's new maestro seeks to 'change people's lives' through music (9/6/2017)

Click HERE to read John Von Rhein's article in the Chicago Tribune

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IPO Announces New Music Director (5/9/2017)

Click HERE to read the press release

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IPO Announces 2017-18 40th Anniversary Season (2/25/2017)

Click HERE to read the press release

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Music of Verdi, Mozart, Prokofiev Featured in 'Opposites Attract'

Click HERE to read the concert preview by Jessi Virtusio (2/24/2017)

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Pianist Chen brings a fresh approach to Rachmaninoff with IPO

Click HERE to read the review by Chicago Classical Review critic Hannah Edgar (1/22/2017)

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Kirov celebrates folklore, musical collaboration with 'Slavic Soul' Concert

Click HERE to read the concert preview by Jessi Virtusio (1/12/2017)

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IPO and Trinity Christian College Announce IPO's 2017-18 Venue Selection

Click HERE to read the press release (12/21/2016)

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Illinois Philharmonic Set for Winter Wonderland

Click HERE to read the concert preview by Jessi Virtusio (12/16/2016)

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Alastair Willis Makes Strong Showing with Illinois Philharmonic

Click HERE to read the review by Chicago Classical Review critic Tim Sawyier (11/22/2016)

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Willis Leads Night-Themed Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra Concert

Click HERE to read the concert preview by Jessi Virtusio (11/18/2016)

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Illinois Philharmonic Launches a Season of Music Director Auditions

Click HERE to read the review by Chicago Classical Review critic Tim Sawyier (10/16/2016)

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IPO's 39th Season Opening Night to Feature Beethoven 3 and the Search for Greatness

Click HERE to read the press release (9/28/2016)

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Danzmayr leads Illinois Philharmonic in dramatic farewell concert

Click HERE to read the review by critic Larry Johnson (5/9/2016)

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IPO to Present Davee Award to Thomas Zoells of PianoForte Foundation on May 7

Click HERE to read the press release (4/22/2016)

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2 H-F Standouts Set to Perform in Rising Star Showcase  

Click HERE[nbsp] to read the article in the HF Chronicle.  (4/12/2016)

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IPO Set for Soaring Sounds  

Click HERE  to read Jessi Virtusio's article in the Daily Southtown.  (4/6/2016)

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DeLeone Returns to IPO for Gershwin Celebration 

Click HERE  to read Jessi Virtusio's article in the Daily Southtown.  (3/2/2016)

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IPO Announces 2016-17 Season

Click HERE  to read the press release. (3/4/2016)

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Jackiw’s solo playing is the highlight in uneven Illinois Philharmonic concert  

Click HERE  to read Tim Sawyier's review on chicagoclassicalreview.com.  (2/21/2016)

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Jackiw to perform dark yet beautiful concerto  

Click HERE  to read Jessi Virtusio's article in the Daily Southtown.  (2/16/2016)

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Illinois Philharmonic Opening Night Makes Larry Johnson's 2015 Top 10 List  

Click HERE  to read Larry Johnson's article in Chicago Classical Review.  (12/23/2015)

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Illinois Philharmonic Performs Holiday Classics  

Click HERE  to read Jessi Virtusio's article in the Daily Southtown.  (12/14/2015)

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Resounding Performance...Paying Tribute to Classics 

Click HERE  to read Jessie Molloy's article in the Frankfort Station.  (12/3/2015)

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Pianist's sublime Rachmaninoff highlights Illinois Philharmonic program

Click HERE  to read Hannah Edgar's review on Chicago Classical Review.  (11/22/2015)

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Let's Go to Concerts

Click HERE  to read Music Connection Studio Director Janet Kuester's article on why children should attend professional orchestra concerts.  (Oct./Nov. 2015 Issue)

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Roman's compelling concerto given successful premiere by Illinois Philharmonic

Click HERE  to read Larry Johnson's review on Chicago Classical Review.  (10/18/2015)

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Composer, Solo Cellist: Both Hats Fit

Click HERE  to read John VonRhein's feature article in the Chicago Tribune.  (10/12/2015)

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Cellist Joshua Roman set to premiere his new concerto with Illinois Philharmonic

