COVID-19 Updates

IPO’s COVID-19 Updates

IPO’s COVID-19 Message from April 14, 2020

Dear IPO Patrons and Community,

Due to the continuing circumstances surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, IPO has made the determination to cancel our May 16, 2020 Beethoven & Sibelius concert and all auditions scheduled for Monday, May 11 and Tuesday, May 12, 2020.

Due to the popularity of cancelled March, April, and May concert programming, we are planning on presenting these concerts during a future IPO season.

Please note, due to Illinois Shelter in Place Guidelines, IPO’s office is closed until further notice, but calls to the IPO office (708.481.7774) during normal business hours (M-F 9AM-4PM) are still being answered. We will respond to every call/email made to us, but might need a little extra time to do so. In addition, postal mail is being regularly collected.

We encourage you to heed the directives to social distance and remain in the comfort of your home for the safety of others. Most importantly, take care of yourself and those you love. We look forward to sharing the music with you soon!

Sincerely,
Christina Salerno                                 Stilian Kirov
Executive Director                               Music Director

Support
Your support today is more important than ever. As a nonprofit arts organization, Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra relies on the people we serve. That has never been more true than during this time of event closures as our community works together to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Please consider the role music plays in your life and support your Orchestra with a gift of any amount today.

Ticketing Options

Donate your ticket.
Your tax-deductible donation today means that the next time you join IPO for a concert, the orchestra will be there to share the joy of live music with you once more, as a healthy, vibrant and financially secure organization.

Exchange your tickets for an upcoming performance.
We are happy to exchange your tickets for one of the upcoming concerts for next season. To offer increased flexibility, IPO will honor any exchange requests through May, 2020.

Put tickets on account
Unsure what you’d like to exchange into? The IPO Box Office can put your funds on account for future use.

For assistance with any of the above ticketing options or to make a tax deductible donation, please call IPO’s Box Office at 708.481.7774 or via email at trishh@ipomusic.org

We appreciate your patience and understanding.

IPO’s COVID-19 Message from March 24, 2020

Dear IPO Patrons and Community,

Due to the continuing circumstances surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, IPO has made the determination to cancel our April 18, 2020 Firebird concert, May 5 & 6, 2020 Youth Concerts, and May 5, 2020 Classical Evolve event.

IPO is currently working to develop alternative, online, programming for audiences who would have otherwise attended Youth Programs. Information on this programming will be forthcoming.

A determination on the May 16, 2020 Beethoven & Sibelius concert will be made in the coming weeks.

Uncertainty has become a bit of a mantra these days and we know we are not alone in feeling unease as we navigate these uncharted waters. Still, we are uplifted by the incredible feeling of global community around the importance of the arts in our daily lives. Many people who took the arts for granted previously are now openly expressing the impact music, dance, visual arts, drama, and literature have on their well-being. Each spark of creativity is vital to the human condition – and this pandemic has shown us that you cannot stop creativity, you can only force creativity to reinvent itself. Art is not only how we express ourselves; it is how we share our lives together. To this end, we have an incredibly exciting 2020-21 Season planned and we welcome you to SUBSCRIBE NOW to ensure we experience the music together next season!

In the meantime, IPO looks forward to sharing the creative gifts of our orchestra with you in new and creative ways. Be on the lookout for new IPO content, links, and conversations in the coming days.

We encourage you to heed the directives to social distance and remain in the comfort of your home for the safety of others. Most importantly, take care of yourself and those you love. We look forward to sharing the music with you soon!

Sincerely,
Christina Salerno                        Stilian Kirov
Executive Director                      Music Director

Support
Your support today is more important than ever. As a nonprofit arts organization, Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra relies on the people we serve. That has never been more true than during this time of event closures as our community works together to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Please consider the role music plays in your life and support your Orchestra with a gift of any amount today.

Ticketing Options

Donate your ticket.
Your tax-deductible donation today means that the next time you join IPO for a concert, the orchestra will be there to share the joy of live music with you once more, as a healthy, vibrant and financially secure organization.

Exchange your tickets for an upcoming performance.
We are happy to exchange your tickets for one of the upcoming concerts this season or next. To offer increased flexibility, IPO will honor any exchange requests through May, 2020.

Put tickets on account.
Unsure what you’d like to exchange into? The IPO Box Office can put your funds on account for future use.

For assistance with any of the above ticketing options or to make a tax deductible donation, please call IPO’s Box Office at 708.481.7774 or via email at trishh@ipomusic.org

Please note, due to Illinois Shelter in Place Guidelines, IPO’s office is closed until further notice, but calls to the IPO office during normal business hours (M-F 9AM-4PM) are still being answered. We will respond to every call/email made to us, but might need a little extra time to do so.

We appreciate your patience and understanding.

IPO’s COVID-19 Message from March 13, 2020

Afternoon Tea with IPO on March 22 has been postponed to a later date. All tickets already purchased will be honored for the rescheduled date.  If you are unable to attend the rescheduled date, you may:  put the value of your ticket on account with IPO, donate your ticket(s) back to the orchestra as a tax-deductible gift, or receive a refund. Please call 708.481.7774 for assistance.

IPO’s COVID-19 Message from March 12, 2020

On Thursday, March 12, 2020, Trinity Christian College published a statement stating their campus will be closed for the remainder of the semester and cancelling all events on their campus beginning March 13, 2020 in an effort to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). This does impact IPO’s ability to perform on Trinity Christian College’s campus.

IPO’s Beethoven @ 250 concert has been cancelled.

Ticketing Options

Exchange your tickets for an upcoming performance.
We are happy to exchange your tickets for one of the upcoming concerts this season or next. We understand patrons are thinking carefully about purchasing tickets for future performances. To offer increased flexibility, IPO will honor any exchange requests through May, 2020.

Put tickets on account

Unsure what you’d like to exchange into? The IPO Box Office can put your funds on account for future use.

Donate your ticket.
Your tax-deductible donation today means that the next time you join IPO for a concert, the orchestra will be there to share the joy of live music with you once more, as a healthy, vibrant and financially secure organization.

For assistance with any of the above ticketing options, please call IPO’s Box Office at 708.481.7774.

We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Support

Your support today is more important than ever. As a nonprofit arts organization, Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra relies on the people we serve. That has never been more true than during this time of event closures as our community works together to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Please consider the role music plays in your life and support your Orchestra with a gift of any amount today.

IPO’s COVID-19 Message from March 10, 2020

All IPO performances and events are being performed as scheduled. Our primary concern is the safety and wellness of our audiences, musicians, and staff. We are carefully monitoring developments regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and are following the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Cook County Department of Public Health, and Illinois Department of Public Health.

Trinity Christian College (Home of Ozinga Chapel, IPO’s performance venue) has established a COVID-19 Planning Group to regularly review the evolving situation. Janitorial staff is cleaning campus regularly, and will continue to do so, paying close attention to surfaces and touch-points throughout campus, including Ozinga Chapel. Hand sanitizer will be available in Ozinga lobby for patron use.

We encourage any patron that is sick to stay home. Patrons are welcome to contact IPO’s Box Office to exchange tickets for a different concert or to return tickets as a donation towards IPO’s Annual Fund as requested.

708.481.7774

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