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 $20 and a Family membership is $30 annually. For more information about Friends of the IPO, call (708) 481-7774.

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12th Annual Rising Star Showcase

Details for 2022 coming soon!

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.

Applications available in December 2021! To receive an application, email with your contact information. Please include name, email, phone, school, and instrument. An application will be emailed to you. Please fill out that application and include a personal reference from a music teacher, and a sample performance recording (CD, DVD, or other). The deadline for returning your application materials is TBD. You can email or send to Rising Star 2019 c/o IPO, 337 Artist Walk, Park Forest, IL 60466. If you need additional information, please email

Adult tickets are $10 each. All students are free. Tickets may be ordered by calling the IPO office at 708-481-7774.

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