2018-19 Season

From Wit to Wonder: A Mozart Celebration
Saturday, April 27, 2019, 7:30 PM
Stilian Kirov, conductor

MOZART   Marriage of Figaro Overture
MOZART   Violin Concerto No. 5
Robert Chen, violin (CSO Concertmaster)
MOZART   Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter”

The best of the best of the best. An all-Mozart celebration featuring Robert Chen, acclaimed violinist and Concert Master for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Known as the master of melody, the evening showcases the range of Mozart’s incomparable gifts as the IPO perfoms a variety of Mozart’s best works.

6:25-6:50 PM – Pre-concert lecture by Robert Chen, Concertmaster of Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Classical Evolve 2019
Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 6:30 PM
Stilian Kirov, conductor

As part of Maestro Stilian Kirov’s vision to encourage the development of new musical voices, Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra is excited to continue Classical Evolve – our 2nd annual composition competition aimed at expanding the canon of classical music for current and future generations. In an innovative and artistically fulfilling process, three finalists will be chosen to have their original score workshopped and performed LIVE to IPO audiences on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. The winning composer will be named IPO “Composer in Residence” and have the opportunity to compose three works for IPO’s 2019-20 Season. The three composer finalists will be announced in the spring of 2019.

Your $25 ticket gives you a general admission seat and the opportunity to cast your vote for your favorite composer during the evening. NOTE: Student tickets are $10! Regular ticketing and handling fees may apply.

6:25-6:50 PM – Pre-concert lecture by Ben Ash, Composer-in-Residence and Lee Shirer, Principal Horn

Evening Glow: The Magic of Richard Strauss
Saturday, May 18, 2019, 7:30 PM
Stilian Kirov, conductor

COMPOSER IN RESIDENCE   World Premiere
STRAUSS  Four Last Songs
D’Ana Lombard, soprano
STRAUSS  Der Rosenkavalier Suite
STRAUSS  Till Eulenspiegel

Our season concludes with a magical evening of Richard Strauss and his varied compositions.

2018-19 Season Brochure

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