Rising Star Showcase

Rising Star Showcase
APRIL 7th, 2024 • 4:30pm
Flossmoor Community Church
Flossmoor, IL

Lilia Abramczyk • Aaron Alexander • Carolyn Canty • Nathaniel Hoch • Evangelia Iraklianos • Alex Langlois • Liam Viebach • Anna Maria D’Ortenzio

The Rising Star Showcase is a program designed to offer performance-ready music students from Chicago’s South Suburbs a chance to perform before a live audience. Past IPO Rising Stars have gone on to great musical success, with many securing collegiate music scholarships. A notable number of Rising Stars have also become accomplished, professional musicians after participating in the program.

Applications are accepted for solos (with or w/o accompaniment), duets, trios, or quartets.  Piano accompaniment is available upon request. Applicants must provide all contact and musical information along with a sample performance recording to be considered. A 45-minute virtual coaching session with a member of the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra will be scheduled with all students selected.  Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2024 event.

Three-time IL Council of Orchestras “Professional Orchestra of the Year” (2020, 2010, 1990), Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra performs in Palos Heights, IL, is headquartered in Park Forest, IL, and is the only professional orchestra performing in the south suburbs.  The 2022/23 season marks IPO’s 45th Anniversary season.

“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.