Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra

H-F student conductors practice with professional musicians for May 21 concert

Members of the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra gave Homewood-Flossmoor High School orchestra members special tips as they prepare for the annual Senior Conductors Concert at 7 p.m. May 21 in the H-F Mall Auditorium.

Conductor Kirov returns to Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra for third season

Maestro Stilian Kirov will conduct the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra through the 2022-23 season. Kirov, a native of Bulgaria, is a graduate of The Julliard School and has a master’s degree in conducting from the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris. Kirov joined the IPO as music director in 2017.
 
 
 

IPO presents Mozart concert April 27

On Saturday, April 27, the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra presents “From Wit to Wonder: A Mozart Celebration,” featuring Robert Chen, acclaimed violinist and concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The program, conducted by IPO Maestro Stilian Kirov, showcases the range of Mozart's melodic gifts. The concert begins at 7:30pm at Ozinga Chapel, 6601 W. College Drive on the campus of Trinity Christian College.
 

Music accompanied by 'Aurora Triptych' film at IPO concert on Saturday

The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra will present a multi-media concert, “The World Beyond: Where Music and Nature Meet,” with music accompanying beautiful displays of the Aurora Triptych at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 9, at Ozinga Chapel at Trinity Christian College, 6601 W. College Drive in Palos Park.
 

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."
 

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