Click HERE  to read Hannah Edgar's feature article on Chicago Classical Review.  (10/12/2015)

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What If Beethoven Had Never Been Played...Why Supporting New Composers Matters

Click HERE  to read about why the IPO believes in the importance of commissioning music and supporting new composers.  (10/7/2015)

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Timothy J. Coburn Named President of the IPO Board of Directors

Click HERE  to read about new board President Timothy J. Coburn and new Vice President Dr. Michael Rogers, who were elected at the 2015 Annual Meeting.  (7/7/2015)

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IPO Founder Helen Silvia Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Click HERE  to read about Helen, her dedicated service and the presentation of the Leo Michuda IPO Award for Lifetime Service to the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra.  (5/30/2015)

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IPO announces Music Director search

Click HERE for the press release. Click HERE for the job description. (4/9/2015)

Read John VonRhein's article on the search in the Chicago Tribune. (4/10/2015)

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Season Finale Preview

Click HERE for a PDF of the Chicago Tribune article by Jessi Virtusio.  (5/27/2015)

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2015-16 Season Announced

Click HERE for a PDF of the full press release.  (5/15/2015)

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From Bach to Rock to Hip Hop Preview

Click HERE for a PDF of the Chicago Tribune article by Jessi Virtusio.  (4/22/2015)

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Austrian Pianist Headlines 3-Day Event Preview

Click HERE for a PDF of the Chicago Tribune article by Jessi Virtusio.  (3/31/2015)

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2015-2016 Season Preview

Click HERE for our season overview.  (3/23/2015)

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A Collaboration on Pointe Preview

Click HERE for a PDF of the Chicago Tribune article by Jessi Virtusio.  (3/3/2015)

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Chicago Classical Review's Larry Johnson says "Violinist’s deep Brahms, terrific Elgar spark Illinois Philharmonic concert"

Click HERE for the review. (1/18/2015)

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Chicago Classical Review's Larry Johnson says "Danzmayr, Illinois Philharmonic soar with Sibelius"

Click HERE for the review. (11/15/2014)

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IPO announces hiring of new executive director

Click HERE for more information. 
(10/07/14)

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Chicago Classical Review's Larry Johnson says "Illinois Philharmonic wraps its season with a double dose of Romeo and Juliet"

Click HERE for the review. (5/18/2014)


IPO announces interim Executive Leadership Transition Team.

Click HERE for more information.
(06/24/14)

IPO announces 2014 - 15 Season! Click HERE to read press release. (06/03/14)


Chicago Classical Review previews IPO's 2014 - 15 Season.
» Chicago Classical Review (06/04/14)


Chicago Tribune classical music critic, John von Rhein, reviews IPO concert at Harris Theater for Music and Dance
» Chicago Tribune (04/28/14)


IPO on 1340 WJOL (feat. Andrew Bradford, Executive Director, and Trevor O'Riordan, Principal Clarinet)
Listen to performance and interview (06/14/13)


Chicago Tribune feature story on IPO:
Chicago Tribune (02/13/13)


Chicago Classical Review review of IPO January performance:
» Chicago Classical Review (01/20/13)


Chicago Classical Review selects IPO January concert as "Critic's Choice" pick:
» Chicago Classical Review (01/16/13)


Chicago Tribune classical music critic, John von Rhein, mentions IPO and Music Director, David Danzmayr, in 2012 year-in-review piece:
» Chicago Tribune (12/27/12)


The Southtown Star chronicles Maestro Danzmayr's work with local music students:
» Southtown Star
(12/02/12)


Chicago Tribune review of IPO Opening Night performance:
» Chicago Tribune
(11/17/12)


Chicago Classical Review reviews IPO Opening Night performance:
» Chicago Classical Review (11/11/12)


Chicago Tribune classical music critic, John von Rhein, writes feature piece on IPO and David Danzmayr:
» Chicago Tribune (11/07/12)


Chicago Classical Review feature piece on Maestro David Danzmayr:
» Chicago Classical Review (11/06/12)


Chicago Tribune classical music critic, John von Rhein, recommends the IPO in Fall Music Preview:
» Chicago Tribune (09/06/12)


Chicago Classical Review highlights IPO in Season Preview:
» Chicago Classical Review (09/05/12)