Rising Star Showcase 2022

Friends of the IPO is proud to introduce the 2022 Rising Star Showcase!  The Rising Star Showcase is a program designed to offer performance ready music students in the South Suburbs of Chicago a chance to perform.

Ellie Freeland, George Graefen, Rocco Greco, Geneviève Kubacki, Austin Moy, Eddie Nicholson and Shay Parchem make up our collection of seven finalists showcasing their remarkable talents. These gifted young performers range in age from 12 to 18 and possess a wide array of musical backgrounds from performing with the Chicago Youth Orchestras to studying under some of the most prestigious instructors in the Chicagoland area.

This years Showcase will stream exclusively on IPO’s YouTube channel through April 5th, 2022.

Click the following links for:
Rising Star 2022 Program
• Rising Star 2022 Performances

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.

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