Friends of the IPO

Join The Friends of the IPO

We help make the music happen

The Friends of the IPO is a dedicated group of extraordinary volunteers that host a variety of hospitality, youth education, and fundraising events each season. Individual membership is $30 and a Family membership is $45 annually. For more information about Friends of the IPO, call (708) 481-7774.

Click Here To View The Friends Brochure

CLICK HERE To View The 2023 Rising Star Showcase

The Friends of the IPO is a volunteer group that supports the orchestra by hosting several fundraising activities, helping with mailings, and other activities. One of the events they sponsor is the RISING STAR SHOWCASE, a program designed to offer performance ready music students in the South Suburbs a chance to perform before a live audience.

NOTE: as the event is traditionally a hard ticketed event and utilized as a fund raiser for the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra (which focuses heavily on Education and youth musician efforts), we hope you will enjoy these performances and consider making a donation to support future Rising Star Showcases.