Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra

IPO presents Handel’s ‘Messiah’ on Saturday

On Saturday, Dec. 8, the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra will present Handel’s “Messiah” with four guest vocal soloists and the Elmhurst Choral Union. 
 
The orchestra, under the director of maestro Stilian Kirov, will perform at 3 p.m. at Ozinga Chapel at Trinity Christian College, 6601 W. College Drive in Palos Heights.
 

'Bach & Beers' benefit for IPO

“Bach & Beers,” a fundraiser for the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra set for Tuesday, Sept. 25, will be held at Rabid Brewing, 17759 Bretz Dr. in Homewood.
 
The 7 to 9 p.m. event will feature a Maestro Mashup – a head-to-head contest between a musician from the IPO and one from the rock genre.
 
The  $30 tickets include two drinks and light food offerings.
 

IPO tickets available for 2018-19 season performances

Tickets are on sale for the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra’s opening concert Oct. 20 that includes selections from American composers.
 
This program is part of the Southland Arts, Municipalities and Business Alliance’s Made in America Festival. The orchestra will perform the overture to Leonard Bernstein’s “Candide” and George Gershwin’s “American in Paris.” 
 

IPO director wins Solti Foundation’s Career Assistance Award

  Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra maestro Stilian Kirov
  has received the Career Assistance Award from the
  Solti Foundation U.S.
(Provided photo)

Works of new composer and two greats performed at IPO final concert

The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra will conclude its 40th anniversary season at 7:30 p.m. on April 14 with a work by 21st century composer Gity Razaz and pieces by Dvorak and Tchaikovsky.
 
The program will be at Ozinga Chapel, 6601 W. College Drive on the campus of Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights.
 

Young musicians will be in the spotlight at IPO Rising Star Showcase April 22

The Friends of the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra will host the annual Rising Star Showcase at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, at Flossmoor Community Church, 2218 Hutchison Road in Flossmoor.
 
"We welcome another roster of outstanding performers," said Maryellen Tomassetti, Rising Star Showcase co-chair. "Their musicianship and youth will impress all who hear them."
 

IPO’s all-Beethoven program is Feb. 10

Guest conductor Stefan Veselka will lead the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) in an all-Beethoven program on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m. at Ozinga Chapel on the campus of Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights.
 
Pianist Winston Choi,  considered one of today's most dynamic young concert artists, will join the orchestra. His recent performances have taken him throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe as both a soloist and ensemble member.
 

IPO to perform Holiday Pops Movie Music Spectacular with special guest Singers on Dec. 16

Guest conductor Francesco Milioto will make his third appearance with Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra for the Holiday Pops Movie Music Spectacular matinee concert at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16.

The concert will be at Ozinga Chapel on the Trinity Christian College campus, 6601 W. College Dr., Palos Heights.

IPO maestro shares joy of music with H-F High orchestra

It was a wave of his hand, a lean in for emphasis, verbal cues and repeated “bravos” when Stilian Kirove, the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra maestro, spent time with Homewood-Flossmoor High School Viking Orchestra. Kirov’s work at H-F on Nov. 16 is part of his outreach as the new conductor for the orchestra.

IPO honors Bulgaria as part of Nov. 18 concert lineup

The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) has added a salute to Bulgaria to its lineup for the 7:30 p.m. concert on Nov. 18. 
 
The program is at Ozinga Chapel, 6601 W. College Drive, on the campus of Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights.
 

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