Illinois Symphony Orchestra

Illinois Syphony Orchestra
1:10 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Illinois Symphony Orchestra Joins The Circus For Holiday Pops

Credit http://www.ilsymphony.org/

From the Illinois Symphony Orchestra Site: “Enter the fanciful world of Circus Flora at our Holiday Pops in the Heartland concert. Set among the High Tatras Mountains in the ancient and beautiful Kingdom of Spiish, A Winter Fable is a classic fairy tale with an edge of romance and deceit. Fabulous family fun where symphony and the circus arts is only the beginning of this spectacular evening!”

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Arts
1:31 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

"Monster Mash" Celebrates Halloween With Classical Music

Alastair Willis
Credit alastairwillis.com/

On Halloween night at 6pm and then again at 8pm, the Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra will perform "The Monster Mash" at the First Presbyterian Church in Springfield. Find out more info here. Here's our interview with Maestro Alastair Willis  about the performance: 

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Live at the Suggs
8:00 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Preview Of 'Beethoven Meets the Silk Road'

Sandeep Das
Credit Rachel Otwell/WUIS

A tabla virtuoso is in Springfield. Sandeep Das has worked with greats like Yo-Yo Ma and Ravi Shankar. He will play with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, headed by Alastair Willis, on Saturday (CLICK HERE for more info.)

In this interview, UIS ethnomusicology professor Yona Stamatis speaks with Maestro Willis about the concert, called 'Beethoven Meets the Silk Road': 

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Live at the Suggs
2:37 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Free Preview Performance & Discussion "Concerto for Tabla and Orchestra" Oct. 9

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FREE Performance & Discussion
Thursday, October 9, 2014, Noon
WUIS Suggs Performance Studio

Join UIS Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology, Yona Stamatis in an interview/demonstration with:

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Arts
10:52 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Guest Conductor For Illinois Chamber Orchestra

Nicolas McGegan
Credit Steve Sherman

The Illinois Chamber Orchestra welcomes a guest conductor for Friday night's performance in Springfield.   Nicolas McGegan will lead a program of 18th century music at St. Agnes Church.  It begins at 7:30 p.m. and will feature works of Haydn, Scarlatti, Bach and Telemann.

McGegan has been music director for the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra in San Francisco for three decades.  As both a conductor and soloist, he has made over 100 recordings.

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Arts
4:15 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Chamber Orchestra Performs 'Britain's Beauty' Tonight

Alistair Willis
Credit AlistairWillis.com

The Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra’s season opens tonight with the sumptuous sounds of English string music in a performance of Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings, featuring versatile tenor William Burden and the ISO’s principal horn Stephen Hanrahan.

WUIS' Karl Scroggin spoke with Music Director and Conductor Alistair Willis about the performances...

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Live at the Suggs
12:00 pm
Thu November 17, 2011

Nicolas Kendall - Live at the Suggs

Violinist Nicolas Kendall, of the East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO) and Time for Three, peforms at the WUIS Suggs Performance Studio previewing his guest role with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra.

Live at the Suggs
12:00 pm
Thu November 11, 2010

Jason Vieaux & Lidia Kaminska - Live at the Suggs

A live performance by Jason Vieaux & Lidia Kaminska on Classics with Karl Scroggin from November 11, 2010.