Opening Night: Beethoven 3 and the Search for Greatness

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2016 | 7:30PM

Governors State University Center for Performing Arts, University Park


Maestra Holly Mathieson, Conductor
Stefan Milenkovich, Violin

IVES | The Unanswered Question
SIBELIUS | Violin Concerto with Guest Artist Stefan Milenkovich, Violin
BEETHOVEN | Symphony No. 3 (Eroica)


tl_files/upload/images-upload/HollyMathieson_Profile_web9816.jpgThe IPO's 39th season opens with New Zealand-born Maestra Holly Mathieson. Ms. Mathieson leads a program that guarantees to pluck at the heartstrings beginning with Ives' haunting and poignant work. Next, guest violinist Stefan Milenkovich joins the IPO for Sibelius' thrilling violin concerto, a signature work by the Finnish master.  The second half of the program is dedicated to Beethoven's revolutionary third symphony (the "Heroic"), one of the greatest symphonies in the entire repertoire.

Holly Mathieson is one of the 5 Conductor Candidates in the IPO's Music Director search. She currently serves as Assistant Conductor of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Founder and Artistic Director of the Horizont Musik-Kollektiv (Berlin). Read her full bio!


Praise for our guest artist:

tl_files/upload/images-upload/stefan web.jpg"Violinist Stefan Milenkovich has remarkable control over his instrument and is blessed with superb intonation and what seems like a limitless capacity for sustaining a big, broad, smooth line."  ~The Los Angeles Times, USA 





For $25 We-Pick-Your-Seat Tickets, please call the office M-F, 8:30-4, 708.481.7774

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