IPO’s Jubilant Return to the Stage 2021-2022

Copland, Ewazen, & Price
Saturday, October 16, 2021, 5:30 PM

Stilian Kirov, Conductor
Naomi Bensdorf Frisch, Oboe
Yoshihisa Arai, Choreographer

PRICE  Andante Moderato from String Quartet in G major
 Down a River of Time
COPLAND  Appalachian Spring
featuring The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet

Thrilled to be returning to live performances, IPO celebrates its 44th season opening with an all American Opening Night program. Highlighting the incredibly diverse musical genius of American composers, will be the vibrant and colorful musicianship of renowned oboist and IPO Principal Naomi Bensdorf Frisch.

Mozart & Beethoven
Saturday, November 13, 2021, 7:30 PM

Stilian Kirov, Conductor
Naomi Bensdorf Frisch, Oboe
Trevor O’Riordian, Clarinet
Erin Kozakis, Bassoon
Lee Shirer, Horn

MOZART  Sinfonia Concertante for Winds
  Symphony No. 8


The Snowman & Other Holiday Favorites
Saturday, December 11, 2021, 3:00 PM

Stilian Kirov, Conductor

IPO celebrates the holidays with the family friendly Back Together For The Holidays program featuring the holiday classic The Snowman, a magical journey of Raymond Briggs’ famous story with narration. In addition to this wonderful work, other arrangements such as “Welcome Sweet Christmas,” “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” and “Jingle Bells” will be performed.

Still, Bologne & Dvorak
Saturday, February 19, 2022, 7:30 PM

Stilian Kirov, Conductor
Rachel Barton Pine, Violin

STILL  Mother and Child
  Violin Concerto in G major
DVORAK  Symphony No. 9 “New World”

World renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine joins IPO for this spectacular evening.

Ravel, Abels, & Thomas
Saturday, March 12, 2022, 3:00 PM

Stilian Kirov, Conductor
Anima-Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus

ABELS  Frederick’s Fables
  Mother Goose Suite
THOMAS  Gwendolyn Brooks Settings
with Anima-Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus and text featuring Bronzeville Boys & Girls

With a special matinee performance show time set for this youth centered program, IPO will world premiere a co-commission with Anima-Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus by Pulitzer Prize finalist Augusta Read Thomas utilizing poems from Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Brooks’ Bronzeville Boys & Girls, alongside Get Out movie composer Michael Abels’ Frederick’s Fables.

All Brahms
Saturday, April 30, 2022, 7:30 PM

Stilian Kirov, Conductor
Azusa Tashiro, Violin
Jacob Hanegan, Cello

BRAHMS  Hungarian Dances 5 & 6
 Double Concerto
BRAHMS  Symphony No. 2

Saturday, May 14, 2022, 7:30 PM

Stilian Kirov, Conductor
William Wolfram, Piano
Martha Horst, Composer-In-Residence

HORST  Reverberations
 Piano Concerto No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 75/79

IPO lowers the curtain on our 44th season by welcoming back world renowned pianist William Wolfram for Tchaikovsky’s vibrant Piano Concerto No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 75/79. Acclaimed the world over, Wolfram is a silver medalist at both the William Kapell and the Naumburg International Piano Competitions and a bronze medalist at the prestigious Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow. In addition to Mr. Wolfram, IPO Composer-In-Residence Martha Horst returns to finish out her pandemic-interrupted season.

2021-22 Season Brochure

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